My name is Lucia and I am from Switzerland. I grew up in a protestant family. I
remember going to church with my parents on Sunday but I could never feel the power
of God there. Even though I had a nice family and I had everything I needed, I
often felt unhappy and thought that there was something missing in my life. I always
believed in God and after I stopped going to the protestant church I looked into
different New Age philosophies, but even though some of those theories were very
interesting I didn’t know which God to pray to when I was in need.
I didn’t know which God to pray to
When I was 19 years old I had the possibility to travel around Australia. During
my trip I met Konrad who became my husband later. He told me about friends of his
who were going to the Revival Centres in Morwell, near Melbourne. We went to stay
with these friends and I remember how amazed I was. They spoke about God as if they
knew Him personally. I went to a meeting and when I walked into the building where
the meeting was held, I knew that here I would finally find answers. I had a strange
feeling as if my heart was growing bigger. They people there told me that they had
received the Holy Spirit like the apostles during the day of Pentecost, with the
evidence of speaking in tongues.
I had a strange feeling as if my heart was growing bigger
After a week I had to go back to Switzerland, but I didn´t forget what I had seen
and heard in Australia and a few months after I was invited to go to a Revival Centres
camp in Italy in summer 2001. Once more I felt really well amongst the people there
and they encouraged me to pray for the Holy Spirit which I did and a few moments
after I spoke in tongues, a language I couldn´t understand and I had not learnt
before. I knew that I had received the Holy Spirit and I knew now that God really
cared for me!
I knew now that God really cared for me
Two days later I got baptized by full immersion in a very cold mountain lake.
Without someone telling me, I stopped using swear words and I started to read the
Bible and it suddenly made sense.
The Bible suddenly made sense T
Konrad and I have been married for 8 years and we have been living in Poland (where
Konrad is originally from) for the last three years. Moving to Poland was not easy.
But even thought Poland doesn´t have such a high standard of living, the Lord has
provided jobs for us and we are not lacking anything.
I thank the Lord for always looking after me, no matter what comes along in our lives.