Jamie’s Testimony

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Jamie and his family are faithful members of Life Tabernacle Church. Husband, and father of four boys with twins on the way, Jami is an excellent role model for his family, and others in the church
 
“I am so thankful that the Lord is as close as the mention of His name! It all started on a normal day trying to provide for my family with a second job. I delivered newspapers before going to the factory I worked at every morning. I usually was in a hurry to get the job done so I was not late for work. This particular morning I went a little too fast around a sharp curve. I drove an older top-heavy Bronco which rolled twice before skidding into a tree. My left arm was out of the window dragging on the ground as I slid and the first thing I yelled was, “Jesus help me!” The truck landed on the driver side, and the severity of the injury to my left arm disabled me from climbing out of the passenger side. I looked in back of the vehicle and the hatch was open so I could crawl out that way. It may seem little, but I believe that in itself was a miracle from God.
 
There was a house across the road from where I had wrecked but something told me to go to the house down the road a bit. So I walked ¼ of a mile down the road with my arm wrapped in my shirt.. I was told later, by the man whose house I walked to, that the people who lived across the road from my wreck were on vacation so I believe the Lord spoke to me and directed my steps. Jesus knew exactly where to send me.
 
To make a long story short, I had a large gash in my arm and that cut was one centimeter away from slicing a main artery in my arm. The doctors told me after the wreck I would have limited mobility in my left arm, specifically in my thumb. They required three surgeries and ten full days in the hospital to fix the damage in my arm. Some may thank the surgeons, but to this day I thank God because I have nearly full mobility in my entire arm, and still believe God can heal me completely.
 
There is a scar to remind me how great God is and how tragedy can be used to testify of His goodness. There is so much more to my testimony than this; but this was one of the many examples showing that Jesus has done the miraculous in my life. What an amazing God!”
 


Aaron’s Testimony

Aaron is a member of Life Tabernacle Church. He has four children; Anna, Hannah, Aj, and Isaiah. You will always find him at the alter praying with his children

“I never viewed my past as a testimony but rather I viewed it as a story of pain and resentment. But one day I realized that was simply a lie of the devil and he wanted me to continue to feel sorry for myself and be bitter. But I will tell you today, because I have stopped listening to the devil’s lies, I have been healed in ways I never knew I needed healing in.
My childhood and teen years were full of turmoil. When I was seven years old, on September 27, 1981, my father was murdered in an attempted gas station robbery. The man who introduced the Bible and it’s importance in my life was gone and I was the last person to see him. My mother, who was four months pregnant with her sixth child at that time, struggled to provide for our family. After a few years of fighting to survive she put us in a Children’s home in an attempt to get back on her feet and provide for us better. And I was even removed from my siblings and placed in a youth shelter. I was molested on three separate occasions in just a matter of ten years. The first time when I was three and the last time when I was thirteen.
After that last time I became angry, hurt, and broken. Why should I care if no one cares about me? I am just a thing to them. An item to be abused, made fun of, unlovable. My anger had no limits. I hurt and I was going to hurt others, which I did. Internally, part of me knew I was lashing out, hurting the world that had hurt me. Part of me knew all I really wanted was to be loved unconditionally, to be viewed as a person.
I remained hurt and broken for the better part of my life. But on December 15th, 1990 I walked into an Apostolic church and my life was changed forever. I finally found a place where I felt at home and loved. I received the gift of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in other tongues April 1st, 1991. I experienced the unfailing love I had been searching for my entire life. My brokenness and anger was gone in a moments time because of the blood of Jesus.
I don’t know who will read this and what you have gone through, but know this, a big lie of the devil and one of his favorites is that you are alone and no one knows what you have gone through. I beg you to not believe it. I was a three time molested, angry, broken, boy who didn’t feel loved. My father was murdered. I smoked, have been drunk, been high, had premarital sex, been arrested, been in fights with knives and brass knuckles, hurt people purposely, went to 18 schools by the time I graduated, did everything I could to do things my way, to control my life so I wouldn’t be hurt again. And in spite of all those things God looked at me and said, “I love you. And you are worth more than you could ever imagine.” 25 years later and I am still walking with God. He took a broken and hurt 17 year old and molded him into a 42 year old father of four beautiful children. I’m not perfect, but He is and I have Jesus to thank for everything.”

 
 
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Sister Johnson’s Testimony

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Sister Marci Johnson is our Pastor’s wife. She is an amazing lady who is respected by everyone who meets her. Along with serving our church in every capacity imaginable, she serves as the Indiana District Ladies Secretary. There is no doubt of the love, admiration, and respect our whole church has for this godly lady. We love us some Sister J!

 

“God’s miraculous healing power has been a big part of my life.  At the age of two years old I was bitten by a sweat bee. The outcome of that bite was a very sick baby that ended up in Riley Hospital.  I was diagnosed at that point with Nephrotic Syndrome/Nephrosis.  This disease is simply this:  the kidneys spill protein and keep bacteria, causing excessive swelling and loss of kidney function.  At that time, (in the early 60’s)  no one that had been diagnosed with Nephrosis lived passed their early teen years.  But, fortunately for me they had recently discovered that the steroid Prednisone would not heal but would throw the disease into remission.  So that began my life of doctor visits and sickness.  Swelling and high doses of Prednisone for long periods of time and then remission and weaning off the Prednisone.  At one point we tried an experimental drug that could have caused me to be unable to have children.  Praise God that was not the outcome of that drug!  The Prednisone though unpleasant with it’s side affects kept me through my teen years!
My husband and I felt God call us to AIM Missionaries to Hong Kong.  During that preparation time of going over seas I became very sick again and also was pregnant with our second child Titus.  The doctors first suggested that we abort the baby because of the high risk it was to me.  After they realized that was not going to be our choice they begged us to stay in the States until the baby was born.  My husband and I were determined to go to Hong Kong.  We believed God had called us to this ministry, and we believed that God would go with us and protect us.  AND He did just that!  While we were in Hong Kong I delivered Titus, a healthy baby boy and was healed of Nephrosis at the same time!  I have not had one symptom of this disease for over 27 years!  To God be the glory!  Was it faith that brought my healing?  Was it obedience to God’s call?  Maybe it is both!”