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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 - Mons. Jozef Tóth

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Greek Catholic priest. Persecuted for his faith in Jesus Christ. Teacher, writer, and poet. In the past, Mons. Jozef Tóth was vice dean and co-founder of the Greek Catholic Theological Faculty.

I was born on 20 March 1925 in Haniska pri Košiciach. Like ancient Hebrew boys I was born without the help of any midwife.

I came to this world like a cosmonaut in the diving suit of my own body. I came here to see how things are and how I am. I came from the mystery to the mystery. I went round and I still go round this world, figuring out what happens inside me and outside me: I perceive, I receive, and I refuse - but I don't damn anyone.

I am full of wonder and disappointment, joy and suffering - I talk like other people. Like Job! All things I have are a gift for me. Life and its contents, time, and space. I see the most intimate connection in all these things. No matter when and where I was born. No matter what I said or wrote: everything was already uttered and written. I would like to be just a reminder for myself and for the others on the road to the kingdom of mystery.

Traces along my way: childhood and primary school (an excellent school!) in my native town of Haniska. Then, I studied in a lyceum in Košice. I spent eight years with my classmates. They are my brothers still today. I spent eight years with my professors. They are my professors still today. Back in the year 1946. I was mature.

People round me were surprised and me too, when I started my university studies at the Theological University in Košice. Two years later a "push from above" sent me to the Catholic Theological Faculty of Bratislava. A completely different scenario and completely different plans.Our country was stricken by a plague epidemic. As a consequence of this plague, I spent my non-school years from 1950 to 1954 in the black university of PTPs (military re-educational work camps held throughout communist Czechoslovakia). All things I have are a gift for me. I got my diploma from that university. They didn't release me any piece of paper. Who cares.

There was no place for me to walk in the surface. I went underground. I lived and admired the divine comedy of life! I was a miner of the soul. During systematic emptying of the world I realized that I was full of strength and beauty. So I donated it to people. For long time.

In 1989 they erected plague pillars all over the country. Cholera was over. Not completely. We were now able to walk in the surface. No more silly words and trumpets.

In 1990 I was back in my youth years. I changed out of my diving suit. I spoke to young theologians and non-theologians about God's ways. I wish they all understood. I know they will! I wish I could go back to the mystery of the final act with the same heart I had when I first came to this world. Maranatha. Amen.

I have lived in a religious environment: family, the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, chaplains, theatres, academies, and – above all – the poetry of this world, of nature as God’s project and life according to this project.

In 1944 I joined up the forces of the Military Work Camp. Four students (incl. myself) were threatened of capital punishment for reportedly keeping contacts with the Partisans. We fled to the mountains. Then we ended up in Romanian captivity. We escaped from that prison as well.

Let's go back to the most important matter: my creed is based on the Scriptures, on announced Word, and education. I am always repeating this with irreversible and proved certainty. Christianity is not only a religion, but it is an optimal anthropological project for human life, under all points of view.

It is the easiest, shortest, and most intelligent project in only two sentences: Love God and your neighbour like yourself; love even your enemies and those who hate and persecute you! It is the constitution of love. The whole universe, the earth and mankind were created according to it. All systems (economical, philosophical, social, family, international, etc.) will fail, if they are not based on this project. If this fundamental basis will not be observed, this world will know even more sorrow, suffering, and misery.

That's why I do agree with Chesterton.

Christianity didn't start to live yet, though it has enough strength to set the whole modern world on fire. We are the disciples of the Nazarene. We are here to light this fire. Church evangelization is not enough. Together with my other brothers I wasn't only a "voice crying out in the desert", but a voice in an anthill of evil and devilish things where the light of Christ's Gospel was seen. The prophets of the Old Testament brilliantly contributed to the overture of what we call humanity and democracy, pure art, true human rights. They were men of God - Roe - (the people who see), poets, moralists, and humanists.

I am continuing the work of these peoples, empowered by Christ. In Christ the redemption reached the highest point (leaving the hell, towards purification and then higher and higher). Christianity is poetry and symphony of the Good, Truth, and Beauty. This was and it is my homeland in bad and good times! You are creating this work together with me. You, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

Your brother - Jozef


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