My name is Kathy Johns. God called me out of the world and into His Body in late 1989. Until then, I was a lapsed so-called Christian, having been disappointed and disillusioned with mainstream Christianity as well as the Catholic religion in which I was raised. At a time of deep and troubling problems in my personal life, I cried out to Jesus. I gave Him my life and everything I was and had, I turned over to Him. I began to read the Holy Bible, having never really done so before. For the first time, I understood what I was reading -- it was like a light switch was turned on in my mind. I continued reading His Word and learning His way of life, and He eventually led me to this wonderful group of godly people that make up the Celebration Church of God. I was baptized a little over a year later in 1990.
In every instance of trials, health problems and family problems, God has strengthened, encouraged and comforted me. I look back on my life before meeting Him and having a personal relationship with Him, as the difference between seeing in shades of gray and now seeing in brilliant technicolor. I still have a long ways to go and many faults to overcome, but only with His help, guidance and correction can I persevere and finish the race.
Being a Christian does not make me better than those around me -- it makes me more responsible and accountable for the way I live and treat others. The example I give, in how I live my life and in my words and actions will determine whether others are drawn to a relationship with God or if they reject Him. It is a huge responsibility. I am humbled and very grateful that God chose to bring me to Him, and I want to spend the rest of my life in grateful appreciation to Him and service to others for what He has done for me.I am honored and blessed to be able to serve my local congregation as a Sabbath School Teacher for the teens and young adults, as a part-time webmaster for our internet site, as a member of the church's band, the "Northern Lights Christian Ministries Band", singing harmony, as a part-time church librarian, and serving on various committees or wherever else I am able or needed.