Hi, I’m Kath and I’m an Occupational Therapist in Kirklees working with people who have Dementia. I have attended Cornerstone Church since 1988 and Paul and I got married in Café 139 in 1989! I enjoy playing the violin, cooking and baking.
I have lived in and around Brighouse since I was 2 years old, attending local schools. My mum and dad were Quakers and I was taken along to the Quaker Meeting every Sunday morning from birth! When I was about 11 or 12 there were very few young people at the Quaker Meeting and I had started attending a local youth group at Hipperholme Methodist Church.
On a ‘Weekend Away’ in Scarborough it became clear to me from listening to some of the young people that they believed Jesus was real and he clearly made a difference to the way they lived their life. This intrigued me and I was keen to get to know them better and find out more about them and about Jesus. Over the next 2-3 years, a group of us started to meet together and we literally talked about ‘life, the universe and everything’.
Over a period of time I was becoming more and more convinced about the truth and the reality of God. I began to understand that He loved me, even though I had lived totally selfishly, always putting myself first and living without any reference to Him who had given me so much. It was explained to me that when Jesus, God’s Son, died he was being punished instead of me for all the things that were wrong in my life so that God could, and would, forgive me. In May 1978, after listening to a talk at a young people’s gathering, I felt challenged to ask God to forgive me and trust my whole life into His hands. I prayed he’d be my friend and give me a whole new start.
MY QUESTION TO YOU: Do you have a real hope for the future for this life and beyond and are you certain of a place in heaven for eternity with God where there will be no more tears, mourning or pain? These things can be yours.