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Thank you Roland! I read your testimony on your sparkpage God has really blessed you to survive cancer since 1984! Aren`t you so glad you put your trust in Him! What an AMAZING God we serve!

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I was saved when I lost my right leg to cancer. In 1984 read more on my page.

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A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, THIS PAGE IS TO HONOR GOD THE FATHER , JESUS, AND HOLY SPIRIT. BROKN MAN CAN'T FAX BROKN MAN, BUT JESUS CAN. {Free bible study at {www.lisbonfreebaptist.org}


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I wanted to bump this tread up. This thread was started when our team first began. i think it`s important that we share our testimony with others.





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What a friend we have in JESUS!

Beautiful testimony! emoticon emoticon

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When I was younger I didn't have a friend and there was no way I could talk to my parents or my siblings. When it was time for bed I would crawl in between the sheets and snuggle down and then say hello to God. I would tell him everything that had happened to me that day. I would tell him my secrets and my dreams and feel that I had a real real friend. He made up for so much that was missing in my life. He was and still is there for me.

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life.

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Thanks for telling us your testimony Amy! I am glad you have a closer walk with Jesus now.

I dragged my heels for some time before I really let go and I let God.

Keep taking good care of yourself. When I was at the lowest point in my life, God made it very clear to me that I needed to take care of myself. A smart young lady once told me to take care of myself....and then she said, if you don't, who will?

Hugs, Darlene



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emoticon testimony!

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I grew up in the Lutheran denomination, and I've always believed in God and loved Jesus. I suppose though when I turned about sixteen I did not know where I was at and questioned a lot of things. I focused so much on what I did not understand in the bible, such as the old testament laws, and for a long time I was deeply sad, angry, and confused. When things went wrong or got difficult I seemed to believe God was there but just did not love me. I had this dream though when I was young. I was standing in a garage with Jesus and he had a match. He said this was it and was going to end things, and I remember feeling like I did not want that to happen. Jesus looked at me and said "When it really comes down to it, you don't want to give up do you Amy."

I have always remembered that dream and it has stuck with me. I feel Jesus was giving me a message that there was something still within me telling me to hold on. That dream came to me when I was struggling with deep depression and suicidal thoughts.

In my early 20's things were really tough. One day I was watching television and turned to TBN. I got into the habit of watching Joyce Meyers, Joel Osteen, etc. And I just realized that my connection with God was not where it could be. I was unhappy. I accepted Jesus into my heart and wanted Him to change me. And gradually I feel God worked with me and had begun to transform my life. So even though I went through stages where I didn't know where I was or what I believed, It was in that moment and from that day forward I had made a stronger commitment and became much more passionate about my walk with God.

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emoticon so much for sharing IAMDARLENE

What an emoticon testimony! You`ve been living for God a long time...every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before!

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Hi, I went to church when I was a child. The church was held in our school. Sometimes both of my parents went with me and other times I went alone. We moved several times and I usually found a church so my little ones and I did go once in awhile but I didn't understand much.
Then in about 1969 a lady from a church I went to now and then came to visit me one day. I ended up telling her about some problems I was having. She said I needed Jesus in my life and I agreed. She led me in accepting Jesus into my heart and life. When this sweet lady led me to the Lord, I didn't understand that I was a sinner.
Five years later, when I was 37 I finally realized I was a sinner and needed to be saved. My parents had raised me to be a "good" girl so I really didn't understand. But in 1974 I knew I was a sinner, and I knew I needed Jesus in my life. I was alone in our house when I heard the still small voice.."In the beginning God". Then "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". Then I heard, "The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord".
At this point is when I went into our room, laid on the bed, closed my eyes and said, Father, please send Jesus into my life to help me with it. HE DID!!! I picked up my kinda dusty Bible and I was able to read some of it.
I went to a good Bible teaching church where the pastor's wife met with me and taught me about why we get baptized. I did end up getting baptized.
These are precious memories. Thank you for the opportunity to share them here.

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I'm so thankful that you got out of that PURPLEPEONY, and yes, we must never underestimate Satan and his forces. And Amy Beth is right - the forces of evil are ever more active now as the end of days is drawing near. Christians MUST be on the alert - Satan rarely attacks us where we're watching, but sneaks in when and where we're unawares.

I read Tony Evans' book, Victory in Spiritual Warfare and strongly recommend it.

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Praise God Purplepeony that you had even gotten out of that. Being raised in church myself, my youth group studied the effects of the occult so I know some of how people live in it.

Demons and Satan are actually more active then we are in the physical realm I believe. Being a Christian gives us the ability and authority to keep them under our feet.

I love your testimony. Thank-you for sharing it.

Jesus is my strength for I can do all things through Christ Jesus Who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ. I serve Him with all of me.
My love for Him surpasses any desires on this earth and it is only because of Him that I live.
I am racing toward the goal. I will not quit or give up.
I love Jesus because He first loved me.


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This is the very short version of my testimony. It is a repost from the "Question Of The Day" thread:

My own personal testimony is this:
I was born and raised a devout Christian. Anytime the church doors were open for service my family was there. At around 16 years old I publicly gave my life to God and was baptized. A few years later after I went to the university I began to delve into the occult and began practicing witchcraft. Within a few years I was conjuring up demons to do my bidding and casting spells. I had dedicated my life to Satan by then and I KNEW if I died in my sin then I was on my way to hell.
Through it all I remembered the loving and caring God Jehovah of my youth. I called out to God to forgive me and to save me one night. God lead me to read the 23rd Psalm. I read it over and over that night until I fell asleep. When I woke up the next morning I had an indescribable peace. The dark cloud of sin and shame had been lifted! I have been serving the Lord since.

See my friends my relationship with God is not based an faith ( I know it sounds strange but read on...) I KNOW God is real. I KNOW satan is real. I KNOW demons are real. None of it is fairytales or myths. The spirit realm is as active as the physical realm. Having practiced the occult I know how things we do in the physical realm reciprocate an action in the spiritual realm (whether good or bad). I know how important it is to meditate on God`s Word and stand on God`s promises.

Praise God I`m on the winning side! There is victory in Jesus!

"I wish above all that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers" 3 John 1:2


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Awesome Ciera!! You are truly an inspiration and I love having you on this team. Keep up the great work and lets continue in unison with God on our side!!

Jesus is my strength for I can do all things through Christ Jesus Who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ. I serve Him with all of me.
My love for Him surpasses any desires on this earth and it is only because of Him that I live.
I am racing toward the goal. I will not quit or give up.
I love Jesus because He first loved me.


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Hello God's Chosen!

I didn't grow up in a home where my mother took me to church. She sent me with others. But I am grateful for that. My Aunt, my dad's sister often would minister to my sister and myself sharing the Gospel with me. I never wanted to go to church with her because I didn't have the proper clothing to wear and I was very self conscience being overweight since I was around nine. When I was ten my mother sent us to church on a bus and that was WONDERFUL. I learned about being born again and John 3:16. I received Jesus Christ as my Lord at age 10.

Later on I rededicated my life with the help of my Aunt, my mother's sister and I was also baptized with the Holy Spirit and that was at age 19. I was on fire and joined the choir and was intensely trained in the Word of God. I am a WORD person meaning to me I just LOVE the Word and it wasn't hard for me to accept it as Truth. I also enjoyed the Prayer language and fellowship with others who didn't actually judge you on your weight. I've had ups and downs and all the way around but I am settled in my Savior and NOTHING can snatch me out of His arms.

I had ups and downs and all the way arounds but I got back in my Place in Him. My assignment before I moved to Texas was still in Ok where I was part of the Young Children's ministry for 13 years in the Kindergarten class. I believe I'm in the Church that I've always wanted to be now in Texas Pastored by George Pearsons under Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Great Body of Believers and I'm GROWING even MORE.

My aim is to be a witness for Christ at all times. Especially with my Poetry and Fiction.
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HOLLA @ JESUS!!!

"I wish above all that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers" 3John2

You ARE Beautiful NOW!

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS!

Smile Always.

The devil IS a Liar!

Pray Without Ceasing!

DREAM BIG!

Love your enemies.

JESUS IS LORD!
LOVE NEVER FAILS!


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Praise God. That is wonderful. Thank-you for sharing. It definitely is very vital to forgive no matter what because that is one of the acts of love that our Father is. emoticon

Jesus is my strength for I can do all things through Christ Jesus Who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ. I serve Him with all of me.
My love for Him surpasses any desires on this earth and it is only because of Him that I live.
I am racing toward the goal. I will not quit or give up.
I love Jesus because He first loved me.


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My Mom led me to the Lord when I was seven years old. I didn’t understand it all – but enough to recognize that I was a sinner and needed to be saved, and that I could only receive salvation through Jesus. Mom led us kids in daily devotions (Dad wasn’t a Christian yet); but we sure weren’t angels. Through the years, and several different states and churches (Dad was military), I slowly grew in the Lord – very slowly. Whether or not it had anything to do with the military, Dad came down hard on me, telling me I was stupid, blaming me for everything that went wrong and so on. Naturally, I believed it.

My husband and I were living in Spain at the time that my husband was away on business. Sunday nights at church we were studying forgiveness and I became convicted that I must forgive my Dad for how he treated me. After putting the kids to bed that night, I took my Bible and sat down to write a letter to Dad.

I enumerated some of the things he’d said to me and how he’d treated me as I grew up, and I told him I forgave him. Also, that I was not asking for him to apologize – that I was obeying God and that was sufficient. Then God told me to mail the letter! I spent several minutes trying to bargain with God, asking Him to let me ‘out’ of that part of things – to no avail. The next morning I mailed the letter.

It was a few years later that we returned to the States and I was a bit apprehensive the first time Mom and Dad came to visit. But Dad greeted me with a warm embrace which lasted longer than he’d hugged me before. Although no words were exchanged, I knew that he was apologizing. Oh, in case you wonder – Mom wrote to me those years earlier commenting that I’d written to Dad but not her, so I knew he’d gotten my letter.

I can attest to the fact that God allows problems to persist in our lives until we finally pay attention to what He’s saying. I most certainly have NOT ‘arrived’ at perfection – for that, I have to wait until I get to Heaven. But I’m thankful to be able to say that God hasn’t given up on me, and never will.


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emoticon for these beautiful testimonies. I enjoyed reading them. My testimony is very long and I am very sleepy right now but I`ll post it soon. God has brought me a mighty long way. Stay tuned, my story is AMAZING!

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Ginger, that really touches my heart to the core. Thank you for sharing.

I love reading all others too.

I am a child of the Heavenly Father, made possible through Christ Jesus who died for me. (John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 5:8, John 5:24)

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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Ginger! That made me cry tears of joy!

My story is long on the HH site, so I didn't feel a need to write it here.

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Mine is a long one, sorry! LOL

I am from a Jewish family. I always loved God but felt a loss when I would go to temple on the rare holiday. My parents were social on Jewish holidays, rather than religious, but I have always felt God around me, and within me. When my daughter was 16 months old, hubby and I moved to our house, and there was a woman across the street who had a five year old son, and seemed nice. I was drawn to her, somehow. One day I left a note on her car windshield, something I have never done before, or since, asking her if she'd like to come in for tea one day. She accepted. We built a friendship. We spoke about so many things. When we spoke about God (she was a devout Christian at the time) she mentioned that she does Bible study, and asked if I wanted to do one with her. I love being a student, and she is a teacher by profession, and I loved the idea. I had one stipulation: that we can only do Bible study from the Old Testament, because I felt that the New Testament was not for the Jews. She had no problem with that.
Every Tuesday, her only day off from school, she met with me and we did our Bible study. We did lots of Kay Arthur Precept to Precept studies. I had a TON of questions, and no internet, lol. At one point my friend encouraged me to do a study called Covenants, which required you to read the Old Testament AND the New Testament. I still had my doubts but trusted her enough to agree, just so we would have renewed conversation about the Bible. I became astounded, seeing how many prophecies in the OT "came true" in the NT. It made me wonder if Jesus was Jesus for the Jews, too. I called my only resource at the time, Jews for Jesus, several times, and both times the person answering the phone had no answers for me. That was disappointing. Then I read this, in Isaiah 53 "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed".

I knew then that Jesus was MY Jesus, Jesus of the Jews. I still struggled, though. I had a Jewish husband. We were married by a Rabbai, in a Temple. Our whole family, though not religious, values their heritage. I had a lot to lose, I felt. On April 23 of 1993 I was mowing the lawn. I remember the exact spot I was standing in when I could no longer deny the Truth. I gave my life to Him that day, and there has not been one day, since, that I have regretted it.

My story gets better....
my husband is taking the train with this guy who loves the Lord, and hubby begins to understand and love the Lord as well. Through this man- who turns out is the BROTHER IN LAW of my friend who brought me to Christ, five years later my husband becomes a Believer. Our 12 year old at the time struggles to make her own sense of what she believes in, and then also becomes a Christian. We were all baptized on Halloween, many years ago, around 1999. Our parents were very sad and disappointed, but were ultimately pretty accepting.


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I asked Christ into my heart at 17. He became real to me at 23. I praise Him for His word that plants seeds and raises us up in HIM!!

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I was raised in church. We went every Sunday Morning and Sunday Night. However, during a revival when several people got "saved" made me feel so worried and concerned inside. I started out on a journey to find out what being saved was really all about. My pastor and mom talked to me several times, but I just still did not get it. I thought I had to do something to help Jesus out, I guess. I prayed a prayer that my mom suggested nightly, but it had no faith at all to it; just empty words. The words were, Lord, have mercy upon me, I am a sinner and I want to be saved. I knew that baptism would not save me, I knew going to church would not, nor being good (for I was not, I was a little stinker at the age of 8). Finally, one Sunday Morning, as the song, Just as I am was playing ( I think), I looked down at my shoes, my heart beat pounded through my ears, I knew what I had to do. As I went forward I placed my faith in nothing but the blood of Jesus who died for me on the cross. I have never been the same since. I just want to share Him with everyone.

That was 55 years ago when I gave my life to Jesus. I am soooo excited to have my name written in the Lamb's Book of Life and to be a child of the Heavenly Father. I look forward to the day that I walk or am carried by the angels into the presence of my Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ. No fear here!

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I got saved at the age of 12. I was at a new church in Sunday School. I have been a part of that church ever since.

Jesus is my strength for I can do all things through Christ Jesus Who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ. I serve Him with all of me.
My love for Him surpasses any desires on this earth and it is only because of Him that I live.
I am racing toward the goal. I will not quit or give up.
I love Jesus because He first loved me.


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