testimonies


19
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Edward

My name is Edward Petersen. When I was quite young, around 9 years old, I was going to Sunday school at an Anglican Church that my mum was attending. After the meeting one week my mum asked me if I liked going, to which I said that it was boring, and no one seemed happy to be there; she told me that she felt the same and we never went again. About 4 years later my mum met the parents of one of my sister’s classmates and they told her all about......

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17
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Sylvio

I was a full time DJ and night club promoter working for several of Melbourne’s night clubs when I decided to get baptised. That choice changed my life for the better far beyond anything I ever dreamt or imagined was possible. I had reached a point in my life where I had lost all my faith in any sort of religion or belief. My mother was a faithful woman who had received something called the Holy Spirit, but I never was interested in her experience or the church she attended. When she......

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15
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Hilary

My testimony begins with my parents who received the Holy Spirit before I was born. Consequently, I was raised in an environment where we knew God was real, we automatically prayed, we saw miracles – this was all normal. One night I woke up from a nightmare, frightened, and I automatically prayed, and a language I had never learned flowed out of my mouth. I felt instantly flooded with peace and went back to sleep. Some time later I spoke to my parents about this and I was baptised in accordance with......

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13
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Darren

All my life (from as young as I can remember) I have always believed there was a God. In some weird way I was so scared of Him! I was raised by catholic parents who, although they weren’t really practicing, they had a reverence towards the Lord. One day my mother was witnessed to on the train by a lady and what made this very special was that (unbeknownst to me) mum was having marital problems with my dad and my mum had called out to God for help and for TRUTH.......

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11
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Brady

My parents met in the Revival Centres Church in Brisbane, so I grew up with the privilege of being surrounded by spirit-filled christians. My childhood was spent going to Sunday School every week, learning all about Jesus and how He died and rose again for us and being taught that in order to obtain salvation, I needed to receive God’s Holy Spirit. I used to spend time both with my parents and with friends at church praying; asking God to give me the Holy Spirit, and on the 10th of April 2005,......

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09
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Michael

“Hey God, if you’re out there I just want to know the truth about you. I don’t want to play church or be taken for a ride; I just want to know the truth”. Hi, my name is Michael, I spoke those words 35 years ago not knowing but hoping there was more to life than that which I had been living. Three days after calling out to the Lord this way, I was walking down the street and someone from the Revival Centres handed me a pamphlet that contained testimonies of......

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07
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Rebecca

My name is Rebecca Sue and I have had God as part of my life for the last 22 years.  I grew up with one parent that believed in God, and one that didn’t, so initially wasn’t convinced that God was real.  My mum took my brother and I to church every Sunday and all I wanted to do was stay at home and watch tv.  As I got older I noticed that there was something different about the friends I had at church compared to those I had at school but......

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05
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Hanna

My testimony begins at the age of 5 when l was adopted into a church-going family. Along with them, l attended church every Sunday. This was my routine – school during the week and church on Sundays. It was not until I was a teenager that l started to question this routine. Up until that point, Church was something that my family did and a place where l had friends. I’ve learnt as I’ve grown older, our friends and peers are our biggest influences. Seeing them receive the Holy Spirit and have......

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03
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Candace

Throughout my childhood, I was raised in a family where God was always at the forefront of our lives. Along with my parents and younger brother, we attended church every Sunday where we heard the gospel preached and the clear message that to truly know and follow God, it is imperative to personally receive His Holy Spirit. As a child, I think it is quite easy to accept and believe without any doubt that God is real. I would pray to God every night for Him to look after my family and......

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01
Apr 2020
Personal Story: Phil

My life, on reflection, has been primarily dedicated to helping people; I find people very interesting in so many ways. I am attracted to cheeky people who love life and enjoy a good laugh. My wife (married for 44 years) also has the disposition of making people happy – that’s right, when I say “on reflection”, I mean it! I am 65 years old! As a teenager, my mum had a desire to know God. I thought this was commendable, so long as it required no effort from me, and supported her......

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