Nathanael Steinbart’s Testimony
I grew up in a Christian home. I have attended church since I was born. When I was five, during a service, I became convinced that I was a sinner and on my way to Hell. I went forward at the invitation with my dad and we went to another room with a deacon. There I was shown that Christ died for my sin and all I needed to do was to believe on Him. I trusted Christ that evening and I have never doubted my salvation. I know that Christ saved me. Several months later I was baptized. I was called to the ministry at a youth rally that I attended my senior year of high school.
Linette Steinbart’s Testimony
I was raised in a strong Christian home in Martinsville, IN. My father was the associate pastor of Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle for nineteen years of my life, and my family served faithfully there. My twin sister and I attended Tabernacle Christian School. My parents and I had an intense discussion about salvation one evening during my kindergarten year. The next day, after the Bible lesson, my teacher gave the class an invitation to talk to her about being saved. I went to talk to her at recess. I knew that I was a sinner, and that I could not save myself from sin’s punishment. I asked Jesus to come into my heart and save me. Even now, I remember the excitement I felt and the desire to tell others what had happened. Two years later, I was baptized into the membership of Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle, and I continue to grow in my knowledge of and love for my Lord as I serve Him faithfully there.
I have wanted to be a missionary for as long as I can remember. Before applying for my first mission trip in 2007, I prayed that the Lord would show me clearly whether foreign missions was His will for my life or not. That year He increased my burden for missions, and later narrowed it to orphan work. My husband and I are burdened for the country of Kenya, and look forward to the time when God will send us there full time.