|In Remembrance of
|This is my Testimony about my Lord and Savior.
For I am a Roman Catholic and my Christian name is Andrew Melvin Potter. For years, I had been rather lost in our world away from God and Jesus Christ. I always look unto Heaven for the answers to my most troubling questions and problems. Don't we all??? Just to think that I can do it all on my own, just to realize that I just can't.
I did, however, had the correct start in life. I attended the Bethel Christian School in Ontario, California, for my pre-school year of 1978-1979. Eventhough, I don't remember it, I'm happy just to know that I was there. After that, I attended public schools and went to church and Sunday school. I had attended both Catholic and Christian Churches in my youth. I had taken the steps of the Catholic ways. It has been so long that I don't remember what I really did. All I do know is that I made it all the way to my First Communion.
When I was about 7 or 8, I stopped going to church and Sunday school. I was very confused on everything that I had learned from all the services I had attended. What had confused me the most was about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Are they three different entities or all the same??? One other confusing point is about The Book Of Mormon. Two missionaries from a Church of Jesus Christ, whom came to my house at the time, gave me this book. Another Testament of Jesus Christ that no other Christ based religion will recognized as true as the Holy Bible.
Over the years, I have always been open to talk about all Heavenly things and not to judge people for what they beleave in. When I went into the Marines, I went to both Catholic and Prodistant services. I wanted/needed to prepare myself for my death when my time comes. I had no preference when I started my military life.
Heaven sent a Marine recruiter to me in the first place... Before I signed up, I asked God, in the name of Jesus, "am I destined to be a Marine" and the Holy Spirit answered me with a "YES!!!" During bootcamp I asked, "what religous values should hold on to?" I had asked my dad and he told me that our family line is mostly Roman Catholic. I was also raised with Catholic beliefs and morals. Heaven agreed with my final decision. I decided on being a Roman Catholic and I confirmed it on my last Sunday at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California.
Throughout my life time, thus so far, I have been blessed. For starters, I was born into this world and is still living today. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and three beautiful children. I have been blessed with numerous good friends that I have met along the way. I have been blessed for the safety of my family. My latest blessing was when Jesus sent me three missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Hesperia, California. With this blessing, I have new friends, a better family life, and a home away from home. Most of all, Jesus is now the better part of my wife's spiritual life as he has always been mine.
Each passing day, I thank God for my family. I thank Him for everything He has done for us. I thank Him for all the things He have given us. I thank Him for our safety and security. I thank God for allowing us life on Earth. I thank Jesus for sending us His missionaries and the teachings they bring from the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. Most of all, I thank Jesus for giving his physical life for all of the world's sins so we have a way to return home to our Heavenly Father.
Each passing day, I pray to God for the safety and security of my family. I pray for a healthier family life and financial stability. I pray for my family's good physical health as well of all my relatives and friends. I pray for Jesus to be a part of our everyday lives. I pray for a better understanding of all things as I read from the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon and the confirmation from the Holy Spirit. Most of all, I pray for forgiveness of all our sins of the past, present and future.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
For this, I will always remember Jesus Christ.
I've made this webpage in Jesus's name.
|Written on January 21, 2002
Revised on January 25, 2002
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