My father was a Presbyterian minister so I grew up going to church, and believing
that God existed, but I never saw him do anything, or answer anybody's prayer, and
it seemed to me that He was far away, and that I did not know Him.
Seemed to me that He (God) was far away
In my teenage years I rebelled against pretty much everything, and when even my
most desperate prayers weren't answered I gave up on God as well.
I succeeded in making a mess of my life
I succeeded in making a mess of my life, mainly by following all those things that
seem like fun, parties, alcohol, etc. I realized that there was nothing in those
things. Then a very good friend of mine, a fellow party animal, changed completely
when he was baptized by full immersion and received the holy spirit the way the bible
talks about, as opposed to religion, and he told me how he could speak in tongues
and that he now knew God was real and that God still healed people in this day and
He said how he knew that God was real
I was very cynical, but the change in him was powerful and undeniably miraculous.
I felt I had to try this myself, and I did by getting baptized and also receiving
the Holy Spirit. And that was the moment I found out for myself that God is real!
It has been the most wonderful and amazing thing that has happened to me in my life,
and continues to be a fulfilling and meaningful experience. God took away my vices
and has allowed me to be the kind of person, and lead the kind of life, I used to
I lead the kind of life I used to dream about
I was in a bad car accident and my injuries were a broken pelvis in three places.
The doctors said it would be 6 months for me to be back to normal, and I was healed
in an instant just 5 days after the accident! After marrying I was also unable to
have children with two different conditions preventing it, but after prayer I was
completely and totally healed and we have four children now.
I was healed in an instant just 5 days after the accident
I can't recommend this experience enough, knowing God is real and having a connection
to him is incredible. Having a real hope and future is something I can't praise the
Lord enough for.