Tom and I have been attending Revive Church for just over a year. The past year has been transformative not just as individuals but as a family. We have dedicated our lives to Christ, dedicated our children to God, and after ten years together we got married.
I grew up going to church but lived in a divided household. My mother was faithful in attending church, but my father to this day does not believe there is a God. Every Sunday my sisters and I had the choice to go to church or stay home with Dad and do something fun with the promise of candy. At some point in high school I stopped attending church.
Tom grew up in Poultney. His parents divorced when he was young. He only attended church for weddings, funerals and a few times with his father when he was released from prison.
We started dating when I was 21. We had a fairly normal life. We moved to Fair Haven when our oldest daughter was two. We LOVE Fair Haven and the community we live in. When Janelle was four she started asking about God and attending church. I had many reasons as to why we would not be taking her to church. Shortly after our second daughter was born I gave in and started researching churches in Fair Haven. Tom made the suggestion of “that Kerber church in Poultney.” We had seen them for many years in the Poultney parade and attended different Halloween outreaches as well. I said “sure”, and we attended our first service at The Gorge with an eager five year old and newborn. We experienced God that first week and agreed to try it out again the following week.
Fast forward a few weeks. We had been experiencing God every Sunday and felt so welcomed by the people around us. We had the discussion of__ are we really doing this? We decided if we were going to do this whole God thing we were doing it all the way and fully committing our lives to Him.
I’m so glad we made the commitment to live fully for Christ one year ago. God has blessed our family in so many ways. We love our home at Revive and we have been able to develop meaningful friendships.
The chances of accepting Jesus as an adult are statistically very small. It’s easy to look back and say what if? However, God’s timing is perfect. He has a purpose for each of us. He doesn’t care if you left, he wants you back. He doesn’t care if you have never stepped foot in a church, he wants your heart.
~Tom and Amber Myers
"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely form the water of life." Revelation 22:17