Testimonies

Why I Didn't Like Getting Anointed

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1739

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 1978

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 1482

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 1848

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 2078

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 1382

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 1299

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 1486

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.

Meeting My Mate

Written by Sister Gelsa Staley on Monday, 06 October 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1843

Meeting My Mate

Today's marriage-related Miracle Monday is from Sister Gelsa Staley. Many times, when we think of getting married, we think of young people, but this testimony shows how God can provide a mate at any stage in life.

In my late 40s, I found myself a single woman living alone and very lonely. My consistent prayer to God was "If you want me to remarry, then place a man of God in my life, or give me the strength to be alone."

Thankful for What Never Happened

Written by Sister Rose Milantoni and Sister Betty Alessio on Wednesday, 28 May 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2048

Thankful for What Never Happened

Today, we're sharing two military experiences that share a common theme. They show how God answered the diligent prayers of the saints by preventing disasters on the battlefield. Many times we focus on what God does, but we often overlook the calamity that He prevents.

The Prayer of a Child

Written by Sister Enza Traina Pusillo on Wednesday, 07 May 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2077

The Prayer of a Child

Today, we're sharing an experience contributed by Sister Enza Traina Pusillo. This reminds us to always take matters to God in prayer first.

This happened when my son Sal was 10 years old. He was sitting at the kitchen table after coming home from school. My back was to him since I was putting away some groceries. He was directly behind me, sitting at the end of the kitchen table between the table and my Formica counter top. As we talked about his day, he told me he was hungry. With my back still to him, I told him to grab a piece of fruit from the bowl on the table and that I would be making dinner shortly.

A Timely Answer to Prayer

Written by GospelBlog on Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1962

A Timely Answer to Prayer

Today, we're sharing a testimony from a contributor who asked to remain anonymous. We hope it is a blessing to you.

Due to an illness, my driving privileges were limited. Knowing this, a sister volunteered to drive me to doctor appointments, the grocery store, and other places. This was a blessing to me. After some time, she was unable to continue this service. I began praying, asking the Lord to provide someone to help me with these tasks.

Saved from the Titanic

Written by GospelBlog on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2094

Saved from the Titanic

Today's Miracle Monday is the testimony of Sister Ivy Fisher. We patched this together from the recollections of several individuals who remember her.

The RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean exactly 102 years ago today. It sank the following morning on April 15, 1912. At the time, the Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious ocean liner ever built. People claimed it was unsinkable because of its fancy watertight compartments. The ship left port on her maiden voyage with only enough lifeboats for approximately half the passengers on board.

Who Helped You?

Written by Brother Jason Monaghan on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in Testimonies, Miracles Hits 2549

Who Helped You?

In our lives we have experiences of people who took the time to make us see Christ in them, to make us feel loved, to make us feel special. Below is an experience that I want to share of how a Brother of The Church simply gave his time (and in my mind), allowed us to dig our young feet into the Gospel.

Let It Burn

Written by SIster Flo Benyola on Monday, 24 March 2014. Posted in Testimonies Hits 1738

Let It Burn

Many of you (especially those of you who have kids in your life) are familiar with the Academy Award-winning and much-played (and parodied) song "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." Well, as you'll read in today's Miracle Monday, Sister Flo Benyola recently found herself in the interesting position of saying, "Let it burn."

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