Making the jump


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    Date
    17 March 2015
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    The chance to have a home cooked meal was a great help for making the initial jump, as student food at our flat was as bad as you might think!

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    I am from a non-practising Christian family - Christmas, Christenings, weddings and funerals were as much church as we did. But I have always felt there was a god and that there was a need to know more.

    And I’ve always had an inherent feeling that there was a right direction for my life.

    When I went to uni I had an opportunity to go to Alpha. Also the chance to have a home cooked meal was a great help for making the initial jump, as student food at our flat was as bad as you might think!

    Alpha answered a lot of questions and I started going to a local church.

    Eight years on I have not looked back. There have been many little changes – life-view, priorities and how I spend my time. There has been a difference in life itself since becoming a practising Christian. If nothing else, just feeling that there is more.

    I now know what that feeling I had was – and I also feel there is much more that I am yet to see.

    Dave Bond is a regular church-goer in our diocese

    Alpha is a popular, no-strings series of group conversations with other people who are curious about Christianity. Find out more at

    www.alpha.org

    Contemplate now

    What ways of exploring ‘faith’ appeal to you?

    Could you share them with other people?

    What does that feeling mean to you – that there is more yet to see?

    Meditate today

    What answers do you find yourself relying on today?