HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TALK JESUS FORUMS! On February 9th, 2004 TalkJesus.com began from a simple ignited passion on my heart by GOD to start an online Christian community as an outreach to people worldwide, both believers and unbelievers alike. The simple sole purpose has always been and always will be to edify the body of Christ and to reach the souls that have yet to receive Christ as Lord & Savior. We've been here to answer questions, pray together, share testimonies and naturally have discussions over various topics. For sake of of keeping the community close knit and well organized as far as the member-base goes, I have a few times over the past 10 years pruned inactive members that although registered, never made a single post. As of now, we have over 9,000 members. Technically without any pruning, we would probably have well over 30,000 members. MODERATORS: To my past and present moderators, I want to personally thank you for your sacrificial efforts to support this ministry, the community for GOD's purpose and helping others grow spiritually as well. You are crucial to this community and I know I could not have done it without your support and kind hearts. I give you my gratitude and full appreciation for your volunteer work. You've never failed and have always respected my vision and my desire to make this the best Christian online community that can be found. A safe-haven also for those who have not yet believed in Christ but had questions to ask, and they came here freely and openly asking. You have shown support and honor for this community. Thank you sincerely and wholeheartedly! MEMBERS: I am glad you are here, and you are the reason why this site was created in the first place. It's about you, the body of Christ and "those seeking" as the motto goes. We love you, I love you and I'm honored to serve you and support you in your spiritual growth. Never a perfect man, but only a brother in Christ wanting to see souls saved and those saved, to grow intimately with Him. You are awesome and a blessing to our community. Thank you for being here, thank you for supporting the ministry and thank you for sharing it with others as well! My goal also has been to have a community that is absolutely well laid out, feature rich, friendly, free of advertisement and clutter and simply an enriching, enjoyable place to be online. I continue to strive for this and continue to improve and refresh the site as much as the Lord enables me to. I'm honored to do this, I enjoy and love what I do and I'm humbled by His mercies to choose me to do what I've done the past 10 years. I've learned so much from everyone here, it's surreal. I've grown so much with the help of so many that I've opened up to and have been immeasurably blessed more than any "thank you" could express. But to say the least, THANK YOU ALL! We push forth and continue the good race as Paul says. It all boils down to love, Jesus Christ and the hope/redemption we have in Him. No other name, no other place for salvation and eternal joy. [HIGHLIGHTER]Only Jesus.[/HIGHLIGHTER] Remember that what you do for GOD is never too small or too big. It's never insignificant. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way 24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand. Isaiah 40:31 But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. In closing, thank You JESUS! Mini Survey / Testimonies... How has Talk Jesus changed your life? Have you met or made new friends, pen-pals through this community? Did you come to a relationship with Jesus through this community's support? Do you find Talk Jesus to be a great place to seek help, prayer support and online fellowship? Feel free to post your testimony here about how this community has helped you grow spiritually and more intimately with Jesus!