It’s been two years since filming the BBC documentary, Deborah 13:Servant of God, and on December 2nd, and again on 21st, at 10pm, it is being replayed on ITV’s ‘Truth At Ten’ series, repeated at midnight. You can find further details here.
So, I’m Deborah 15 now and still a servant of God. What has been going on in my life and what are my plans for the future?
Since the documentary was first shown in March 2009 I have been busy answering thousands of comments and emails. I have been contacted by people across the world from every continent, and from all walks of life: from professional sports personalities to housewifes; from university students to police officers; local counsellors to hurting teens; from people who think I am brainwashed to people who say I have been an inspiration and encouragement to their own faith in God. Muslims, Hindus, JWs, Mormans, Jews, Atheists, and fellow Christians have all taken an interest in my faith and life, and web forums have pages of discussion about issues the programme raised. Richard Dawkins’ supporters had a field day!!
I have been on radio and TV interviews and spoken at schools, churches, conventions, and evangelism training events across the UK. I have given out ’Origin of Species’ books that have a special introduction by Ray Comfort, to university students in Oxford, and have spoken in London. I have travelled to America and France and spent time sharing the gospel with people in Hollywood and Nice, and done a video conference with students in Canada, answering their questions.
It has been amazing to be able to motivate young people, and not so young people, to get out onto the streets and share their faith and to start living Biblical principles in their lives. If you want me to come and speak to your youth group or school or church, or lead some evangelism training with my dad, then feel free to contact me.
God is still faithful and gracious. I am continuing with my home school studies. This last year I have been focusing on criminology and law, completing a Private Investigator Diploma, and courses in Criminal Profiling, Crime Scene Investigating, Evidence Law, Kinesics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Handwriting Analysis, as well as the usual Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, Art, Cooking, and Sport.
I’ve been keeping fit this year too, working alongside (or should I say….way behind) my older brother as he has been getting fit to join the Army.
Matthew, whose university I visited on the documentary, has finished his degree with First Class honours, and is now a Restaurant Manager.
In six months I shall be 16 and am thinking about my future. I am considering starting a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree combined with Maths. I am also hoping to be travelling over to America to visit some amazing friends I have made there since the documentary, and touring around to see some sites and possibly the Creation Museums in Kentucky and Florida. I hope to pop in again to Ray Comfort, and Eric Hovind (who were mentioned on the documentary) and maybe attend the Deeper conference. All this depends on whether or not I get a part-time job soon so I can save up for the flights!!
So life is full and exciting. I don’t know exactly what God has in store for the future for my life, but I know for all of us it is going to get tougher as the return of Christ gets closer, and until that time comes I will do my best, with God’s strength and help, to serve Him and Glorify His name and share the law and the gospel while we still have freedom to do so.
Have a great day,
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.