March '08 Contest - Holy Bible, King James Version Handheld - Franklin Electronic

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March '08 Contest - Holy Bible, King James Version Handheld - Franklin Electronic

In 250 words or less tell us, in general terms, what accepting Christ as your personal Savior has done to change your earthly life.

Reply below with your entry. Make sure you know the rules and the deadline.

Prize: Holy Bible, King James Version Handheld - Franklin Electronic Publishers


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Sponsor: This contest's prize donor is a very generous member from our site who wants to remain anonymous. I thank him for his generosity. :)

How the winner will be decided: The staff will nominate 5 best entries and then we will put a poll for you to decided the winner.

Deadline: Last date for submission is 30th of March, 2008.


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Exception to the rules: US and non-US members can participate as long as it is legal to ship the prize to your address.
Born2LoveYou has won the contest. Congratulations!! :D:eek::D
Thank you to all the participants and voters and the secret gift sponsor!


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Ok I am not competing but here's my story.

Excepting Christ as my personal savior has been the best decision I have made in my life. I have changed so much and I am still in the process of changing. There so much sad things that has happened to me that made me wonder, if at all my life is heading on the right path. Too many dreams have been shattered. But as time went by its becoming clearer and clearer, why things happened. I am being molded for His purpose. Every time, I side tracked, I get a kick from behind and I am put on track.
For eg:
this forum was just a hobby but I ended up learning, how to deal with others and how to run a small online Christian ministry.
My mom has a disability, but because of that we as a family came to Christ.
My sister is on fire for God. My dad is so much in prayer.
I never used to like going to Church that much, but now I do enjoy fellowship.
There are so many things to say. Lots of personal stuff.

Jesus is my Father and there's no one in the universe, who's done so much good as He has done to my life.

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Time Is Running Out

To our CFS members - this contest has no strings attached. Just follow the outline that Jeff placed in the first post and if your essay is picked as the winning entry, YOU WILL receive the prize as listed.

Please post your essay entry in this thread with the words "MARCH ENTRY" in the post TITLE line. Jeff will review all entries with the CFS staff and a winner will be announced in early April. This prize is worth $ 59.95 US dollars and is a very nice piece of equipment for any student, household or office.

Please submit your entry soon... time is running out.:)
March Entry

Ok, Heres mine.

Accpeting Christ into my life and accepting Him as my Personal Lord and Saviour is the best choice I have ever made in my life!
My childhood was very tough, I was bullied every single day of my childhood by bullies at school, it started when I first stepped into school, til when I left at 16, Over 10 years of it!
It wasn't nice at all, Because of that, it made me the really shy, really quiet, nervous, person that I am. I was forced to believe that I, was a nobody, That I was useless, I couldn't accomplish anything and that I wasn't wanted, wasn't welcome, and was forced to believe I was going to be lonely the whole of my life.
When I got into secondary school, getting a little older, I wanted to be someone, I wanted to accomplish something with my life, I didn't want to be the one that was left out, I wanted freinds, I wanted attention, and I knew I needed to do something to get that. I Never had many freinds while growing up, Its always been something thats been missing from my life. But, I was round my Grandads house one day and he had a large some of money stored in one of his cups, ~ £2000 (~ $4000), Without thinking, I stole it all, Because I wanted to be someone, not just the bullied kid with no freinds. I used to steel other things too, weather it be pens or money, or anything I could get my hands on at the time, I never stole from shops, just other people. This was all before the final steel of the large sum of money from my grandad. A very helpful and Christian headteacher at my school helped me through it too.

At the age of 12/13, I was introduced to pornography/lust by a "classmate", Yuck! It has been a continuous struggle trying to break free of this terrible addiction, But now I am free!

Jesus set me free from stealing, lying, pornography, and Hes restoring all those lost years that the devil has taken from me.
At the age of 17, after many years of learning about Christ, I finally gave my life to Him. I know that when I got baptised in the water, God was there to help me back up out of the water, Because I am not small lol, But He performed what I see as a miricle.
I still didn't completely fully understand the "Christian Walk" when I gave my life to Jesus, I learn new things nearly everyday, but I'm slowly learning more and more. I started helping out at the Youth Club at my Church at that has helped me a little bit too, I was always always always left out at school, pushed around and not wanted, and when I was at the Youth Club joining in a game of Basketball and football, It gave me some tears of joy, All through my life, I wanted to be a part of something, I wanted to be involved with other people and have a good time, but through out school, it was never possible.

Also while being at my Church, I have been stepping out of my boat a little bit too, I've been getting more comfortable around other people, being able to have a convosation / laugh with many people, When I first joined, I couldn't even say hello to someone. But my life is slowly turning round, God is working His power in me and I am Changed, Im breaking free of all this shyness, low confidence, low self esteem, quietness and starting to be more BOLD, louder, talk more, building confidence, building freindships with people, its great!

If I hadn't given my life to Christ, I would have been in the same position I was in a few years ago, no hope, no freinds, no confidence, Always wanting to be someone and not the person that was left out, told I was going to be a nobody. I was looking to be that "somebody" in all the wrong places, but because of Christ, my life has significantly changed and Christ died to make me a New Creation!!!!!!!!!!!
And still, my life is changing, things are always changing, and I give God all the Glory for that!!!
He is so awesome, He is so great, and I Love Him!

Sorry, I think i've gone over the word limit lol.
March Entry

Accepting Christ as my personal Savior ruined everything.
I was once a care free, leave me alone, I’ll do what I want kind of man. Not any more… Christ ruined that for me. I can’t do a lot of things now without feeling guilty. No more drugs. No more booze. No more cussing, or staying out all night with women. Can’t steal… Can’t lie… Can’t cheat… I can’t do any of it anymore. I feel guilty if I just think about it. As a matter of fact, if I see someone else doing those things, I get a pain in my heart and I start to pray for them. (never did that before) And calling in sick on Monday? That doesn’t happen anymore. No more 4 day weeks for me. I go to work everyday feeling good and happy. (happy at work… what a concept) Tried hanging on to some things, but Christ kept taking it away. Take, take, take. He took it all. Christ is greedy. He wanted it all. It use to be all about me. I would just do what I wanted, when I wanted, how I wanted. He took that and replaced it with this thing called love and compassion for others… even for people I don’t know. I didn’t even know what love and compassion were, but “poof” I got it now.

Yup… Christ ruined me and my life.

The old me is dead.

I’m a new creation in Christ.

A big improvement. :D


And another Bump! :D Give it a shot folks it is a great prize and a chance to share your testimony.
God is my all. He is the only thing that drives me to survive on this earth. I was saved at the age of 11, and it was the most awesome time of my life, or at least I thought so.

I was very faithful, until my mid teens and then for the next 30 something years, I decided "my life is my life". I desired to climb the ladder of success. So I did, and when I got to the top...
it all fell from under me, and everything was gone. He had taken it all. I was physically , mentally, spiritually, and financially broken.

I had absolutely nothing but this mere speck that kept nagging. Life was no longer worth living. I was contemplating and planning way after way, to end it. But the nagging persisted. The true battle was waged. I was useless...I was not useless.

I knew all along Who was nagging and so I finally attempted to call a truce. I went back to church, but things did not seem to be turning. So we tried yet another.

Finally, again life appeared to have a reason. Today I have God, and as He promised, He takes care of me. He never left me nor has he forsaken me.
March entry

Ok, I know I'm only new here, but i believe Jesus has showed me so many miracles that I wanna tell my story.
When I was younger, like 14-15, I was really messed up..literally. I was never raised as a Christian and I didn't care about anything, i was confused about a lot of things in my life. I was going through a upheaval with friends, my parents, I was trying to figure out who I was. I wasn't sure about my sexuality extremely low point for me. I was so quiet back then - so silent, without a voice, never seen. I wanted to be different, but at the same time I never wanted to stand out. I partied, drank, I just didn't care. I was a little girl angry at the world, I guess you could say.
I never could have imagined what Christ had in store for me.
I believe the night I accepted Christ that I both found my faith and was saved. My friend, a devout Christian and someone I love so much, was telling me of the miracles in her life that God had given her. I believed her and thought it was amazing, but I never really got into it. Then something hit me hard. The song 'His Eye is on the Sparrow' really got to me. I FELT the words. I got goosebumps, tears in my eyes, and I believe I felt God with me.
I accepted Christ right then and since then, boy it hasnt been easy. Changing the mistakes of my life into good, but now, I feel so great and happy.
Through Jesus, I got more confident, made AWESOME friends and my life got stable, secure. I started learning about God, and I LOVED it. It was a massive change, but for all the right reasons.
And I started to write.
I believe with all my heart that God put me on this earth to bring glory to Him through my writing. Now I can't live without it. I would rather write than do anything. It's my dream, my passion, and if through my writing I introduced just one person to the love and light of God it would be all worth it.
I also believe God gave me a job I love so much, my car, my home, my family and he also gave me my wonderful Church family, which made me feel so welcomed and loved. So yeah, that's my story. Being a Christian is so beautiful, doesnt matter about anything or any negatives, I will never turn away from my saviour.
I love Jesus!!
Thanks for reading lol


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Born2LoveYou has won the contest. Congratulations!!

Thank you to all the participants and voters and the secret gift sponsor!

Pastor Gary

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The staff would like to thank ALL those persons who entered the March contest. Your contributions were all noteworthy and will remain as an inspirational testimony for all who read them. Thank you all again for your fine work and may God bless.
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