​My Testimony ​ by Carl Koser

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Then one day I went on a blind date to a church picnic. It was difficult. I met a new girl, new people, all strangers. But they made me feel welcome. When I went home that afternoon I really did not plan on seeing any of them again, but God had other plans. My friend who set up the date told me this girl was wondering if I was going to see her again. So I called her, we dated, and I attended her church. No comparison! I felt God’s presence and the warmth and love of His people.

About five months later, on a Wednesday evening after a home group meeting, I got baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and God filled me with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). Three days later I got married. So I really got “married” twice in one week, Praise God!

I can’t promise you will find the girl of your dreams, but you will find brothers and sisters in the Lord who will love you. But most of all, you will meet Jesus Christ, Who loved us all so much that the He died on the cross for our sins.

I was single until I was 41 years old. I was considered a free spirit and mostly did what I wanted. But I still felt empty. For about two years I attended different churches, and even joined a Christian singles club. I started going to a church regularly, but after service I would go home and resume what I would normally do. I did not feel God’s presence, but at the time I did not know how that should feel. I thought I was O.K., because I was attending a church that taught from the Bible.