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Yvonne Lim

Yvonne Lim

I grew up in a family of Buddhists, so the existence of God was not a foreign idea. However, when I was growing up, I believed that I did not need Him. I wanted to live my life my way, I wanted to be in full control. But, I stand here today very grateful to know that God chooses us, we do not choose Him.   When I first came to England from Malaysia, I was having a very difficult time coping with everything. I felt very lost. I didn’t know what to do with my life. In the midst of all my trouble, someone told me that I didn’t have to do...

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Paul Ayers

Paul Ayers

I became a Christian at the age of 20, when I was an art student at Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall. I grew up in south Buckinghamshire, living with my Mum and Stepfather from the age of 8, after my parents divorced and remarried.  I’m not from a religious background at all.  The only time I went to church was at Easter/Christmas services as part of a C of E primary school. I was taken along to Catholic services occasionally by my stepfather when his two children came for the weekend.  So, I was never a naturally religious person. ...

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Jane Collins

Jane Collins

I want to tell you how I came to be a Christian and what God has done for me. I first came to Buckingham Chapel when I was 4 years old, when my family moved to Bristol from Gloucester. I attended Sunday school and church on a regular basis right up to about the age of 17/18. I stopped going because one Sunday night I fell asleep in the service. It all just went in one ear and out the other as I found it all very boring, I really didn’t have time for all of it. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe, in fact I can say I have always believed. I...

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Megumi Aoki

Megumi Aoki

Having grown up attending Sunday school and church, I’d always known what it was to become a Christian. I had never really doubted there was a God, but knew I wasn’t a Christian. I grew up, living in a ‘Christian’ way, happy to go to church every week, and even talking to my friends about God. But I avoided conversations that led to where I stood before God. When I was about 11, after coming back from a Christian camp over the summer, my older sister had come back different. She had said that she’d repented of her sins and asked God...

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Adrian Carey-Jones

Adrian Carey-Jones

I was born and brought up in South Wales. My parents had moved there as part of my father’s calling to be a pastor, and my earliest memories include church attendance as one of life’s normal activities. My brother, my sister and I were required to attend morning and evening services on Sunday, as well as Sunday School in the afternoon, and all I can remember was how mind numbingly boring it all seemed. I used to sit next to grandmother in the morning service and she used to slip me hard boiled sweets during the sermon, probably out of...

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