Life Stories

There is power in stories of life transformation.  It's really what God is most interested in.  At KGF, we celebrate the work God is doing in each one of us, and hope that you will be encouraged and challenged in your own walk as you read, listen to and watch some stories from this church family.

 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:40

Patricia

It was about 3 1/2 years ago was when we started attending KGF which was one our most important decisions we have made in our Christian life. At that time we were prayerfully looking for a church and the first time we walked through the doors we were welcomed and knew we found our home!

Saying this church is your "home" is one thing but to say this is your "family" means so much more. God has blessed us with a wonderful church family which is why it is so easy for us to get involved where ever we can to further God's kingdom.

We have always told our kids how much they are loved and now every Sunday we hear it at the end of each service as well as developing relationships with amazing people. All the time we praise and give thanks to Jesus for leading our family to KGF and this is why we are becoming members to publicly declare our commitment to this church, our family of God.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:37

Paul

It was about 3 1/2 years ago was when we started attending KGF which was one our most important decisions we have made in our Christian life. At that time we were prayerfully looking for a church and the first time we walked through the doors we were welcomed and knew we found our home!

Saying this church is your "home" is one thing but to say this is your "family" means so much more. God has blessed us with a wonderful church family which is why it is so easy for us to get involved where ever we can to further God's kingdom.

We have always told our kids how much they are loved and now every Sunday we hear it at the end of each service as well as developing relationships with amazing people. All the time we praise and give thanks to Jesus for leading our family to KGF and this is why we are becoming members to publicly declare our commitment to this church, our family of God.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:35

Eleanor

I became a Christian as a young girl due to the influence of my parents and children's club at church. I remember praying with my mom at bedtime to receive Christ as my saviour. I grew up "in the church" and have stayed involved in Christian ministries throughout my life. God led me to re-affirm my faith in university and in work and family life. He has helped me to value the truth of the Bible as a standard by which to understand other sources of knowledge. I continue to learn to trust God and receive His love and guidance throughout life's changes and challenges. I am grateful for His love shown to me by family and friends. My parents gave me the verses, Proverbs 3:5 and 6, which are still very true for me: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:32

Dave H.

I came to know the Lord in a personal way in October, 1981. I had met my wife to be, Eleanor, who was a Christian, 1 1/2 years before that. Due to her patience and the prayers of a Christian couple, the Lord was able to reach me. Over the years, we have been involved in various ministries. Youth was a highlight for me, especially when our two daughters were attending the youth group. I believe that Christians need to be involved in the community. I was active in the pro-life movement and was also blessed to serve as a school trustee for School District 23 from 1990 to 2002. I am presently on the board of Okanagan Halfway House Society. Psalm 117: Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:29

Ernie

The chorus of a favourite Hymn of mine written by Daniel Whittle says:

 

"But I know whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I've committed

Unto Him against that day.

 Based on 2 Tim 1 :12

 

I became a believer through my Dad who led our family in morning devotions an hour a day, 7 days a week from the time I was 11 until 15 years old. That foundation has created a discipline which has continued through life. God continues in His goodness and faithfulness as the Holy Spirit reveals new insights, and leads me in decisions and opportunities as I follow him.

 

A verse I hold dear is Psalms 17:15  (The Living Bible)

 

"But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth, but in seeing you and knowing all is well between us, and when I awake in heaven, I will be fully satisfied, I will see you face to face."

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:28

Ruth

Psalm 13:5&6

"But I trust in your unfailing love: my heart rejoices in your salvation.I  will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me."

We started attending KGF about a year ago. Before that we would  often "Live Stream " and would attend on special occasions.We knew and loved the Pastor!We could see that wonderful things were happening here, but we were trying to stay loyal to Willow Park Church where we had been members for many years.Our former Pastor told us that if his parents lived in the same town he would expect them to go to his church. That made the decision to move over much easier.

We got involved in various aspects of the church and feel quite at home.We feel there is plenty of opportunity to serve and feel we are being fed spiritually and rejuvenated.The people are friendly.These are some of the reasons we are becoming members.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:26

Shannon

My journey with Jesus goes back 25 years. I realize now that through life circumstances, I became robotic in my faith, knowing the right things to say and do but not necessarily believing them at a heart level myself. I wore so many masks that I didn't know who I was anymore or Whose I was...so unsure of anything that I just went along for the ride instead of really living. God has taken me on an intense journey of discovery, growth, faith building, mask removal/stripping away and softening over the past 5+ years. It has been the most painful time of my life, but also the most amazing time. I have by no means 'arrived' at anything but I am learning to live my life with grace, authenticity, joy, gratefulness, boundaries, prayer and a desire to chase after Jesus like I have not known before. I am grateful to be a part of KGF...a part of a family that includes people who have been 'pastors' to me, a place where I can be free to let God write the rest of my story, a place where my gifts are used and a place where I belong.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:22

Bob F.

We have been faithfully attending KGF for 1 year now...in fact our first Sunday was Pastor Mike's 6th Anniversary of Senior Pastorship here!  I am throughly enjoying renewing/rebuilding former relationships, and building many more new ones as well.  I love the multi-generational aspect of our new congregation, that is something that I was really missing where we were previously worshipping.  It is very important to me to fellowship with a healthy cross-section of many different cultures, age groups, and backgrounds.  I am excited about what this new chapter in our life journey is bringing.  I enjoy ushering, and I look forward to expanding my area of ministry.  I feel very comfortable here, already...I belong here!  I grew up in a "Christian Home" and was genuinely saved at the age of 18, but I have only recently come to discover true freedom from legalism.  Shannon and I have been married for 22 years, and we have had a very difficult struggle!  We know what it is to fight for our marriage and family, amid a very challenging time and culture such as we have.  It has been a very tough road for us.  The last 5 years in particular have been very difficult...our own family (of 5) dynamics, relative and in-law relations, lost/damaged friendships, resisting addiction, digging out of deep debt, renewing healthy financial practices, rejecting destructive patterns, career change, health & wellness struggles, death, and even fighting Cancer!  Through it all, I am truly amazed at the LORD's provision, grace, mercy, and blessing.   "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen"~ Ephesians 3:20.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:12

Tanis

What is God doing in my life?

First of all, God is revealing himself to me. Through His Word, I’m amazed at the character and goodness of our God!  He is also revealing himself to me through my current and past life experiences.  I believe so surely that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to His purpose for them. I can see for the first time some of the places God has been at work on my behalf. This revealing of himself and His work is so awe-some! I feel such a reverence and a love and a wonder at my God!

What else is he up to?  He’s got me on a journey of self-examination!  He is showing me my flaws, my strengths, my weakness and my dependence on Him. Halleluiah!  Once again I marvel at His detail and workmanship of me and all creation.  I’m working toward living in my strengths for his glory!  I’m open to the Spirit’s leading and prompting in how I serve.  And I’m drawn into a most intimate relationship of relying on Jesus for my everyday ups and downs, questions, and decisions. 

Lastly, he’s got me excited! What does the future look like? What does he have in store for me, my family, and my church family? I don’t know exactly, but I the hope and peace of Jesus allows me to look ahead with excitement and anticipation.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:11

Howard

Howard has been a Christ follower from a young age and is grateful to this God of ours who is graceful and forgives him every time he messes up.

Belonging to a local church family is important to a vibrant walk with God and we are really happy to be welcomed into this church family.  We really value the way the leadership reminds us that fulfilling God’s purpose and fully knowing His joy comes, not from our effort, but from learning to hear His voice and submitting to the Holy Spirit.

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