Testimony

testimony
NOUN
a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
Testimonies demonstrate. Testimonies prove. Testimonies encourage. The greatest testimony of all time is an ancient writing tradition calls The Gospel of John. It was written so that we, the readers, may believe that Jesus is the Christ, and that by believing we may have life (John 20:31). The testimonies of that life in Jesus continue, from the Book of Acts, to Foxe's Book of Martyrs, to A Narrative of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller, The Cross and the Switchblade, and on and on, including countless unpublished personal stories. This page is a growing collection of personal testimonies.

Opened Without a Key

The first time Debbie, our children Karsten and Misha, and I were poised to cross the Kenya/Uganda border, we were brimming with hope and expectation. We were about to step over the threshold of the venture for which we had prepared, uproot...

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The Dishes

One of the most astounding birthday presents I ever received came in the middle of a very challenging time. Almost a year before this birthday we had uprooted our family of six from the comfortable suburban home we had been renting and h...

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Saved Through Prayer

We have a wonderful brother and friend named Codaniel, whom we met at a local coffee shop, at McDonald's, at a friend's BBQ, at a church potluck, and all at once, seemingly everywhere. Tall and skinny, with a huge smile, and often with a gu...

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One Fancy Ride

One of the most remarkable experiences of our West Africa trip happened on our last day in Sierra Leone. We had arrived in Freetown, the Sierra-Leonean capital – named by British abolitionists and designated for repatriated slaves – then ha...

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A Foggy Battle

It was a foggy Wednesday, last November. I had been struggling with feelings of depression for several days (which, as it happens, is not uncommon for me). But this day was different. I woke up under a cloud that was darker and deeper than ...

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Rest in the Lord

What a blessing it has been to work in support of the Chinese underground church and their missionary vision which they call “Back to Jerusalem,” in which God has called them to take the westward movement of the gospel the rest ...

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