Testimonies

God's Always There for His Children

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Thursday, 03 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1120

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 1597

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 1337

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 1096

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 1149

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 1036

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 1422

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?

Why I Didn't Like Getting Anointed

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1434

Why I Didn't Like Getting Anointed

I used to make up excuses for why I shouldn't get anointed when prayer time rolled around each Sunday meeting.

My problem isn't that important.

I'm shy and don't like being the center of attention.

I don't like everyone knowing what's wrong with me.

It'll take too much time.

It'll be a downer.

Here's the worst one of all: I've been anointed before, and nothing has happened, so why ask again?

God Spared My Son but Not His

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1679

God Spared My Son but Not His

As Easter 2001 approached, I began asking God what I should write for our Sunday school Easter program. One day, my mind was illuminated and my pen couldn't keep up with the words coming into my mind. I felt the blessing of God so greatly that tears streamed down my face as I wrote.

On Easter morning, I was so excited to share this program and the blessings that I received with the congregation, but that was not to be.

As I was getting ready for church, I received a phone call from Shawn, our older son. It was a phone call no parent ever wants to receive. "Mom, I've been in an accident, but I'm OK. Please come and get me because my truck has been totaled."

Forgetting My Baptism

Written by Sister Joyce Smith on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1204

Forgetting My Baptism

Today's baptism-related Miracle Monday was submitted by Sister Joyce Smith. Enjoy!

Raised in a Catholic family, I came to The Church of Jesus Christ at the age of 17 after I met and was dating one of the minister's sons from the San Fernando Valley Branch in Southern California. The first time I visited The Church I felt something I had never felt before. For the very first time I felt God.

How I (Finally) Surrendered

Written by Brother George Katsaras on Monday, 02 February 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1529

How I (Finally) Surrendered

Today we're kicking off a month of baptism miracles. Today's story is from Brother George Katsaras.

In March 1976, we were at a church camp deep in the heart of the Florida Everglades. There were powerful airboats roaring all around us while Brother Mike Radd was preaching. I was having horrific kidney pains and felt extremely uncomfortable as I sat in a stiff metal chair.

Sister Carmella Mazzeo, the compassionate camp nurse, realized I was in pain and offered me medication, which I refused because I wanted to be in my right mind and alert for the meeting. I was squirming in pain sitting in that hard chair, so Sister Carmella positioned a pillow comfortably behind my back. As I listened to Brother Mike and saw the other elders up front, I felt so much love from everyone.

Lessons from Guatemala

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1777

Lessons from Guatemala

Editor's Note: The New Year is a time for reflection, looking back on what we've learned through our experiences. Sister Alena does just that as she ponders what she gained from her recent trip to visit The Church in Guatemala.

Before I left for Guatemala, I had a friend from high school tell me that I would teach the people there so much. She said that because of my education and background that I would be able to share so much with these people.

And I'm here to tell you that she was very wrong.

Thankful for Tibby

Written by Sister Stefanie on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1138

Thankful for Tibby

Philippians 4:6 "But in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

When I was a junior in college, I decided I wanted to buy a sports car when I went home over fall break. I figured I was 20, and now was the time to have some fun when driving. I'd upgrade to something more practical in five years when I had a kid — obviously I didn't consult with God on that thought.

Coping with the Death of a Loved One

Written by Sister Betty Alessio on Monday, 24 November 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1043

Coping with the Death of a Loved One

Today's death-related Miracle Monday is the testimony of Sister Betty Alessio, who is no stranger to coping with the loss of loved ones. Today she's sharing some things that brought her comfort and peace.

As I grew up, I faced death of siblings. Some were very tragic and it was hard to accept. When my younger brother was murdered, I was having a terrible time until the Lord started showing me the faces of people who needed an uplift of some kind, and that is when I started helping others. God was helping me along the way to recover from the loss.

The recent death of my husband of 59 years was different. He came down with dementia/Alzheimer's, and I was his caregiver for a few years. One day, he ended up in the hospital, and the doctor told me he needed to be in a facility.

Hey, There's a Man in My Path

Written by Sister Donna Repcheck on Monday, 20 October 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1229

Hey, There's a Man in My Path

Today's marriage-related Miracle Monday is the story of Sister Donna Repcheck. It shows how God writes the perfect love story.

Many years ago, I said a small prayer asking the Lord that if there was someone out there for me, that He would put him in my path. I used to be quite shy in larger groups and uncomfortable starting conversation, so i knew it wouldn't be easy finding a mate.

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