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About Gordon

About Gordon
I was born in Malta, to my parents Donald and Jane. I am the last in the line of three children, which makes me the youngest. Before me there is Alexander, my brother, and first is my sister Miriam.

From early childhood I was different from all the stereo-types. My brother was more of a handy-man who today is successful in the medical field. My sister was aspiring to be a seamstress, which she achieved with great honors. Today they both are very successful in what they worked hard to achieve having each their beautiful families. I was different in the sense that I always, as far as I can remember, wanted to be on television, as a movie actor, singer and dancer (not just anywhere, but in Hollywood!)

My family always went together to a religious church where 'The Word of God' was sadly to say suffocated with traditions of men. (Until than, that's all we knew) My mom and dad always disciplined me to go to church on Sunday. I also went to church every day during my years of primary school, which lasted from the age of seven years to eleven years.

At secondary school I also went to church, but not as regularly during the week, however. I rarely missed Sunday mass. By this time I had never read the Bible, but unfortunately was rather discouraged to read it because, from my religious peers, I was told that it would confuse me. NOT! (Even though the Bible tells us differently) Psalm 119:105: "Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." As I will tell you later on, there is a lot in the Chatolic church's doctrine that I was taught which is straight forward against the Bible; although I thank God for it and all that I was taught during my years as a young man seeking for Truth. ("Catholic" and "universal" are synonymous- a word that the early believers in the Bible never used, but instead were called Christians -- followers of Christ).

I also attended Catechism classes faithfully for many years in order to learn about God. A certain fear and love for God was growing in me, as well as a sense of awe. From a young age I always enjoyed telling others about God and always was amazed why so many people did not believe in Him.

I remember once when I was around the age of seven, I spent four to five consecutive nights crying on my bed. I never told any of my family why I was crying, until now! There were two reasons why I was crying; the first one being that I believed in my heart that I had hurt God with my sins, and the second reason was because I was asking God to use me sort of as a substitute for all the people of the world. During that same time, I remember having a vivid vision of hell. In that vision I saw multitudes of people being pushed over a cliff into what seemed like a valley of flames. I could heard the people screaming with terror as they perished into eternity, seperated from God. I asked the Lord to take me to hell on the basis that He would let those people go to Heaven! (I know I must have been out of my mind when I asked that!) [I believed that Hell is real, long before I ever read about it from the Bible!] Now that is ignorance, but genuine love! To Christianity that sounds blasphemous, because there is only one Mediator between God and man - Christ Jesus! "For there is One God and only One mediator between God and man; the man Christ Jesus" (1Timothy 2:5, 1 John 2: 1-2; John 1:29) But at that young age, I had no understanding of what it meant that Jesus has done it all! "By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE and for all. For by ONE offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified" (Hebrews 10:10,14. John 20:31; Ephesians 2:16; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 2:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18) I thank God today that I don`t have to ever go to hell since Jesus took that place for me but rose again and conquered hell and the grave.(1 Corinthians 15:53-57. Acts 2:24)

By age eleven I had received some national publicity after having taken first place in a national song contest in Malta; so the dream of becoming famous was becoming a reality! I began being invited to sing all over the country, on TV and at the same time, did acting at school and other professional plays. Between the ages of twelve and sixteen, I was actively involved in modeling for fashion clothes, dancing - disco dancing on TV with a group and singing. I was also attending modeling, drama and visual arts school.

I was a very strong willed person with strong motivations to succeed and be amongst the best. All during this time, I still attended church regularly, plus nightclubs and bars. At this time I had a lot of mixed feeling; one of them was whether or not I should become a Catholic priest and dedicate my life to church service, and remain unmarried, as well as to turn my back on dancing, singing, acting - theatrical life. Though it went through my mind a lot, I never felt peace but rather felt confused. I even talked to many ordained Catholic priests who had various opinions. A question always raised in my mind was, "If God called me to priesthood, why did He make me an artist and gave me desires to have a wife and my own family one day?"

My understanding of God's will, or I should say the lack of it, was that the best way to serve God was to become a priest, remain unmarried, and without a family. Much to my surprise I learned later on the truth was quite the opposite. [I never was taught that the Apostles were married and those that lead the church of God ought to have a wife and family and be held accountable] (1Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Corinthians 8:5. Mark 10:29-30; 1Timothy 4: 1-6).

At the age of seventeen and a half, I started doing ballet, and my teachers told me I was "lucky" that I had a lot of natural ability, and they gave me a scholarship. After about five months of training, I passed my first ballet exam with higher marks than all those in my class who had been dancing approximately six to eight years. The examiner from London was impressed and with a recommendation as well as an audition, I was offered a full scholarship at one of London's top most expensive performing arts schools. Five people alone were on scholarship from all the students (I was one of the five).

I was still faithfully going to Catholic mass every Sunday while I lived in England, and after three years, I was a professional performer/dancer, ready to take on the world of Arts. I was offered an opportunity to train at one of America's top ballet school in San Francisco, so I took up the offer. A blessed, generous couple from England (who were residing in Malta) sponsored me for my four years of training. They covered my living expenses, lodging, ballet wear, and travel expenses, too. I believe, to that day, no in Malta one had been awarded a bigger sponsorship.God always seemed to have His hand over my life! All along with my years of dance training, I knew I would face a major problem with finding employers willing to employ me. The reason was not due to my lack of ability, but because I held a Maltese passport. (Malta was than still a completely independent country)I was caught in a very rare situation that brought me a lot of despair and sadness, because it was beyond my human abilities. I was caught in a "catch 22" so to speak." Since I was from Malta, I could not work legally in the U.S. nor England, nor anywhere in the world, because Malta was an internationally independent country. (Malta became member of the EU on the 1ST May 2004) The only place where I could work legally I could not find work, simply because, I was until then, the only professional ballet dancer. In Malta, there were no such jobs in existence, because no professional dance companies existed.

While I was in San Francisco, I was getting involved in New Age teachings such as tarot card, astrology, crystal, holistic healing, spiritualism, and other immoral and demonic activities which are not worth mentioning. (1 Timothy 4: 1-2; 2 Timothy 4: 3-4; Romans 1:24-25). I was getting to believe that if it feels right, then it is right, and as long as I am not injuring anyone, then I can do it. So with that belief, I was being sucked down to perversion of all sorts. Funny, that I was even going to Catholic Church during this time, but never was shown that any of these things were detestable to God, and for a good reason. I do not want to blame the church completely, because nothing was ever forced on me, but unfortunately I never heard the full Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke 4:18-21, but rather, some of them even approved of what I did and what I was getting exposed to. Some were even involved in what I was involved in! Blind leading the blind! (Romans 1:28-32. Matthew 15:12-15).

After the summer of 1994, I went to Houston Ballet as a student worker, and my life style had not changed much from the previous year. I mixed church and New Age and perversion most comfortably. By this time I was becoming a very unhappy and depressed person - not only because of my life-style, but because I was granted only one more year in the U.S. on a student visa. I started asking for help, and I tried to see how I can get legal papers to work in the U.S. I was offered to be married for convenience twice, but something told me not to do it, but to wait. I gained the attention of some important people in the Arts, but because of my visa status, I could not work. I started to lose hope, and my life was becoming meaningless. May I say with a straight face, all this time I had prayed to every dead-saint I knew of - so was my family back home, we also prayed to other saints, (since that is what we were taught in the Catholic religion based upon tradition, while blindly violating the Word of The Lord) but the answers seemed far away [I later on read that the saint themselves told us to go directly to the Lord Jesus] (Acts 14: 11-15).

I spent time and time again getting up in the morning, saying to my friend and myself, "I want to die - I don't want to face another day." I had gained success at home (Malta), fame, attention, and love from a lot of friends to whom I am thankful, but I still lived a lie. I was not happy, but rather, I was afraid that if I died, I would go straight to hell, or hopefully to "purgatory." [Thank God that I found out that it is not even mentioned once any where in the Bible] (Hebrews 9:27) Pitiful!

I made a last attempt to try my luck, and traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to audition for the state ballet company, because I was told that there, if they like you, they will make the papers for you to work legally in the U.S. It was a twenty-two hour journey both ways. I did well, and the director expressed interest to hire me, but nothing was guaranteed. On my trip back to Houston, an older lady sat beside me and talked with love and enthusiasm to me about God, Jesus, and the Bible. (She spoke as if she knew Him personally; and she did!)

She invited me to a non-denominational Christian Church where, as she explained, there were people from all over the world, and from all backgrounds of denominations, including Catholic. In a way I was interested to go and visit, because I never understood why some call themselves Baptists, Charismatics, Penticostals, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbiterians, Episcopalians, or Catholics, etc...rather than CHRISTIANS. After all, we had the same Bible, and the Bible called believers of Jesus Christ, Christians, and not any of the above titles. (Acts 11:26; 1 Corinthians 10:10-13; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23). I was not about to commit myself to go to her church, because I loved my Catholic church. [ At least that is what I was used to all my life]

After we arrived at the Houston Greyhound station, I called my friend to come pick me up, but she paged me back to tell me that her car broke down and she could not come to pick me up. I was worried, because I had no money for a cab/taxi or for a bus. The lady I sat beside on the bus heard the pager and came up to me and offered me a ride home with her daughter, and I took the offer. Before they dropped me off, they said to me again, "We hope to see you on Sunday." I said, "O.K. I will come," not very enthusiastically, but just out of obligation I said to myself, "I'll just go once to pay them back, sort of, and after that I`ll just forget about it."

Well, Sunday came, and I was picked up by a man from their church. When I walked in early, I was immediately moved by the love of the people, and the genuine joy and sense of peace on their faces. It was revelation to me when I saw them worshiping and praising God, and an even greater shock was when I heard the minister preaching like no other priest I had ever heard in my life before. He read straight from the Bible! One quotation after the other - something I never knew existed on earth. In the Catholic religion I was brought up, it always seemed to me like I was attending a funeral and no room for spontaneity and the move of the Holy Spirit whatsoever!

I was not judged because of the beliefs I held since childhood, but when I asked anything, I was always answered straight from the infallible Word of God, not based on any tradition, or on what they think or presume! (Or what some great personality said, simply because of a particular title) They always remarked saying to me, "Don`t believe us because we told you. You must check yourself in your Bible." (Collossians2:8> "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementry principles of the world, rather than according to Christ". Mark 7:6-9; Proverbs 13:1-, 13, Isaiah 66:8-9) Joshua 1:8; Ezra 7:`10; Isaiah 34:16; 1Timothy 4:3-4) [I took that to heart because they feared God in what they taught and diligently tried to line every teaching they heard to the Bible to see if it agreed with it or not! Acts 17:9-10.]

For a few weeks, I exchanged between the Christian church and my Old Catholic religion. God started showing me from His Word that I was never taught alot of the things that are in the Bible - and worse yet, a lot of things that I was taught were against the Word of God. I remember asking this same question to a priest friend of mine and also the pastor of the Christian church I was also attending, "Why do we Catholics pray to the saints?" The priest said, "According to the tradition of the church we belive that they are our mediators before God." Quite frankly, God bless his heart, he was lying and adding to God's Word, and what he said was nowhere to be found in the Bible, but rather just the opposite (1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1-2; Romans 8:34; Hebrews4:14; Acts 14:11-15; Acts 10:26; Revelation 22:18-19; Proverbs 30:6) The pastor of the Christian church had clearly showed me from God's Word what Jesus said, "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." And, "For there is ONE GOD and ONE mediator between God and men; the Man, Christ Jesus!" "Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us". (John 14:6. Romans 8:34. 1 John 2:2. Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5; Exodus 20:1-5; Isaiah 40:18, 25; Isaiah 42:8; Isaiah 48:11) So, that was it for me as far as my old church went. I wanted to know the whole truth, not just some, or most of it. I learned that, "Half-truth" is still a lie!" (2 Thessalonians 2:10)

So, praise God on the first of June of 1995, I gave my life to Jesus Christ, and invited Him in my heart to be my eternal Lord and Savior, and His sweet presence in my life has been getting stronger each day. That is the day I was born again spiritually. (John 3:3-7) Where once I was in fear of death, and wondered where I shall spend eternity, I now have peace, joy and assurance. I know there is nothing I could ever do to earn Heaven, nor will I ever have to do anything. God saves, not on the basis of works, which we do, but on the basis of faith (us believing) based on grace - the unmerited favor of God's heart towards all sinners. (Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-5; Romans 5:1; John 6:28-29)

Ever since then, I shared the same thoughts that are in the Bible with hundreds of thousands, and it was with the same truth of Jesus Christ which set me free that many have turned their lives over to The Only Savior and giving all the glory only to Him (not to some saint or any personality that my religion had established). As He Himself promised; I have seen that the lost have been saved, the sick have been healed, the oppressed have been freed, and the immoral lives have been over-turned by the power of Jesus Christ and faith in His shed blood, on Calvary.

Praise the Lord, today I also have obtained my permanent residency in the U.S.A. with a special green card entitled "Artist with Extraordinary Ability." The Lord blessed me by securing half of the green card fee through my previous sponsors.

I have had the privilege of dancing principle roles and being a guest artist in theatres and on television all over the U.S.A., Malta, Italy, and England. For example, I have performed with the English National Youth Ballet, Houston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Oklahoma, Ballet Theater of Chicago, El Paso Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, and many more - all to the Glory of God!

Today all my family and loved-ones belong to Jesus. At one time we all were "religious" but the Bible clearly teaches that religious people are the ones who opposed Jesus and rejected Him. God is not looking for religious people. He is calling you just as you are, so He could love you and pour His grace and Holy Spirit in you. His mercy and loving kindness is to you who are broken, lonely, in fear and in need of a Heavenly Daddy. His love for you will never change!

He cannot force you to receive Him, nor can He force you to live for Him. The choice is freely yours. He will meet you wherever you are if you call upon Him with a sincere heart. As a Loving Father, He promises to meet you where ever you are and meet all your needs.

Today I am a Christian - if that means much to you, but a better way to express myself is to tell you that I am madly in love with Jesus Christ, and the days I have left on this earth, I purpose to tell every creature of the love of my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Many great persons have come and gone, but Jesus will stay forever. He is alive and well, and is longing to take your head and put it on His chest, where you can hear the exciting beats of His heart, beating with love for you! How can you say NO?

Receive God's Gift of Salvation! Simply pray this prayer from your heart, believing what you say, and you will have eternal life!Dear precious Father,

I come to you as I am, a sinner! Lord, I humbly ask You to forgive me of all my sin, past, present, and future and to cleanse from all that is not pleasing to you.

I am sorry for hurting You, and from now on I desire to live a Godly life by the strength of Christ in me. Jesus, I want You to come and live in my life and sit on the throne of my heart. I believe now, with all my heart, that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life, and I believe that God sent Him into this world to suffer and die on the cross in my place, and that He rose again, and is alive and well forever.

I confess now that Jesus is Lord of my life, and I renounce Satan, all curses and sin from my life. Lord, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, that by Your strength I can be the person You called me to be.Thank You that You saved me from hell and have given me abundant life.

Thank You that I know for sure that today I am a child of God in Christ Jesus, and I believe Your Word which says that these things have been written to us that we may know, not just hope or presume, we have eternal life. I thank you for your complete work, for me on the cross and that You saved me, not because I am good, but because YOU are good! I thank You, Father for loving me. Teach me to love You and follow You every day, one step at a time. In the precious Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer from deep within your heart, I promise you - you will never be the same again! 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

John 1:12 "But as many as received Him (Jesus Christ) to them He gave the power (or right) to become children of God." Also 1 Peter 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18; John 3:36; John 5:24; John 11:25-25

If you have read this testimony and have for the first time decided to make a commitment to Jesus Christ and would like to let us know about this most important decision of your life, we would love to hear from you and rejoice with you and encourage you in your new walk with your Savior and Friend. We would like to help you in your growth as a Child of God and want to send you free material to bless and encourage you.

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(1) Regularly read the Bible,(2) Talk to the Father in prayer in the name of Jesus and, (3) Attend a Christian Bible Church near you where you witness the risen Christ, (Not a Christ of man's traditions). Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you in your search!

If you need us, we will be willing to help you find one which is nearest to where you live. May the Lord bless you above and beyond all that you can ask or think all the days of your life!
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