Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Truth About Me...

When Nate and I joined Elm Avenue Baptist Church in August, we each gave our testimonies. Public speaking is not my thing, but at the same time, I wanted to let this new group of people know who I really am. I'm glad I did, because it turned out to be a very sweet time with my church family. Since then I've had several great spiritual conversations with ladies in the church. We've gotten to know each other as sisters in Christ - and three of them were baptized in the following months! I was hesitant to post this on my blog, though, because, well...I have this accent. And I cry a couple of times. But then I thought I might as well put it up for all ten people who read my blog. You've all heard me cry before anyway. This mp3 is the whole service. If you fast-forward to 10:30 you will avoid the announcements and most of my awkward mic checks.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Lori! It was a real blessing to me. We love and miss y'all!

  2. Lori,
    Loved hearing you share all the way from Korea!

    Your concern about your tears need to be laid to rest--it's through your honesty, vulnerability and transparency that others will be able to relate. I praise The Lord for His strength that enabled you to lay your soul bare before others.

    I loved the way you shared specific scriptures that God has used to comfort, convict and strengthen you.

    Lori--you were "real" as you shared your joys and heartaches! The people that have ministered to me the most have always been those who are willing to do what you did!!!!

    Thanks for sharing with me. Great Job in lifting up Jesus as the One to whom we should turn. ;). John 12:32 "If I be lifted up.....I will draw all men unto me."