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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.

Story - Matúš Demko
Being a gift for God

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Author and co-founder of Postoy.sk (internet magazine)
Currently working as editor for TV LUX.
Picture: Peter Zimen

Being a gift for God

 

I really long for God our Lord. After I loved Him, I served Him, and I knew Him. In the past I didn't really long for God....

I was grown up in a good Catholic family and I am immensely thankful for the fact that my parents educated me according to the faith and preserved me in a relatively religious way of living. I always believed, but not always fully. A more profound awakening of my faith came during a Christian camp, in which I initially didn’t even mean to participate. I was seventeen years old. 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.

Today, I make efforts in order to live as good a life as possible and in order to be as connected as possible to Christ. I want to be a genuine witness of the faith. I don’t want to scandalize other people, but I try to be an example for them. I am progressively preparing to be a father and a husband. In this direction I feel above all the desire of leading my children towards a joyful and solid faith in God; and I want to walk to Heaven together with my future wife.


Among the books I read, there was one publication that really got stuck in my memory. It was a book by Tomáš Halík: ">Vzdáleným nablízku" ((Patience with God)).

In this book the author looks for bridges between faith and lack of faith, between believers and atheists. While reading this book, I understood that I believe, but my faith is manifested especially in patience (e.g. when sometimes God does not answer - or in other words: I don't hear Him - I remain patient and try to hear His voice; and I wait until He comes). Halík describes the atheists as inpatient people who believe that God does not exist, because they don’t hear His voice. That’s why in one of my articles I wrote: Faith is not linear; it doesn’t have a smooth and unproblematic course. The life of a believer is not continuously enlightened and warmed by sunshine. Faith does need our time; it needs to grow and get mature.

“Even the faith – if it is a living faith – has its breathing in and breathing out, its days and nights; God doesn’t speak only with His word, but also through His silence; He doesn’t talk to people only by being close to them, but also by being far from them,“ “
Halík wrote.

Being patient with God (regardless of the fact if He is close or far away) is a duty of Christians (of those Christians who are incessantly searching and asking questions). This is the real Christian approach: to help. Teach the atheist to be patient.

Maybe the most attractive thing for me is being conscious of the fact that God is love. I don’t want anything else but sincere love. I don’t know anything better than life full of love - when I love, when I am loved. I feel that God loves me – He protects me; He gives me calm and joy; He teaches me to be a better person; He is always with me, side by side, as a loving friend.

If I weren’t trying to discover God and His will, my life would be practically meaningless. I would just carry out certain indispensable tasks for surviving, but nothing more than that. If I were not a believer, my characteristics would be so dominating in me that I would become one of the most lazy person in the world: I would try to make everything easy, I wouldn’t care too much about anything, and – if need be – I would also lie. I believe that my faith makes me a better person. It goes through prayer, the Eucharist, the sacraments, friendship, example of others, culture, work, and also rest. I care about my relation with God and with people. Faith is for me above all a relation – a relation between a human being and God. People are searching God. God behave in such a way that it is possible to find Him. It works bilaterally.

I think that during my life I didn’t experience crises or deceptions in relation to God. Of course, there were doubts, but I forgot about them. Today, I feel that I am experiencing a sort of vocational crisis. When I say vocation, I mean the main activity of a person during his/her own life. I have plenty of questions in my mind. I don’t know if my current doubts and questions are only obstacles I have to overcome, or if they are signals of a new vocation waiting for me. For the moment, I don’t know...

I think that during my life I didn’t experience crises or deceptions in relation to God. Of course, there were doubts, but I forgot about them. Today, I feel that I am experiencing a sort of vocational crisis. When I say vocation, I mean the main activity of a person during his/her own life. I have plenty of questions in my mind. I don’t know if my current doubts and questions are only obstacles I have to overcome, or if they are signals of a new vocation waiting for me. For the moment, I don’t know...

Recently, I had an interesting trip abroad. I had the possibility of listening to the homily of a Catholic priest from Canada. He expressed a wonderful thought:

“What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God“

I really like this sentence. I consider it a huge challenge: to become a gift for God, our Lord. To be the person He wants me to be. This is symbolized also by my name, deriving from the Hebrew Mattihjah, i.e. “gift from God Yahweh”. I just have to be consistent along this road: to discover Love every day and to be a gift for other people and for God.


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