My name is Deborah Bateman. I was raised in church and was saved at an early age. I was baptized when I was about six years old, but then as a teenager, I became unsure of my salvation. I could remember being baptized, but I didn’t remember the conversion experience.
I told my pastor what was going on and he prayed with me and I asked Jesus to come into my heart and to forgive me of my sins, so that I could be sure of my salvation. My faith in God has always been a big part of my life. It is my faith and confidence in God that has helped me get through all the trials of my life. My life verse is: Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose
Shortly after I made sure of my salvation I started praying for a Christian husband, even though I was much too young to get married. I actually dated my husband for the first time when I was sixteen and he was twenty. I was too young and immature so we just had one date and that was it. About two years later, he called me, we started dating, and six months later, we got married. Things have not always been easy, but with our love for each other, our faith in God and our determination to stay together we have now been married for soon to be thirty-seven years.
This article was published on my friend Amanda Beth’s Website
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