Mark 5:19

 Jesus said, “Go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.”

Below are testimonies from people at Dandenong Church of Christ whose lives have been impacted by Jesus!

Mark's Testimony

 

My name is McMarron Mark and I want to share my testimony to you all.  I was a Roman Catholic once. I knew the name “Jesus” but I never really knew Him personally. I was living in sin, never wanting to seek God. I was not following God’s ways, but instead making my own way in life.  However, God sent people in my life in mysterious ways to tell me about the Gospel. That's when I started to ask myself “How can I know more about Him?” God has been so good to me, He opened up my eyes!  One day I was in my room at my darkest moment, full of depression, anxiety, and confusion. But when I prayed, suddenly I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit! It was so strong in my room and in my body, at that moment I was filled with the love of God, peace, joy and happiness. I knew that it was Jesus! I never felt anything like that before in my life.  At the lowest moment in my life, God was there for me. Jesus found me, a sinner. He leaves the 99 to find the one that was lost (Luke 15:7). Jesus showed me that He is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6). Today I'm giving all my life to Jesus. I'm getting baptised because I want to truly follow Him, follow His ways, follow His words and there’s no turning back from this. I do not want to live according to the world but to live in the Spirit.  I just want to remind us all that Romans 8: 38-39 says:  “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”

23 February 2020

Amanda's Testimony

 

I grew up in a Christian home. My parents taught me to believe and love God. But they argued a lot and decided to divorce. I thought that I would never experience anything like depression… but then it happened. I struggled with depression and anxiety because I got bullied at school for having a broken family. I still remember back to the day when I spent hours locked in my room after school, crying because the burden felt so heavy. I desperately needed help, so I knelt down and prayed to God… Last year I was at a Christian conference. I heard a message preached by Todd White on Isaiah 43:5: "Do not be afraid, I am with you. " I felt like God spoke to me. He invited everyone who would like to have prayer to come forward. I knelt down across the front of the sanctuary, everyone laid hands on me and prayed. I began to feel the Love of God! All the suffering, depression and anxiety attacks that I went through – it was all gone! I was overwhelmed with His Love, Peace and Joy.  After that day I completely fell in love with Jesus. I've been filled with so much happiness – a kind of happiness that has never been in my life before. I knew the next step for me was to get baptized, so I can begin the new chapter of my life. I was ready for the old me to die, and for me to begin a new life pleasing to my Lord

23 February 2020

Tom's Testimony

 

My name is Tom Bartus and I want to share what the Lord has done for me.  I had a brain tumour removed in 2005 and again in 2010 after which I developed ongoing seizures.  The medication interfered with my cognitive abilities, I could not drive or go in the water.  For seven years I prayed and hoped, saw four separate specialists, two in Australia and two overseas, tried six types of medications all to no avail.  I never lost hope and trust that God was in control.  At first I began to see how radically different my life was becoming from my former licentious rebelliousness, and as time progressed I realised that God was teaching me a very important lesson.  I began to thank him for my ill-health and delved deep into His Word.  In 2018 I underwent radiotherapy which was followed by a nervous breakdown along with severe anxiety and panicking.  A psychiatrist helped me deal with it through medication whilst I started chemotherapy.  All through this time I was raising two young boys with my wife, and looking back I've never lost hope even though this was now the seventh year of worsening illness..I was at peace.  God sees the heart, heard my groans and saw my penance and delivered me from my illness.  The last time I've had a seizure was on the 28th of December 2018.

05 March 2020