Share Your Story: Day 8 - Shannon Chute

How long have you attended Faith Christian Church?

10 years

In a few sentences share how you became a Christian.

I was raised in a church setting and even attended a private (church affiliated) school. I always "believed in God", but really strengthened my relationship with God as an adult and as I started attending Faith Christian Church.

In what ways has Faith Christian Church brought value to your life?

Faith Christian Church really changed my way of thinking about church. Church was always just something we had "to do" on the weekend; it was an obligation, an hour of something I had to endure. Now, I can't wait for Sunday. Faith Christian Church has made me "want" to come to church. Pastor Paul has been a huge influence on my life. He is so genuine, non-judgmental, and full of wisdom. In fact, when our first born daughter was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at just a few days old, we left the hospital and drove straight to Pastor Paul's house. We went to him and Doreen for guidance and wisdom before we told anybody else. We looked to them in what was the most difficult and scariest period of our lives.

What do you enjoy most about coming to church?

I most enjoy our worship at FCC. It is amazing. It brings you closer to Jesus.

What are you most excited for as we look ahead to what God is doing in our communities?

I am looking forward to having a place for my children to grow closer to God. It brings me to tears when I hear them talking about God and Jesus. When my daughter was three and we were cleaning her bedroom, she suddenly stopped, looked at me and said, "Mom, isn't it awesome that we get to see Jesus one day?"

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Before our first child was born, we had this verse professionally painted in her nursery. Little did we know how impactful it would be after she was born with a scary diagnosis.

Adam Johnson