Featured Blogger for This Week’s First Stop on Tour

Songdove Books - Jim Hughes

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for, “A Year In Prayer With Jesus”!

We are pleased to feature Jim Hughes today!  He shares his testimony with us below:

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Except for my early teen years, I have always been in church.  I can still remember going to the altar nearly every Sunday convinced that I wasn’t right with the Lord.  As I look back on those years, I am so thankful that the Lord meant so much to me that I wanted to be right with Him, even then.  During my early teen years my parents quit going to church for a while, which meant that the rest of us did too.  After a couple of years the Lord used a church bus ministry to get me connected with a youth group.  It was in my senior year of high school during a Spring revival meeting that the Lord drew me to the altar once again.  It was there that I knew that I would be devoting the rest of my life in some type of Christian ministry.  During my second year of college, again during revival meetings, the Lord again took me to the altar.  It was there that He confirmed in my call into the ministry.

As I look back over the past 40 years, I am more amazed today at God’s goodness, grace and mercy than I ever was.  It is a mystery to me why and how our Lord has allowed me to be used of Him to build up the kingdom.  I am so unworthy to be called His child, let alone do what I do.  I am so thankful that the Lord is patient with me.  I am far from being who I know I could and should be in Christ, but I am growing and becoming.  I love the Lord today more than I ever thought possible and I am anxiously awaiting that day in which He will call me home.  Until that day comes, I am determined to do my best to honor and glorify Him in all that I do.

Songdove Books - Jim HughesMy name is Jim Hughes.  I am a retired pastor and now author.  I was born and raised in IN, but have lived in IA for almost 40 years.  I graduated in 1970 from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN with a B.A. in pastoral studies.  I first met my wife on the college campus in 1969 and we were married in 1973.  We have two adult children who are married, a 14 yr. old son still at home, and two granddaughters.  I am ordained in the Churches of God, General Conference.  Most of my ministry has been in bi-vocational churches.  My book, C Through Marriage, was published in 2009 through Tate Publishing & Enterprises.

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Today’s FREE download can be accessed here:  
http://songdove.fa-ct.com/stuff/YPWJ/YPWJ-day96.pdf
Be sure to stop by Jim’s blog on date as he hosts the next stop on this virtual book tour on July 2nd!

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