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with much fear.
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Testimonies Of Actual People
Who Have Experienced the New Birth.
could be seen around the World
Download a Printable copy of this page for your family
and church members as a guide to Publishing their Testimony.
Why publish your testimony?
Contacts made in our Soul Winning
Booth at Fairs, Festivals,
Flea Markets and Parades receive information with this Web
and come here looking for help, encouragement, direction and
much more. Some come out of curiosity. Your Testimony and/or how God has used you
since, would be vital to those newly saved or possibly on the
Besides, wouldn't any of us, who truly know Jesus Christ and His
life changing power, want to jump at an opportunity to tell just
one person what happened to us? This could be your chance
to tell 100's, maybe 1000's or more.
Once your Testimony is put into a printable form, print it and
put it in the hands of people you know, in the mail with your
check for bills or anywhere you would put a tract.
The most powerful point for relating Testimonies is that even
the hardest skeptic cannot argue against your experience.
* They may argue Bible verse meanings.
* They may argue Theory.
* They may argue Doctrine.
But they cannot argue against what happened to you.
Occasionally, at public events, someone will come by who
believes that a person must be Baptized to be saved.
I seldom bring up the Bible, because they are usually laying in
wait with a string of scripture verses, which will only cause a
This is what I say, "In January, 1976, I was saved. God
filled my life with Himself and the most wonderful peace and
love imaginable. I was a
changed person. And the
change was not one that I made. God
changed me. Made
me a new person in Christ. Then in April I got Baptized."
Even the most ardent "Baptism for Salvation" apologist cannot
answer that. The best they can do is change the subject
and that is when I excuse myself and suggest they try the carnival rides
Experience is a powerful thing.
The Bible says a thing is not founded unless there are 2 or 3
witnesses. A witness is one who has "seen or experienced"
an event. When a person is called to verify something as a
witness, they are not expected to relate anything but what they
have seen or experienced themselves. This is taken as
truth, because an experience is a powerful thing.
Incidentally, the label for a person's experience is
We need yours.
But my testimony
is not exciting!
There was a deacon in the church I pastored for many years, who
was saved at the age of 5. I often used him as an example
when people would quiz me about kids claiming to be saved in
Children's Church. They would ask, "Can these kids really
be getting saved? Do they know what they are doing?"
The Testimony was very short, but very powerful because the nay-sayers
could not argue with the experience of a Christ loving man.
What are the Steps?
Write out your story as to how you were Saved or Restored or
Surrendered to Christ or all the preceding. Pastors
frequently ask for Testimonies in church services. I am
asking Pastors to also give their Testimony, even Evangelists
Missionaries. Every saved person has a testimony. Relate
it to someone who is searching.
* Must be Emailed or sent on CD or Floppy
(to negate the necessity of our re-typing).
* Less than 3000 words (way less would be better).
* Remember some of the readers will be recent or even
* We will edit for spelling, redundancy, grammar, etc., but will leave
your God-given Testimony in tact.
These do not have to be followed precisely, but keep them in
* Do not use a lot of Christian-type words: grace, redemption,
repentance, Gospel, etc.; most people do not understand them,
including some Christians.
* Give personal details as to your thinking, feeling, emotions,
doubts, etc. For instance, do not say you had doubts, but mention what the
doubts were, so others can identify with you. If you hated, tell
us the extent and why and who. If you sorrowed, tell us how
and why? If you were emotional. Do not say you were very
emotional. Tell us that you cried all night, or tears flowed
constantly. Give some description.
* Write something with which readers of all types can identify:
open and frank details of the lows and eventual highs of
salvation and surrender or restoration.
* The lost, backslidden and new converts do not know much about
what “pleases God”, what a “Christian home” is. Tell about your
home: if it was Christian, mention the things that made it so;
if it was not Christian, mention the things that made it that
* If you loved or loathed reading the Bible, say why, be
* If you enjoyed or despised Church, say why, be specific.
* How does being saved today help? Be specific in a manner which
would be helpful. Remember What, Where, Why, Who, When and
* Of course you may use scripture in the narrative, but do
attempt to use verses which say what you intended to say in a plain
manner. Do the chosen scriptures prove your point, If so, how?
* Do not use “evangelistic exaggerations”. No one reads their
Bible every day and praises the Lord continually. Be real, sound
* Do not be concerned about being lengthily with appeals to
others to do the same. Just write what the Lord did for you. Be
sure to give God credit.
* Remember, do not write to the Christians in your church, but
to lost, backslidden and new converts who can identify with the
true ups and downs of life.
* After someone reads your testimony, will they say, “I care”?
Or will they brush it off with the thought that you do not seem
real or relevant.
* If you like, give your Testimony a Title or assign some
subtitles. We will probably give it subtitles if you do
not, so it can be given a Table of Contents. Subtitles
also afford a means to break up the text into readable "White
Space" and keeps the narrative from looking lengthily.
* See other Testimonies to get ideas.
* Encourage your wife, husband, son, daughter, mother, father,
etc. to do the same.
These are Stringent Rules,
some may say
These are not rules at all, but suggestions. It is up to you to present
Use Your Own Testimony
Take the time to write something that will be, not only useful
for this Web Site, but something of encouragement for your
family, SS class, fellow members, or even a useful tool for your
own Web Site.
Print up a few copies to keep handy to give to people you
witness to and new converts. Everyone loves to read about
a person's personal experiences, Everyone!
When we were first saved, there was a couple in the church who
invited us over to their home every Sunday evening after church.
They told us over and over what had happened to them when they were
saved and to others to whom they had witnessed. These evenings
were a college degree for us. Incidentally, the husband was
saved very dramatically at an older age, the wife was saved much
younger, but both meant very much to us.
Want it back in Printable
When you send your testimony, let us know if you would like for us
to put it in "Tract" form, so it could be copied and distributed by
you and your family.
If you do not want your name
used, sign it with initials or a first name only or just "Grateful",
etc. But if you make up a signature line, attempt to find a
word that truly describes YOU!
Get busy. Write
it down. Go over it a few times. eMail it to us.
We can comb out some of the tangles.
eMail your testimony to us so we can include it with the
rest and encourage many, many people.
Public Event Testimonies
Actual testimonies as received from
prospects at Fairs, Festivals, etc.
Persons making a Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ at Public Events are in the following Search Results. They wrote their testimonies in response to the statement on the
: "Write on the back what just happed to
The person's name and age is correct, but may not be correct
when you read this.
John may be shown as 32, but he would not be 32 when you read
this. We do not
publish testimonies necessarily in the same year they are
received and no one is able to know the actual year the
testimony was made. The name of the event is also
withheld. All of this is for privacy purposes.
To Search the list ...
Click anywhere on this page, then type
Ctrl + F
Then using your browser's "Find" or "Search", use some of
the hints below.
Hints for searching ...
Search for your first name or nick name (look for spelling
Search for your age (the age you are now, or the age when you
were saved) to see who made a profession at your age
Search for a certain word that fits your testimony
Search for the name of someone you know who is not saved
Search for a Spanish word or name
Search for the word "sister", "grandmother", "father" or
Or just browse through these
heart touching testimonies.
Public Event Testimony List
Click above to browse the testimonies of
people who had just made a profession of
faith in Jesus Christ.