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Testimony of
Kari H.

Kari plays the piano and sings at the Heritage Baptist Church, Bulverde, TX.  Her whole
family is a vital part of the membership

Up-Dated - Friday, April 04, 2014

Table of Contents
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Hello, my name is Kari
* My story begins
* Torn
* At last
* Saved

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.

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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!

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Torn
As the years progressed, I battled for which music radio station to listen to
* Christian?
*Soft Rock?  
My soul was in turmoil!  I hadn't done the "bad" things of the world ...
* drugs
* alcohol
* stealing
* etc
But the sin of my pride and stubborn heart was just as guilty before God!  How could I get relief from this guilt?

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At last
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!  

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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!
Kari H.

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G. Steven Andres
Psalms 45:17
Missionary Evangelist
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