I met my husband and we married young, we had three children and were very happy. When I was 32 I had a stroke and went into a coma for ten days. When I woke up my right arm and leg were paralysed, I had palsy of the face and I couldn’t speak. I ended up in a wheelchair and became very angry and frustrated with my life. After having the stroke for ten years my husband left me and the children and when I turned 50 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had this removed also. I went to TAFE for 14 years after the stroke to learn to speak again. The TAFE teachers told me to ‘fight Rhonda fight’ so I did so I could say some words as I could only put a few words together to communicate.
I volunteer at the local stroke rehabilitation centre and met a lady at the hospital who was telling me about the Revival Church, the Holy Spirit experience and Jesus. She invited me to the church meeting and when I heard someone speaking in tongues it surprised me as I didn’t know what it was. It was explained to me that it was the evidence of having the Holy Spirit. After a month I decided to get baptised in water and wanted the Holy Spirit for myself.
I had prayer at home and I spoke in tongues. It felt beautiful and I knew that I had a new life. I told my family and they were shocked but very happy for me as they could see I had found something wonderful. I used to swear and smoke and used to get very angry and frustrated and I had no patience because of the stroke. That has all changed now as I have the Lord in my life and feel peaceful.
The Lord has given me another family, a hope and the ability to pray in tongues which brings me closer to God. My speech is getting better and stronger every day and I thank the Lord for my new life.
Rhonda Ross – Newcastle Revival Church
December 28, 2018
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