Hello. My name is Larry Haney and I am 66 years old. My wife is Donna and we have been married 47 years. I was called by God to be an elder in New Life Fellowship and I would like to share with you my testimony of how the Lord changed my life.
I started going to church at an early age and was baptized at 12 years old. But I really didn't understand what baptism meant. I just did it because it seemed to be the right thing to do. A little while afterward, I discontinued going to church until the birth of my first son. We then, as a family, returned to the church because I wanted my two sons to learn things about God. I believed myself to be ok with the Lord because I went to church and I believed that Jesus had died on the cross for my sins.
Then at the age of 55, I became very ill and was put in the hospital. While I was in the hospital, the Lord touched me and showed me that if I died I was not truly saved even though, all that time, I thought I was saved. He showed me that I was still living in sin. So I did everything I knew to make myself right with the Lord by asking His forgiveness. I have to admit I felt, at that time, that things were going pretty well. But I realized that there was still something missing, still something not quite right.
Then one day, while attending a church service, I heard a message that I had never heard before. I thought I was good but, in Matthew 19:17, Jesus said "...no one is good but One, that is God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." This showed me that I needed to die to myself because Jesus Christ died for me and I was to keep Jesus' commandments. My eyes were opened that day in a way as never before. I began following the teachings being given from the scriptures and they were showing me things I had never been taught and surely had never done. I have to admit this was my fault for not reading the word of God more, as I should have been doing. In these teachings, God's word showed me that Jesus' blood was shed on the cross for me, that I must repent and turn from my sin, that I must be baptized in the name of Jesus, and that I was promised the gift of the Holy Spirit. And just as God's word promised, when I did these things, I received the Holy Spirit. From that day until now, I have continued to grow in the ways of the Lord and I know, if you will look into this website, you will receive the same teachings that will show you what the Lord wants of you. I thank God He loved me so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die on a cross for my sins. He has done this for you as well, if you will give your life over to Him.
Through this website, you will receive the teachings that will show you what God requires you to do to be His born again child, saved by His grace.
If you have any questions, you will find phone numbers that will put you in contact with an elder for help in answering questions and for guidance.
Thank you and the Lord Bless you,