Testimonies

A Day With My Friends

Written by Sister Pat Valenti on Monday, 26 October 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 139

A Day With My Friends

Today's Miracle Monday story is a testimony submitted by Sister Pat Valenti about God's perfect timing and perfect provision.

Our daughter, Maria, has been blessed to be able to attend special needs programs in our local school district for most of her life. However, last year, she turned 21, which meant she was no longer eligible for these programs. Instead, we were tasked with finding a day program for her or else she would have nowhere to go and nothing to do each day. It turned out that finding a suitable program was more difficult than we had anticipated.

Days and months passed, and no suitable program seemed to be available for her. After each disappointment, I was getting more confused and feeling very abandoned by God. We had asked our friends, family, brothers, and sisters to pray that God would provide the right program for her. Why wasn't the Lord hearing our humble prayers on behalf of this sweet, innocent angel He gave to us?

An Angel in the Dark of Night

Written by Sister Patty Kerby on Monday, 05 October 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 388

An Angel in the Dark of Night

Today's Miracle Monday is from Sister Patty Kerby, where she responds to our prompt in which we requested experiences about angels.

I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ for 42 years. Throughout my life and years in the church, there have been many people (earthly angels) that have come to my aid and to my family in times of need. This particular instance happened many years ago.

I was attending the Yucaipa Branch in California at the time. The church building was located about an hour from my house. I was driving by myself to a Wednesday night service. At that time, I had no cell phone — I cannot imagine myself without one now. The road that I always traveled was part freeway and part scenic winding road through mountains.

Letting Them Find Their Way

Written by Sister Lori Kimmel on Monday, 22 June 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1342

Letting Them Find Their Way

Today's Miracle Monday relates a dream given to Sister Lori Kimmel regarding her children.

You see, I sadly found myself raising my children alone when they were ages 4, 7, 9, and 11. I believed because we ended up alone that God had a plan for my children. Surely they would grow up to serve Him, become great people in the church... I just knew that THIS was the reason we went through the dark times.

As they grew, I did not find this to be the case. Some of them continued to join me at church, and others grew further away. I became frustrated with them and with God. When they chose not to go to church as older teenagers, I would get upset, and (most probably) ruin both mine and all the kids’ day. One night, God blessed me with a dream. I hope it blesses your life as it did mine!

This Is Not How to Study

Written by Lucky to Graduate on Monday, 15 June 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 324

This Is Not How to Study

We received today's Miracle Monday in response to our June prompt, where we requested that you send in school-related testimonies.

I was baptized when I was a senior in high school so I was still a relatively new member of The Church when I began college. This had obvious benefits as I was able to approach the whole experience in a prayerful manner. However, it also created some challenges as I resolved to read the entire Book of Mormon that year so I carried it with me to school, reading it in between classes. I also was so enjoying attending church that I not only attended my own branch meetings and MBA meetings but I also regularly visited the MBA meetings of another nearby branch. Studying? I’d be fitting that in when the tests came around.

It Just So Happened

Written by Brother Karl Moelke on Monday, 08 June 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 352

It Just So Happened

Today's Miracle Monday article is a story of God's provision submitted by Brother Karl Moelke from Detroit Branch 1 in Michigan.

"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform!" – Hymn, William Cowper 1773

I lead a fairly uncomplicated life. I live alone. My personal and work life don’t require me to be on a computer at all, so my skills in that area are rather limited. That’s fine with me. I just have an older laptop in my basement and check my emails maybe once a week, primarily for church announcements. I’ve never needed to take advantage of the livestream of Sunday church services offered by my home branch as I, thankfully, have been in a position to attend our meetings in person.

Then March 2020 came along and with it, Covid-19.

No more Sunday morning services at Church. No more MBA or Sunday school. Everyone was told to stay home and stay safe.

Business Trip vs. Missionary Trip

Written by Brother Phillip Benyola on Monday, 25 May 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 377

Business Trip vs. Missionary Trip

Today's Miracle Monday is Brother Phillip Benyola's testimony of how God provided work for him in a time of need.

I was living and working in Indianapolis in April 2005, and I was asked to travel to Missouri for business on a Tuesday. I was concerned about this trip because I was also scheduled to leave for a missionary trip to Dominica on Saturday morning, just a few days later. I expected to drive back from my business trip and arrive home late Wednesday night. I knew it would be stressful, but I also knew there was plenty of time to do both; however, the meetings did not go as planned at the customer site, and they needed me to stay longer than planned to make some changes to the product we were providing. For obvious reasons, this caused me some alarm, but I knew that even if I didn’t get home until Friday, I could still make the missionary trip without a problem.

But on Friday, things went from bad to worse. The customer asked me to stay through the weekend to make the necessary changes. Of course, I was unable to do that unless I forfeited my obligation to the missionary trip, which involved another brother traveling with me. As Friday evening rolled around, I was panicking. I told the client that I could not stay over the weekend, that I had another commitment and had to leave. Of course, I was a wreck, knowing the consequences that I would face for making that decision. I arrived home after midnight and frantically packed for my 6 a.m. flight.

God Is on the Job

Written by Guest Writers on Monday, 18 May 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 817

God Is on the Job

Today, we're bringing you three Miracle Monday testimonies about how God provided work for His children.

Submitted by Sister Renee Scolaro, Mesa Branch, Arizona

In my mid-teens, when I would hear the ministry preach about our church's mission to take the gospel to Israel, and especially the tribe of Joseph, it resonated within me, and I wanted to be part of it. Upon applying for college, I asked the Lord to allow me to use my skills to serve Native People.

In 1986, an opportunity presented itself to move to Arizona. I began to search for employment at a nearby reservation and was directed to inquire at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, where I was immediately offered a position. I’ve been blessed with 34 years of continuous employment, exclusively in Indian communities.

Isolated but Closer Than Ever

Written by GospelBlog on Monday, 13 April 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 490

Isolated but Closer Than Ever

We hope that you had a wonderful Easter Sunday, brothers and sisters! Last week, we asked you to share any encouraging experiences that you've had regarding our current state of self-isolation and quarantine due to coronavirus. Here are the responses we received.

Submitted by Sister Josephine Jasmin

On Sat. April 4, 2020, in the middle of the night I was unable to sleep and was feeling very irritated because I wanted to be able to see my church service at 11 a.m. I began to pray for sleep and for the situation we were having with this coronavirus outbreak. I was praying that all this would be over very soon and that we could meet together soon. Then the Spirit gave me these words: “Follow the light, Follow the light, Follow the light.” I began to ask what this meant and it was given to me that Jesus is the Light. I then began to rest and was able to get a little more rest and sleep. God is good, all the time God is good!

Waiting Patiently

Written by Sister Rebecca Wilcoxson on Monday, 02 March 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 596

Waiting Patiently

Toady's Miracle Monday is the testimony of Sister Rebecca Wilcoxson, and it answers the question, "How did God lead you to your spouse?"

When I was 9 years old and visiting the Clairton Branch, I was slowed from running by Brother English Webb. Once settled, he tapped his finger into my shoulder and asked my age. After my response, he informed me I was old enough to start praying for my mate. At 9, I do not think I knew the depth and totality of that task, but I set to doing as he told me. Being so young and my relationship with God being an immature one, I prayed more out of obedience to Brother English, whom I respected.

Baptized by 13, I became more earnest and intentional about praying for my mate. It was not easy turning down opportunities to go on dates or to dances in high school; however, the older I got the more convicted I was to wait on the Lord for the one He had chosen for me.

What More Could a Girl Ask For?

Written by Sister Ruth Gehly on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 495

What More Could a Girl Ask For?

Today's Miracle Monday is the testimony of Sister Ruth Gehly, and it answers the question, "How did God lead you to your spouse?"

My father’s job moved my family many places when I was growing up. By the time we landed in Alabama, life blossomed and my world began to revolve around my social life: girlfriends, dating, church youth group, Friday night football games, spend-the-night parties, school clubs and activities, and the independence that comes with learning to drive. Talk about a bombshell when I learned the news that we would be moving to West Virginia. I will never forget the teacher who told me that we were moving to a very “dirty” city. What was happening?

The next year-and-a-half was not great. It was so awkward stepping into a world where social circles had been established for years. I always felt on the perimeter. And, yes, the chemical plants in the big city nearby cast many unpleasant odors downwind. Most of all my heart ached to return to where I fit in and felt loved and accepted.

Paired for a Purpose

Written by Sister KarenJo Pandone on Monday, 17 February 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 878

Paired for a Purpose

Today's article answers the question, how did God direct you to your spouse? Here is Sister KarenJo Pandone's testimony.

The week before the 1991 GMBA Campout, I received a phone call from the brother who was in charge of seminars asking me if I could teach a seminar for one day at the upcoming camp. First of all, I’m not a teacher, and it's not something that comes very easy to me. Second, I was in charge of registration at the camp, and the last week is extremely busy, preparing the registration packets and getting last minute things done.

My first reaction, and also my first answer was, No! Several phone calls later, this brother persisted with his plea and said, “You won’t be alone. You’ll be teaching it with someone else. Brother Mike Pandone.”

I was raised in The Church by parents who felt motivated to attend as many church activities and conferences as possible; therefore, I knew quite a few people from numerous locations. But this was a name that wasn’t familiar to me at all. I know Pandones, but I’d never heard of this guy. Who is he? The brother went on to explain that he was from Youngstown, Ohio, and was the head deacon at this year’s camp. Eventually I broke down and said I’d help — but don’t expect too much.

Built by God’s Design and Planning

Written by Sister Diana Stigleman-Houlihan on Monday, 10 February 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 511

Built by God’s Design and Planning

Today, we're bringing you two Miracle Monday testimonies that respond to this month's question, "How did God direct you to your spouse?"

From Sister Stefanie Arcuri

Dan and I met for the first time at GMBA Camp in 2005. I was 16, and he was 19. We long-distance dated between Pittsburgh and Phoenix, but it didn't work out for us that time.

We kept in touch over the years and reconnected at another GMBA Camp in 2013. At that camp, we decided to start reading a chapter a day of The Book of Mormon and then discuss what we read. Not only did that force us to talk on the phone every day, but it also brought us closer to God together.

After a few months of talking as friends, we decided to give dating another try. Unfortunately, the spark just wasn't there for us that time either!

I began to pray that God would make things work out for us because Dan and I both knew we loved each other. I prayed this prayer every day for a year — without anyone knowing — and had the chance to go to Arizona to visit Dan in January 2015.

Thankfully, God heard my prayers, and ever since then, we knew that He had a plan for us to be together.

Just About to Give Up

Written by Brother Daniel Rios on Monday, 03 February 2020. Posted in Testimonies Hits 477

Just About to Give Up

Today for Miracle Monday, we're sharing the testimony of Brother Daniel Rios, where he describes a time when he got hopelessly lost.

When I was fresh out of college and a bit distanced from the Lord, I partied a lot. I spent many days and nights trying to please others, which not only made me grow farther from God, but blinded me to some of His miracles.

At one such party, I remember being separated from my group of friends late at night, getting obscenely lost on a large college campus. The myriad streets all looked the same, especially in the darkness of that freezing night. The winds blew, the cold biting me and finding a way into my very bones. My cell phone had died, and with no understanding of my surroundings, I literally wandered alone in the freezing cold darkness for hours on end. (This was a huge college campus).

This Is the Place for Me

Written by Sister Ozie B. Mathis on Monday, 02 December 2019. Posted in Testimonies Hits 574

This Is the Place for Me

Today, we're sharing a dream had by Sister Ozie B. Mathis, as recorded in the February 1954 issue of The Gospel News.

I am so happy, my heart is overflowed with joy to have such a great desire to serve my Saviour. Through a testimony of Sister Carlini, a dear friend of mine, and she gave that testimony to me. After she did, I tried to forget the wonderful news, but Jesus never leaves His children alone.

My Experience of Repentance

Written by Sister Eva Moore on Monday, 18 November 2019. Posted in Testimonies Hits 602

My Experience of Repentance

Today, we're sharing the testimony of Sister Eva Moore, abridged from the original in the March 1951 issue of The Gospel News.

At the age of 26 I decided I wanted to be a Christian. I had three little children and I decided that God belonged in our home, that we would be happy in no other way. I began to read the Bible and literature of all kinds, books on Christianity, and I listened to radio programs. They preached, "Believe only Believe." I would cry out, "Oh Lord, I believe," yet, my soul was not satisfied.

After belonging [to a church for] two years, I realized something was lacking in our lives. There was no change to speak of in my husband. I wasn't happy. Was this all that we would get out of Christianity? I was known as a good Christian woman, but my soul was empty. I would cry myself to sleep at nights. My heart grew heavy. Ours was not a Christian home, although we took the children to Sunday School, and we attended church regularly. We also began going to other churches, including The Church of Jesus Christ.

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