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Covering Testimony: Vian Elisabeth

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Name: Vian Elisabeth | Age: 23 | Location: Norway | Starting Covering: Summer 2014



Vian Elisabeth

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

I am a Norwegian, the oldest of my siblings. I work as a teacher and assistant at a Christian school, while studying Bible Translation. I came to know the Lord in the end of 2013, and since then I’ve had only one goal in life – to live a life set apart for the Lord and His work. I love reading missionary biographies, playing the piano, singing, doing embroidery, knitting, as well as cooking!

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice headcovering there?

I attend a conservative Lutheran congregation in Norway. It’s a wonderful congregation with many faithfull believers. A few other women there practice head covering, which is great.

3) What led you to start covering?

I’d never given headcovering much thought before. It was when I became a true Christian and read through the Bible for the first time with my “eyes opened” that the words of 1 Corinthians 11 stood out to me. The Bible convinced me, as well as reading that this has been the common Christian practice throughout history. Read more

Covering Testimony: Marie Valle

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Name: Marie Valle | Age: 27 | Location: Alexandria, Pennsylvania | Starting Covering: Sept 2015



Marie Valle Covering Testimony

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello everyone. My name is Marie. After meeting and marrying the love of my life at our Assembly of God undergraduate college, I followed my husband on his journey to reformed Christianity during his years in seminary. A few months after he graduated, with a newborn in tow, we moved hundreds of miles from family and friends to a church that called Angelo to be their pastor in Alexandria, Pennsylvania. We’ve been in Alexandria for almost three years now and have since added another baby to the mix. I’m a stay-at-home mom to Jonathan (3) and Eliana (almost 1), along with all the responsibilities that come with being the pastor’s wife in a small county church. I love to cook & bake, especially with my son, tickle my daughter and watch lame superhero shows with my husband. Read more

Covering Testimony: Jess W.

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Name: Jess W. | Age: 25 | Location: Hagerstown, Maryland | Starting Covering: Aug 2014



Covering Testimony: Jess W

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hi I’m Jess! I have been happily married for 7 years. The Lord has blessed us with two lovely children so far. We are a homeschooling family living on a farm in beautiful western Maryland. In January 2009 I was drawn into saving union with Jesus Christ and since that time I have sought by God’s grace, to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The Bible became my guide in every area of life and I seek to please the Lord in all I do and say.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice headcovering there?

We are currently attending a PCA Presbyterian Church in the area and hope to pursue membership soon! At the time I began covering my husband and I were also in the process of finding a church family. We began attending conservative Brethren and Mennonite churches (where the women cover) for the past two years but just recently found that the Lord is leading us elsewhere due to differences in doctrinal beliefs. We have been praying that the Lord will direct our steps and believe we have finally found a local church we can call home. Currently I am the only woman there who practices head covering. It used to bother me at first, but I know the Lord in His mercy and grace has the power to convict others just like He did to me. Jesus Christ is Who saves us, not our outward appearance. When we get too focused on outward appearance sometimes we tend to forget that head covering, although very biblical, is not about salvation or how holy and righteous we are. I do believe a true Christian will want to study out scripture though and it’s not something to be easily dismissed. Read more

Covering Testimony: Kristi Bothur

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Name: Kristi Bothur | Age: 45 | Location: Columbia, SC | Starting Covering: February 2015



Covering Testimony: Kristi Bothur

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Kristi Bothur. I am 45 years old, and the wife of a bivocational pastor. My husband and I have been married for thirteen years, and we have two children, ages 7 and 3, as well as five we will meet in Heaven whom we lost during pregnancy. In addition to our church ministry, we have a ministry called Naomi’s Circle that reaches out to other parents going through pregnancy or infant loss. We also homeschool, and I write on my own blog called “This Side of Heaven,” as well as two collaborative ones: one for pregnancy after loss and one that is a local moms blog.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice headcovering there?

I attend two churches, both Southern Baptist. My husband is the pastor of South Beltline Baptist Church, a small, older inner city church. Until recently, our children were the only ones there, and so we are also active members of Spring Valley Baptist, a larger church that we have attended since we got married. I do not know of any others who practice headcovering at either church. Read more

Covering Testimony: Rachel Ernst

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Name: Rachel Ernst | Age: 25 | Location: Seoul, South Korea | Starting Covering: January 28, 2015



Rachel Ernst

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Rachel Ernst and I am a newlywed army wife living in South Korea.  I come from South Carolina but spent my last two years in the US nannying in Washington, DC, where I met my husband, Richard.  I studied History and Music in college, and am currently pursuing a Masters in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary online, while also working part time at a remote editing job.  I grew up in the church, but began to grow rapidly in my faith in high school and college.  I took a year off in college and spent six months of that year serving at a Gospel-teaching school for beggar girls in South Asia, an experience which changed my life forever.  I have a heart for Muslim women, and love seeing them liberated and empowered by the love of Christ.

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