I went from this...

                                                 To this...

BECAUSE GOD LOVES ME 

AND

HE LOVES YOU TOO !

This is the Christian Testimony of my Masonic Brother, Ronald Dube Sr.
It is in his own words, just as he gave it to me.
It is his desire that this story reach as many people as possible so that everyone can know what God has done for him.
Please forward this to anyone you think might want to hear some "good news" for a change !

If after reading this you would like to contact him to let him know that his story has reached you, there will follow
an address where you can write to him, or you can send him email  through me and I will make sure he gets it.

                                            MY NAME IS RONALD DUBE SR  A.K.A   "MOOSE"

I HAVE BEEN RIDING MOTORCYCLES SINCE I WAS 14 YEARS OLD. IN 1979, I STARTED A MOTORCYCLE CLUB CALLED THE V-TWIN RIDERS IN ROMEOVILLE, ILL. I WAS THE PRESIDENT FOR 10 YEARS. WE DID A LOT OF Promoting, AND EVERY YEAR WE DID A TOY RUN, AND WE HAD A SENIOR CITIZENS BREAKFAST ON FEB. 14. WE COLLECTED MONEY FOR DIFFERENT CHARITIES, THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE, AND MANY CRIPPLED CHILDREN. WE HAD MEAT AND BOOZE RAFFLES AND BOWL-A-THONS TO HELP RAISE MONEY. WE WERE IN THE NEWSPAPER A LOT, BUT MOST OF ALL, WE PARTIED HARD AND LONG. I BATTLED WITH THE AUTHORITIES MORE TIMES THAN I CARE TO REMEMBER AS I SAID, WE WERE IN THE NEWSPAPERS A LOT. I DRANK, I PARTIED AND RODE LIKE THE DEVIL WAS ON MY TAIL. EVEN THOUGH I WAS ONCE A BLASPHEMER AND A PERSECUTOR AND A VIOLENT MAN, I WAS SHOWN MERCY BECAUSE I ACTED IN IGNORANCE AND UNBELIEF. THE GRACE OF OUR LORD WAS POURED OUT ON ME ABUNDANTLY , ALONG WITH THE FAITH AND LOVE THAT ARE IN CHRIST JESUS. MY OLE LADY SAYS THAT I WAS RIDING LIKE I HAD A DEATH WISH, AND MAYBE I DID. OH, I BELIEVED IN GOD AND JESUS, AND I WENT TO CHURCH ONCE A YEAR, BUT CHURCH AND GOD WERE NOT HIGH ON MY LIST. DRUGS, BOOZE AND GOOD TIMES WERE. I BELIEVED THE DEVILíS LIES, HE SAID I WAS HAVING A GOOD TIME.

ON JULY 13, 1997, I WAS DRINKING AS USUAL, AND I GOT 10 FOOT TALL AND BULLET PROOF EVEN THOUGH I WAS ASKED NOT TO RIDE, I DID ANYWAY. THE DEVIL PUSHED ME IN THE DITCH, IT WAS A 15 FOOT DROP. THE MOTORCYCLE THREW ME BACKWARD AND KEPT GOING 60 FEET ALONGSIDE THE BOTTOM OF THE DITCH, BREAKING THE HEADLIGHT AND WINDSHIELD. I GUESS THE DEVIL THOUGHT IT WAS HIS NIGHT TO CELEBRATE AND TAKE MY SPIRIT. THE WAY THE BIKE WAS, THE HEADLIGHT SHOULD HAVE FACED THE GROUND, BUT GOD AND MY GUARDIAN ANGEL WHIPPED THE DEVIL AND PUSHED THE LIGHT UP TOWARD THE ROAD, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS BROKEN. MY SON AND HIS FRIEND WERE IN A CAR A FEW MINUTES BEHIND ME. THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE I GOT HOME OKAY, AND HIS BUDDY SAW THE HEADLIGHT SHINING FROM THE DITCH

THE LORD COULD HAVE STOPPED THERE, BUT HE DIDNíT. I WAS SENT TO A HOSPITAL WHERE GOD GAVE PEOPLE THE KNOWLEDGE TO HELP ME ON THE ROAD TO PHYSICAL RECOVERY. I WAS IN A COMA AND NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE, BUT GOD PULLED ME THROUGH ONCE MORE. GOD HAD TO REALLY DO SOMETHING Drastic TO GET ME TO LISTEN, SO HE HASN'T MADE IT EASY FOR ME. I DIDN'T GO UNPUNISHED. GOD DISCIPLINED ME, BUT ONLY WITH JUSTICE. I WAS PARALYZED ON THE WHOLE RIGHT SIDE, AND I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH DOUBLE VISION AND A WEAK RIGHT SIDE EVER SINCE.

WHEN I CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND WAS ABLE TO HOBBLE OUT TO THE GARAGE WITH GODíS HELP AND A WALKER, I STARTED TEARING DOWN THE BIKE. I THINK THAT IS WHEN I FULLY REALIZED THAT GOD REALLY LOVED ME. IF YOU COULD HAVE SEEN THE BROKEN PIECES I TOOK OUT OF WHAT WAS ONCE A HEADLIGHT, YOU WOULD BELIEVE AS I DO NOW. THERE IS NO WAY THAT THOSE BROKEN BITS COULD EVER LIGHT UP. THERE ARE NO STREET OR HOUSE LIGHTS, SO THE ONLY EXPLANATION IS GOD.

THE LORD ALSO KNEW I NEEDED SPIRITUAL HEALING AS WELL AND LEAD ME TO THIS CHURCH, BIBLE TABERNACLE, AND TO A FAMILY OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED ME AS I AM. I DID NOT HAVE TO PUT ON A THREE PIECE SUIT OR BE SOMEONE I AM NOT. I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR ME. I THANK GOD FOR LEADING ME TO A CHURCH WHERE THEY HAVE ACCEPTED ME AS I AM. IT IS THE LITTLE CHURCH WITH THE BIG HEART !

I KNOW NOW THAT GOD PUT US HERE FOR A PURPOSE. AND FOR SIX MONTHS I TRIED TO FIGURE WHY GOD SAVED MY LIFE AND WHAT MY PURPOSE COULD BE. MINE IS TO TELL MY STORY TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN AND BRING JESUS INTO THEIR LIVES. AFTER ALL, HE GAVE UP HIS LIFE FOR ALL OF OUR SINS. HOPEFULLY, FROM MY EXAMPLE, SOME OF YOU WILL LET JESUS LIVE IN YOU. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I DID. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO GET HERE, AND I AM GLAD THAT I DID HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET HERE. I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR THAT CHANCE AND I THANK JESUS EVERYDAY FOR DYING FOR ME SO THAT I COULD LIVE. ON AUGUST 23RD IN 1998 I WAS BAPTIZED AT THE BIBLE TABERNACLE CHURCH IN DRESDEN TN. THE BAPTISM HAS MADE ME MUCH STRONGER PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR HIS LOVE AND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PRAYED FOR ME. THE LORD KEEPS ON MAKING ME STRONGER AND STRONGER PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. EVEN IF I SLIP AND FALL HE GENTLY PICKS ME UP, BRUSHES ME OFF AND LEADS ME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO HIM.

I HAVE BEEN HAVING DIFFICULTY KEEPING THE BIKE IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION AT TIMES SO AGAIN THE LORD HAS COME TO ME. THE OTHER NIGHT ABOUT THE 22ND OF JULY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME TO ME AND TOLD ME THAT PERHAPS A SIDECAR IS THE ANSWER TO HELP ME WITH THE WEAKENED RIGHT SIDE OF MY BODY. WHEN I LEARNED HOW TO RIDE, I WAS TAUGHT MOTORCYCLES WERE FOR MEN, SIDECARS WERE FOR WOMEN AND WIMPS, AND I HAD A HARD TIME ADJUSTING TO THE FACT THAT I NEEDED A SIDECAR, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD GET THAT PRIDE OUT OF MY HEAD AND PUT A SIDECAR ON THAT HARLEY UNTIL THE LORD HELPED ME GET STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD IT UP WITHOUT THE USE OF A SIDECAR.

BEFORE I WRECKED I DIDNíT KNOW HOW GOOD I HAD IT. THE LORD HAD GIVEN ME THE GIFTS OF BEING A MASTER CARPENTER. HECK, I JUST TOOK ALL THAT FOR GRANTED. I REALIZE NOW, WHAT GIFTS THE LORD GIVES. HECK, THE DEVIL WAS LYING TO ME ALL THE TIME. I WAS MAKING GOOD MONEY BUT I WOULD DRINK IT UP, SMOKE IT UP, DRUG IT UP AND OF COURSE THAT DEVIL WAS WHISPERING IN MY EAR THAT I WAS HAVING A GOOD TIME, BUT I REALIZE NOW, THAT THE LORD GAVE ME THESE GIFTS, BECAUSE HE WANTS US, THAT BELIEVE, TO BE HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL. BY THE YEAR 2000, I AM TALKING ABOUT THE EARLY PART OF THE YEAR, NOT THE END OF IT, I BELIEVE AND I EXPECT THE LORD WILL GIVE ME THOSE GIFTS BACK AGAIN BECAUSE I HAVE LEARNED THAT THE DEVIL LIES AND JESUS HEALED ME.

I TRY TO START EACH DAY BY THANKING THE LORD BECAUSE OF THE BLESSINGS HE CONTINUALLY BESTOWS UPON ME, SOME OF WHICH I MAY NOT BE AWARE OF. WHEN THE DEVIL STEPS IN WITH FEAR OR DESPAIR, THE LOVE OF THE LORD IS ALWAYS THERE TO EASE MY MIND AND MAKES THE PATH SMOOTHER FOR ME. THE LORD TOOK THE TIME TO HELP ME BECAUSE HE LOVES ME. THEREFORE I WILL, AS LONG AS I HAVE BREATH, CONTINUE TO THANK HIM AND SPREAD HIS WORD TO EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN. JULY 13TH 2000 WILL MARK 3 YEARS SINCE GOD SAVED ME FROM THE Devil's GRASP, PRAISE THE LORD !

GOD BLESS YOU ALL
 

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Write to Bro. Moose at:

                                                        DRESDEN LODGE # 90

                                                        P.O. BOX 191 

                                                        DRESDEN, TN 38229