testimonies


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Mar 2020
Personal Story: Gilbert

It was in the early 1980’s that I heard the gospel of salvation. I heard this message from a hitch hiker that my brother had given a lift to. His name was George Perry, and he was hiking with what looked like an expensive guitar judging from the case. At the time my life as I knew it was complete, with probably the best job I could ever want. I played with arguably the best music band and musicians in Central Africa. I played international squash representing my country of birth (Malawi)......

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26
Feb 2020
Personal Story: Cat

I have lived a very blessed life. Blessed doesn’t always mean everything goes your way and blessed doesn’t mean you don’t get sad. To me, blessed is knowing. It is a contentment in a knowledge of the truth.  I have spirit filled parents, and was brought up attending church every Sunday. Around the age of 9 or 10 I was aware that a lot of my friends were seeking for, or being filled with the Holy Spirit. I didn’t want to be left out so started attending meetings for the children who......

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14
Feb 2020
Personal Story: Jess

I was brought up in a Spirit-Filled family – my parents had received the Holy Spirit a couple of years before I was born. This in itself was a massive blessing – getting to grow up in a family environment where going to church, reading the bible, saying grace before dinner and having prayer before bed was normal! I received the Holy Spirit myself with the evidence of speaking in tongues in 2006 at a Young Revivalists camp and was baptised by full immersion once I arrived home. I was excited at......

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30
Jan 2020
Kaitlyn

I grew up in a family that believed in God and believed God worked in our daily lives. My brothers and I went to church every Sunday and every Wednesday night with our parents getting to know bible stories and the personal stories of our friends in the assembly around us. When I was 9 quite a few of my friends received God’s Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues as described in the bible, and were then baptised. It was around this time that I started to take my relationship with God......

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21
Mar 2019
Personal Story: Sam

Prior to being filled with the Holy Spirit at the age of 11, I was very much afraid of dying. After receiving the Holy Spirit, I one day just realised that I no longer feared death. God’s given me a peace and comfort in knowing that natural death can hold no power over me anymore. Going through primary and high school definitely had its’ moments. There was a particular occasion of bullying where I really didn’t know what to do anymore. I remember just praying ‘Lord I can’t take it anymore, you......

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26
Sep 2018
Personal Story: Louise

I grew up in a very loving family. We didn’t go to church, but I always believed in God. Never went without anything. Finished school started my first job. Not long after I was married. Due to the loss of my dad, a pregnancy which didn’t work out and having achieved financial goals, I began thinking there must be more to life. I started asking questions about life and God, went along to a friend’s church to see what it was like. I worked with a guy for seven years and noticed......

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25
Sep 2018
Personal Story: Jacky

I wasn’t brought up in any religion and was open minded, always finding myself reading books about different philosophies and looking for truth and purpose in life.  I was invited to a Revival Centres Church meeting and decided to get baptised in water to see if there was anything in this experience. I was praying and spoke in an unknown tongue in the baptismal tank and instantly knew God was alive, I’d found the truth and happiness I’d been searching for.  In 1987 I had prayer for a damaged disc in my......

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01
Aug 2018
Personal Story: Jack

For whatever reason, growing up I always believed there had to be a God despite not being raised to think that way. I considered myself to be a Christian but wasn’t all that different from other people. It just so happened that I went to high school with someone from Revival Centres. One day we started talking about God which compelled me to take action on this faith I had. I believed that the Bible was the word of God and that if there was any source of authority to instruct one......

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21
Jul 2018
Personal Story: Pastor Fred Wade

Hi my name is Fred Wade. My Story how my life changed from despair to absolute Joy with a great outlook on life is that I was once addicted to drugs , alcohol , cigarettes and had no concern about immoral behaviour . I had in my teens tried to look for God but all I could see in Religion was double standards and outrageous difference to what was written in scripture I was told at the age of 31 that the Lord through his word had a simple answer to mine,......

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16
Jan 2018
Personal Story: Rita

Rita’s story I had tried many churches in my life and after seeing much hypocrisy, I became an unbeliever. After an earthquake hit Newcastle I sat outside and wondered, “if there was a God then the bible was his word”. I knew the bible said that God would return when these things were happening. Not long after, people living nearby told me that they knew God as they had an experience with him. I was sceptical, but had watched their testimony for months and saw clean living people with a joy and......

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