Testimonies / Kari
plays the piano and sings at the Heritage Baptist Church, Bulverde,
TX. Her whole
family is a vital part of the membership
Friday, April 04, 2014
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Hello, my name is Kari
* My story
* At last
Hello, my name is Kari
I am a born again military wife of over 20 years, mother of 9
children whom we have homeschooled from their early childhood.
My story begins
I was raised in a Christian home. My father is and has been a
deacon in the church I grew up attending for years. My mother was
and has been very involved in the music program. Therefore, I was
in church every time the doors were open and then some. I recall at
the age of 6 telling my father at the dinner table that I needed to
be saved. Dinner was quickly over and my father took me to the couch
and led me through the sinner's prayer after asking me why I needed
to be saved. I knew I was not saved and if I died, I would go to
hell. However, in the midst of hearing my father's words of
repenting from my sins, I, as a 6 year old child, had too much pride
to admit that I was a sinner!
As the years progressed, I battled for which music radio station
to listen to …
My soul was in turmoil! I hadn't done the "bad" things of the world
But the sin of my pride and stubborn heart was just as guilty before
God! How could I get relief from this guilt?
During our 1st duty station in Colorado Springs, CO, and 9 months
after our 2nd child was born, I just couldn't take it any longer.
On that wonderful Wednesday night, September 18,1991, our preacher
kept on about salvation. I was broken right there in the back row.
My head knowledge and heart knowledge met face to face! I
understood with my heart, and my pride was too broken to care who
knew and who didn't know that I wasn't saved!
God gloriously saved me right there in my seat that night! He
lifted my burdens. I had to tell my folks, not knowing how they
would feel of my previous fraudulent life.
Praise God! He saved ME! A sinner whose life was given a new
beginning! Also, a new eternity to forever be with the LORD when I
take my last breath on this earth. I will forever be in the
presence of my SAVIOUR!! I will feel …
* no more pain
* no more guilt
* no more failures
* no more overwhelming pride which is sin in the sight of God.
There were …
* no flashing lights
* no fanfare
… just a sinner, saved by the grace of God that caused the angels of
heaven to rejoice in my behalf!
Amen and Amen!
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010