Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
Jesse Klassen courageously offers how Jesus saves and prayer
"I'm a 23 year old single male [born about 1979]; and I live in
Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada. I started doing drugs and alcohol at the age of 15. Somehow I
could always hear the Holy Spirit calling to me, but I always ignored His outstretched, loving
arms...until I had suffered from depression for two years. I then asked our Father for help. I
said, 'Whatever you must do, no matter how unpleasant or painful it is for me, do what it takes
that I would have victory.'
"A few weeks later, I spent a day drinking with
some friends. We were driving around when I got into an accident. In a panic, I told a friend
to get rid of the car; and I reported it stolen. But the police suspected a foul,
somehow knowing that I was drunk. So after I had been investigated, I was charged with
fraud, public mischief, and obstructing the police. I had four previous charges against me,
therefore I was facing the thought of going to jail for a long time. This was a horrifying
thought to me!!
"I had lost my car, my money would be gone making
retribution to the insurance company; and now I was going to loose my job. I didn't want to
live anymore. I could still feel the Lord calling to me, so, desperate, I surrendered
and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.
"For the next 7 months I spent my time studying
God's word; and, while I was learning, my depression seem to diminish. I then stopped
drinking and doing drugs, and also stopped hanging out with my old friends. When it was time
for the trial, I prayed that the Lord would somehow deliver me from prison. Although my
lawyer and the prosecutor were telling me I was going to jail, I knew from reading His word
that Jesus had the power to rescue me.
"And He did!! I was sentenced to 9 months of house
arrest. No one could believe my 'luck'. I was told that this judge hadn't given anyone house
arrest in the last two years because of public opposition. My trial took place in
Tillsonburg, and I guess they would keep a public record of my trial there. Now I could keep
my job and start all over.
"It has now been 8 months since I was charged, and
I have saved up close to $15000 (and I'm also trying to quit smoking). I'm ready to start a
new life with Jesus. Its sad that God had to allow chastisement in order for me to see the
light. But now I am more blessed than ever."
***give me your comments about this
(posted 9 August 2002)
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now