Posted by: Marella | December 28, 2009

Appetite for the Bible by Curtis Rittenour

David and Tina Hopkins grew up in nominal Christian homes but slipped away from God as the cares of living pulled them into survival mode. But there was a longing in their hearts for the Lord. Something was missing. One day they received a “Revelation Unleashed” flier for a series of meetings at the Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with their 18 year old daughter, Heather, they attended.

A week after the meetings began, Brian Smith and Pastor Curtis Rittenour visited the Hopkins. Tina shared, “My appetite for the Bible was sparked and we just had to keep coming back for more! The meetings opened the Word of God up to us. It was all so clear and helpful.” But when it came right down to it, Tina was afraid to make a decision for God. She had experienced some difficult things with her own father’s religion and hesitated to make a deep commitment.

In a prayer session with the pastors a few weeks later, Tina gathered up all her concerns, put them in a box, and handed them over to Jesus. On November 28, 2009 Tina and her daughter Heather were baptized. David came into the church family by Profession of Faith. After the baptism, as Pastor Curtis introduced them to the church, there was a beaming smile on the face David as he looked at his wife and daughter. He said, “This is where God wants us to be.”

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