Testimonies

When God Watered My Plants

Written by Sister Erin Light on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 269

When God Watered My Plants

At home, I have quite a large collection of indoor and outdoor plants. I thank my grandpa, Brother Russ Martorana, for my green thumb. The indoor ferns help to clean the indoor air, and the outdoor plants are great for harvesting (herbs, tomatoes, basil) and provide overall plant therapy!

The week before GMBA camp, the temperature at home had been climbing into the triple digits during the daytime, and I was watering my plants daily to keep them from getting burned or dried out.

Now, this may seem a bit trivial, but I've been nurturing some of them for four years, and I was pretty concerned about them dying when I went to camp. Plants need plenty of water; in 100-degree temperatures they can die in less than a day sometimes.

Behind the Scenes of 'Stand Up'

Written by Sister Rosanne Champine on Monday, 23 July 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 340

Behind the Scenes of 'Stand Up'

For today's Miracle Monday, we reached out to Sister Rosanne Champine and asked her to share some of the stories behind several of the songs that the Lord has given her. This particular story is about the song "Stand Up for the Restoration."

In the early 1980s, the General Church began preparing for the upcoming World Missionary Conference (the first of its kind). I had recently begun sharing a few songs God had given me and was asked if I would pray about a song that might help convey the story of Joseph, which would be told in photographs. I was not given anything more specific than that. So, pray I did … and the Lord began working with me.

The Songs of Zion Bring Comfort and Peace

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Thursday, 12 July 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 429

The Songs of Zion Bring Comfort and Peace

My husband, Vaughn, passed away unexpectedly on October 25, 2017. We had been married for 48 years. Our two sons and their families and I miss him so very much.

After he passed away and all my family returned home, I was working in the kitchen and realized for the first time I could listen to my music, the Songs of Zion, any time and as loud as I wanted. Previously, sounds caused Vaughn to have severe tremors, so I tried to be as quiet as possible. I ran to the stereo and turned on the Songs of Zion — loud!

The first words sung were, "Jesus put His arms around me, brought me through a valley deep, to a mountain high and holy…" (No. 194, "Holy, Holy, Holy") I felt like Jesus had His arms around me as the song played. I felt such love, compassion, and peace enter into my body, heart, and soul. My body trembled, and I cried with the joy and peace and love that came into me. This lasted approximately 20 minutes.

I found out that a day or two prior to this, a sister in the church had a vision in which she saw Jesus hugging me.

Freely Receive, Freely Give

Written by Brother Matthew Miller on Monday, 02 July 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 413

Freely Receive, Freely Give

Today's Miracle Monday is the conversion testimony of the late Brother Matthew T. Miller, as recorded in the July 1945 issue of The Gospel News.

I left Jamaica in 1919, spent one year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in 1920 left Cuba and entered Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. I finished a seven-year course in Bible Training and Academics, with a satisfactory record in respect to scholarship, labor, and deportment, in three years, graduating May 24, 1923 as a nondenominational minister.

A Good Worker

Written by Sister Sylvia Curry on Monday, 11 June 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 367

A Good Worker

Today's Miracle Monday is dedicated to all of you out there who are currently in the process of building a new church building. It's a testimony told by Sister Sylvia Curry, and we promise it'll draw you in.

I worked for General Ribbon, a factory that produced carbon paper, typewriter ribbon, and other related supplies. It was owned and operated by an older gentleman named Mr. Daggs. He had the reputation of being a kindhearted man. The night I got hired, I knelt down beside my bed and sincerely asked the Lord to make me a good worker for these people.

The Quiet Need

Written by Sister Rosanne Champine on Monday, 04 June 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 387

The Quiet Need

Today's Miracle Monday is a very sweet experience and song that we asked Sister Rosanne Champine to share with us. 

One Sunday in church, when it came time for anointing, I was so surprised to see an older sister walk up and sit in the chair. This sister represented to me great spiritual strength and wisdom. As a ‘mother’ to all the Saints, she was always concerned about others, helping and tending to their needs, serving as a wonderful spiritual example. It never occurred to me that SHE might need something from the Lord.

The Conversion of Brother Richard Lowman of Tarsus

Written by Brother Richard Lowman on Monday, 30 April 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 359

The Conversion of Brother Richard Lowman of Tarsus

For today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing a conversion testimony from Brother Richard Lowman from Ft. Worth, Texas. Enjoy!

I met my beautiful bride, Gina (Jones) almost eight years ago after the passing of her husband. Gina and I dated for a short time, and we got married.

I am almost 53 years old and was raised in a Southern Baptist Church for my whole life — and my brother is a Baptist minister, and he and I definitely talk about spiritual things. I always got along with Gina's dad, Brother Ken Jones, but his wife, Sister Bennie, and I would get into deep religious "arguments" — the silliest of things looking back. Gina and I also became close friends with Brother Jerry and Sister Linda Morle, and I'd talk with Brother Jerry about the differences in our faiths.

Have You Considered My Servant Job?

Written by Sister Cathy Genaro on Monday, 09 April 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 430

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 444

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 605

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 635

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 579

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 482

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 585

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 683

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.

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