Testimony from an EX Homosexual from Ireland.
Frank contacted me with his moving and open testimony of what Christ has done for him. I am convinced that many people could get comfort from this. He is open to be contacted directly on his private email: firstname.lastname@example.org I would ask, please, that only serious contact be made for Frank has just come out of this ordeal.
Below please find my testimony. I was involved in the Irish Gay community. I was also well known for dealing in counterfeit dvds, xxx, drugs and stolen property. I am now 45 years old brought up a Roman Catholic, was considered "out" (i.e. openly admitted that I was gay to my family & friends) I was also a regular to gay bars & night clubs in both Dublin (George, Gubu,) London (XXL, Kings Arms) and Barcelona (Martins, bear fests in Sitches Spain) I would use the bath houses & Saunas (Boiler House & Chariots of Shortditch) as cheap accommodation and would think nothing of practicing unsafe sex. (ie.. BB stuff, I was a passive guy for those that know).
I began to developed white thrush (Fungus) on my tongue and assumed it was a symptom of HIV. I was terrified and decided to take a blood test at the local gay drop in free clinic in Baggot St Dublin. (It was two years since my previous) The results were to take almost a week.
I could not eat or sleep for several nights before the results I was expecting the worst. I knew there was more to life than this from a biblical encounter I had in the past. The night before the test I decided to read the Bible and could not put it down. I cried out to the Lord and asked him to come into my life the words started to come "alive" on the page as I was reading.
In particularly the teachings of the Gospels, I pleaded to God for forgiveness. "Anyone who calls upon the name of the lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:9). I then proceeded to destroy i.e. shred up my entire master collection over 500 xxx dvd titles and flushed over several hundred euros worth of cocaine & ecstasy down the toilet. This was an indication to God that I wanted to repent i.e. turn away from my past self centred life.
The following evening I came out negative in the test and felt this wonderful feeling of forgiveness flow into my heart. I am now a committed born again christian who has put my complete lifestyle behind me and will not never look back. "Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ...with out hope and without god..." (Ephesians 2:12-13).
However it is not all over, I have to wait until May 2007 for a "Window" blood test to make sure that I am completely free as there is still a possibility I could still have the virus. However I do not worry as I have Christ in my life. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me" (Psalms 23:4)
There is hope for any of you guys/gals out there. "For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16.)
Any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Yours in Christ