Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Tesimony Part8

We were happier then we had ever been before. We had found the answer to life,s true meaning in Christ. It wasn,t long before our second son,Andy, was asking questions. "Mom," he said to me one morning as we sat alone in our family room, " everyone else here is going to heaven. I want to get saved too. It was so wonderful leading him to the one who had made my life complete. We prayed together and sealed with God the promise of salvation to all who would receive Him.

Andy continued to grow in the Lord, and we had many happy times together singing and praising the Lord. We all loved music- Andy on the drums, Jeff on the guitar and me with the accordion.We spent many of our evenings playing songs that we had learned though the years at the church.

Jeff and Andy had joined up with our pastor,s two boys, Steve and Paul, and they had formed a quartet. They called themselves the "Starlets" taken from Daniel 12:3("And they that be wise shall shine as the the brightness of the firmament: and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever." The quartet became quite popular in many churches throughout New England. They traveled nearly every weekend with the pastor, playing and singing at his services.

Several years later Andy went on to play his drums for the Campbell family, as they lead many to Christ with their beautiful blend of Gospel music. Their records and tape,s have ministered to many across this country. Later, Andy played with the Eastwind,cutting records in Nashville. It was all very exciting for him. Since returning to Maine ,he lives and works as a finish carpenter in our home town.

In the spring of 1970, Jeff had just enjoyed his 16th birthday on March 4th. Andy was now 13 and Chris was 4. We were all heavily involved with the various duties of home and church. Little did we know what lay ahead and how much our faith would be tested.

We had built a beautiful new church, and I was busy helping out with children's church and the nursery. In less then four years, our church had grown to be quite large, with new people receiving Christ every week. It must have been one of the largest revivals the state of Maine had ever seen.

To be continued, Blessings , Roberta


Debra said...

My hubby and son both play the drums and learning the guitar ... I'm off to read the next post!

Blessings to you!

Jennifer said...

Oh, how wonderful it was to be able to lead your son to the Lord in your home.

Bless you and I love your testimony. I'm catching up again.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

What an amazing testimony. It just keeps getting better and better. Praise God!