Category Archive for: Stories


Rakesh’s Story

From Jainism to Jesus…. I was brought up in a relatively religious family where my parents prayed every morning and we regularly went to the Temple. We practiced Jainism, a sect of Hinduism, and thus my last name Jain. I was almost 12 when we moved to the U.S.—to Buffalo, NY in the middle of…

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Share Your Story: Heather

Today’s story comes from Chapter Three of Start Here, “Receiving Jesus.” We want to hear your story too–share it here. Until my early twenties, I lived what I’d call the “average” American adolescent experience— surviving years of great peer influence coupled with a good dose of insecurity about who I was and what was valuable…

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Share Your Story: Paige

I knew and accepted God as a child but later drifted away. But after I separated myself from church and from God, there was definitely a season of Him stirring and working to draw me back toward Him. At the time, I was in college, and I was going through a season of feeling hugely…

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Share Your Story: Dana

This all started when I hit a breaking point: where every terrible thing that could happen, did. My longtime boyfriend and I broke up. I had been having residual feelings for another man for about a year, and I consistently lied to my boyfriend about it, which spurred the demise of our relationship. I destroyed…

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Share Your Story: Pete

I grew up in a family of church CEOs. CEO stood for Christmas and Easter Only. My belief at the time was that there probably was a God, but He wasn’t important. I never liked going to church. You had to dress up, sing a bunch of boring songs, and then listen to someone talk…

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