Moriel & Jacob Prasch thank The Lord and our readers for their prayers.
Jacob's latest cardiology report yesterday indicates a marked improvement in electrocardiogram, atrial fibrillation, and blood pressure. Jacob remains in pharmacological reversion to normal sinus rhythm and his medication dosage has been significantly reduced by his cardiologist. He has been able to resume a more heavy travel schedule. Although there are ongoing health issues we attribute the improvement ultimately to God's grace and the prayers of His people as well as to the professionalism of his cardiologists. Continued prayer is much appreciated. May The Lord keep us all in good health to pursue His work with vigor.
This day is eventful to me. Knowing my own feeble state as a believer, it amazes me that our gracious and sovereign God uses even the pathetic likes of my reprehensible self despite my shortcomings too numerous to count and too disgraceful to mention. I know it is Him and nothing to do with me. It must be Him. Anything I do in my own strength I usually mess up, particularly in ministry.
My husband and I are members of Calvary Chapel of Delaware County. We are really blessed by this ministry and have learned alot from Jacob. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
I'am a former catholic, I received Jesus, as my Savior, in May of 73. My husband came into the family a year later.
I remember that I was really searching and felt very confused, I got mixed up in the occult. The catholic church seemed to help with my interest in alot of these "dark practices." I started asking my priest about alot of things that were bothering me. We spent alot of time talking and I was getting even more confused. The witch that I was involved with sent me to another priest. I was told to read, The Exorcist.
I was born and raised catholic. At 18 I left the church, my home and moved in with my boyfriend. Bad scene drugs, drinking-bars, bad crowd, abortion, fornication. Really, I should have been killed several times. After marrying, God literally took me out of the bad places and people, still having the urge, but was ok if not around. He had protected me and gave me extra strength to overcome. (not knowing what was really happening)
By Chris Barry
In my last year of school, which was Form five and having stayed down a couple of years I was eighteen, the only reason for this; I was just a fool. My Sister on our birthday was making arrangements to take my brother and myself to the local hotel for a couple of drinks; I remember that my father on hearing this rebuked her, He could see this was not a wise move. We did not go for our drinks that night, but it wasn't long before we found our own way and there started four years of solid drinking many times waiting for the doors to open and the Barman waiting for me to leave at doors close.
By Jackie Alnor
Singer/Songwriter Billy Joel didn't know what he was talking about when he sang the lyrics "Catholic girls start much too late." That certainly wasn't the case with me or with most of the girls I hung out with in the late '60s at St. Emydius School in Southern California. We viewed virginity as a state only the few Catholic saints and nuns could maintain and we could never be in their spiritual class. So we were conditioned to expect that "mortal sins" such as fornication were inevitable and we had recourse - the confessional.
Snatched from the Jaws of Rome!
What perilous times we are living in.We are seeing before our very eyes the Great Apostasy that is sweeping the Church and hopefully soon the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Since the death of Pope John Paul 2, I have witnessed some mind blowing statements that have issued forth from the mouths of so called leaders in the Church especially Brian Houston, President of the AOG in Australia who stated that the Pope is in Heaven with Jesus because he believed in Jesus, statements from Fred Nile and Gordon Moyes, both Men whom I used to highly respect saying that the Pope was a great man of God. I ask one question and it is this "what Planet are these men living on" Hello? Martin Luther would roll over in his grave if he heard the rubbish that is spewing out of these men"s mouths. I suppose then that these men have never been Roman Catholics or come out of a false religious system. To those of us who have been RC"s, I found their statements to be repugnant, nauseating, and highly offensive. Either these men are stupid in not knowing what Catholicism teaches (in which I don"t think so) or they are being deceptive. Frankly if they are going down the road to Rome then I want no part of it. I call on their Churches to stand up to these men and if they persist, then remove them from office. They are acting like Hirelings and not as Shepherd to the Flock of God.
I come from Italian parents. My dad was a WW 2 prisoner of war in Kenya. After the war he married andÃ‚ I was born there. Spent my youth in Kenya and then went to South Africa in 1971 . I lived in Cape Town for 26 years and then returned with my wife and two sons to Italy 8 yrs ago to look after my 92 yr old father.
As an Italian, I was baptized as a baby, christened, (still have the photos of the bishop "imparting the Holy Spirit ").
The testimony of Esther Ruth
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:23-27
By following a false christ into the desert and seeing signs and wonders, I have lived this Scripture passage. Praise be to God Who by His great mercy delivered me from the blinding delusion of darkness.