New Christian just starting out! Hey everyone, you can call me Muse. I've been sixteen for two months and few days now, and I'm going to be a junior in high school this fall. I was just saved by our Lord in Heaven yesterday at my church service. The Holy Spirit came into our church like a tornado off the EF-scale, and I know of at least one other person who was brought into God's loving arms and I am so glad for him, as well. =] The strange thing was...this was a "State of the Church" sermon, of which all pastors in the Nazarene church have to make each year. It's supposed to be...you know...boring? But at the end, we celebrated by having cardboard testimonials. This was when the Holy Spirit really started to affect our church. More than 15-20 people came out onto the stage, having "Before" words on the front, and then they would flip the sign over to "After." On one I remember someone having the front say something like, "The Army sent me to Iraq," and on the back it said, "God brought me back home." The ones that got to me were about depression, since I have suffered from it, even to the point two and half years ago where I hit rock bottom, formulating how to commit suicide. Actually, it was when my parents were gone to their sunday school's Christmas party that I went looking for my dad's gun. But thank God that he had sold it just months before! Basically, through my wonderful teachers that year, I was able to go to counseling and got speech therapy for my stuttering problem. Now, after two years of therapy, I have gone from a severe stutter to basically a mild one! PRAISE GOD! Yeah, I may always have it, but it's not that horrible and I can get by with it. And with how God works, there must be a reason I have it, even though I don't know about it yet. So...basically that's a short version of my testimony, but that's all that's really needed. Glad to be among others like me, so that I can continue growing in the Lord and be able to repel Satan, since I know he likes to toy with Christians and our beliefs. But with God, anything is possible! He will defeat Satan!