Janice Champagne

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Department:

Youth Ministry

Areas of Mnistry:

High School and Middle School

Family

Handsome husband Steve, three Beautiful and talented kids, Nathan, Sarah & Micah

Saved (Salvation Story):

I first gave my life to Jesus when I was 16. My boyfriend was a preacher’s kid. Unfortunately, I was not well received by his parents, so I was never really told what “getting saved” was all about. I just knew my heart was beating so hard in my chest when they did that call to the front that I had to go! But I didn’t develop a relationship with Jesus then. Thankfully, Jesus didn’t judge me or forsake me, and I found Him again in my late 20’s, after I had met Steve. One of Steve’s friends from his Youth Group days invited us to a Bible study and told us about a book called Cosmic Conspiracy, written by a Christian in the 70’s. I bought the book and read it in two days and prayed the “Sinner’s Prayer” in the back of the book! I started reading the Bible…like every day after work for over a year! One day I finally realized I needed to go the church! Steve and I tried a few until we found the right one for us. I re-dedicated my life at the first altar call they gave, and was baptized soon after. Done Deal! I was sold out for Jesus! I must say, I sure wish someone had told me a thing or two back when I was 16…which would have saved me a bunch of heartache and pain. I think that’s one of the reasons I feel fortunate to be able to sow into the lives of our youth now. I don’t want any of them to go through the mistakes and the “stuff” I went through! Thank you Jesus, for seeing me through!

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:

That Jesus knew me “before” I was in my mother’s womb! That’s pretty cool!

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Department:

Youth Ministry

Areas of Mnistry:

High School and Middle School

Family

Handsome husband Steve, three Beautiful and talented kids, Nathan, Sarah & Micah

Saved (Salvation Story):

I first gave my life to Jesus when I was 16. My Boyfriend was a Preachers kid. Unfortunately I was not well received by his parents, so I was never really told what “getting saved” was all about. I just knew my heart was beating so hard in my chest when they did that call to the front that I had to go! But I didn’t develop a relationship with Jesus then. Thankfully, Jesus didn’t judge me or forsake me, and I found Him again in my late 20’s, after I had met Steve. One of Steve’s friends from his Youth Group days invited us to a Bible Study and told us about a book called “Cosmic Conspiracy” written by a Christian in the 70’s. I bought the book and read it in like two days, and prayed the “Sinners Prayer” in the back of the book! I started reading the Bible…like every day after work for over a year! One day I finally realized, “I need to go to Church”! Steve went with me. We tried a few until we found the right one for us. I rededicated my life at the first alter call they gave and was baptized soon after. Done Deal! I was sold out for Jesus! I must say, I sure wish someone had told me a thing or two back when I was 16… which would have saved me a bunch of heartache and pain. I think that’s one of the reason’s I feel fortunate to be able to sow into the lives of our Youth now. I don’t want any of them to go through the mistakes and the “stuff” I went through! Thank you Jesus, for seeing me through!

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:

That Jesus knew me “before” I was in my mother’s womb! That’s pretty cool!

Favorite

  • Food

    Breakfast food…even for dinner! Most recently; Ally’s Comfort Café: Potato Pancakes & Homemade Corn Beef Hash!! Oh my goodness…you have to try it!

  • Snack Food

    Saltine crackers with peanut butter, jelly and a small piece of cheese… it was a “Dad” tradition in my house

  • Dessert

    Anything Chocolate…. and Coconut Cream Pie!

  • Movie

    Ever After (the movie, not TV show), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout is so cute!)

  • TV Show

    I don’t watch much TV anymore… too busy with “Mom” stuff… but all-time favorites as a kid… Happy Days & Laverne & Shirley (showing my age)

  • Musical Artist

    Humm…so many! Danielle Farrell and Nathan Champagne!…they are famous and haven’t realized it…..but I have

  • Time of Day

    Late at night…when everyone else in the house is in bed. That has always been my quiet time with Jesus. I am trying to give Him my “first fruits” of the day as well

  • Season

    Fall for sure. I grew up in Vermont and the fall is so beautiful with the leaves changing colors. And I love the cool crisp air too. Harvest Time!

  • Place in the World

    South Woodbury, Vermont…it is still “home”. But traveling to Israel and Ireland are on my Bucket List!

  • Place to Pray

    In my prayer room at home

  • Recreational Activities/Hobbies

    Movies, fellowship with friends, family time with Steve & Kids, and lots of Reading…sometimes two or three books at a time… I just pick up whichever one is on my heart at the moment. Usually all Spiritual, Biblical and Kingdom related.

  • Scripture

    Psalms 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

  • Sports Team

    Miami Heat …or whichever one Steve is watching…makes life easier.

Least Favorite

  • Food

    Oxtail!! Why would I want to eat a tail… I mean really?

  • Snack Food

    Guacamole

  • Sports Team

    Whichever is Steve’s least favorite…again… just easier

More About Me

  • Life Motto

    Do everything unto the Lord

  • My Hero

    That’s easy… Jesus for sure!! (But I admit, I am a fan of Captain America)

  • One of My Greatest Experiences with God

    The first time I really “felt” his anointing, his presence, his glory… not really sure what….but I was worshipping at the altar at the first church I attended, and all of a sudden I felt this heavy “warmth” come oozing down over me, like a liquid, from my head down. It was thick and warm and heavy and I was weeping and laughing at the same time… for real! It was very deep, and very joyful, even though it was so “heavy”. But I felt as lite as a feather, like I was floating. I looked around at everyone else in worship but no one else seemed to notice. I felt like I should have been glowing! It was an incredible experience that I still long for after 16 years! I have had other wonderful experiences with Him but none quite like that. I love Him.

  • Most People Don’t Know This About Me

    I sometimes talk “Baby Talk”. It just comes out at random… it always has. Not sure why? But Steve thinks it’s cute, so I’m good.