“I became a Hillsong Team Box supporter because I love the idea that spreading the gospel is a team effort.”
I served in church my whole life and even got baptized, but a year ago, I made Jesus Christ my Lord. It was a deathbed confession of sorts.
I was coming out of a general anesthetic following an operation for colon cancer and in my groggy state, I asked the nurse for my Bible. As I began reading scripture, the lights went on! I got a revelation of the undeniable truth that Jesus loves me. Right there in my hospital bed, I gave my heart to Christ.
A few days later, I went back to my little home and my dogs, and instead of being depressed by my isolation and lack of mobility, I was filled with joy. It was as though I’d fallen in love for the very first time and wanted to shout it from mountain tops.
Two weeks later, I discovered Hillsong Channel — which has given me so much clarity and inspiration. I regularly take communion with my neighbor after watching Joseph Prince and I weep whenever Hillsong worship comes on — not from sadness — but overwhelming joy.
I’ve finally found what I’ve been missing my whole life. Like so many, I had been busy growing a career, raising a family and chasing my dreams — but I’ve come to understand, it’s not about me.
Since putting my faith in Christ, great things have happened. My home has been remodeled, I have a new greenhouse and the little club I am part of has taken off. Even in the middle of this pandemic, I have abundance and want to give back.
Recently, I became a Hillsong Team Box supporter because I love the idea that spreading the gospel is a team effort. I’ve even been giving out the little cross = love stickers.
Last year, I opened my box and inside was a tan-colored hoody. I wore it to a meeting in our community. Afterward, I ran into a lady who stopped me and said, “Hillsong right?” I couldn’t contain myself “YES!!!” I went off like a firecracker. I told her all about the team box and that she should get involved and then I drove home singing and praising God for giving me this opportunity.
It’s only taken me 69 years, but I finally feel as though I have purpose in my life.