Rachel and Peter

My name is Rachel; I live and work in East Grinstead.

My personal experience of God has been rather convoluted.  I was brought up in a church-going family; I did not appreciate this and when I left home I didn't go to church for a long time, just now and again to make other people happy. However, by the time I got married (my first husband was not a Christian) I was going to church most weeks, for appearances' sake if nothing else.  I kind of wanted more but didn't want it either. 

Tony B

1  My name is Tony Budgen. I am retired but do voluntary work. I am trustee on the League of Friends Committee and also the membership secretary for L.O.F at local Queen Victoria Hospital.  I also help at the foodbank in the town and am at present Chairman of residents association at Sackville Court.

2  My personal experience of God began when I attended Sunday School where I learnt all about Him. I later got converted and asked Our Lord Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me my sins, and I promised I would follow Him.

Anita
 1. What is your name and what do you do?  

My name is Anita Wahawe, a mother  with 3 young children ages 12, 10 and 5. I work as an Information Analyst for the NHS.

2. How did your personal experience of God begin?

I was born into a Christian family, grew up a Christian. My father a Pastor for the local Lutheran church in a village called Kagamuga in a town called Mt. Hagen in Papua New Guinea. He is still going from village to village preaching the Word of God mostly on foot, sometimes by car (from generous Christian’s who give him lifts) as he is now into his 80’s.

Dawn

1, What is your name and what do you do?

Dawn Bennett, Special Needs Teaching Assistant

2, How did your personal experience of God begin?

I went to Sunday  School as a child and I have always believed in God and that Jesus was the Son of God. However, I suppose you could say that my connection to God had been rather remote and consisted of vague recollections of stories from the bible, infrequent prayers and little else. My philosophy, like many others, was that being kind and charitable to others and being a ‘good’ person was what was important. It was only when I experienced a personal crisis that I truly turned to God for help and learned  to put my trust in him.