Marianne

Marianne Marianne KGF Church

I grew up in Campbell River with four brothers, and parents who made sure we attended church on Sundays. Even so, we never talked about a personal relationship with Christ. I was exposed to and participated in many things before I think I was actually mature enough to understand or handle them.

     During my senior years of high school, I attended a Bible study through Young Life. After graduation, I started to enjoy the life of partying, boys and sometimes drugs, until it lead me to a situation that I left me feeling unclean. I remember some of the talks from Bible study and that the only way to cleanse myself was to ask Jesus into my life. So one evening I went to the leader’s house and asked if they would pray with me as I felt I needed to ask Jesus to cleanse me of my sins. Even though God in all his grace did forgive me and cleansed me, I struggled living a life for Him. I was baptized in 1985 thinking it was the right thing to do and maybe it would help me live a purer life. A few months later I moved to Prince George and gave up on my Christian life as I couldn’t let go of the partying lifestyle.    

     Three years later, life was ugly, the party was no fun and I was depressed.

 

Searching for answers I moved back to Campbell River, which brought me back to Prince George. After a few months of being there, in desperation I cried out to God, as I needed a different place to live. Not only did He provide for me physically, but he touched my heart again spiritually. He used a wonderful Pastor and his wife, who listened, loved and prayed for me, even adopted me as one of their own children. This took place in September of 1988, which is when my life really started to transform. I received healing from past hurts, and took responsibility for my actions. During that season of my life He let me know that there is no-where, ever, in all-the world and beyond, that God cannot find me and that He loves me unconditionally. Psalm 139

   I had moved to Kelowna and live here from 1990 till 1992, when once again God brought me back to Prince George. There the Lord provided opportunities for me to give away what I had been given, through teen girls bible studies, a 12 step Serenity Group, counselling at a kids camps and helping out at youth group. I am humbled that God could use someone like me especially after all I had gone through and done.

     It was during that time I met this cute Godly and well respected guy, Caleb who became a very good friend and after several years asked me to be his wife. So in December of 1995 we eloped (a story for another time) and I became a white Wong. I learned very quickly that two Wongs don’t make a right, they make little Wongs, swcr6hua and Robson (who are not so little any more).

     I am forever indebted to my Jesus for saving me from a life of destruction and choosing to bless me with a beautiful husband who loves the Lord, two healthy and active boys and a purpose to live. I will be always grateful to my God and Father for all he has done, and all he is going to do.

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