Testimonies

The Most Popular Gospel Blog Post of 2016 (So Far)

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 728

The Most Popular Gospel Blog Post of 2016 (So Far)

Today, we thought it would be fun to re-blog the "most popular" article that we've published since the start of 2016. Since our metrics are rudimentary to say the least, we based popularity solely on the number of website hits (1,414). This post was written by Sister Enza Pusillo and published on Feb. 29 2016, Leap Year Day.

Love at its best is a verb. Demonstrated with actions, this kind of love speaks louder than words. Many times it means “showing up.”

I have been blessed to see the love of God in action expressed by the kindness of my brothers and sisters in times of need. Today, I want to tell about three wonderful saints and their compassion that stands as a testimony to God’s goodness working through them.

A Blessed Accident

Written by Sister Diana Stigleman-Houlihan on Thursday, 01 September 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 803

A Blessed Accident

Today, we're sharing a testimony that we received from Sister Diana Stigleman-Houlihan. Enjoy!

At the time, I was working a split-shift, part-time job when an opportunity came for full-time employment. The night before I was to go for my interview, I had an auto accident. I was so tired from the odd hours and days I worked that I did not see that the vehicle ahead of me had actually stopped at the light to make a left-hand turn.

I hit her car and pulled away, hitting a parked truck that was hauling new cars. God watched over me, as He guided me into the back tire of that truck. If I had hit its solid metal frame, I could have been killed.

God as Our Guide

Written by Sister Donna Bogle on Monday, 29 August 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 770

God as Our Guide

Today's Miracle Monday is a sweet story by Sister Donna Bogle. Enjoy!

When turning 18, most young people (and their parents) look forward to choosing a college or university, completing senior projects and pictures, going to prom, and the excitement of impending graduation to name a few. Our family isn't like "most," but we've still seen God's great hand in our lives.

Having an autistic son has presented us with many challenges and countless blessings in our “peculiar” (1 Pe. 2:9) path. When our son turned 18, my husband and I began the process of applying for guardianship so that we can continue to be responsible for him. Unless we petition for guardianship, the law says that he can make decisions for himself regarding his health, safety, and all areas of life. Presently, Jacob isn't capable of doing this.

God Clears the Road to Recovery

Written by Sister Debby Dye on Monday, 15 August 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 819

God Clears the Road to Recovery

Today's Miracle Monday is the life-changing testimony of Sister Debby Dye.

I found myself sitting alone and miserable in my bedroom. This had become the norm for me over the last few months.

I had moved back with my ex-husband after many conversations about reconciliation. After the first couple of weeks living there, I realized what a big mistake I had made. His promises were empty. All he wanted was a maid and someone to help finance his addiction, which ultimately turned into a relapse for me. Soon, we were always fighting. I was miserable and sick, both physically and at heart.

I'd put God on the back burner and forgotten how to pray.

Praying for the Storm to Cease

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Thursday, 21 July 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 857

Praying for the Storm to Cease

"And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." – Mark 4:37-39.

This scripture has come to life twice for my family and me in the last 10 years. The first time was during Hurricane Ike in September 2008. We'd been through a couple near misses down in Houston, Texas, but this was our first experience dealing head-on with a hurricane.

God's Tender Call

Written by Sister Vanessa Tostado on Monday, 18 July 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 811

God's Tender Call

Today's Miracle Monday is a conversion testimony submitted by Sister Vanessa Tostado. Since church camps and conferences play a big role in her story, we think it's very appropriate to share in the wake of GMBA camp and the summer YIA tours. There's also one other reason why this article is super timely — can you spot it in the article?

At GMBA Camp in 1998, we had a wonderful seminar for the youth. My brother had been recently baptized, and I was beginning to contemplate baptism. I remember that, in the seminar, while the ministers were praying for others, I went up to Brother Phil Jackson and began to cry, telling him I didn't want to die by the fountain. He cried with me, prayed for me, and gave me a big hug like my father would've — something I will never forget.

My Conversion Testimony

Written by Sister Kristina Calabrese on Monday, 11 July 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 911

My Conversion Testimony

For today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing the conversion testimony of Sister Kristina Calabrese. Enjoy!

The process of my conversion started when I was a freshman in high school. All through high school, I struggled with depression and an addiction to self-harm. By the time I graduated, I felt completely lost and hopeless.

My mind started to tell me "What's the point?" and I started to believe the lies my depression was feeding me. I even became convinced that God wanted me to die and this was His way of showing me it was my time. That is when I decided that summer would be my last. However, God clearly had other plans.

Not Your Typical Beach Read

Written by Brother Paul Pezzenti on Thursday, 30 June 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 773

Not Your Typical Beach Read

Today, we're sharing another testimony of the restoration submitted by Brother Paul Pezzenti. This year, we're trying to get the word out regarding how God has called people to the restored gospel. If you have a testimony like this to share, click here to send it to us!

Early in my marriage and before I was baptized, Karen and I vacationed on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. One year, we rented a beach apartment expecting a wonderful week — except just as we arrived it appeared the wheels fell off.

Book of Dreams

Written by Sister Cindy Bright and Sister Terri Nath on Monday, 30 May 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 861

Book of Dreams

Happy Memorial Day! For today's Miracle Monday, we'd like to share two testimonies of the restoration — it's been a while since we've done this! Our first call for these testimonies inspired two sisters to remember dreams that they had many years ago. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Carried Through the Storm

Written by Brother Larry Champine on Tuesday, 05 April 2016. Posted in Testimonies, Miracles Hits 1355

Carried Through the Storm

Today, we're sharing a bonus Miracle Monday that has elements of angels and weather, just like yesterday's! Thank you, Brother Larry Champine for submitting this one.

The Autumn of 2000 was a particularly challenging time for me. Along with the regular, daily concerns and demands of life, I was dealing with some very difficult situations related to my businesses, some issues in my extended family that needed careful resolution, and my many responsibilities in The Church, including my new role as the presiding elder of the large Detroit Branch #1.

Blazing Books

Written by Brother Robert Gonzalez on Thursday, 24 March 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1078

Blazing Books

Today, we're sharing another testimony of the restoration, an experience that Brother Robert Gonzalez had in 1985. Prior to this, he was a member of another faith and a firm believer that the Book of Mormon was a book of the devil. He'd even taught classes and given speeches to this effect. The following is taken from an interview recorded on Feb. 28, 2015.

I lived with the Palacios family in Lorain, Ohio. We went to the Niles Branch one time, and they were talking about the Book of Mormon. I had been told about the Book of Mormon and the different things in it, what it’s about and everything … but then Sister Rose was telling me about it, and she told me that if I didn’t believe her to take it to God. But to go with a “broken heart and a contrite spirit” and God would reveal it to me.

The Book Brings Light

Written by Curtis Roote on Tuesday, 08 March 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 983

The Book Brings Light

Today, we're sharing another restoration testimony submitted by Curtis Roote. Don't know what we mean by "restoration testimony"? Click here to find out.

This experience is about a dream that my grandfather, Lorne Mandawoub, had of the Book of Mormon. It occurred roughly 12 years ago.

My grandfather was raised being taught that the Bible was truth and the Book of Mormon was not. However, he had a close friend who kept testifying of the Book of Mormon. As time went on, my grandfather decided to ask God if the book was right or not, and he received a dream.

Love, Oh, What Love!

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Monday, 29 February 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2029

Love, Oh, What Love!

For the last day of our love-related theme, we're celebrating the little acts of kindness and compassion that the people of God do for one another. When we put others first and ourselves second, it's a small kind of miracle. Hope this makes your heart leap on Leap Year Day.

Love at its best is a verb. Demonstrated with actions, this kind of love speaks louder than words. Many times it means “showing up.”

I have been blessed to see the love of God in action expressed by the kindness of my brothers and sisters in times of need. Today, I want to tell about three wonderful saints and their compassion that stands as a testimony to God’s goodness working through them.

My Restoration Testimony

Written by Brother Brandon Coppa on Thursday, 21 January 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1593

My Restoration Testimony

Today, we're sharing our first restoration testimony — by Brother Brandon Coppa. The goal of these testimonies is to feed our faith and praise God for the gift of the restored gospel.

When listening to testimonies from the saints you often hear the phrase, “born and raised in The Church.” I’m one of those who can lay claim to this phrase. I was given something many people search for their entire lives, and I completely took it for granted.

As a child and teen, I was active in church but never truly convicted. Once I left home for college, I began to question what I truly believed and if that included the Book of Mormon.

Testimonies of the Restoration

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 05 January 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1470

Testimonies of the Restoration

Here at the Gospel Blog, we're always asking for you to send your testimonies and experiences. We theme our Miracle Mondays (February's theme is love, by the way) but we still try to keep those themes fairly wide open.

During the year of 2016, we would like to sprinkle in testimonies of a more specific nature. Specifically, we're looking for testimonies related to the restoration or the Book of Mormon.

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