Say hello…My name is Jerry Rose Johnson
Where are you from? I live in Santa Cruz, California
What led you to join Connect? My Pastor at Regeneration Church, which is tele-hosting it in our sanctuary.
How do you hope to participate? We live in a world in which it is becoming harder to make meaningful connections, and this is a wonderful opportunity to participate in good constructive Q&A’s and at the same time build our faith as the Body of Christ. We’re probably needing to brush up on apologetics as never before. At least I know I am. As a grandmother, I’ve lived long enough to see Christianity, which was once valued as a cultural-touchstone, even in non-churched homes, to now be marginalized. This has caused great harm, especially to our young people, who voice their fears of facing a ‘bleak’ future. Fear seems to be the over-arching feeling these days, and we know that God is never the author of fear. I pray to be able to continue to give an answer for the hope that is in me, as the next generation grabs the evangelism-baton. God, in His mercy, has allowed all of us to live in this, His-divine-timeline for His purpose alone. And, I am convinced that one candle of light in the blackest of nights will pierce that darkness to help keep us on the right path, step by step, and prayerfully bring others along…to the glory of God.