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Kaka

I need Jesus every day of my life. Jesus tells me in the Bible that without Him I cant do anything. I have the gift and capacity today to play soccer because God gave it to me.

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Ivona Škvorcová

I noticed a little lump on my neck and it changed my plans and my life. We will have to remove it, exclaimed my doctor. It is just a simple operation… I spent three days in the hospital and I waited three weeks for biopsy results. I wasn’t worried at all. I was a 22-year old university student, full of energy and vitality. I didn’t expect it could be something serious. On 22 February 2006 the doctor told me: “It is positive“. I didn’t even understand what it means. Everybody in my family was shocked – I had CANCER. I was confused. I had lots of questions and fears.

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Augustín Ugróczy

Hi everybody, whoever you are and wherever you are – YOU ARE DISCIPLES. That’s the way I call my boys and invite them at our regular PAJTA meetings.

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James Manjackal

He prayed: "Father in Heaven, send your Son Jesus now to this priest suffering from kidney T.B., kidney stones and infections and restore him complete health of body and soul". Then I thought in my mind that he might have seen the hospital chart where my sicknesses were reported!

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Róbert Slamka

I am 52 years old and I am a lawyer. I have a beautiful beloved wife, Helena, and 5 beautiful children, Róbert, Jakub, Andrej, Annamária-Rút, and Lukáš.

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Mudr. Silvester Krčméry CSc.

If I have to be punished for what I did – i.e. for the goodness, truth, and Christ – I wouldn’t choose the smallest punishment, but the most terrible one; I would be so happy if I could die for Christ, although I know that I am not worthy of such a great grace.

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MUDr. Emília Vlčková

I healed my daughter who had bronchitis, after antibiotics showed no effect. I had a wart and it disappeared on the following day after I had used my homoeopathic drugs.

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Vlado Žák

I knew about God, but I didn't know Him. I saw God only as a strict judge. One of the predominant feelings when I thought about God was a sort of fear. Today, I know I was completely wrong.

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Dominik Dobrovodský

Yes, bones were my life issue. I was born with a fracture. Since then I had several fractures during all my childhood, every time I fell down. I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I suffered a lot. But I also saw other people suffering. It was for me great life experience, great learning experience. During this experience I understood that God is always with me and He never abandons me. This attitude of praise became (and it is continuously becoming) my expression of love towards God.

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Nick Vujicic

I am thankful to have been born 31 years ago with no arms and no legs. I won’t pretend my life is easy, but through the love of my parents, loved ones, and faith in God, I have overcome my adversity and my life is now filled with joy and purpose.

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Jozef Demjan

When I was a child I was sexually abused by an older boy. We lived in poverty. I experienced occult practices, depression, homosexuality, and suicide attempts. Only faith in Jesus Christ brought light to my life.

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Marek Nikolov

The aim of the “Jesus Heals” prayer gatherings is experiencing the fact that God is Love. He is Love that wants to give itself to other people. God wants to show us His mercy even through healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.

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Rick Warren

People ask me: What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

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Renáta Ocilková

During chemotherapy I lost my menstrual cycle. After about half-a-year I asked my gynaecologist – oncologist about that. I was afraid I was going to badly react to his answer. He told me:
“It’s normal. Your menstrual cycles will never return.”

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Anton Srholec

Faith and love for Jesus and for his cause filled all my heart and I was ready to offer my life for this.

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Denis Blaho

I started to do fortune-telling and I said things that resulted to be truthful. I used to predict things that really happened in near future. Sometimes I read people’s thoughts. I disdained Christian religion. I had a bad opinion about believers and acquaintances who were not profound believers.

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Bohuš Živčák

Despite persecution during the Communist era (or actually because of Communist persecution) my search of God became a continuous adventure. Pilgrimage and travelling rather than studying. When I studied at high school God came dramatically closer to me.

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Veronika Barátová

I always have wonderful memories of my return to God; still today they are pretty important. Everything happened during my university studies at times of normalizing Communism.

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Oto Mádr

This epoch is not easy at all for Christians; but for big-format Christians it is a great and marvelous epoch. “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.“ In such glorious moments the Church sings to the Lord a heroic song of love and faithfulness. It is a privilege and a gift: to live just now, to love, and to fight.

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Lucia Tužinská

My core problem was – how can I trust God again?! How can I understand Him? What has happened? What we believed in before suddenly became not valid. We needed to reevaluate our faith from the foundation.

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Martin Hunčár

My conversion does not fall under the category “extraordinary”. I know you would like to hear about the miraculous conversion of a former drug-addicted or alcohol-addicted. I was neither drug-addicted nor alcohol-addicted. Maybe this is the reason why my conversion was even more miraculous.

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Dan Baumann

The beatings would start and they would be slapping in the face, hitting in the stomach, sometimes kicking. “I struggled with faith, ‘Was God with me? Did He love me? If God is good why would He allow me to go through this situation?

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Dária Miezgová

But I was also interested very much in the communist ideals as in something that surpassed the ordinary life. So I became a member of a communist party – because I was convinced and I wanted it. And in spite of the fact I went to church and believed in God. I did not feel it as a contradiction

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Matúš Demko

Then I directly felt that God is a living being, close to us. Back then, God, our Lord, clearly and expressly intervened into my life. He completely changed it. I became another person.

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Richard Vašečka

My grandfather from my mother’s side had a great influence on my life. Besides that he loved me very much and spent much time with me, he became my ideal and inspiration in a faith, but also in a male character.

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Branislav Škripek

I was born and brought up as an atheist and I can confirm that I had never been told me anything about God during my first 20 years of life. It was something that was an unknown concept for me.

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Sasa Patalakh

Drugs, sex, Ukrainian mafia, and prison…
“…the story of a young man from Ukraine freed by God…”

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Ondrej Tarana OFM cap.

I was indeed horrified that I don’t know God and His Love although I was ministering in the church.

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Dominic McDermott

Hearing from God through dreams. Biblical basis, Why God would use dreams, The process ...

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Štefan Esztergályos

I got more and more entangled in different occult practices. I applied myself to astrology, healing (reiki) and I practiced martial arts. Instead of prayer I meditated in solitude, which pulled me many times away from the life’s reality.

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Geoff and Gina Poulter

We had decided with a great sadness that we had to go where we were being fed and leave the Catholic Church. Just as we were about to make this public statement Geoff had an open vision which simultaneously was confirmed to Gina through a word from the Lord.

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P. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap

Something of the kind must happen once in our lives for us to be true, convinced Christians, and overjoyed to be so.

Story - Dominik Dobrovodský
You will meet me only in the cross

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I am 42 years old and I come from Malacky. I am married and I have three children. I work as IT technician. I spent most of my leisure time with my family. Together with my wife and with a few friends we have founded a civic association called DaR (Children and Family) občianske združenie DaR - Deti a Rodina". We try to make the world at least a little better: we organise children and youth camps, mini-kindergarten, and maternal centre. I also like nature and – when I have enough time – I do bicycling.

You can search me everywhere, but you will find me only in the cross

I was 12 years old. I was hospitalized in Bratislava because of a hip joint fracture. I had undergone quite a complicated surgical operation and I had a plaster cast almost reaching my neck. During two months I was in the same position – lying on the back. The only comfort I had after two weeks was that I could turn on my broken leg, although I always needed to lean on something. My father came and asked me: “Does it hurt?” “Yes, a lot” “I would like to help you, but it is not in my power. The only thing you can do is to sacrifice all your pain to some good intention“. Here is the basis of my firm conviction that God is good. Not because of the fact that He let me have more fractures during my life, but because He sent me someone who walked along with me.

Yes, bones were my life issue. I was born with a fracture. Since then I had several fractures during all my childhood, every time I fell down. I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I suffered a lot. But I also saw other people suffering. It was for me great life experience, great learning experience. During this experience I understood that God is always with me and He never abandons me. This attitude of praise became (and it is continuously becoming) my expression of love towards God.

God manifested Himself to me. He is continuously manifesting Himself to me through people who are close to me and who bring me reports of His love and goodness. Since I was young I know that God is present in the communities who search Him with an open heart. I perceive the Church as a group of people who are connected not only through faith (i.e. conviction), but also through life (i.e. purely concrete relationships). A person with whom I don't share anything cannot be close to me. That’s why I have always built and supported small communities. A community is a place where God is present in a peculiar and unrepeatable way. It is the place that always helped me get rid of hypocrisy and phariseism. It is the place where I am always learning to open my heart to God, to give and receive at the same time. Last but not least, especially here in the community I know that I am not alone.

Prayer is the place where I feel that my relationship with God is built. In the mind of everybody there is an on-going silent dialogue. Sometimes I manage to direct such dialogue right towards Jesus. Sometimes I fail in doing this. In these cases I compensate my failure by uttering the Lord's Prayer or sometimes even just a couple of short sentences. Sometimes I hear words from the Scriptures. They resonate in my mind for a while. When all attempts fail, the Psalms are always a safe haven for my prayer time. I listen to Gospel music – notably in the morning. The new day immediately gets a different dimension.

I think one of the attitudes towards Jesus that a Christian cannot neglect is gratitude. It is beautiful to see all the wonders and all the gifts I received through his love. That’s why gratitude is a spontaneous element of my prayer. And I am teaching my children to do the same.

I grew up in a Catholic environment. There are things that belong to the life of the Church. These things are often not matching the real life of today’s people. Well, in my childhood I consider these things as obvious. The problem occurred when my interior living sensations hurt against the habitual and traditional “faith” (a type of faith which represented a sort of standard in the environment where I used to live). When I was in my adolescent years, I had a couple of bad experiences with priests who were far away from the example of the loving Christ. These deceptions had a really bad effect on me. I almost lost what had previously flourished inside me. These circumstances brought me to reflect about the root of my faith. What is the root of my faith? What should be the root of my faith? Gradually the Lord helped me get rid of the image of God as a machine. I better explain what I mean: you insert a coin (a prayer) and then a miracle happens. I had several crises. I tried to find several reference points. It seemed I found them but God was always taking them back. At the end of such a hard journey, from the fog of Sunday morning, an empty tomb starts to appear. And you hear the testimony of some simple women and men, sons and daughters of Israel.

I thank the Lord because he makes me feel His love even out of the Cross. I started to date my then girlfriend, today wife, Katka. After some months of our relationship we started to plan our future together. Our perspectives concerning house and living were uncertain. At that time, there were no mortgages. We didn’t have any cash to buy a house. We both longed for a house. At first sight our situation seemed unsolvable. One Christian then told me:

"You don’t know where are you going to live? Have confidence in God. I did have confidence and today we have a flat

So I trusted in God. I was confident He will help us. And the answer came little later. One day my brother called me. He found an ad in the newspapers. Not far from us in the region of Záhorie somebody was selling an old house at a very good price. We borrowed money and we bought that house. With the help of some friends we reconstructed it. In one year we got married and we went to live in our new house.

For me it is a miracle. It is one of the many miracles that happen in our lives.

Since then, I know that God is interested in my needs and He wants to hear about them. I am convinced that God speaks to me every time and everywhere. My biggest concern is: am I really listening to Him? I am very often unable to meet Him. I often lack good will or time. Nevertheless, there are places where it is impossible not to hear His voice. They are those beautiful moments spent with my family, with my wife and kids. They are those beautiful moments spent in the temple of His nature. They are those beautiful moments in which some brothers or sisters tell me a word, or send me an SMS, that goes straight into my heart. Sometimes I need to be alone. When I am alone I often get the light which leads me to take decisions in my life.

Fatherhood is a great gift. It is participation in God's plan of creation. Through the gifts that God gave me and through the numerous events of my life I realised that God calls me to follow this road.

It is not easy to live this life as a testimony in an epoch in which the concept of family is loosing its value. As a father, I understood that within the family I can develop my baptismal priesthood. As a father I am responsible for the development of my family as a “little Church”. It is something projected not only in the Church but also in the society as a whole. At the same time it is an experience of my own weakness. It is the proof that we need each other. Family life is team-work. Every single member decides whether to join or not. It is good when parents encourage their children. Sometimes even parents need encouraging words. And it is wonderful when parents receive encouraging words from their children. I thank God so much for such moments.

If you are looking for a personal relationship with God, start with desire. God knows our desires and answers to them. Of course He answers. It is normal. He wants to be sure that we really desire to be in touch with Him. He wants to be sure that we are not reciting like in a theatre. He wants to be sure that we are not just asking Him to give us success, health, or salvation in itself... If He sees that we are really serious, He will certainly answer. We also have to get rid of our prejudices and schemes. The Bible says “my ways are not your ways”. God can manifest in an unexpected way or even in a way I did not wish. Sometimes it is hard to accept the way He chose. But maybe after years we will be able to say: “Blessed is the name of the Lord who led me through this way”.


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