Melissa Rachels’ Story

I was brought up in a Baptist home in southeast Missouri. Went to church every Sunday and Wednesday. I started going to church camp when I was eight. My second year at church camp I said the sinners prayer. I truly believed I was saved. When I was 12 my sister decided she wanted to

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Gabrielle Miller Baptized!

Dear Mike, Tonight, October 23rd, 2013, Gabrielle Miller was baptized into Christ! She had been thinking about it for a while, but a couple of days ago her mother-in-law Donna (a faithful member of our church) shared Muscle and a Shovel with her. She was moved by your story and came after church tonight and

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Jacob Rutledge’s Story

If you’ll remember back a few issues ago a young lady named Ariel Lafleur was baptized into Christ after being taught the gospel by her boyfriend, Jacob Rutledge. You’ll need the back-story to really appreciate what happened. Jacob found Muscle and a Shovel in a local library, picked it up, read the back cover, checked

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Jordan Butler’s Story

Dear Mr. Shank, First and foremost I would like to thank you for sharing your story. It is incredibly inspiring and it’s because of your honesty and courage that I can call myself a Christian today. You see, my entire life I’ve known two things. The first being that Jesus loves me: always has and

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