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Covering Testimony: Rachel Ernst

Head Covering Testimonies

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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Covering Testimony: Bonnie Larsen

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Name: Bonnie Jean Larsen | Age: 39 | Location: Cloquet, Minnesota | Starting Covering: Spring 2013



Covering Testimony: Bonnie Larsen

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

I am a home school mom to two brilliant teenage boys. I am married to an amazing man who is a wonderful leader and makes me smile everyday. We share our home with two reptiles, a corn snake and a Russian tortoise, and two Great Danes. (And, yes, that means a lot of hair and dog drool.) I enjoy creating art, crocheting, making soap, and playing the harp. I absolutely love doing anything together with my family whether it’s playing games, watching movies, or running K5’s.

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

I attend River of Life, a small non-denominational church. No one there practices head covering other than me; however, the pastor feels that it is biblically based and allows freedom of conscience in the matter. Read more

Covering Testimony: Angela Dekker

Head Covering Testimonies

Name: Angela Dekker | Age: 19 | Location: Toronto, Canada | Starting Covering: April 2015



Covering Testimony: Angela Dekker

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello! I am a 2nd year University student. I have completed a year of Bible College and have gone on two missions trips. I have a great heart for serving believers and nonbelievers. It is my hope and dream to lift up and encourage believers within Canada and across borders to grow even deeper into our Saviour.

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

I started attending an independent Church this last spring that is very much like the Brethren denomination. Almost every woman covers her head in church with a mantilla, scarf, hat, or head wrap style. It’s not mandatory for women to cover their head if they’re only casually attending. However, If you want to become a member head covering is one of their imperative beliefs. Read more

Covering Testimony: Judith Batchelor

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Name: Judith BatchelorAge: 53Location: Ballarat, AustraliaStarted Covering: A little over a year ago.


Covering Testimony: Judith Batchelor

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hi everyone my name is Judith. My husband Mark and I own a catering business and we have three children, two step children, and six grandchildren–hoping for more. I enjoy craft, mostly spinning, crochet, knitting, etc. I also have a desire to live a simple life and provide a good healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. My biggest desire is to glorify God through all of the above.

For the first eight years of my life I was a MK (Missionary Kid) along with my four siblings and then a PK (Preachers Kid) for the rest. I had good grounding in doctrine and became a Christian in my teenage years.

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

I go to Heritage Baptist Church which is an independent Baptist Church. Our church does not practice head covering so up to a couple of months ago I was the only one who wore a head covering. A new family arrived who believed in head covering so I’m not alone anymore.

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Pastoral Testimony (Patrick Smith)

Pastoral Testimonies

Patrick Smith

1) Please introduce yourself and the church you pastor.

My name is Patrick Smith and I’m one of the teaching elders (pastors) at Upper Room Community Church in Chula Vista, California. We’re a small Christian church that believes that the Bible is the word of God and that Jesus is our Living Head.

2) Tell us how you came to believe that head covering is a timeless symbol for today.

Like most Christians in North America I’d learned to dismiss 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 as “cultural”. But about three years ago through Gospel Fellowships I began to be exposed to brothers and sisters that believed head covering was for today. So when I studied 1 Corinthians 11 to teach our small house church I was a little more open. When I got to “because of the angels” (1 Cor 11:10) it stopped me in my tracks.  It was as if the Holy Spirit highlighted that verse as I realized for the first time that there is nothing cultural about the Angels. From there I saw that Paul made other timeless arguments from the creation order, the authority structure in Gods kingdom, and nature.
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