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Covering Testimony: Raiza Anastacio

Name: Raiza AnastacioAge: 25Location: Trondheim, NorwayStarted Covering: Aug 23/14

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Raiza Anastacio and I’m from the Philippines. I’m still single and have been working as an “au pair” (babysitter) in Europe for four years now. I come from a very small, peaceful, stress free family where there’s no screaming or fighting. My family are devoted Roman Catholics. I came to know our Lord Jesus Christ last year here in Norway.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.

I go to Trondheim International Church and it’s really a blessing from God. I am so grateful that God has brought me there. There’s unity and happiness in all the members of T.I.C.. I have met people from different countries (Ukraine, Malaysia and Vietnam) and have became friends with them. They really helped me to know their culture and to know more about God. Our pastor (Robin Bassam) is very patient and committed to protecting and helping his “flock” as he calls us, to grow more in faith. Read more

Pastoral Testimony: Robin Bassam

1) Please introduce yourself and the church you pastor.

My name is Robin Bassam and I was born in London, England. I was saved in 1970 at the age of 25 in an Evangelical Free Church. In 1974 I received a call from the Lord to serve Him in Norway. I came to Norway in 1983 and served the Lord in Northern Norway for many years. Seven years ago we started Trondheim International Church, which is an English speaking non-denominational church. We started with about 12 friends and we have grown to between 35 and 40 Christian believers. Our church has members from England, Norway, Canada, Romania, the Ukraine, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Ghana and the Philippines.

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

I was saved in an Evangelical Free Church which was a Reformed Calvinist Church. The Pastor believed in Head Covering and about half the ladies wore a Head Covering (mainly hats). The first four or five churches I pastored had a number of ladies who covered their heads. Since then none of the churches I have pastored practiced Head Coverings. At Elim Bible College (a Pentecostal Bible College in England) I was involved in a debate on Head Covering from 1 Corinthians 11 where I found myself defending Head Covering. It was not a subject that gripped me but I found myself defending not Head Covering itself, but the right for a lady to choose to cover her head if she desires. Afterwards a number of ladies (not men) thanked me for defending their right to cover their heads if they chose to. I gradually came to see that 1 Corinthians 11 is very clear in its teaching. Any new convert reading it would take it as a timeless command of God for ladies to cover their heads in all public worship meetings. Read more

Covering Testimony: Carlie Bunch

Name: Carlie BunchAge: 24Location: Norman, OKStarted Covering: July 2014

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello! My name is Carlie. I’m a Holistic Health Coach, specializing in pre-preg, maternity, and postpartum wellness, as well as what I call “little life ruiners”.. I’ve been living a vegan lifestyle for about a year and a half as my own journey to a healthier body. I started getting even closer to God when I did this because I started a garden and got to see nature happen before my eyes. It really helped me admire how beautiful and creative He is! One of my dreams is to ‘dance among the stars’.. Not literally, but I hope that in heaven I can worship Him while being amazed at the wonder of the universe He created! I’m a cat lover and I feel a serious heart-string for women in the sex industry…

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.

I recently began going to Antioch Community Church for the second time. I left for a few years when I moved, but it’s been on my heart to go back since I moved back to Norman. I went back for the first time just recently, actually. That is the church where I met Jesus. They loved me when there was nothing lovable about me. They saw my brokenness and spoke God’s truth over me, they spoke identity over me, and they accepted me as their sister. They have a huge heart for evangelism, missions, and loving the lost in general. Read more

Covering Testimony: Donna McLeod

Name: Donna McLeodAge: 45Location: Chesapeake, VirginiaStarted Covering: May 2014

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

I am the wife of one wonderful man, mother to three gorgeous children. I did not grow up in the church, but approximately 7 months before I married, the Lord saved me! Fast forward to now– I’ve been married for 22 years, I have a BS in Nursing and a MS in Education, but walked away from the outside workforce to raise our children. I’m now a full-time home keeping/homeschool educating momma.

I lead two dance ministries at our church. This to me has the similar challenges as head coverings. In dance, you have to work hard to minister through movement of your body, without letting your body become the focus of what people see. With head covering, you do not want the focus to be on the covering- style/fashion.

I enjoy sewing, gardening and expanding my cooking skills. I am a reformed, big mouthed black female working hard to serve the Lord. :-) Read more

Covering Testimony: April Cassidy

Name: April CassidyAge: 41Location: South Carolina, USAStarted Covering: Mar 2010

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello, my name is April Cassidy. I am a very happily married wife and mother of 2 children, a part time pharmacist, a blogger at www.peacefulwife.com and an aspiring author. I accepted Christ as my Savior and Lord when I was 5 years old, when my Daddy led me to Christ.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.

We attend First Baptist Church of Columbia, SC. It is a LARGE church with an average attendance of over 2000 people. Our pastor seeks to teach from a very biblical perspective and uphold the Word of God. We have incredible diversity there. It is a downtown church, so we have people from all over the city and suburbs who worship with us. We also have a Burmese church, a Hispanic church, a special ed ministry, a deaf ministry, a ministry for the homeless, as well as strong ministries for every age group. We have been members there for 8 years now. Before that, we attended a Southern Baptist church in our town where my husband’s father was the pastor for 21 years. Read more