Testimonies

The Book Brings Light

Written by Curtis Roote on Tuesday, 08 March 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1090

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 2167

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 1709

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 1621

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.

'Fraidy Flick

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Monday, 26 October 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1768

'Fraidy Flick

Today is the last of our fear-themed Miracle Mondays. We're concluding with a story from Sister Michelle Watson. We also really need more submissions for November's theme — see below!

The lights dimmed in the movie theater where my husband and I were spending a Friday date night. We were whisked through a series of snappy previews, and then the feature presentation began.

But then something very, very strange happened.

Finally Made Whole

Written by Sister Missy Munson on Thursday, 08 October 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1559

Finally Made Whole

Today, we're sharing the testimony of Sister Missy Munson. This one is a little longer than normal, but it's worth it!

One afternoon in my home, I saw that my daughter, who was 13 at the time, appeared visibly shaken. I asked what was wrong, and she pointed into the kitchen proclaiming that a man was standing in the corner. I cautiously looked around the corner but saw nothing but my daughter insisted a man dressed in dark pants, work boots, and a green jacket was standing in the kitchen. In an effort to calm my daughter, I turned on the light and stepped into the empty kitchen. With tears running down her face, she said the man was reaching out to hug me. After looking through old photos, we realized that the man was my father who had passed away when my daughter was 2 years old.

Have a Heart in Your Prayer

Written by Sister KarenJo Pandone on Tuesday, 08 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2671

Have a Heart in Your Prayer

My husband, Michael, had been ordained an elder for approximately a year when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At about 3 a.m. one Saturday night, I began having severe pain and woke Michael to anoint me.

Prayers and Promotions

Written by Brother Brandon Coppa on Monday, 07 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1689

Prayers and Promotions

Today is our first career-related Miracle Monday! Enjoy this testimony from Brother Brandon Coppa's workplace.

At the end of 2008, I was out of work and searching for a job. I was prayerful about the situation but had a lot of difficulty even getting an interview.

God's Always There for His Children

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Thursday, 03 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1386

God's Always There for His Children

Today, we've got a personal testimony from Sister Karen Watford. She tells about a time in her life when God provided comfort in a moment of deep sadness.

Sometimes in life, many tribulations come all at once. Two years ago, this happened to me.

For several years, I'd needed a knee replacement but was afraid, so I kept postponing it. Finally, I had to accept the surgery, and, thank God, it went very well.

For about a year prior to this, my husband, Vaughn, had tremors, migraines, and vertigo. After seeing many doctors, we were left still searching for solutions. We had to put his medical needs on hold during my surgery, but, when my doctors said I could drive again five weeks after the operation, we continued with our search for answers to his health issues.

A Fasting and Prayer Blessing

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Wednesday, 02 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1863

A Fasting and Prayer Blessing

At the beginning of April, the apostles asked The Church to fast and pray for the work in Oaxaca, Mexico. The work was beginning to bear fruit, and some opposition had started to creep in. The date for the fast was April 7, a Tuesday.

As I read the request, part of me was discouraged. I wanted to fast and pray for this situation and be united with my brothers and sisters; however, I've struggled with the physical part of fasting for a while and started to think I wouldn't be able to do it. So I asked for God's help, and He provided.

What God Does With a Little Desire

Written by Sister Laurie Whitton on Monday, 24 August 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1621

What God Does With a Little Desire

Today, we're sharing an experience that Sister Laurie Whitton sent us for the Miracle Monday music theme way back in April 2013. If you've got a talent that you want God to magnify or a desire that you hope He'll bless, then we pray this testimony inspires you.

When I was in high school, I played clarinet in the band. After graduating, there were no opportunities for me to play, so there my clarinet sat for 30 years.

About five years ago, I was encouraged to start playing again. At first, I said, "No, it's impossible after all these years. I do not remember how to play." The instrument had sat so long it probably wouldn't function.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1393

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

There have been times in my life when I wonder what people think about my testimonies of God's goodness and blessings on my family and me. Do they think that I am a good storyteller or that I made these things up for attention? Perhaps, they think that I am bragging?

None of these are true. Each testimony is told in thanks for God's tender mercies. When telling an experience, I often feel just as blessed as I did when it first happened — sometimes even greater. A blessing from God is a gift that keeps on giving!

Never to Be Apart

Written by Brother Larry Champine on Monday, 10 August 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1461

Never to Be Apart

For the month of August, we're sharing Miracle Mondays that we received in the past but weren't able to publish. Today, we've got a testimony from Brother Larry Champine that he submitted for the October 2014 theme, which was "death."

The youngest of seven children, I was raised by loving parents in another faith. My father was one of the youngest of 14 children, and his father was one of 13 children. Needless to say, in my growing up years, I attended many, many family funerals. (I even grew to dread the smell of funeral flowers.)

Looking back, I recognize that although there was a devotion to our faith and we were reminded of God's promise of Heaven, it did not seem to bring much comfort. These occasions were always very sad.

Blogger's Choice: Gideon Moment

Written by Brother Andrew DiNardo on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1331

Blogger's Choice: Gideon Moment

Today's Blogger's Choice spotlight is from Brother Andrew DiNardo. He chose his article "Gideon Moment," originally published on September 12, 2013.

He says, "Now almost two years later, I'm 1,300 miles from family and where I lived my whole life but thriving where God has placed me. Being so far away from family and my perfect little nephew isn't easy BUT knowing that God has placed me here and watching Him move in my life makes it easier. These experiences still ring true in my life."

Raindrops on the Sheets

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1735

Raindrops on the Sheets

When I read scripture, I'm amazed by the miracles and wonder why I can't have the same things. Well, we can all have those things!

Many years ago when our sons were young, my husband was offered a job promotion that would take us out of state and away from our families, friends, and the small Atlanta Mission. It was a tremendous decision that had many pros and cons, but I especially didn't want to leave our small mission.

One afternoon as I was taking my sheets off the clothesline, I was asking God what should we do. Gideon immediately came into my mind and gave me an idea. If God could show Gideon what to do through simple fleece and dew, then why couldn't He do something similar for me?

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