This Page is dedicated to those who wish to share their personal testimony of faith and trust in Christ Jesus during times of testing.


Featured Testimony

 

Jinnie Parsons

In the summer of 2007 my life took a unique turn.  I had been having unusual feelings and headaches, which led my doctor to schedule a MRI.  It revealed a brain tumor in the front temporal lobe of my brain.  This was a new experience for me!  As I considered this unexpected path, I was confident that God knew just where it was going to lead.  I found that I could choose to trust Him each step of the way.  When we trust God, He gives us more than enough strength to take the next step with peaceful confidence in our hearts.  Read more...

 


The Block Family

Mrs. Bonney Block had hip replacement surgery close to 20 years ago to remedy damage from an automobile accident. Because of complications Mrs. Block could walk only with great pain, but she never complained. For many years it seemed nothing could be done, but recently she learned that another set of operations could perhaps remedy the problem.  Read more...

 

The Bunces

In the spring of 1982 we had been married almost two years and were expecting our first child. As most first time parents, we had idealistic hopes for this child. But in April, when our daughter, Esther, was born with Down Syndrome and a serious heart defect, we abruptly had to exchange our expectations for the reality of a handicapped child. Our lives were soon filled with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and visits to various medical specialists. The Lord was very effectively illustrating the truth that ALL life is a gift from Him.  Read more...

 

The Forsythe Family

On April 30, 1993, our family doctor suspected excess fluid on Stephenís lungs and ordered X-rays. As I drove to the hospital, Stephen grew lethargic. Then while in X-ray, he stopped breathing. The attendants moved quickly to revive him, but the doctors told me he was in the final stages of the disease. While in ICU, however, he was alert, and for his last three days we talked, laughed, cried, held hands, and prayed. Stephen told me he was ready to go Home.  Read more...

 

Winn Freeman

This is the story of a man who, after 16 years of addiction to alcohol, crystal meth (crank) and heroin, had been through some of the better treatment programs.  Desperate to find freedom from addiction, he sought and found a permanent addiction cure while he was cuffed and shackled in the back seat of a sheriff car in California .  The year was 1988.

Winn Freeman had tried everything.  His situation was virtually hopeless. The medical community had given him a three percent chance of succeeding.  He was told that he would always be in prison, in a treatment program or dead.   Read more...

 

Elaine Fremont (1951-1995)

Many might say that at age 43, Elaine Fremont was simply too young to die or that she died before her time. After all, her family, friends and colleagues knew her as a vibrant, intelligent young lady with an outgoing personality and a consistent Christian testimony.  Read more...

 

The Giovanetti Family

I grew up in Holdredge, Nebraska and moved to Greenville, SC in the summer of 1985 to attend college.  I planned on attending Clemson University, but began my studies at Greenville Technical College.  There I met and started dating Jeff Giovanetti.  After three years he told me he wanted to marry me, but couldn't unless I was a born again Christian.  I loved him, wanted to marry him and thought "getting saved" sounded easy enough.  So, I prayed a little prayer, thought I was saved, and we were married.  Read more...

 

The Gobbles

The Lord had truly blessed us with a child that was talking and maturing faster than other children his age. We cherished every moment God allowed us to spend with Stephen. Then came the night of June 28,2000. The Lord had already decided that this would be the night Stephen would go home to be with Him in Heaven. At the age of twenty-two months, Stephen died in a tragic accident that took place at the front doors of our home church.  Read more...

 

Luke Gribick

Luke, the Gribickís youngest son was coming out of the shower when Carol heard a thump coming from within the bathroom area. Carol went to investigate the sound; thinking her son was involved with some type of horseplay. As she opened the bathroom door Luke was attempting to dress himself ; but something was wrong, very wrong. Luke with a faint voice said to his mother, "Mom, I think I'm dying!" and then collapsed into his mother's arms.  Read more...

 

The Harrington Family

We were able to build a beautiful home, were raising our son and daughter near family, and were actively serving in our local church. I remember commenting to Fred one evening, "life is so perfect Fred." He smiled and said, "Jennifer, remember, the trials will come, we need to be prepared." How insightful Fred was. He made this statement just weeks before his untimely death.

On April 17th, 2001, God took Fred home. He woke in the morning, kissed us all goodbye as he drove off to work. An hour later, he was test flying an airplane that had been down for maintenance. Something went wrong.  Read more...

 

The Hines Family

I was unaware that I was having a subarachnoid bleed from a ruptured aneurysm that was located beneath the delicate membrane that encloses the spinal cord and the brain. An aneurysm is a widening in the arterial wall; sometimes this bulging spot, of any size, can rupture with no warning. A CT scan and an angiogram revealed, unknown to me, that I had two congenital (present since birth) aneurysms; the giant one was bleeding profusely, causing intense and dangerous pressure on my brain.  Read more...

 

Tommy Hinojos

One day Tommy felt numbness in his right arm. After a doctor visit Tommy was diagnosed with arterio venous malformation (AVM) a medical condition where a blood vessel can rupture and leak.  In the years that followed Tommyís journey in life became increasingly difficult to the point of losing ďa will to get better.Ē

Through Godís grace and mercy a high school friend invited Tommy to church. And after hearing the preaching of the Gospel Tommy came to the realization religion could not save him. ďI repented of my sins and by faith I placed my trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. He died on the cross and rose again, so that God could give the gift of eternal life to me and to anyone else who believed in him.Ē  Read more...

 

Bob Keller

Our lives should not be caught up in making money and building houses. Our lives should be caught up in serving Jesus Christ and telling people about our wonderful Savior and leading them to Jesus Christ. Those who work as Godís ministers of justice, (Romans 13:4), need to hear about Jesus Christ. Believe me, the mission field of Law Enforcement has been forgotten. Perhaps the Lord is calling you.  Read more...

 

Rachael Lane

Because of my health condition, I had a high risk of dying. The doctors said that I would never be able to walk or talk. I am missing the part of the brain that controls speech. However, the doctors didnít know what God could do. Read more...

 

Michael Larson

As fall approached, of the same year, my 15 year old son Michael was diagnosed with leukemia. I was devastated by the fact that my son would have to suffer through chemotherapy and radiation treatments; knowing there might be a possibility that Michael could loose his life.  Read more...

 

Dr. Tim Mahler

Tim has been a quadriplegic for the last eighteen years. He focuses his ministry on uplifting the hurting and regularly travels with his team to fundamental churches to encourage Christians in their spiritual walk. In 1995 he founded Truth for Trials Ministries, Inc., an evangelistic and missionary outreach to the disabled and those in crisis. Read more...

 

Bobby and Sarah McCoy

Just as I did almost every night, I arrived at the entrance to campus and stopped at the red light. As I sat at the light, a driver coming the other way ran the red light and hit a car. In an attempt to lessen the impact, the driver swerved and lost control of his car. All of this happened in a fraction of a second right before my very eyes. The car that had run the red light then plowed right into the side of my vehicle sending my car spinning.  Read more...

 

Steve and Cindy Melius

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. This is an easy verse to claim when things are going relatively smooth. However, when a young couple faces the news of cancer within six months of marriage, a promise such as this is put to the test.  Read more...

 

Michael Naselli

In December 1998, my family was shocked to learn that my youngest brother Michael, who was three years old at the time, had cancer -- Stage IV Neuroblastoma. The doctors warned us that Michael only had a ten percent chance to live. Over the next three and a half years, Michael endured chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant, two major surgeries, monoclonal antibody treatments and countless tests.  Read more...

 

Kay Newman

Were you ever so angry that you wanted to throw something out the nearest window? Thatís exactly what I wanted to do with my crutches when I was a child. Bitterness was in my heart because I was born with cerebral palsy and couldnít run and play like other children. I didnít like the way God had created me. I didnít want to be handicapped. It took a long time for me to realize that my real handicap was not my physical condition but my bitterness and rebellion.  Read more...

 

Doug Schaedel

Maybe when somebody dies of cancer, it makes everybody stop and think a little bit- for a few days. "Be a little nicer to people and take a little more time with folks." But, you know , even when somebody dies, life just goes on. We pause for a second. We go to service for a short time, and then we just go back into the rat race. But weíve got to stop at least and think for a minute. Thatís part of the purpose for people dying and us knowing they die.  Read more...

 

Barbara Summers

February 11, 1974 was a cold Kansas wintry day. "Your tumor is malignant, Barbara," Dr. Myers said over the telephone. "Weíll schedule you for a modified radical mastectomy in a week. OK?" Silence filled the room. I was stunned and could not answer. "Are you okay, Barbara?" he asked. "Yes, Iím okay," I finally replied and he hung up. A week earlier he told me since I was only 28 years old, he doubted the tumor was malignant. However, they wanted to be 100% sure so they sent the biopsy to a Kansas City lab to confirm it was cancer.  Read more...

 

Becky Vaughn

Itís only natural for people to ask this question when they see me. Please donít feel embarrassed for noticing my handicap. I am happy to share my story with you. My name is Becky Vaughn and on May 20, 1978, the year that I was two years old, my mother and I were critically burned in a house fire that happened in our home in Greenville, South Carolina.  Read more...

 

Tom and Donna Wimer

Just then, the wind shifted and the fire down by the creek started toward them, in places traveling thirty feet per second. At that moment fire also came over the top of the ridge behind them. An intense updraft must have been created between the two fires, drawing them together even faster. Tom, Donna. and Mick were standing on the edge of eternity, where life and death are one step apart.  Read more...

 


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