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There’s No Wrong Time to Look For God

A shining light in her community, Faye felt fulfilled after dedicating her life to helping those around her. Then she found her true purpose in life.

 

There’s No Wrong Time to Look For God

Faye Taylor: During the drive down, I kept thinking about it. I was like, “Why am I so adamant to get to Florida? And what is this driving force?” Once I settled in, I get this knock at the door. And it’s one of the maintenance guys. I thought they were coming in to make sure that everything was to my liking or what have you. But he was coming to invite me to a Bible study [in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)]. 

One day, I decided to go to Bible study. Shock and awe [are] the two words I have for that. 

My name is Faye Taylor. Born in New York City. 

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Stories of Faith

The Bronx, New York

I was a foster kid in the foster care system. My foster mom, she got me at three years old. I had a good upbringing. We traveled a lot throughout all of the Bahamas. Went to school in Puerto Rico, for a little while. And it was nothing but family, so it was a good…good time. 

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Faye Taylor

Seeker

I had a good mom and she took in kids from all walks of life. She was amazing. 

“I Couldn’t Explain It”

My foster mom, she passed away in 2003. And then after that, I just immersed myself into work. After all of that had happened, I never really had time to mourn her death. With that, I decided then that as soon as I retire, I’m leaving New York because there’s nothing holding me back. 

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Jacksonville, Florida

During the drive down, I kept thinking about it. I was like, “Why am I so adamant to get to Florida? And what is this driving force?” I couldn’t explain it. Once I settled in, I get this knock at the door. And it’s one of the maintenance guys. I thought there were coming in to make sure that everything was to my liking or what have you. But he was coming to invite me to a Bible study [in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)]. I said, “No, no, no. I’m not interested right now.” That went on for about a month or two. 

“Getting Answers I Didn’t Know I Needed”

One day, I decided to go to Bible study. Come to find out, that everything that was being taught, was being taught from the Bible. I just attended for a while without asking anything. Until one day, there [were] telling me that they didn’t celebrate Christmas. The questions started… because I lived my whole life brought up with Christmas, and it was a really, really big deal in my house. Once I was asking questions about it, I got the answers that I needed and how it came about. Because I always thought that Christmas had a lot to do with Jesus. And come to find out, it had nothing to do with Him. They don’t even know when He was born  or what day He died. And I always thought that was common knowledge, but it never was. 

I was getting the answers that I didn’t even know I needed by just asking questions and seriously paying attention to what was going on around me. 

“End Of That Journey”

My aunt, who was a Jehovah’s Witness, invited me to a meeting. I went, I say, and [I was] gone. That’s how that went. I went to a friend’s New Year’s celebration at her church. We went in. I was listening as much as I could listen through the music, and the screaming, and the jumping up and down. When I decided I had enough and I was about to leave, they closed the doors, and they told everyone to sit down and dig as deep in your pocket and whatever is in there, take it out and give it to them… For what? So I excused myself. That was my last connection to a Baptist church. That was the end of that journey. 

“I Was Doing The Right Thing”

I went back to the Bible studies [in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)] full throttle. I didn’t miss not another one. I didn’t miss anything. At the Bible studies [in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)], with the minister reading from the Bible, it was authentic. It wasn’t forced. Any and everything that you could think of in terms of a question, he can answer and flip to any page in that Bible and would answer it. 

For anybody that’s looking to come to a Bible study [in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)]—just listen. I can personally guarantee you that whatever you hear, you can relate it to [something] in your life, and see the honesty and the truth in it. I knew I was doing the right thing. More importantly than anything else, it did feel right. 

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Faye was baptized into the true Church Of Christ in 2018. 

After I got baptized, a situation happened back home. It involved a couple of deaths. And I wasn’t able to get there and I was really upset. And I couldn’t seem to function. So I just got down, I prayed and I prayed. And everything just went away. And that sense of peace just came out of nowhere. I was able to make sense of everything and know that I’m going to be all right. Problems are going to come but there are solutions to everything. And it starts with prayer. I’ve found that God fills all voids. He doesn’t leave you bare. He gives you a sense of peace. I’ve never known this kind of peace and tranquility before in my life. Having my membership in the Church Of Christ has done wonders for me. It has helped me. I’ve grown from it. I’m still growing each and every day. 

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