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New Members – Shaun & Lily Ramirez

written by on the topic of New Member Spotlight on January, 2009

Salvation Testimony

Shaun: Around November of 2004, I was invited to a church where I learned that I needed a relationship with Jesus Christ. I called on the Lord and asked Him to save me. Once I studied my Bible and came to an assurance of my salvation, life has never been the same. God led me to a fundamental Baptist church where they both believe and teach the Bible, and I have never looked back. The Bible is our only sourcebook of truth. We have nothing else to go by. Believers believe it all!

Lily: February of 1998

Date Baptized: Shaun was baptized on April 2, 2006, and Lily was baptized on August 27 of the same year.

Who invited you to attend NVBC?

Shaun heard about NVBC at a church he used to attend in another city, and he brought his wife to NVBC.

What does our church mean to you?

Shaun: It means that I have a great church home where my family and I can grow. I also appreciate being a part of a congregation that I believe is doctrinally and theologically sound. I could not be a part of a church that I believe to be unscriptural.

Lily: I have a safe place for my family to worship, grow in God’s Word, and fellowship with other believers.

Anniversary: January 20, 2007

Children: Christopher Ryan, 7 months

Favorite Bible Verse:

Shaun: I have many, but Galatians 1:10 seems to be the one that I quote the most and has been such a help to me. “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” We are called to follow Jesus Christ. Early in my Christian life, I had to choose to follow God instead of the teachings of men. I have reaped so many blessings in my life for continuing to follow and serve God and not man.

Lily: Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Hometown: We are both from San Jose, California.

Favorite Church Song

Shaun: Again, I have many; but I especially like “There’s Just Something About That Name” and “Saved by the Blood.”

Lily: “How Great Thou Art”

Additional Information

Shaun: I would just like to thank the congregation and staff and Pastor for all of the patience, love and kindness they have shown my family and me. We look forward to many great years being part of NVBC.

Lily: I would like to thank Pastor & his family, as well as all the people who have lovingly reach out to us and made us feel a part of this church family.

About the Author

Alvin Martinez is an Assistant Pastor at North Valley Baptist Church. He teaches the Lifeline Bible Class. He is a tremendous soloist and recently released a CD entitled I Stand Redeemed.

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