Testimony Tuesdays – John Bridwell

Q: My first recollection of being in church was…

A: I was probably 7 years old the first time I ever stepped into a church that we were invited to by a door-to-door evangelist. He showed me this illustration of hell and the devil in an old Bible he had and asked me if I knew Jesus and if I knew where all the unsaved would go pointing to those illustrations.

Q: The closest I have felt to God in my life was…

A: Probably when I use to work on the railroad where I would be in the cab of a machine for 12 hours a day by myself. Just me, miles of tracks, worship music, and God.

Q: The time I have felt the greatest doubt or distance from God was…

A: There have been multiple times in my life when I was distancing myself from God, not because of doubt but just because I didn’t feel like being accountable to anyone.

Q: If I could thank God for just one incident in my life it would be ______ and why?

A: That my mother had the courage to make a run for it from my father for the final time because I know that if that never happened my family would be in a much darker place of despair like we had already been living in for so long.

Q: If I could thank God for just one person in my faith journey it would be _______ and why?

A: My old youth pastor when I was in jr. high because he had such an awesome and endearing heart for kids from all walks of life. Also, he would put gloves on and box with you or grapple with you and not get mad if he got his chin checked

Q: If I could name a turning point in my life for my relationship with God it would be ________ and why?

A: When I heard the words “I’m pregnant,” because it was like a mantle of responsibility that was dropped on me that I knew I had to take on and change the story my child would tell of me differently from the one I have of my own father.

Q: If I had to tell someone why I am a Christian I would have to say…

A: I would tell people that I’m a Christian because there isn’t another way I can see my life working out the way it has this far without Christ. 

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