Joanna's Testimony

 

 

I was brought up in Christian family and every Sunday we would go to Church together, but
because I am deaf, I could not understand everything that was being said. I found this frustrating, as I really wanted to know what it was all about, so it was difficult for me. When I was about 22 I decided I really had to find out what it means to be a Christian. I wanted find a Church that had meetings in Sign Language so I could understand all that was being said and learn more. One day we had a visiting preacher in our church, Tim Hambridge. His wife Kathy had known Kim and Jeremy (our Pastor) for many years. She told me about Goldings Church and I had a look at the church website and contacted them for more details.

In March 2002 I walked through the doors of Goldings for the first time. That particular Sunday was a baptismal service and everything was explained very clearly. For the first time I understood everything! I knew I had to ask Jesus forgive me from my sins. I started coming regularly and felt that God was speaking directly to me every time I came. I prayed to God and asked him to forgive me for my sins and I gave my life to him. I did this for a while, but nothing seemed to happen. Then one week I was at the deaf House Group meeting where the teaching was about assurance. The following Sunday morning the Pastor’s message was about assurance again and then I knew what I had to do. I asked Jesus to forgive me from my sins. I knew I had to put my trust in him and believe in my heart that he has cleansed me from my sins and that I am his child. It is great to be Christian!

I thank God for sending his son into the world to die for me so I can have eternal life.

John 3 v 16 say “For God so Loved the World that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I thank God that he found a way to communicate with me. He found a way to make sure that I understood that he loves me and that he died for me.

Joanna

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