I wanted to share something special with all of you.
First off, I am new to the group and I was glad to see this group existed, I need to find fellow christians and be supported.
Last week I was on vacation with my family at a place called "Word of Life Inn" on Schroon Lake, New York. It is a beautiful location, great views and peaceful. I had been struggling with my faith the past few years and trying to find answers, and trying to find why I was not complete. I never felt whole and it bothered me. We attended bible study sessions in the morning and were free to enjoy the lake, pool and all the many things available to us at the Inn in the afternoon. After 3 days of listening to the pastors who were presenting the bible study and seeing the wonderful things god was doing for my family and others there with us, I felt a new sense of peace and security envelope me, and a strength I never felt before. I couldnt quite place what was happening to me, until I went to a camp fire service on Wednesday night. I listened to the pastor and he talked about everything I was feeling at the moment, and it encouraged me like I was never before...He then asked for all that wanted to become closer to god and start a meaningful relationship with him to come forth and throw a stick into the fire and pray for him...I did.
The next morning I woke up and immediately new what happened to me...I came to the lord!!
I told both of the pastors and they were overjoyed, they prayed for me and encouraged me, and talked about me at their bible sessions that morning and everyone encouraged me, hugged me, and welcomed me. I started many meaningful friendships that week, as well as my daughter and wife, and we will always keep them close.
Now that I am saved and starting out on my journey I was told to seek out others who can help me stay on track and be my "Accountability Friend". I was overjoyed to hear that the lord uses the accountability system and incident command system!!! So I ask all of you, will you help me as I help you?
God bless all of you and I look forward to talking to you and networking with you, and maybe start some more meaningful friendships.
Brian "Moose" Jones
Captain, Carlisle FD, New York