Praising God 40 Years Later

Posted on January 12, 2019

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by David Ettinger

Today is an immensely important and meaningful anniversary for me. It was 40 years ago today, on Friday, January 12, 1979, that I left my home in New York City for the sunny and desert warmth of New Mexico.

On that day, at age 21, I was a disenchanted Jewish-born, Jewish-raised atheist. But shortly following my arrival, God began bringing people into my life who told me about His wonderful Son. I would not give my life to Christ for another seven years (you can read my testimony here), but it was on that day when I made my way out to the “Land of Enchantment” that I began my journey to Him.

January 12, 1979, was the turning point of my life and it will always be a monumental date for me. My 22-plus years in the great Southwest were amazing, life-transforming, and a “desert experience” in the best sense possible! So, on this very special 40-year-anniversary, I convey my deepest gratitude to my God and Lord for His love, grace, and unswerving faithfulness!

My first year in New Mexico, 1979.
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