Edward Haydin JrView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 545965
Minister ID: 545965
Hell can’t be that bad!
If you’re in any place for a long enough time, you’re bound to get used to it sooner or later!”
These were words I had spoken to my buddy when he had tried to admonish me for not going to church with him. We were about 12 years old or so at the time. My father was an avowed atheist and fully intended that I along with my brother and two sisters, would grow up despising God also.
I am not proud of my early childhood and young manhood’s way of life. I’m ashamed of the memories which remain to this day and of the toll which my actions exacted from my soul! I remember the pain I caused in many people’s lives as well as my own before coming to the brink of suicide.
I had run as far as I could in an attempt to rid myself of my past....... A broken marriage, broken relationships, lost friendships, deteriorating self-respect, and continually hurting my new wife and child.
I know now that it was God Himself who had finally backed me into a corner from which I could not extricate myself...... He checkmated me by directing the footsteps of a Christian man so that they paralleled mine for a time.
Garvin was quite different from others which I had met on various construction sites which I had worked on. He talked about embarrassing things....... like Jesus! Not in the normal cursing way you hear so often on construction sites amongst us “tough” men, but rather in a respectful, thankful kind of way. He told me of a broken life... so much like the one I was experiencing at the time, of another man several years back. It was, as it turned out, his life!
“But Jesus changed me!, he said, tears welling up in his eyes. Tears of joy and happiness!
(I never knew such a happy man!) “Four years ago I turned my life over to Jesus Christ as my savior and Lord, and Eddie, my life hasn’t been the same since! He changed me! He forgave me of my hatred toward Him and of all the evil things I had done in my life!”
Jesus came to this earth and was crucified for our sins - yours and mine! They killed Him and buried Him... but He rose again Eddie, so that we could have brand new lives along with Him! All you need to do is to recognize your need for Him and to repent of your sins.... and to believe or trust in Him as your savior and the Lord of your life.
It was a very long 18 months later that I did do that very same thing! Now I say, along with my good friend and brother....... “He changed me! ...... and my life hasn’t been the same since!
That moment - November 24th, 1970 - remains a vivid memory etched in my mind to this very day!
Edward lives in Wisconsin and was ordained by American Marriage Ministries on June 22nd, 2018.
Edward is an ordained minister of American Marriage Ministries. You too can also get ordained as an AMM minister. With our free online ordination you can perform marriage in your state or anywhere else in the country.APPLY FOR FREE ONLINE ORDINATION
Learn how to legally officiate weddings with our free wedding training resources. Performing marriage is not complicated but it does require preparation and to observe your local state laws.
Below are links to helpful pages that cover everything that you need to know from registering with your local government, how to write a wedding ceremony script, sign the marriage license, and more.