Online Testimony of David Campbe

Online Testimony of David Campbell

Hello, I just wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am the one on the left, grin, my beautiful wife Pauli and children. I am an online evangelist working as a web developer/designer for Ark Web Design - Christian Hosting. I am also the webmaster of many online Christian websites. If you ever have any questions about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please email me or talk to me live online. Below is my testimony, in which you will see I have not always known the Lord Jesus Christ. I am so glad others prayed for me and witnessed to me. 

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I praise the Lord Jesus for those that witness His Holy Name - Jesus!  \o/  Well here we go:

A Prodigal's Return

I (David Campbell) would like to give a testimony of the way I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I was born April 25, 1959 and born again on April 23, 1972. I was brought up in the Church and asked the Lord to come into my life and be the Lord of my life and to save me from my sins at the age of 13, on April 23, 1972. As I became older I drifted far from the Lord. I started partying with friends at school at the age of 17. Had to move out of my parents house at the age of 18 because I was too wild. I decided to join the Army after that in hopes it would help me. WRONG - it was like throwing gas on a fire. The partying became worse. After 3 years in the service I decided to get out and moved back home. Still partying and running from God (and preachers that would come to our house) yes I would go out the back door as they came in the front door. I actually thought that the Church was full of hypocrites and did not want any part of it. I ended up spending 3 days in jail for DUI and causing my parents more and more grief. Needless to say I was living a life that was not pleasing to the Lord.

I would rather tell what the Lord has done for me then to get into more details of the bad things I have done. I have a Christian Mother who prayed for me constantly. At the age of 26 I came to the end of my rope. I knew about Jesus and some of the Bible. I really did not want to be a Christian because I did not think I could be one and thought that it would stop all the fun I thought I was having. But by the grace of God, He brought several genuine Christian men into my life and they actually were full of the love of Christ. Imagine that, it was the fruit of the spirit in others that finally got my attention. This Christian thing was real not just and act.

I was living in a one bedroom apartment at this time by myself and knew I had to do something to get my life straightened out. I knelt down by my bed and told the Lord I wanted my life to change and I needed Him to help me. I ask Him to forgive me of my sins and ask Him to help me to live a life that was pleasing to Him. I told Him I could not do this on my own and I definitely would have to have His help. In November 1985 I rededicated my life to Jesus Christ. I wanted to tell people I was saved so I went forward at Church and told the Church publicly that I had repented wanted to rededicate my life to Jesus Christ. I also wanted to be baptized again because I was not sure I did it for the right reason the first time. I was baptized again to show my faith and obedience to Jesus Christ. Since then the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit has changed my life.

LIFE IS GOOD now that I know I am saved by the grace of God and the blood of the Lamb. I have had many days that the old self has shown its ugly face but it is great to know that Jesus died for my past, present and FUTURE sins. I am so glad the Lord changed me because I know I could not have done it myself. I still have a long way to go and know that I will never be perfect until the good shepherd takes me home to be with Him. I am presently trying to spend as much time as I can seeking the Savior as I know that the more time you spend with someone the more you will start acting like them.

I was and still am very excited and enthusiastic about the fact I am going to spend forever with the Lord Jesus Christ. The one that bought and paid for me with His very own blood. I look forward to the day that God will call His Church from this earth to be with Him. This encourages me every day as I think about it.

I am married. My wife (Pauli) and I have been married since December 5, 1986. We have a daughter named Carla and a son named Caleb. I praise the Lord for blessing me with my wife, daughter and son. He was merciful to send me such a help mate and wonderful family. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

A Prodigal Returned,
David Campbell

1 Timothy 1:12-16

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.        The Apostle Paul

David Campbell - The Prodigal's Return