TESTIMONIES

SEEKING THE MASTER’S TOUCH

My name is Tony. I was born in Puerto Rico in 1949 — the youngest of four children. Our family left Puerto Rico when I was less than a year old. We made our home in Chicago, Illinois, “the land of opportunity.” My father was gone most of the time. My mother was the...

CONFESSIONS OF A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

I’M HOPELESS! I’M DEPRESSED! I’M SUICIDAL! These were some of the things that I personally experienced when I was in my early twenties. I was hopeless, depressed and suicidal. I was happy when I am out with my friends, but lonely when I was alone in my room. I was...

I KILLED MY FOUR VIRGIN DAUGHTERS

Before I came to know the Lord as my Savior, I lived a terrible life.  I was fully initiated into the witchcraft society to represent my whole family. This was an agreement on behalf of my family. This was done at the death of my mother during her burial. To be a...

DELIVERED FROM YEARS OF EMOTIONAL BONDAGE

Growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father I was a pretty happy artistic, energetic child who loved to play, read, write, sing and draw.  Life for me as a child growing up was pretty normal, but by my early teen years, my dad’s drinking had turned him into a full...

SOBERED

My parents separated when I was in my first year in high school. It wasn’t easy because it was a season of new things for me. It was a time to meet new people and adjust in a new environment. I hoped to have more support from them but I soon realized that events in...

HOMEBOUND

Sometimes, the hardest people to reach are the ones we love the most. Sharing our faith and the message of God’s love can be challenging especially to those who have known us during our darkest days. For Cheryll, bringing Christ’s love into her home wasn’t an easy...

DELIVERANCE FROM MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER

I am a believer who struggles with past abuse issues and many new changes. I started coming to Celebrate Recovery in the fall of 2008. It’s been a great help to me so far. The people are very caring, accepting, and non-judgmental. I haven’t worked on the 12-step...

MY YOUNIQUE PURPOSE IN LIFE

I am an entrepreneur who made his first million at a young age of 22 years old. I then started some businesses which includes direct selling, manufacturing, trading, and the restaurant business. I thought I knew the definition of success, but I was grossly mistaken,...

FEAR NOT

I grew up with so much anger toward at my father because he was not the father that I wanted him to be. He was the kind who would always drink with friends and waste his money on gambling. He also had many mistresses and had 3 children from another woman. His way of...

EXTRAORDINARY GRACE FOR ‘ORDINARY’ SINNERS

Every year my church holds a baptismal ceremony as part of its membership process, and one of the things I look forward to most is when those going to be baptized share their conversion testimonies. Their stories are always diverse – a wonderful reminder of God’s...