My father was orthodox and my mother was catholic and i am originally from Iraq and living in the UK and my wife she is Russian protestant. I used to go to catholic church different churches in iraq which is quite different catholic than the roman catholic. However i was just going to the church like routine i was still living like anyone else. Can not remember if i heard something powerful that changed my heart in the churches that i went to. However when i was looking to get married i wanted to find a girl she is really christian and love God. I was living like the world but named as Christian. In the UK while i was keep going to catholic church my wife never felt the church is live where she used to go to her church in russia and see people really change. I never understood that till few months back. I was listing for weeks to protestant preachers about hell and the book of revelation and the final judgement. So spend weeks listing to them how we should repent to Jesus. Till one night i kneeled and i was crying to Jesus for hours and since that time all my life changed and all my time reading the bible , praying and thinking about God all the time. I start going to different churches
Pentecostal, baptist, Methodist, catholic, fiec churches i have worshipped God in every church i went but wanted to find people on fire for the Lord i need more of the Lord. Then i start listing to Pope Shenouda and Matta El Meskeen did not know i will find anything in Arabic and their teaching is to what i feel about the Lord and some of their prayers is what i am praying to the Lord before i have even listened to them. So my heart is going towards orthodox and the coptic teaching but i am not sure if they will accept me there?
I have went to many different churches i have felt the Lord in my heart in all those churches after i believed few months back. I go to bible study with protestant people their believes about alot the subjects is very similar to the coptic apart from the traditions of the churches and i am still finding more and more when i pray and i read he bibile and learn from the Pope Shenouda and Matta El Meskeen . I need a church where i can feel the fear of God and people who will i learn from them more about the Lord and if Lord wants me to serve not sure really yet i am just not worth of all this love from the Lord.
Please reply from your heart and not from your mind when read a little bit of my story.
Thank you so much