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My Story: Nel Lair

Growing up, I believed my success would be up to me, so I worked hard. I believed in God and heaven—but thought getting in depended on doing more good than bad. That changed when my dad had a serious heart attack. Even though I was trained as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), I wasn’t allowed in the emergency room. I felt helpless. I wanted to ask God to heal my dad, but I realized I didn’t have any relationship with God.

I can’t explain it well in words, but from that day on, my life changed. 

I’d heard that Jesus came to die for our sins, and even though I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant, I dropped to my knees and asked God to take charge of my life and to help my dad. Something happened to me.  I can’t explain it well in words, but from that day on, my life changed. My dad did recover and lived three more years. But more important, since then I’ve understood that I can’t do anything good on my own.  I need Jesus, and depend on Him to be in control.


Never underestimate the power of your story!
Telling our stories helps others to know us better and gives them a real-life picture of what it looks like to personally experience God’s grace—telling them how being a Christian is not about what we do, but what God did for us.

What story could you tell?
Visit our Stories page at wheatonbible.org/Stories and share your story of how God has changed/is changing your life!

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