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Kaka

I need Jesus every day of my life. Jesus tells me in the Bible that without Him I cant do anything. I have the gift and capacity today to play soccer because God gave it to me.

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Ivona Škvorcová

I noticed a little lump on my neck and it changed my plans and my life. We will have to remove it, exclaimed my doctor. It is just a simple operation… I spent three days in the hospital and I waited three weeks for biopsy results. I wasn’t worried at all. I was a 22-year old university student, full of energy and vitality. I didn’t expect it could be something serious. On 22 February 2006 the doctor told me: “It is positive“. I didn’t even understand what it means. Everybody in my family was shocked – I had CANCER. I was confused. I had lots of questions and fears.

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Augustín Ugróczy

Hi everybody, whoever you are and wherever you are – YOU ARE DISCIPLES. That’s the way I call my boys and invite them at our regular PAJTA meetings.

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James Manjackal

He prayed: "Father in Heaven, send your Son Jesus now to this priest suffering from kidney T.B., kidney stones and infections and restore him complete health of body and soul". Then I thought in my mind that he might have seen the hospital chart where my sicknesses were reported!

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Róbert Slamka

I am 52 years old and I am a lawyer. I have a beautiful beloved wife, Helena, and 5 beautiful children, Róbert, Jakub, Andrej, Annamária-Rút, and Lukáš.

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Mudr. Silvester Krčméry CSc.

If I have to be punished for what I did – i.e. for the goodness, truth, and Christ – I wouldn’t choose the smallest punishment, but the most terrible one; I would be so happy if I could die for Christ, although I know that I am not worthy of such a great grace.

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MUDr. Emília Vlčková

I healed my daughter who had bronchitis, after antibiotics showed no effect. I had a wart and it disappeared on the following day after I had used my homoeopathic drugs.

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Vlado Žák

I knew about God, but I didn't know Him. I saw God only as a strict judge. One of the predominant feelings when I thought about God was a sort of fear. Today, I know I was completely wrong.

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Dominik Dobrovodský

Yes, bones were my life issue. I was born with a fracture. Since then I had several fractures during all my childhood, every time I fell down. I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I suffered a lot. But I also saw other people suffering. It was for me great life experience, great learning experience. During this experience I understood that God is always with me and He never abandons me. This attitude of praise became (and it is continuously becoming) my expression of love towards God.

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Nick Vujicic

I am thankful to have been born 31 years ago with no arms and no legs. I won’t pretend my life is easy, but through the love of my parents, loved ones, and faith in God, I have overcome my adversity and my life is now filled with joy and purpose.

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Jozef Demjan

When I was a child I was sexually abused by an older boy. We lived in poverty. I experienced occult practices, depression, homosexuality, and suicide attempts. Only faith in Jesus Christ brought light to my life.

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Marek Nikolov

The aim of the “Jesus Heals” prayer gatherings is experiencing the fact that God is Love. He is Love that wants to give itself to other people. God wants to show us His mercy even through healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.

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Rick Warren

People ask me: What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

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Renáta Ocilková

During chemotherapy I lost my menstrual cycle. After about half-a-year I asked my gynaecologist – oncologist about that. I was afraid I was going to badly react to his answer. He told me:
“It’s normal. Your menstrual cycles will never return.”

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Anton Srholec

Faith and love for Jesus and for his cause filled all my heart and I was ready to offer my life for this.

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Denis Blaho

I started to do fortune-telling and I said things that resulted to be truthful. I used to predict things that really happened in near future. Sometimes I read people’s thoughts. I disdained Christian religion. I had a bad opinion about believers and acquaintances who were not profound believers.

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Bohuš Živčák

Despite persecution during the Communist era (or actually because of Communist persecution) my search of God became a continuous adventure. Pilgrimage and travelling rather than studying. When I studied at high school God came dramatically closer to me.

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Veronika Barátová

I always have wonderful memories of my return to God; still today they are pretty important. Everything happened during my university studies at times of normalizing Communism.

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Oto Mádr

This epoch is not easy at all for Christians; but for big-format Christians it is a great and marvelous epoch. “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.“ In such glorious moments the Church sings to the Lord a heroic song of love and faithfulness. It is a privilege and a gift: to live just now, to love, and to fight.

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Lucia Tužinská

My core problem was – how can I trust God again?! How can I understand Him? What has happened? What we believed in before suddenly became not valid. We needed to reevaluate our faith from the foundation.

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Martin Hunčár

My conversion does not fall under the category “extraordinary”. I know you would like to hear about the miraculous conversion of a former drug-addicted or alcohol-addicted. I was neither drug-addicted nor alcohol-addicted. Maybe this is the reason why my conversion was even more miraculous.

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Dan Baumann

The beatings would start and they would be slapping in the face, hitting in the stomach, sometimes kicking. “I struggled with faith, ‘Was God with me? Did He love me? If God is good why would He allow me to go through this situation?

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Dária Miezgová

But I was also interested very much in the communist ideals as in something that surpassed the ordinary life. So I became a member of a communist party – because I was convinced and I wanted it. And in spite of the fact I went to church and believed in God. I did not feel it as a contradiction

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Matúš Demko

Then I directly felt that God is a living being, close to us. Back then, God, our Lord, clearly and expressly intervened into my life. He completely changed it. I became another person.

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Richard Vašečka

My grandfather from my mother’s side had a great influence on my life. Besides that he loved me very much and spent much time with me, he became my ideal and inspiration in a faith, but also in a male character.

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Branislav Škripek

I was born and brought up as an atheist and I can confirm that I had never been told me anything about God during my first 20 years of life. It was something that was an unknown concept for me.

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Sasa Patalakh

Drugs, sex, Ukrainian mafia, and prison…
“…the story of a young man from Ukraine freed by God…”

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Ondrej Tarana OFM cap.

I was indeed horrified that I don’t know God and His Love although I was ministering in the church.

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Dominic McDermott

Hearing from God through dreams. Biblical basis, Why God would use dreams, The process ...

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Štefan Esztergályos

I got more and more entangled in different occult practices. I applied myself to astrology, healing (reiki) and I practiced martial arts. Instead of prayer I meditated in solitude, which pulled me many times away from the life’s reality.

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Geoff and Gina Poulter

We had decided with a great sadness that we had to go where we were being fed and leave the Catholic Church. Just as we were about to make this public statement Geoff had an open vision which simultaneously was confirmed to Gina through a word from the Lord.

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P. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap

Something of the kind must happen once in our lives for us to be true, convinced Christians, and overjoyed to be so.

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I love you as you are

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Member of the TJCII intercessors team
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I was born in a catholic family in south-east of Poland. My family was rather typical catholic family. We were going to church every Sunday but beside that we hadn’t been involved in church life beside pope’s John Paul II visits to Poland, which were huge events in our country.

 

Huge gift for me was love of my parents who gave everything to bring up me, my three brothers and sister. Material situation was not easy but it was very good school of life how to help each other.

After this introduction I would like to move to the main point and tell about my God. I remember Him from my early childhood, starting from my grandmother who was teaching me how to pray and through serving as a choirboy in my parish.

The time of being a teenager was a time of rebellion and questioning everything around me. It was also a time searching answers for questions about life like: What is the world about? What is important in life? I then read more books than before and later (thus far) in my life including one book about New Age, which I burnt later. I read also parts of New Testament but generally I was looking for answers in science: psychology, sociology, physics, etc. I was also a fan of metal music at this time with hair down to my shoulders. From time to time I was talking to Him (God), but generally faith and normal life were separate things for me. I was going to church but I wasn’t seeing much connection with normal life. My life at this time was life of the world. In high school, with my friends I went to Kalwaria Pacławska where there was a franciscan monastery. It was summer time and there was an open youth week organized by Franciscan brothers. Unfortunatelly at that time my priorities were different and most of the time of this week I spent with my friends partying in the tents in the camp, not in a godly way and very rarely I attended activities prepared by Franciscans. Today it’s a shame for me for this behavior in this holy place. But still He was seeking me and trying to draw me closer to Him.

 

Finally in third year of my studies I went to retreat called A course of Philip. It was the turning point for me. During this weekend for the first time I believed that God speaks directly to me. A thought came to my mind which I knew hadn’t come from me. It came from outside of me. These werethe words: “I love you as you are”. In the moment I was filled with enourmous joy and peace. Later I realised that it was a baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Since that moment my life started to become integrated. I stopped looking at my life and the life of faith as separate things. It started to be one united reality. Before that experience whenever I was in house of God I had felt like a guest and just an observer to what was going on. From that moment I started to feel “at home” and I knew that I’m part of church.

Just after the course in a small group we started to read New Testament and it was wonderful experience. The Word was so accurate and lively for us. We were devouring it. After baptism in the Holy Spirit there was also a strong inside conviction that Jesus is the Lord. I knew it was not primarily because someone told me about it, but it was experience from inside.

I remember at this time I made a decision to delete all illegal mp3 music and films and to use it only from legal sources. Beside that I decided to live Sunday just for God and I stopped doing any work on Sunday even if there were exams on Monday and God blessed this; I got very good grades not learning on Sundays. Praise God!

Baptism in the Holy Spirit opened me also for charisms, which were exciting to have. I started to ask a question: Why didn’t I know about it earlier? Why nobody told me about it? I wanted to share all this joy and peace which I received so I joined a School of Evangelization in a students group in Cracow, where I started to organise and lead courses of Philip for others. At that time in our students group for Lenten retreat Andrzej Sionek was invited to preach on this retreat.

 

After the retreat I realised that Andrzej is not only talking about charisms but he also is using them in normal life. So I decided to join School of Evangelization and christian maturity in Lanckorona which was led by Andrzej Sionek.

In this school I spent about 10 years helping to organise different conferences for men, women, marriages and about christian unity. It was challenging but fruitful time for me. Among the teachers who were coming to Lanckorona was Fr. Peter Hocken. From the beginning I knew that his teaching was important and many times during his conferences my heart was shouting, “Yes, yes! this is it!” During the first youth week I saw that the central point to which all is driving is the Second Coming of the Lord, who will come and complete the renewal of all creation.

On this Day God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes (Rev 21,4) and all injustice will be defeated. This longing was in my heart before but the teaching led me to understand it and name it. By living this hope I realised more and more God is directing me to people who are excluded somehow and in need. That’s why I decided to be a volunteer in a small orphanage in Krakow. I help there to do homework especially with two young boys, who are brothers: Bartek and Erazm. Sometimes I am just present and talk with them, play football or go to the cinema.

The Day of the Second Coming of the Lord is also a day of wedding for Lamb with His bridegroom. Already being at En Christo, the Lord had put unity of the Church strongly on my heart but together with receiving Maranatha vision I realised that unity is not a goal for itself but is a preparation for great wedding. This strengthened my calling to serve for christian unity.That's why I decided to join Toward Jerusalem Council II (TJCII) intercessors and now I’m also part of TJCII Now generation which gathers younger generation among TJCII.

I’m happy that I said yes to the Lord. Intimacy with God is the best thing I have in my life. Although sometimes it is difficult and I commit sins, He is always with me and thanks to His mercy we are together. It will be great to see Him face to face. Come Lord Jesus!


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