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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 and share your story of how God has changed/is changing your life!

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2012 by in My Story, Summer 2012 and tagged , , , .

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