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Jim Mcdermott

"This Little Light of Mine Im Gonna make It Shine"

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
male, age 86
single, 3 children
Speaks: english
Joined Mar 22, 2008

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   I was born Glasgow 1931 my home was loving if poor in common with area in which I lived . I never knew anything more it was normal yet compared to others we  were rich as dad was working in the 30s that was something.  I was loved with my three brothers and secure in that love.
  We moved  from being evacuees in the  Country with mother to escape the bombsin the towns  dad was working as baker essencial trade so  during world war 2 my dad got us a house in nicer part of town.   Before ,in old home it was gas light we had.  In our new home we still had no inside toilet or hot running water but at least we had electricty. .

I remember the bombs dropping in nearby clydebank the search lights at other end of our  street the huddling together with neighbours in close mouth of our tenement,  the passageway all reinforced with sandbags and wooden pillars  I remember the guns firing at the enemy planes, We survived,  many in Clydebank perished.

 I remember the celebrations in the streets as war came to an end I was 14 then gas masksnow  a thing of the Past  a danger we had all been  aware of even the baby had one in shape of Micky mouse if memory serves me right ,my brother fitted inside it..

 I remember the music and dancing outside my window in that red sandstone tenement celebrating end of the war   I remember my first job aged 14 years working 45 hour week then as a apprentice baker at age 16  at my dads trade as baker.

   Time and space prevents me filling in all details of my then young life but yes it was happy household  I hiked and camped and  cycled round Scotland then into Europe during holidays and then to Canada as emigrant aged 21 my parents supported all of us children all the time.

  My young brother became a Christian aged 16 he was on his own   A  lone voice as far as his family were concerned re the Christian faith I came back from Canada  after two years then couple years later got married and settled down yet again in very poor part of city where our first child was born.

  It was then my parents both became Christian A story of Gods amazing Grace to my family.   In 1961 a young American came to Glasgow  his Name Billy Graham,  that  was  the second link in a chain of events that led me to faith in Jesus Christ the first link was  Reading a bible given to me by mom after I was married. forthe  first time one night before I went to work  God spoke directly to my heart that night  in the quietness of my own home my wife was in bed as were the children  I walking to my new job, in a new town with all mod cons (another story) my alter was  was a clump of trees where I stopped and said  " God If You Are There ?  please, Help Me " He answered and sent his servant Billy Graham that young Evangelist from USA to Glasgow from Birmingham for one Saturday  afternoon only to home of Famous Glasgow Rangers . It was July 1961 I seem to recollect it  was  in fact a few days after my encounter with God and my cry for help at 11.45 that  night at the clump of trees  before I went to nightshift as baker. 

Do Billy Graham Converts last ?  was the cry way back then, well they do, I testify to that to day 47 years later my brother who was first in our house to become Christian at 16 years of age went to the Lord in 2006 he had cancer  aged 70 but as he lived so he died full of faith in his Saviour .My other brother the youngest  was saved at my dads death bed in 1966 dads also wrote his own epitaph before he died  also full of faith and the Holy Spirit  "Heaven is MY Goal not the grave" wrritten on piece of paper handed to us by nurses that evening after he died found on his personal possesions

 .   Mom is now 102 and still rejoicing in her Saviour to day  Augest 2008 just waiting untill He calls her home to Glory.My dear wife went home to the Lord in 2004suffering from COPD for many years yet uncomplaining,
  Thats story of my life and my family .what is yours?  We make preparations of one kind or another every day of our lives what preparation are you making not for this life only but for the Life  To Come.  its decission time now .  In my favourite saying I said " Its Grace That Leads To Glory"
That Grace is for all who read the word of this testement to day ,  find  YOUR Alter find YOUR  clump of trees and cry " HELP ME LORD PLEASE' from your inermost being . He will answer you  I declare  to you this day "for He is not far from anyone of us for, In Him we Live and Move and Have Our very Being" words uttered at the very beginning of the Christian Church after the Holy Spirit Came down at Pentecost as in ACTS by the Lords servant  at just after 9 oclock in the Morning 2000 years ago May it be so for all who read this to day. May The Lord Bless All who Read this.

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Hometown Glasgow 
Birthday Sept 21, 1931  
Languages english  
About Me Quiet,Unassuming,Friendly, Committed Christian,
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions baptist, christian  
Eating Habits try to eat healthy  
Wild Fact About Me Nothing very wild Im normal ?
My Philosophy Still Thinking About It
What Gives Me Hope My Faith In Jesus Christ As Saviour
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Get Myself In right Relationship With God
What/who changed my life and why Reading Bible first time at age of 31 week later Billy Graham Came to Glasgow I went and surrended my life to Jesus Christ and My life has never been same since.
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, intolerance, injustice, hypocrisy, cruelty, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt a child  
Passions traveling, my friends, my family, music, LIFE!!!  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth  
What Scares Me I choose Love instead  
Role Models Jesus Christ  
Quotation Its Grace That Leads To Glory
Interests reading, Travel/Adventure, internet  
Books spirituality, The Secret Life of Plants, true stories, the Bible, Any books about ANGELS  
Music oldies, Easy listening, country, christian  
Movies Sound of Music, Bill And Bill Again Starring Micky Roony, Forrest Gump  
TV Shows Discovery Channel, history channel  
Favorite Foods fruit, ice cream, bread, salad, salmon, lasagna  
Favorite Places nature, england, parks, rivers, lakes, mountains, canada, scotland, home  
Can't Live Without friends and family, God's grace, internet, water, peace, sunshine, air, car, books, family, freedom  
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