My testimony is really like a greeting card to my God. I think my heavenly father has changed me a lot from inside out. ‘Set apart for God; belonging to God; pure; godly: “be holy, because I am holy” ’ (Leviticus 11: 44). This is my most favorite scripture in the bible. I like this verse because God has taught me the most significant thing in my life – forgiveness.
I have been a Christian for almost three years. After I became a Christian, the first step I took was to forgive my father. He was the nightmare of my life when I was a child. Because my father is a gambler, and every time when he lost his money, he would choose to beat me until I was bleeding. During that time, my situation was hopeless and helpless. I couldn’t share my feeling with anyone about my child abuse experience, even to my mum or other relatives. The reason is that I don’t want my parents to be divorced, and the only reaction I had was to cry in order to release my pain. Because of that, I really struggled with my relationships with male classmates; I am just scared that they would beat me in the same way as my father did. Since then, I was never willing to talk to guys, and my heart was closed until the time I could forgive my father.
I really thank God that He helped me to make this significant step in my life. With His healing, my heart is opened again. Because He is my mighty Father, I have been set free. Hosanna in Hebrew is a word of praise meaning “save”: ‘Hosanna in the highest’ (Matthew 21: 9). This is the word that I want to pray to my Lord and I feel very grateful because Jesus Christ is my redeemer. His unending love has created this miracle for me, and His amazing grace has touched my heart to let me forgive my father.
Nowadays, my relationship with my father still hasn’t become close enough. However, I always remember these two verses in the bible, ‘the Lord is my strength and my song’ (Exodus 15:2); ‘through Him who gives me strength’ (Philippians 4:13).That’s why I really want to restore this relationship, and I pray that God will keep giving me the strength to make it better. I believe in you, Jesus, with all I am.
On February 15th 1979, the day China announced its invasion of North Vietnam, the Lord spoke strongly to me to follow Him – and I did. I guess from that time I was appointed to somehow be involved in Chinese Ministry as the Chinese people were used by the Lord to call me unto salvation – Praise His Holy Name.
I (and my darling wife Carol) have become involved with the House of True Light because the Holy Spirit guided us here. We heard the Chinese music team sing to our then English congregation and although we did not understand a word, the Holy Spirit moved us so strongly to come alongside Pastor Gregory and Sister Priscilla, that we had no choice. The Lord has taught us much about people from another culture and what it means to love our brothers and sisters. Initially we thought the Lord was asking us to do something for a short time but here we are four years later and have never had a second thought! The Lord Jesus has blessed us so much as we have chosen to follow His calling. I thank Him for allowing me to make His right choices.
God knew me before the world began but I did not know Him. I accepted Jesus Christ through forgiveness about 4 years ago. God helped me to forgive something difficult that happened to me. He has been so gracious to me through this difficult time and I thank Him for that. God has recently revealed to me why He put me in a Chinese church (some people might think, yeah that’s strange, a French girl in a Chinese church…). When I was a teenager I was bullied by a Vietnamese girl who was adopted by a family in France. She was very pretty and very popular in the school. She bullied me for many years and because of that I didn’t like anyone who looked Asian (please forgive me for that :P). But God works in very mysterious ways… He really humbled me when he brought me to Bendigo and…to a Chinese church! God has taught me not to judge others. Chinese people have taught me a lot about humility and I thank God for teaching me this lesson and for changing my heart. I now pray that everything that we do can be for His Glory. It is so exciting to see our church grow. Thank God!