• Joy in Serving Jesus

    Joy in Serving Jesus

    OCTOBER 2015 | SALLY DAMRON

    How I thank the Lord for His goodness and mercy to my soul. It seems as if He has been especially good to me. Many blessings have accrued in my life since infancy.

    When I was a toddler, my parents pulled up stakes in Kansas and came west in search of...

  • Spared!

    Spared!

    JULY 2015 | IVON WILSON

    As I awoke that beautiful July morning, the thought raced through my mind that I would take my boat out for a sail after work and have an enjoyable evening on the river. Little did I know, that very night I would narrowly escape death.

    A short time later, with lunch...

  • A Cross-Country Quest

    A Cross-Country Quest

    APRIL 2015 | ELMER LUKA

    What a privilege it is to be a Bible Christian, washed in the Blood of Jesus, and be counted among the redeemed of the Lord! This wonderful Gospel lifted me out of sin when I was a defeated young man on a downward way.

    Our family, which included eight children, lived...

  • Delivered from Religious Confusion

    Delivered from Religious Confusion

    JANUARY 2015 | MAUD SMITH

    When the Lord delivered my soul from sin and discouragement, He also took the crooked doctrine out of my heart. I had been schooled in a false religion from earliest childhood. My father kept Sunday as a day of rest, but did not believe in Hell. He also embraced the...

  • An S.O.S. to God

    An S.O.S. to God

    OCTOBER 2014 | ANDREW HAGGREN

    I was four years old in 1906 when our family came from Finland and settled in the small seaport town of Astoria, Oregon. Three years later, my father came home and said he had heard an Apostolic Faith street meeting, and he believed they were people of God.

    I was brought...

  • God Straightened Me Out!

    God Straightened Me Out!

    JULY 2014 | FRED OWEN

    How I praise God for the Gospel, and for what He has done for me. I am a witness that the Lord can save a man and give him something that will make him live clean, honorable, and upright. He can also sober up a drunkard, straighten him out, and...

  • “Jesus Rescued My Hell-Deserving Soul”

    “Jesus Rescued My Hell-Deserving Soul”

    APRIL 2014 | JAMES PARR

    Thank God for the old-time religion. I am glad His arm is outstretched to save the “whosoever will” and that one dark December night many years ago, He reached out to me.

    My life had been spent in sin, burning the candle at both ends and sewing my wild oats. The...

  • The Heart of the Matter

    The Heart of the Matter

    JANUARY 2014 | FORREST DAMRON

    Just last night, I noticed an article in the Oregon Journal about presidents. It went through and named them one by one, identified their opponents, and listed some physical characteristics of each. It seems that in the majority of cases, the tallest man won. The article went on to say...

  • Forgiveness at Last

    Forgiveness at Last

    OCTOBER 2013 | AUDREY HINKLE

    Before I reached my teens, my mother made it clear to me for the first time that if I would live right and obey the Bible, I would go to Heaven. If not, I would go to Hell for all eternity. I remember so well how I purposed in my...

  • A Happy Winner

    A Happy Winner

    JULY 2013 | FRANK SHIRK

    How I thank God that while He was calling sinners, He remembered me. He was faithful to my heart to open my eyes to see there were better things in life than what sin had to offer. For years I couldn’t see it, and I spurned God’s love. I had...

  • A New Way of Life

    A New Way of Life

    APRIL 2013 | PAUL STRUHAR

    Over forty years ago, when I was a young man twenty-two years of age, I arrived in Portland, Oregon. Sin had robbed me of everything; my health and everything good in my life was gone.

    My father had been a drunkard, so I grew up in the slums of one of...

  • God Has Never Failed Us

    God Has Never Failed Us

    JANUARY 2013 | ALICE SNYDER

    It was 1935 and the Great Depression was felt in all our land. My husband and I were the parents of two little girls, who at this time were six and eight years old. For the past five years we had operated a concession stand in a golf course clubhouse....

  • Our Hands in God's Hand

    Our Hands in God's Hand

    OCTOBER 2012 | SCOTTY AND PHOEBE ROSS

    Scotty Ross tells his story: Being raised by divorced parents and hearing nothing of the Gospel in either home, I grew up in ignorance of what God can do. I lived with my mother for a couple of years and then with my father. In my mother’s home I learned about...

  • A Life that Belonged to God

    A Life that Belonged to God

    JULY 2012 | ODD BRUVOLL

    The Apostolic Faith work in Norway celebrated its centennial anniversary in April of this year. In honor of that event, we are republishing the testimony of Odd Bruvoll, one of the veterans of the work in that country.

    Growing up, I had the privilege to live in a Christian home with...

  • Conversion in the Midst of Crisis

    Conversion in the Midst of Crisis

    APRIL 2012 | CLYDE PENN

    I am thankful to God that I can give a testimony of what the Lord has done in my life. I was raised in a home where the name of the Lord was mentioned often. My mother was a Christian but my father was not. My mother prayed with us...

  • The Trial of Our Faith

    The Trial of Our Faith

    APRIL 2012 | FLORENCE CRAWFORD

    Florence Crawford had a burning desire to spread the Gospel—a flame that was ignited in her heart when she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during the Azusa Revival of April, 1906, in Los Angeles, California. In commemoration of that event, we are republishing one of her sermons, which...

  • From Bush Country to Pulpit

    From Bush Country to Pulpit

    JANUARY 2012 | MORGAN SENGWAYO

    Slowly I trudged away from my home one morning, blankets over my shoulders, with my parents behind me in the home yard shouting, “Go away, go away! The way you worship is not the way we taught you! Go away!” My heart was heavy as I walked past the cattle...