Posts Tagged ‘testimony’

Testimony by Marjan Holbrook

March 13, 2012

On Sunday in Vinebranch, we showed following testimony from Marjan Holbrook, AFUMC’s new director of our Children’s Special Needs Ministry. Her journey of Christian faith began with a prayer she prayed as her family was waiting to get a visa to emigrate from Iran to the U.S. She also describes her father’s experience of coming to faith after a lifetime of scoffing at religion.

Would you like to share your testimony in Vinebranch? Let me know!

A testimony by Edward Galaviz

March 4, 2012

We resumed our series of video testimonies in Vinebranch this morning. In this video, Edward Galaviz describes answering a call to serve the Lord through music. He saw many obstacles to doing so, but the Lord worked it out. As he says, all it took on his part was a simple “yes.”

Do you have a testimony to share? Let me know!

“Being unhappy about the things I didn’t have”

February 7, 2012

My favorite moment of Greg Herron’s testimony, which we showed in Vinebranch on Sunday, was his description of his early adulthood, prior to his conversion. He was living a life focused on himself and his own wants and needs. It wasn’t working for him. It wasn’t making him happy.

He said, “And then one day it just kind of hit me that I was spending a lot of time being unhappy about the things I didn’t have. Maybe I needed to start thinking about those things that I did have and focus on those instead.”

When he said that, I thought, “Yep. That’s me!” That’s a constant challenge for me in my life, even post-conversion. I’m always tempted to compare myself to others in order to see how well I measure up. I always feel dissatisfied when I do that. Is that your experience?

I’ve preached about the theme of gratitude a lot over the past few years. As always when I preach, I’m preaching to myself, too. (I can’t imagine having it all together, spiritually, that I wouldn’t be preaching to myself! God forbid!)

My point is that God has given me everything I need to be happy. It’s all right here, in my hands and in my heart—by God’s grace. I don’t need anything else. In my best moments, I understand that. But I wouldn’t have an inkling of this truth apart from Christ. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

A testimony by Greg Herron

February 5, 2012

Today in Vinebranch, we featured this video of AFUMC member Greg Herron talking about his personal journey of Christian faith. It is the first in a series. If you’d like to share your story, let me know!