November 30, 2017
Daniel Troyer’s Testimony
Hi, my name is Daniel Troyer. I was born and raised Amish and lived in Heuvelton, New York until I turned eighteen. I was never a member of the Amish church, mostly because I felt no hope and did not understand their ways.
At age eighteen, I decided to leave my family and my culture behind, so I contacted my brother John, who lived in Ohio and asked if he would come and pick me up. In May of 2017, John, his wife Katie and my sister Anna drove nine hours one way and brought me back to Ohio.
In June, I moved in with Joe and Esther Keim. One of the requirements for living with Joe and Esther is that we have to do a Bible Study once a week. I was amazed at how much I learned from our Bible Studies.
The more studies we had, the more interested I became in knowing God. Back when I was Amish I had no hope, and nobody could give me answers. But now, suddenly, I was finding out that the Bible had many answers to my questions.
On August 17th of this year, Joe asked me to come upstairs, and we sat down in his office. He said, Daniel, if the Bible said you can know for sure that you have everlasting life, would you believe it? I replied, if the Bible said it, I’d have to believe it. We turned to 1 John 5:13 where John wrote, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..." It was so clear, and so opposite of what I had been taught growing up.
After that, we turned to the Book of Romans. Once again, my eyes were opened as we studied my sinful condition before a Holy God and my need to trust Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of all my sin. That same night, August the 17th, I called upon the name of the Lord, and He saved me. Later, we had a Bible study on baptism. When we got done with that study, I realized my need for baptism. Today, I am getting baptized for two reasons: (1) Jesus commanded it, and (2), I desire to please the Lord and follow His teachings.
I am excited as I continue my journey and would ask that all of you would pray for me.
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