Hello, my name is Deirdre. I was brought up in a Christian home and from aÂ very young age I was taught about God and learned the bible stories. I knewÂ that He loved and cared for me and that I was special to Him.Â As I got older I began to want the Holy Spirit that God offered and that JesusÂ made available through His death and resurrection. I kept asking in prayerÂ and eventually I did speak in the wonderful spirit language, and I was thenÂ baptised in the ocean. When I came up out of the waters I felt clean and lightÂ â€“ as though I had been carrying a very heavy burden and I was so joyfullyÂ happy :)Â Growing up in Jesus I soon learned that I needed to have my ownÂ relationship with Him and not rely on my parents. Continuing in prayer andÂ reading the Word of God He has taught me and kept me through many trials.Â When, at times, I wandered off the path away from Him, He would patientlyÂ but firmly draw me back. It has been some 38 years now. He has never leftÂ me, always present giving comfort, direction, strength, wisdom, patience andÂ hope. I have an autistic son which has been quite challenging but my GodÂ has helped me in every way in every difficult situation and has provided forÂ my son when there seemed to be no help available â€“ He â€˜parted the watersâ€™Â and made a way just like the people of Israel through the Red Sea. Life canÂ be rough but my God always provides an answer and a way to get throughÂ and always things work out for good! He is a God of restoration!Â I look forward for His coming, the Word talks about Jesusâ€™ return when HeÂ will set up His kingdom on this earth. It will be wonderful, a kingdom of loveÂ and peace and justice and I am so grateful that He has chosen me myÂ husband and my children to be a part of it.