by Patty Roberts
I've been reading your site for the last four days. The more I read, the more I realize I need to keep reading. But today, on the "Word of God" page, I finally found me.
The story is long, but I'll keep it short because I know I will be communicating with you often.
I recently left a church, only one of many I have left. I've learned a lot, but couldn't find anything fulfilling. This time, though I began to actually believe that there is no church, at least where I am, that has what I want, that is a real honest to goodness, led by the Spirit, be an imitator of Jesus kind of fellowship. I do have some friends, though, who are like-minded, and we began to look. The first thing I found out was that there are Christians around who are wanting to experience the life of the early church. Enough with the tithing already! The tithe is not nearly enough to take care of one another when it mostly goes into a building.
So we went Googling and we found a group in Milpitas, Ca. Of course we went to visit them. It was awesome, and we are committed to fellowshipping with them as often as possible, but that's not it either. They shared some of the issues they and others have had with home fellowship groups, which was pretty discouraging.
Then I found your website. (Actually, I was doing some research on Diocletian, I teach 7th grade world history) and I selected your site, because it said christian history. I am learning so much, and I admire what you are doing in Tennessee, but we need it here...face it, we need it everywhere. People are lost, and hungry for the love of God, and we are His hands and feed, and voice.
I hope I can continue to learn from you and others like you, and to communicate with you regarding the HOW. Since the Lord blessed me with this desire, I cannot even think of doing anything else.