Well I thought being a new year and all, that I’d finally write something and say hey to you all. So as this section is entitled ‘telling our stories”, here’s mine…
I grew up in a catholic family, and went to catholic schools but I got saved when I was 18, at a Kenneth Copeland Believers Convention, and God has been a massive part of my life ever since.
My Dad first introduced me to faith when I was about 15. After my parents split up, he got right into the Word and I thank God that he still is because he is about the only person in my life that I can talk about faith with and who understands what I mean.
I didn’t start seeing guys until I was 24, but it was more to do with hanging out with my straight mates and wishing that I was hetrosexual than anything to do with my faith. I dated a few girls, I got engaged to one and then we travelled over to the UK but we split up soon after getting there. I knew I’d always kind of liked guys and had messed around with a couple at school, so since I was on the other side of the world and none of my family or friends were around to judge me, I decided to give the gay thing a try. I remember sitting on the steps of my flat in the U.K. thinking I’ll give this a go for a year and see if it works for me, funny. but thats how I thought. Its been 7 years now and I’m still a gay guy.
I guess my story is a little bit different because I’ve never been a part of a real bible based church. I tried going to one church for a while and it was great, but then the questions started coming up like “so why arent you married” and I ended up leaving before they had the chance to reject me. ( or the chance to accept me either, I just didnt have the balls to hang around and find out which way it would go)
To be honest though, I really wish I could be part of a church. I’ve got loads of great friends and have a really fun life but I would love to make some christian friends and I’d love to have a relationship with a gay christian guy but I gotta tell you on all my travels, I am yet to meet any!
I’ve had long term relationships with a few guys who have been gorgeous, sweet, awesome people, and they are still really good friends of mine, but I have always wondered what it would be like to be with someone where we are able to pray together, go to church together and share each other’s lives in Christ. That just sounds like heaven to me.
All of my friends know that I’m “a god botherer” (I actually like that term) and they listen to my opinions on things but still, its a pretty lonely place to be. For the last 14 years, my faith walk has just been me and Jesus and I get my word fix through praying, reading the bible and downloading sermons and listening to them on my IPOD. God’s done some awesome things in my life and I’m so thankful I walk with him but it would just be good to know there are some other people out there who are my age and like me in that way.
I guess that’s what brought me here. If anyone knows of a church that they think I might like in Brisbane, I’d love to hear about it. I also travel to Melbourne for work a week out of every month so one down there would be cool to try too.
Anyways, thats about it so thanks for listening 🙂