Family Testimonies

L.I.T. Changed Our Family by Holly Elkins 

I've been a Christian for many years and have done many Bible studies, but no study has been as life-changing as the L.I.T. curriculum! I learned more in teaching the first year L.I.T. Elkins Familycurriculum than I had most of my life. L.I.T. taught me who I am in Christ, how to know Him intimately, how to fight spiritual warfare, and how to live my life for Him in surrender.

As I studied and taught, God began to show me truths I had never been taught before. Nobody had ever discipled me after I'd initially prayed to ask Jesus in my heart. No one told me, "Hold on, it's going to be a bumpy ride because now you have an adversary that wants to kill, steal, and destroy you." But this curriculum did. I realized I'd been listening to Satan spew lies at me and tricking me into thinking it was God condemning me all of my Christian life. I lived in that condemnation. I truly believe this is how most Christians live. How sad is that? It's impossible to fight and live victoriously if you don't know there's a war waged against you and you have weapons to fight with.

L.I.T. taught me I'm made righteous by the blood of Jesus through Scripture reading and memorization. I began to see the world differently and began to fall deeply and madly in love with Jesus. My worldview completely flipped upside down as I began to see Truth and Life in the Word of God Most High and that His will for my life is to love Him and love others. It's truly that simple.

IMG 7273I began teaching my children these truths and pouring into them who God says they are, not the world. My daughter Jadyn was in Nehemiah Kids and learning these truths as well. At the age of 10, she went on her first L.I.T. mission trip and sought God and what He wanted from her. He told her to get face down and pray to Him and something good would happen the next day. The next day, Jadyn led a girl to Christ! Since that mission trip, Jadyn has been growing in her faith and has been on three more L.I.T. mission trips, one church mission trip to Mexico, and three international mission trips with Awe Star Ministries. She is 15 years old and deeply loves Jesus and loves others.

It all started with L.I.T. I'm so thankful this program was introduced to us. I'm so overwhelmed at the goodness of the Lord. I praise God for L.I.T. and the many wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ I've met and grown to love as family! My husband has taught and grown as a Christian with L.I.T. My son is starting 5th grade L.I.T. this fall after two years of Nehemiah Kids. This program is an intrinsic part of discipleship, starting from very young to obviously adult if people are open and willing to allow God to awaken the soldier within.

Taste and see that the Lord is good, put on your armor of God, and MOVE! God is always working—we need only to know Him, seek Him, and follow His lead.

L.I.T. Has Been a Big Part of Our Family
L.I.T. has been a big part of our family ever since my oldest daughter was an L.I.T. six years ago. That year, my entire family went on the mission trip with her. We witnessed the Holy Spirit Poseys01moving upon the L.I.T.s that year and knew God was calling us to be involved with L.I.T. Two years later, my second daughter was an L.I.T. By then, weekly L.I.T. training, going on the L.I.T. Mission Trip every summer, and telling people about Jesus had become part of our family culture. The kids loved it, and we were thrilled that they were excited about following and serving Jesus. In 2012, our mission trip was here in Fort Worth. I asked everyone in my family if they wanted to join me and stay at the church all week and be totally on mission. They said that they would come to my ministry site and help out but they didn’t want to stay. Not the answer I wanted, but I believed that if God wanted them there, He would call them. The morning of the mission trip as I was packing, my oldest daughter said she felt that God wanted her to go and stay all week. I told her to get ready, and she was packed before I was. My other two children approached me and said they felt they needed to be there as well. That week my entire family stayed at the church and was on mission all week—not because their dad told them to but because they wanted to serve King Jesus. Everyone in my family led someone to Jesus that week, my wife, my two daughters (ages 15 and 13), and even my 9-year-old son. As a father, I have never been more proud of my children. If you want to see your family culture change to loving and serving Jesus, take your children to L.I.T. and help out as an adult. You may actually be the one getting the training.