Welcome to Real Christian Testimonies!
The testimonies featured on Real Christian Testimonies are from everyday people who have volunteered to share their stories of how they were brought to faith in Jesus Christ. We hope that as you read through their personal life accounts, that you will know the true heart of God for you, and that perhaps you may also be encouraged to make a decision to turn to God through Jesus Christ.
These are a few examples of the testimonies we have. Feel free to browse all of the submissions on this link:
I was born in Southern California. I am the youngest of 5 children. Growing up, my family lived in many places and moved a lot. When I was 12, my parents divorced. Me and my older siblings all lived with my mother. My father lived about 4 blocks away, but I rarely saw him; like being in a different world. He didn’t support us; we were on our own. I went to three different middle schools and graduated from high school.
Things weren’t good at home: my mom’s boyfriend was verbally abusive to me and he drove me away. Right after graduating from high school, I worked full-time at a hamburger stand, cooking and cleaning. Sometimes, I slept in my car at the county park. I ended up hanging out, smoking pot, and taking LSD with a new crowd of fake “friends.” I quit my job for no real reason except probably hanging out with potheads, smoking, and taking drugs. My attitude “sucked” and I ended up with two misdemeanors. I was foolish.
I’m originally from Vienna, Austria. I grew up Catholic (this is the main denomination in Austria). I was baptized as a baby. I attended a private Catholic school between the age of 6 and 18. At the age of 7 or 8 I had my First Confession, followed by my First Holy Communion. I remember that this was a big deal. At school we had a class called “Religion”. I don’t remember much, but I know that we spent a lot of time on the sequence of the Holy Mass and what to do and what to say during certain parts of the mass. Looking back, the focus was more on rituals than a relationship with Christ. At school, they never made us read the Bible, can you believe that. How can you have a Christian School and not EVER read the Bible. So as you can see having a personal relationship with God was pretty much a foreign concept. I didn’t think much of it at the time, I just thought that was how things were done. My subconscious mind told me that this is THE right way. I wasn’t even aware of any other practices or denominations, as growing up Catholic is part of the culture.
A couple of summers ago, I was attending a festival with family in the mountain community of Wrightwood, and lost my camera, which had some important photos on the SD card. I continued to pray for over a year that someone might return the camera, even though it seemed impossible! Finally, I decided to call my friend, Judy, who also believes in praying for seemingly impossible situations, and we prayed over the phone together. After we had prayed, Judy declared, “I believe the camera will be returned to you very soon, and I believe God is going to do something much more than just getting the camera back to you.”
Just a few days later, I got an e-mail message from a woman named Janice, who had found my camera in Wrightwood on the day I had lost it. She explained that recently she had thought about just throwing the camera out, as she didn’t really need it. She stopped short of doing this, however, as she believed God prompted her to look in a little pocket in the camera case which had my business card with e-mail address, and she sent me the message.
Would you like to make Jesus the Lord of your life too?
If so, you can pray this prayer - Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins and rising again. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you into my life and heart as my Lord and Savior. Please help me grow in you and live for you. Thank you for coming into my heart.
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