FC: My Confirmation Journey
1: Shelby Purl My Faith Story Confirmation 2010 Hillside Methodist Church
2: I was named Shelby by my Dad because he had just seen Steal Magnolias and liked the sound of Shelby. | Shelby | Steal Magnolias
3: I first went to a Episcopalian church in Lake Mary. | I am currently attending Hillside Methodist Church!!! 8) | My First Church Memory My first church memory is when we were told the week before at Sunday School was to dress nicely for next week. | My first church memory I came to church in a frilly dress and we went into the adult sermon. Then we saw a newborn baby being baptized. | My Church History
4: Baptism!!! | Me and my brother were baptized together. | March 7, 2003
5: St. Peters Episcopal Church | I was baptized here. | I was baptized by him. | My Mom and Godmother were there, but whether my Dad was there is still being decided between them.
6: My Favorite Church Experiences | At my old church we had the chance to earn this bible by doing community service and other good things. I was the first one to get my bible.
7: I helped clean the church up by painting the benches and cleaning the nurseries. | I lit a candle for my grandfather. After he passed and as everyone was leaving I was still praying and then the sun shone through the glass mural and shone on me and I looked at Jesus shepherding his sheep.
8: God | I see god coming towards me in white robes with a golden belt. His hands are open as if to embrace me with his eyes sparkling as we both walk on clouds laughing joyously. | He speaks with a mighty voice as the wind ruffles his shoulder length brown hair. He has a warm golden glow around him that is filled with happiness. He is beautiful and he loves me.
9: Confirmation Memories | Even though this is my only year in Confirmation at Hillside Methodist Church I have some awesome memories. | The Ride is one of my best memories ever. | The time Ben was blind-folded and he had to come to my voice when everyone was still shouting. | The Big Wheel races.
10: The Sunday after my great grandfather died I went to church and after the sermon lit a candle for him. I stayed after everyone left and my mom outside waiting for me praying. Then the light shone through a stain glass window and it shone right on me. I stared at Jesus shepherding his sheep.
11: My Personal Profession of Faith | .I have asked Jesus into my heart but I didn't really accept him. until January 2, 2010 when we had an after school confirmation class. | Until January 2, 2010 when we had an after school confirmation class. | I have always been taught to believe in God and Jesus.
12: Me in God's Story | We are moving to Jacksonville so when an old women was looking at my bedroom she saw the ten commandments that I had hung up on my wall. As she was leaving she saw the stressed face of Ms. Robyn. | She came back the next day and gave a card to Ms. Robyn that said she had seen my ten command mets and known that we were Christian and wanted Ms. Robyn to know that God was with her. | (There is much more to come)
13: My Testimony
14: I've always gone to church. Maybe not every Sunday, but my mom would take me. I never really heard what they were saying. I mean I understood and I believed that Jesus had done everything, but I never accepted him.
15: My mom had been diagnosed as Bipolar as my parents got divorced. About a month before my tenth birthday she had an episode.
16: I was picked up from school by my godmother, Donna. She didn't tell me anything until we got to the house where I started balling at night she came in and we prayed then she told me how God was going to make everything alright. I believed her and really started to love Christ. That night my Grandma got me after driving down from Georgia and took me home. My mother recovered and a month later I moved up to live with my father.
17: Donna and her husband
19: Dedications | This is my first and only year of confirmation at Hillside methodist Church. I have my step mom to thank for that for signing me up. I would also like to thank Ben Vickrey for being my friend and staying with me throughout this wonderful journey. | My mentor, Pat Robinson, and her husband for inspiring me and giving me a sense of family. Ms. Kate you are awesome and amazing. The Lord is very proud of you as am I for bringing us young people to him in a fun majestic way.