Elizabeth Shanley

I grew up going to church every Sunday with my family, but did not have an understanding of the gospel. The church gave us Bibles in fourth grade. As I read from the Bible, I began to have questions about the teachings of Jesus written in Matthew. I was not able to get these questions answered by my parents or the minister of the church. They said I wasn’t supposed to take the Bible literally. During graduate school, I experienced a break up of a long distance engagement. I wanted to get even and didn’t know how to cope.
I eventually realized that I could not get even and I was only hurting myself and struggling with sin. I did get tired of the way I was living and was drawn to a church singles ministry. However, I continued to struggle with this sin and guilt. One Sunday morning after being at my lowest point the night before, I went to church only to get a refund for I retreat I wouldn’t be able to go on. I was going to sit in the back and not come back again after that day. Thought I didn’t belong there.


“As I read from the Bible, I began to have questions about the teachings of Jesus…”


I was motioned (by our future best man) to sit with others from the singles group. God used the music and the message to make clear to me that in his house was where he wanted me to be and I could not keep the tears from coming. I did see my husband Rob for the first time and later prayed to receive Christ in my apartment. God gave me a peace and such a change in life and heart for the first time. Rob and I have been married almost 15yrs-growing in Christ and knowing God’s care.


There’s more to life than breathing and feeling – Real life is only found in Jesus Christ. 
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