• He Found Something Real

    He Found Something Real

    APRIL 2012 | GARY LEE

    How thankful I am to be able to say that I am saved. It is not that I think I am saved or am guessing that I am saved. I know for sure that Jesus Christ lifted a burden of sin off my life.

    It happened on a Saturday night in...

  • Hold Tight!

    Hold Tight!


    One of the clear memories I have of when my children were infants is putting my finger on their palms, and watching their little hands grasp mine. How tightly those little fingers held on! As my children grew into toddlerhood, they loved to hold hands with me. Sometimes I would...

  • My <em>Own</em> Testimony

    My Own Testimony


    A couple of months ago, my mom testified in a church service about how grateful she was for our church’s literature, which is prayed over for the healing of the sick before it is sent out. She was saved when I was three years old and at that point she...

  • The Restlessness Is Gone!

    The Restlessness Is Gone!

    APRIL 2012 | PHIL WONG

    God has made an amazing transformation in my life. Considering my background, it is miraculous that I can stand before the people of God with the joy of the Lord in my heart. I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness to me.

    I was brought up on the island of Borneo...

  • How God Settled Me

    How God Settled Me

    JANUARY 2012 | JIM OTT

    My grandparents’ church roots go way back to late 1906 when they first came into contact with Florence Crawford. She was on her way from the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, to hold meetings in an old blacksmith shop. My grandparents threw in their lot with...

  • Life Turned Upside Down

    Life Turned Upside Down


    Life is so quickly gone, and my footsteps I can’t retrace . . . my only hope is Jesus.

    That’s the realization that broke through to my soul one warm July night as I listened to a story I had heard many times since childhood. Some of my earliest memories are...

  • Satisfied!



    When my husband and I travel, we have a favorite airline that we use whenever possible. The mission statement of this airline is “dedication to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit.” During our many flights with this airline,...

  • Surrounded by the Love of Jesus

    Surrounded by the Love of Jesus


    How grateful I am to God for what He has done in my life. I was not brought up in a Christian home, though it was a good home. My parents loved each other and their six daughters. They did not go to church themselves, but I am thankful they...

  • A New Reason to Play

    A New Reason to Play


    Standing in front of my high school band and choir students, I felt like a hypocrite. While I was encouraging them to make good choices, I was not doing so myself. The life that I lived at that time was not beneficial physically or spiritually. Most nights I found comfort...