What People Are Saying...

Dear Pastor Randy,

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to you and to the church.  In six short months, I can truly say I have come to faith in Christ as my savior.  A want, then a need brought me to the church, but the church and the Lord have kept me there. 

Upon my first service, I think Glenolden Church really spoke to me because of the use of music through the worship band.  If there was an organ and a cantor, I don't think I would have connected with the church like I have.  Music is such a huge part of my life, and has been since I was a child.  The fact that the worship band can sing Love Song by the Cure truly means something; finding the Lord and inspiration outside of the box was very attractive to me.  I love that the church is not stagnant or steeped in traditionalism and conventionalism--no service is identical to any previous service--just like a snowflake.  :)

After one of the services in January, when some members shared their testimonies, I walked home thinking about all the stories and barely made it in the door when I began crying.  It was a phenomenal and emotional experience to know that others have been where I've been--to the edge--and have returned better than before because of their continued faith.

If someone would have told me last year that I would have come to faith in the Lord, my life would have changed this much, and I would be actively seeking new Christian bands to listen to, I would have thought them insane.

2009 has truly been a blessed year for me, and I don't think it's any coincidence.  2008 had to be one of the most trying years of my life.  However, due to some recent events, the Lord has unveiled to me why the events of 2008 unfolded as they did.  I now realize I am not being punished for sins of the past.  I realize that the Lord is guiding me through a series of doors he opens so I can find my way. 

I did not want another day to go by without you knowing what you and the church have truly done for me.  I appreciate that more than I will ever be able to express. 


Gratefully yours,