Sunday, January 23, 2011

There have been many mis-understandings and rumors surrounding my running away from 'home' (I put this in quotations because it is no longer my home)

I would like to put some of these to rest.

-It has been said,that I "Ran off to [province] to be with a [guy I had a crush on]"
* I left in November of 1998 and did not see this *guy* until February 1999. He and I only dated for about 6 months before it was over.

-It has been said, that I failed a polygraph test.
*I actually never took a polygraph test, such things are not accepted in a court of law and they are VERY fallible.
* Whether innocent or not, a polygraph could show something completely opposite of what the person in question is trying to prove/disprove.

-It has been said, that my parents paid for the few months that I was attending Canadian Baptist Bible College (non-accredited school)
*I was a full-time janitor for the Pembina Valley Baptist Church for the duration of my time at the college, therefore I was able to pay my OWN way. (I have the reciepts to prove it)

-It has been said, that I 'chose the way of the transgressor'
* My father put his finger in my face and told me I "Had to make a choice, either you choose God's way(which is to obey your mother and I and our authority over you and honor our decisions for you), or you choose the way of the transgressor!"
When I told him that I could NOT make that choice because I thought that what he was doing wasn't right, he yelled at me again and said "you HAVE to make your choice!!"
Through my tears, I looked him in the eye and said, "I guess I choose the way of the transgressor."

These are only a few of the things that have been said about me and my situation. I do NOT wish to harm the 'cause of Christ', but that is the very reason I have chosen to write this blog.

Sin is sin, and we need to recognize it as such!

Lying is a sin, and yet it is treated as though its an acceptable thing to do?!?!
According to the Bible, lying is included with murder as an EQUAL sin.

Revelation 21:8 (KJV)

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

I am VERY happy with where I am right now, do I have things I need to work on in my personal life? ABSOLUTELY!!!
We are ALL at different levels of maturity in our growth and walk with God.

This isn't about 'right fighting', this is just me...Laura Kay Sterk (Sullivant) putting myself out there and letting people know MY side of the story.


  1. Wonderful. Keep up the good work. Yes, lying is something that some people do very well I have seen it first hand as well. It is amazing to me that even "pastors" can lie like sidewalks and yet reprove others. Very Interesting.

  2. Dear Laura.
    I went through a very similar experience. Except your father destroyed my family. He said I was being rebellious cuz I wanted to find the truth about God. Rebellion is witchcraft and you know what else is??? Forcing your will over another. That is witchcraft.
    I'm am very proud of you laura. I'm glad to see you are happy.

  3. Go girl! Stand up for truth and righteousness! May God give you the strength and courage.

  4. I think PMS (pastor mike sullivant) is notorious for destroying families, I'm gonna keep fighting for mine!

  5. Laura, there was a time when I believed that your father was right, and didn't ask questions. Now I have seen the deceit, out-right lies, and character assassination that even the world would consider wrong.
    Standing up for truth and righteousness comes at a cost.

  6. Thank you for speaking up!

  7. How to tell if a Christian Ministry is Cultic:
    "It has to do with how the members of the church treat a fellow member when that member has, by word or deed, shown disloyalty to the leader"

  8. Oh, How I love Gossip and slander.
    it makes me feel like I'm closer to God and living a holy life free from the thought that I'm a sinner just like EVERYONE that's great being perfect.

  9. I love the title - My Life Unchained. Brings to mind John 8:36 "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."

    As someone who witnessed first hand some of what happened almost 13 years ago, I can tell you my heart and my families heart broke for you then, Laura. I have marveled many times at your Facebook posts and enjoyed hearing of your family and how life is for you now. If my mom was still alive she would be very happy for you and the life you now have. You are changing your family tree for your girls, that is what freedom is all about, providing it for the nest generation.

    All the best to you and yours as you continue your journey in the freedom of the SON!

  10. In response to the post by anonymous.
    These posts are Laura`s story, which she has every right to express.

    I think it only becomes gossip and slander when someone like you creeps her blog. Don`t like what she says, stay away. That`s probably why this blog has had 793 views at the time of my post here.

    No where in Laura`s posts have I seen her refer to herself as perfect or incapable of sin, infact I think she has done the opposite.(I have never met Laura, by the way)

    Laura, keep looking up. The Lord knows your heart, and the heart of others as well.

  11. I find it interesting that every comment that contradicts Laura's story are written by "Anonymous". I guess there are still PMS followers who don't have the guts to stand on their own two feet but would rather choose to hide in the shadows. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your story. I am inspired by your bravery.