New Hope Brisbane

Cherry Gordon’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Cherry. I’m very excited to share my testimony with everyone of how I become a Christian, and how I grow my faith in Jesus Christ.

I was born in China. In 2006, I left my parents, my hometown and arrived in Australia. I was lonely, sad and homesick, but God put His hand on me, took my loneliness, sadness and homesickness away.

I didn’t know or even heard the name of Jesus until I came to Australia. One day, the first month I arrived in Australia, a friend of my flat-mate took us to the church called New Hope Brisbane. I was absolutely attracted by the band and the service. At the end of the service, the Pastor asked who wants to give your life to Jesus, I put my hand up, even though I didn’t know what it meant. I just wanted to be involved in this group. After the service, I went to ask Peter Malins heaps of questions, and he prayed for me, that’s when I became a Christian on Sept 24th, 2006. And I was baptised on the following Sunday.

I thought that was it, to become a Christian, just need someone pray for you, get baptised, then I can tell everyone that I am a Christian. However, I was still living my old life. I had a lot of problems, and didn’t enjoy my life at all. At one stage I stopped attending church for 3 months.

Till one day, Michelle talked me on MSN, she said she was worried about me not attending church, she also offered me to have a study with her every week, just get to know Christianity a bit more. We started straight way. I began to realise that I still hadn’t asked Jesus to forgive me for my sin, I wasn’t free!!! But Jesus, He never gave up with me, He never changed; still so loving and forgiving. After I got to know Him more, I realised that He forgave me totally! In the blink of an eye. It’s hard to describe and believe how this happened, but at that time, I felt no longer burdened. I felt free, completely free!

I really enjoyed the studies with Michelle, and I learned a lot of things during that time.

My life and my attitude totally changed after that. During these four years, God gave me jobs, degrees, money, a beautiful husband, a Christian family, friends, places to live, and a car…I’m so blessed. I want my parents and my friends to be blessed too, so I told them this good news: Jesus, who is the one and only saviour set me free. Some of my friends have been saved, some haven’t. I continually pray for them, I pray that they will be saved one day.

Anyway, friends, this is the best choice I have ever made in my life. I’m sure it will be the best choice for you too. We just need to trust in Him, and let Him handle our lives.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. “ Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)