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Life stories of people who have personal experience with God

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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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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

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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.

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Franck Alexandre

I was also interested in occult sciences very much. I devoured books about parapsychology and I tried to move papers and bend spoons from a distance. I was able to switch off a TV and lights by a word. However what was fun for me at the beginning became quickly a nightmare.

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Ing. arch. Augustín Ugróczy majú spolu s manželkou 4 deti. Vedie stretnutia mužov s názvom Pajta.

Venuje sa projekcii stavieb, kde popri štandardných materiáloch sa snaží presadzovať tie ekologické. Z nich je to predovšetkým drevo,slama, hlina a ovčia vlna. Jeho víziou je ponúkať ľuďom stavby, ktoré budú napĺňať ich skutočné túžby a potreby. Spolu s kamarátom založil


Ahojte chlapci, mládenci, muži, mudrci, odpadlíci, vagabundi, hľadači pokladov, drakobijci, kávičkári, hudobníci, načúvači, jedným slovom UČENÍCI. Takýmto oslovením na úvod mailu zvolávam mojich chlapcov na pravidelné mesačné stretká s názvom PAJTA.

Toto všetko sme my. Toto všetko som ja. Už je to 15 rokov od tej temnej noci, kedy som prechádzkou po tmavom parku, chcel zahnať depresiu, úzkosť.

Mal som strach, že umriem - len tak, spontánne. Že znovu príde jeden z tých blackoutov a ja sa už nepreberiem. Na svoje vyziabnuté telo od anorexie (alebo ako by sa to mohlo volať, keď to má chlap?) som natiahol svoje otrhané oblečenie a čierny plášť. Ako som sa prechádzal a zúril vo mne armagedon, sadol som si na lavičku skadiaľ je výhľad na moje rodné sídlisko v Prievidzi. Díval som sa na rozsvietené paneláky a videl som seba ako dieťa. 6 ročný Gustík, čo pozná všetkých dinosaurov a netúži po ničom inom, než stať sa paleontológom. Vidím svoje očakávania a potom tie rany.

Zrazu mám 12 a na chrbte nálepky: "darebák, leňoch, grázel, vagabund..." Počúval som: " máš na viac, ale si lenivý, naháňaš sa len za vetrom, snílek..."

V škole sa ukázalo že som priemerný. A viete čo robia priemerní?

Priemerní sa flákajú, sprejujú po stenách a naháňajú dievčatá. Prijal som, že sa nedokážem učiť a na dinosaurov môžem zabudnúť. Tak som sa dal na iné cestičky - pouličné. Z toho vzniklo napätie. Strašné bolestivé napätie. Beznádej ako vyšitá. Túžil som byť hodnotný, ale hodnoty som rúcal.

Dal som sa na okultizmus, počúval satinistickú hudbu... Pritom som to nechcel. Ach. Toto je údel mnohých chlapcov a takíto sú aj moji chlapci z pajty. Sú to malí chalani, čo im život zobral ich skutočné sny a oni si vymysleli nové, nedokonalé, pyšné a potom prestali vládať.

Až kým do našeho života neprišiel On.

Ach, ešte teraz sa mi valia slzy do očí, keď mám povedať jeho meno. Ježiš. Môj Ježiš. Náš Ježiš. Sedel som teda na tej lavičke a pozeral na tie rozsvietené paneláky a v tom vo mne zaznela pieseň. Jedna z tých "neskutočne trapných" skladieb ktoré si púšťala moja mamina. A v piesni: "Ježiš ťa miluje, trala la la la..." "Do ri.. čo to je?" Je to brutal, ale odrazu sa vo mne všetko zmenilo. Ani som nezaplakal, ani nepadol na kolená, len som vedel, že je koniec, že starý človek umrel.

Vstal som a žil. Každý deň v kostole a biblia a On. Všetky depresie a blackouty prešli a ja žijem. Dnes mám ženu, a štyri deti a viete čo? Viete ako som spomínal, že som naháňal vietor? Je to šupa, ale ja som ho všetok pochytal. Vyštudoval som univerzitu (vedeli ste, že na výške sa už nepíšu diktáty? Vydržte), síce nie paleontológiu, ale architektúru a s kamarátom máme ateliér Archa a prekopávame minulosť a hladáme pradávne postupy, inovujeme ich a navrhujeme domy z dreva slamy a hliny.

A stretávame sa na stretkách pajta. A tam sú tí moji chlapci, ako som ich spomínal a aj do ich životov prišiel On. Tiež "sedeli na svojich lavičkách" a Ježiš ich navštívil a oni sa znovuzrodili. Takže sa stretávame a vytvárame priestor, kde nie sú očakávania, kde ťa nikto nechce napraviť, kde ťa nikto nemá za darebáka.

Prichádzajú baníci, drevorubci, podnikatelia, učitelia, muzikanti, programátori, lekári, kazatelia, kňazi... Prichádzajú chalani so svojim Ježišom a učia sa od neho a učíme sa od seba navzájom, ako sa učiť, modliť, prorokovať, smiať, vtipkovať, radovať, plakať, zápasiť a vyhrávať.

Ako Ti ja, Ježiš ďakujem za to, že si ma zachránil. Že si ma nechal umierať a vidieť hĺbku priepaste a že si sa nebál zababrať od krvi a vytrhol si ma.

Tak teda bratia, chlapci, snílci, vagabundi... učeníci, nasadajme na svoje harleye, mustangy, felicie a multiply, tam vonku nás čakajú naši zlomení priatelia, hovorí Kráĺ.

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