Testimonies

Have You Considered My Servant Job?

Written by Sister Cathy Genaro on Monday, 09 April 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 303

Have You Considered My Servant Job?

Many times life throws us a curveball. It seems to come out of nowhere, and it changes the course of our lives forever. How do we handle it? How do we prove faithful when an enormous trial comes our way? We can look to the life of Job.

Imagine for a moment that we are walking in Job’s shoes. We have been blessed beyond measure — a beautiful family, nice home, possessions — and God has placed a hedge of protection around us.

Along comes Satan. He notices us praising God for the blessed life we have, and he decides to have a talk with the Lord about us.

Changed Completely in a Moment

Written by Brother Tony Ricci on Monday, 02 April 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 323

Changed Completely in a Moment

Today's Miracle Monday is a must-read conversion story from the Ricci family, as told by Brother Tony Ricci.

I was raised in the Christian faith of my father, and my mother was a devout Buddhist. Throughout the years, my extended family and others made many attempts to convert my mother. Every one was met with cursing and mocking — that a man would die on a cross for the sake of others. The very thought was silly to my mother.

Proof Through the Night

Written by Brother Jason Monaghan on Monday, 05 March 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 405

Proof Through the Night

For today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing a testimony and beautiful thoughts of reflection by Brother Jason Monaghan.

As we enjoyed the Winter Olympics this year — well, what we were able to catch — it yet again brings that sense of pride that we have in our great country. This year, God gave me a special blessing as I listened to the divinely inspired words once scribed by Francis Scott Key back on September 14, 1814. (Please remember that date.) As I listened to the words, I could see the scene that was unfolding before him as he wrote what has now been accepted as our national anthem! Here are just a few:

Got the Prompt

Written by Sister Erin Light on Thursday, 01 March 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 438

Got the Prompt

I've passed the 90-day mark at my new job, and I am loving it. I learn new information daily, and I'm becoming more and more comfortable in my new role. And every morning before I go to work, I try to start off my day with the Lord.

I pray before I pick up my phone. I blast the Gaithers or scriptures on audio while getting ready, and I listen to a Christian radio station on my commute. It's a pretty good routine, and gets me started off right.

That's a Bad Man

Written by Sister Colleen Moore on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 415

That's a Bad Man

I believe God speaks to us in many ways. He answers our prayers. He gives us dreams and experiences. He whispers. He can speak to us through sermons, songs, and the testimonies of others. Sometimes, He speaks to us through our sweet, innocent children, too. He did that when our oldest son was a toddler, and I want to share that with you today.

The Kind of Gift You Don't Return

Written by Sister Gelsa Staley on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 349

The Kind of Gift You Don't Return

Today, we're sharing an article from Sister Gelsa Staley, in which she reflects on a Christmas gift she received.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a terrible habit of returning things that I buy.

First, it takes me a really long time to purchase an item — visiting many stores for the best buy — and then once I finally purchase it, I worry about the cost and did I really need it? Although I tried on a clothing item, for example, and liked the fit, color, and look at the store, that all somehow changes when I get home. My friends and family ask me all the time -- Do you really like this, or are you going to return it?

There's a Potter at Work

Written by Sister Rosanne Champine on Monday, 29 January 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 456

There's a Potter at Work

Today's Miracle Monday is a beautiful testimony from Sister Rosanne Champine. Enjoy!

“There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” (John 6:9)

When I was 13 years old, my skills on the piano had developed just enough to allow me to begin including simple hymns into my weekly practice. I was going through some piles on the piano in our basement one day, looking for a new hymn to learn, when I came across sheet music for a song I knew my father loved. Its title was “It Matters to Him About You,” and the words and the melody, which I had heard before in Church, were most beautiful. Then and there, I determined to learn it for my father, intending to surprise him (and my mother) on Father’s Day, which was a few months away. This would be my special gift to him!

The Process of Forgiving

Written by Brother Joe Saeli on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 554

The Process of Forgiving

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to forgiveness. We hope this theme resonates with you as we start a new year. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 21, 2014.

Our Sunday school recently studied the concept of forgiveness, a vital act that is red-lettered in Matthew 6:12, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors" and in numerous other scriptures, such as Colossians 3:13, "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."

We quickly concluded that this concept of forgiveness is easier "read than done," so we attempted to develop strategies to fulfill this commandment. We discovered that forgiveness is not always like lightning and thunder but more often more like a work in progress.

Laminate It in Your Heart

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Monday, 18 December 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 415

Laminate It in Your Heart

Today, we're re-publishing an article by Sister Vicki Ali that first appeared on the Gospel Blog on Dec. 13, 2012. Enjoy!

Last week as I was unpacking the Christmas boxes to decorate our home for the season, I came across an item that caused a sudden feeling of gratitude to rush through me.

It was a cutout of an elf holding a list that was carefully colored and filled up with my son’s Christmas wishes in his own kindergarten handwriting, and it was laminated by his teacher.

Yep, I was overwhelmed by gratitude for lamination and the teacher who so lovingly preserved this memory for me!

First Things First

Written by Brother Jared Scolaro on Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 631

First Things First

Today's Miracle Monday is for all you students out there who are facing exams, papers, presentations, and other projects leading up to the Christmas break.

Before my last semester of undergraduate school, I attended the Southwest Area MBA Camp, and the theme was Rock Solid in Christ. During my seminar, the leaders emphasized the importance of reading the scriptures and challenged us to make it a daily habit. I decided to accept the challenge and see what would happen if I tried to read the scriptures every day, no matter what.

She Came from Heaven by Way of China

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Monday, 27 November 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 548

She Came from Heaven by Way of China

Since November is National Adoption Month, for today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing Sister Linda Scolaro's amazing adoption journey she traveled with the Lord’s intervention.

One day, I prayed that God would grant us a child, and I had no idea the amazing journey and plan that God had in store for us. I prayed this prayer many times. However, this time I was driving on the Garden State Parkway. As I finished my prayer, I looked up in the sky on a beautiful sunny day in August, and I saw a vision.

A Thanksgiving Gift

Written by Sister Ruth Gehly on Monday, 20 November 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 506

A Thanksgiving Gift

For today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing a sweet testimony that Sister Ruth Gehly experienced last year around this time.

Without a doubt, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Gathering with family to share one of my favorite meals means the world to me. There is just so much to be thankful for, especially when surrounded by the love of family.

Anticipating the arrival of our family on Thanksgiving morning of 2016, I awoke very early. Desiring to be close to the Lord and to read scriptures of praise, I picked up my mom’s Bible and began leafing through the inspirational words of King David.

Mi Hombre, Mi Nombre

Written by Sister Mary Ann Heaps on Monday, 13 November 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1393

Mi Hombre, Mi Nombre

Today, we're taking a break from Miracle Monday to bring you a testimony from Sister Mary Ann Heaps. Enjoy!

When I was living in Guatemala, I had a routine of stopping at the same bakery every day to purchase bread and juice. Every day, I would see a street man walking toward the bakery, and many times he would sit on the curb, never saying a word. He didn’t understand when you spoke to him but would just smile, not recognizing anybody. Not knowing anything about this poor, badly dressed man in rags and torn shoes, carrying a cloth bag, I referred to him as "mi hombre" (my man).

Remembering the Zioneers

Written by Brother Joe Nicosia on Monday, 16 October 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 717

Remembering the Zioneers

Today, we're taking a break from our typical Miracle Mondays and bringing you a testimony of remembrance from Brother Joe Nicosia. Perhaps it'll spark memories of a special season that you've enjoyed in your service to the Lord.

From 1999 to 2006, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in a male quartet called The Zioneers, along with Brother Ken Jones, Bob Sullivan, and Ken Buck. Nancy Buck was our musical director.

To give some background, we initially formed the group in 1999 and then spent about a year practicing and learning how to sing together as a group. Finally, we were ready for our first public performance as part of a fundraiser concert at the Anaheim Branch. The Lord blessed all of the performers, and over $6,000 was raised in one night!

The Day He Called

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 554

The Day He Called

A few weeks ago during Sunday school, we all shared our conversion stories about when the Lord called us to be baptized. Even though I know the brothers and sisters in my mission pretty well, I've never heard their full conversion stories. It was interesting and a blessing to hear how differently the Lord spoke to us, from those who were born and raised in this gospel to those who met the Lord from their spouse.

This September is going to be 20 years since I surrendered to the Lord. I can't believe how quickly time goes by!

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