Testimonies

Prayers, Hand in Hand

Written by Sister Suzanne Beeman on Monday, 07 November 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 844

Prayers, Hand in Hand

Today, we're bringing you the first of our thankful-themed Miracle Mondays. Here, Sister Suzanne Beeman shares a testimony in honor of Sister Doreen Perri. Enjoy!

Anyone who has met Brother Rob or me has heard us gush about our miracle son, Jordan Beeman. Jordan was my fifth pregnancy and our only child.

My entire pregnancy was blessed due to God’s grace, the laying on of hands, and the prayers of the saints. The goal for the pregnancy was to reach 24 weeks. There were three episodes where I thought I miscarried … again. Another blessing was that Jordan’s kidney condition was diagnosed prior to birth, which I have no doubt saved him from suffering and, worse, losing a kidney.

All Because of a Welcome

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 881

All Because of a Welcome

This article is Part 2 of Sister Natalie Shawver's series “Born and Raised”…Or Not.

“I remember how nice everyone was to me on my first visit to The Church, and I was surprised because they didn’t even know me. Everyone was greeting me. I was very shy, but it felt wonderful; it did not make me feel uncomfortable. I did not quite know what I was experiencing or what I was feeling.” – Sister Wendy Giannetti, Mesa, Arizona

It’s not easy to walk into a room full of people you don’t know. Perhaps you came on the arm of your boyfriend, as Sister Wendy did. Or maybe it was your girlfriend, like Brother Bob Batson. Either way, dozens of people greeting you and asking who you are and where you’re from? Not the typical way we like to spend our Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights.

Songs, Scriptures, and Sorrys

Written by Brother Tim Scolaro on Monday, 10 October 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1158

Songs, Scriptures, and Sorrys

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony from Brother Tim Scolaro that shows how God's word can have a huge impact on our relationships with one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

I attended a singspiration event at which a brother sang a song in a way that I thought was not sufficiently reverent — it was a country-western type song, and I felt he was taking it to extremes.

I found myself commenting with some other saints after the meeting about how I did not think it was appropriate. One of these individuals was particularly close to this brother. I did not realize at the time how it made that person feel, nor did I think much about the fact that I felt free to make such comments.

Born and Raised … Or Not (Part 1)

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 27 September 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 859

Born and Raised … Or Not (Part 1)

We often throw a phrase around in our Church that a large part of our population can identify with: “born and raised.” You’ve heard it dozens of times and probably have even said it a few times during your testimony. So many of us have had the opportunity to be under the sound of the Gospel since birth or a very young age. Our parents, our grandparents, our aunts and uncles — someone brought us to church each week, and it’s all we’ve ever known.

But what about those Saints who had the opposite experience? What about those who met our precious pearl years later? Perhaps they were introduced by their girlfriend, their classmate, a flier hanging in the local library. Are their conversion stories any less great because they met The Church of Jesus Christ later in life?

Absolutely not.

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

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 838

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 933

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 963

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 945

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 999

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 956

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 1047

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 869

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 989

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 1557

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 1241

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.

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