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I grew up in a Christian household and attended the family church religiously throughout my childhood. I always considered myself a believer even though I didn’t quite know what it meant to be one. Salvation had been taught to us as a “golden ticket”, where we could live a life of sin and still be accepted into God’s Kingdom of Heaven. It wasn’t until my early 20s that I learned differently.
In Junior High School, my close friend had passed away in an ATV accident. His death was hard to bear, and being a 12-
It was November of 2008 when my eyes were really opened to my sinful ways. After the passing of a teenaged lady, Stina, I finally answered God’s call to come back and serve Him. Sadly, it wasn’t until her funeral that I realized how much I needed to have Christ in my life. I felt like I wasted years of my life running and hiding from God, living in fear of sin… Stina lived for Christ and at age 16 was ready to go home. I felt ashamed at that moment, looking in the mirror at my life and seeing the sinner I was. Thankfully, the truth was spoken on that day and my heart listened. My faith was reestablished shortly after the service, with the help of Pastor John and for the first time I felt saved. God really started to work in my life in the days to follow and my business started to become a Christ-
In the years to come, God put the right people in my life to council and to ask more of me. New challenges arose. Memorizing and reading scripture become a new task, and sharing it with others became a task as well. It wasn’t until the summer of 2011 that a friend shared about having a lasting and growing relationship with Christ. His words followed another tragic event, in which my wife’s best friend was killed in a car accident. Kailey’s passing added another heartbreak to the community.
At her funeral, people heard about salvation for the first time, and numerous people came to Christ in the days to follow. One of the most revealing experiences of my life was walking into her parent’s house and seeing her parents sharing the word of God and praying with her friends. Even in their grief they passed their love, and the word of God unto the heartbroken. The words in red stuck with me and I desired to grow in faith and to become more like Christ -
In October of 2010, I met the Godly woman that would become my future spouse. Together, Sandra and I have been growing in God’s word and ministry. On Dec. 29, we were joined in marriage. God has been the center of our relationship and will continue to be the center of our marriage. Today, I am branching out my faith through Facebook and on my company’s website. The verses below are some of the building blocks of my faith and my ministry. 1 Timothy 4:12 -
My testimony does not end here. I continue to grow in the things of Christ and pray that my ministry will grow and show the truth of Christ as well – Cory Speh, owner and founder of Speh Custom Knives.
The words in red stuck with Speh
Cory Speh, Maynard, MN