MY TESTIMONY 我的见证
I want to share my testimony of how I came to know God. I am just an ordinary person, who
knows God loves him and has saved him through HIS precious grace
The greatest gifts that God has given me, are HIS salvation.. story outlined below and
also my beloved wife Helen and precious daughter Ming.
I am British and they are Chinese, and although we come from different cultures, our love
is strong. They are my heart and are so wonderful and amazing. They are my precious
jewels.. my beloved and our little one, who bring so much joy, love and pleasure into
If any of you wish to stop reading now, that is your decision, but if you read on, you
will hear sincerely from my heart.
Maybe at the end you will say.. well that's great for you Keith, but it's not for me..
again your decision.
But God is so real and precious to me.. I say like the Apostle Paul.. that I am not
ashamed of the Gospel Of Christ
My Testimony 我的见证
Well I was born in Bradford in the UK.. many years ago!!
When I was 5 I moved to Morecambe with my parents as they started a new
job running a council owned retirement home.
I was sent to church and Sunday school every week, under heavy protest.. I only went because
we got Sunday school prizes and sweets.
My Favourite hymn back then was There is a Green Hill Far away, but I knew
nothing of the reality of Knowing Christ.
Although I sang it with passion.. I had no awareness of the living personal truth of it.
I then went to another church, that was more of a social club to be honest.
Meanwhile at school things got worse, I was placed in the worst class, this was the class for
people considered to be educationally slow and not likely to take exams.
My Parents fought very hard for me to be moved to a better class and after two terms or
semesters, I was placed in Class 4S. Now in that class was a fellow pupil
called Andrew, who was a
Christian. I had seen him about, but had taken no notice of him.
I owe Andrew a great debt
of gratitude.. thanks to my oldest friend.
I was known for being the school clown, always pestering people, well I started to do this to
Andrew, but he didn't respond, this upset me even more and I became determined
to upset him.
This went on for quite a few months, He was really getting to me, he had something different,
I had never seen this before and it fascinated me. There were also a couple
of Christian teachers
in the school, who were different.. I didn't understand why ( thanks John and Ruth)..
had fallen in love whilst at school and got married.. and are still happily married today..
school romance is usually about pupils.. our school was different!!!!!
Well Andrew kept on at me, inviting me to some meetings on Saturday night.. OK I said.. But I
want to be home for the Football at 10pm.
So one Saturday, I set off for Lancaster to Moorlands Gospel Hall.. a trip on the bus of
20 minutes and Andrew met me at the bus station and we walked up to the meeting place.
The place was crowded.. songs were sung .. and then this man came to speak.. His Name was
Victor Jack.. He spoke on Hell and what would happen if you died tonight.. if you did..
where would you go.?
For the first time, I became truly aware that I was a sinner before a Holy God, but also that
God had provided a solution to my sin problem and that was Jesus.
I thought I was a good person, after all I lived in a christian country, lived in a good home, went
to church and had never killed anyone, but the standards I had, were not God's perfect standard
You see my friend.. Man has a problem. I had a problem that night.. you have a problem right now..
and that is you are alienated from God because of your sin.. there is a vast chasm separating
you from God. But the chasm is no longer there as the Cross of Calvary has provided the answer..
but the question is.. will you accept and trust that perfect sacrifice that Jesus made?
At the end of the meeting the speaker said I am going into a side room, if anyone wants to come
and see me there, they can become a christian, well all I can remember is closing my eyes and it
was like a curtain going up on a stage, the light was suddenly turned on. I turned to Andrew
and said 'I'm going in that room', his face lit up, I don't think he could believe it.
We arrived at the room, just before someone else, if they had got in first, I don't think I would
of carried it through.
Victor took me through the book Journey Into Life and at the end of the book, there is a prayer,
prayed it and meant it. I knew that My sin had been dealt with because of what Jesus had done on
the cross for me.
Mr Scott our form teacher had said to Andrew, Keith will never be saved, he is beyond
redemption, I suppose it proves that no-one is beyond God's redeeming grace.
The changes were not instant and indeed took time, my word. The Lord has had some patience
with me, of all his children, I think that I must be the most disobedient one, but ever since that
night ,God has held me through my wanderings, through all mistakes and those have been
God's love is the most amazing thing you can ever experience.
Becoming a christian is not about saying a prayer or even going to church, if you go to Mcdonald's
a lot, would that make you a hamburger? If you pray all day, does thsat make you a christian.. NO
Becoming a christian, is a life changing experience, because it changes the heart. It takes
repentance and faith in finished work of Christ on the cross, where God's mercy, grace, wrath
and love all came together.
Now at age 57, Yes I am that old.. lol. I can now say that God is truly faithful, HE has brought me through so much. He alone is my love, my delight , my joy and my life.
A final word.. you may disregard this as the rantings of a deluded person.. but the same
transforming experience, the same thing that happened to me, has happened to millions through the ages and is still happening today..
My Favourite hymn and the one that sums up my life is.. AMAZING GRACE
These words are the story of my life, I hope and pray that you can say them also
Christianity is the only faith that promises life transformation.. why don't you try it for yourself?
Written from my heart