Zachary Dettwiler, St.Aidan’s

17th February 2015

I had the immense privilege of growing up in a Christian family. My parents (Swiss & Australian) have moved to France to be working in a Church plant. So I heard the great news of Jesus from infancy. Growing up, God always was a major part of our family life. When I was about five, […]

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Michael Dodds, Grey

I consider myself to be very privileged because I was brought up in a family where both my parents, my sister, my brother and in fact most of the extended family are Christian. And so for as long as I can remember I have gone to church, read the Bible and prayed. I never really […]

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Katie Allen, St. John’s

I was fortunate enough to be brought up in a Christian home. Therefore my childhood was defined by a number of things: it meant going to Church every Sunday; it meant that story time was often Bible time and it meant falling asleep each night to the sound of my mother’s soothing prayers. I knew […]

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Kate Townsend, Castle

I grew up surrounded by people who were Christians, so for me believing in God wasn’t an issue. I’ve always known He was there. At 10 I was healed of an 8 year-long hip disease, but I thought God was this cool, healing being, He never seemed to have an influence on my life. At […]

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Nell Goddard, St. Cuth’s

I lost my faith when I was 12. As the daughter of two vicars, I was supposed to have it all sorted, but the actions of a fellow Christian over the course of three years resulted in my family losing our home, my parents losing their jobs and us leaving the city we’d lived in […]

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Henry Silva, St. John’s

I grew up in a Christian family, knowing the narratives of the Christmas and Easter stories without thinking about why these events had happened, or what they meant for me. I knew that Jesus had come to the world but I never asked or wondered why. I knew that Jesus died on a cross, without […]

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Hannah Porritt, St. Mary’s

My story is one of a growing understanding of who I am, both with and without God, and that on my own I am powerless to change that. It’s about learning to be humble and learning to be obedient, and it’s about trusting in God and relying on Him every day to make me into […]

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Rosie Sewill, Hatfield

I grew up in a Christian family and would have called myself a Christian my whole life, yet as I got older I became increasingly sceptical and had so many unanswered questions that seemed to get in the way of believing in God fully. Mainly this was because I thought I could pick and choose […]

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Harry Purvis, St. John’s

13th February 2015

I grew up in a Christian home and I don’t think there was a time in my life when I wouldn’t call myself a Christian. However, I don’t think I really made the choice for myself until I was a teenager. I didn’t want to be a Christian just because my parents were; I wanted […]

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Nick McLeish, Van Mildert

Having grown up in a Christian family, going to church together each Sunday and reading the Bible together each evening, God had always been a major topic of thought.  I have always called myself a Christian, but it was when I was entering the teenage years that I started giving Christianity some serious thought. When […]

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These testimonies do not necessarily reflect the beliefs and convictions of DICCU but are personal stories of God's work in people's lives.