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Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?  Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. (John 4:29-30)

Come and meet a people who had an encounter with Jesus! It was riveting and life changing!

 
 
 

Fulfilling Your 2021 New Year's Resolution!

Pastor Joe Campbell's Testimony

Marion, Illinois 
Joseph Campbell was born in the Midwest to good people. He lived a normal life in the country. His family grew their own vegetables and could only sometimes afford meat.
Growing up, he loved basketball. He loved it so much when he broke his right arm, he learned to play with his left one. In high school he was a star. But, at young age he started drinking. He had scholarships to different colleges, but he liked to party.  People in his town would ask him why he didn’t play ball and do something with his life.
 
Alcoholism Took over His Life
In disappointment, he joined the Navy, hoping to get away from the small town life. He wanted to run from the questions, the high expectations, and needed something new.
During his travels, he met Connie at  Ocean Beach in San Diego. She was only 16 years old and they both just wanted to have fun. They partied every chance they had. Every thing they had went to having fun. They partied so hard when the company came to repossess their furniture, they told them to keep it.
Soon after the military, Pastor Campbell joined a biker gang and began living the lifestyle. He would carry a gun. His involvement with drugs, violence, and gambling made him look over his shoulder to survive.
 
The Promise of Change
Connie grew weary of the chaotic lifestyle. Pastor Campbell promised he would change, they would change, but years went by and nothing changed. One day someone told Connie about how Jesus changes lives and invited her to church. She went to a service and was radically converted. She prayed for her husband and invited him to church.
 
When You Meet Jesus
The day Pastor Campbell came to church, he was angry with some people from the church. He wanted to confront them, instead he was convicted of his sin. He responded to an altar call and was powerfully saved. 
The next day his friends came to mock him and asked him if he “got religion.” He said he didn’t know what happened, but he said a prayer and believed he was saved.
From there he poured out his Jack Daniels and was delivered from alcoholism. He went to the old bars and started preaching. He sold his Harley-Davidson motorcycle! He was truly a changed man.
 
Hope for the Present and the Future
Since then he has not looked back. God spoke to him early in his salvation that he’d preach in the nations. God has delivered on His promises and he has preached all over Asia, South America, Africa, Europe, and the USA.
God touched Pastor Campbell and he has never been the same. Are you the same as last year? Have you made New Year’s Resolutions to stop drinking…to stop smoking…to be a better father…to be a better woman? Have you already broken these promises?
If you want to experience change from the inside out it’s found in Jesus! Come today!

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Blanca Johnson

I grew up in a “catholic family”, only going to church once or twice a year. For me, church was just looking at a purgatory painting on the right side of the church and making sure not to move because God was watching me. I was a good “Catholic” kid. I was baptized and confirmed as a child. My family was healthy and fun. Nevertheless, at the age of 12 years old depression took over my life and I started digging a deep hole of sin. I began drinking heavily, my language changed into hate, I cut myself, and unclean thoughts took over my mind. My mother took me to therapy and I was placed on antidepressants. Unfortunately, the only outcome was overdosing because I drank alcohol with my medication. 

I decided to do communion and tried to have a “spiritual encounter” with God. To my suprise, none of my family supported me and the priest laughed at me for “being too old to do first communion”. After that, I became hardened and cynical against the Catholic church and I denied the very existence of God. 

My hole of depression became much deeper and I was so lost and hurt. All I knew was I wanted to change. 

At the age of 14 years old my family relocated to Georgia in the United States. I had to learn English, so I attended  a summer program and met Flor, who had just given her life to Jesus. In conversing with her, she asked me where I would go when I died. I responded: “If there is a God, I will go to purgatory, of course.” She proceeded to tell me that I could read the Bible from Genesis to Revelations, and I would not find purgatory. I knew in my heart I would not go to heaven. 

A few months later a man, Pastor Roman Gutierrez, came to my high school to share his life story. He shared his life was one of rejection, addiction, anger and death. Before he finished his story he said, “If you want to hear the rest of my story come to my church.” Later I realized it was Flor’s church, so I went with her. 

I remember sitting in the church, amazed there were no statues, purgatory paintings… and people seemed happy. 

Pastor Gutierrez started preaching and speaking about the grace of God. As I sat there, I thought to myself, “I’m not as bad as this man was, but I’m heading there.” He then asked us…me, if I wanted to have a relationship with Jesus. I raised my hand and walked up to the stage where he was standing. A lady knelt down with me and said a prayer. I repeated the words, “Jesus come into my heart.” All of sudden I felt as if I was the only one in the room and Jesus was there. I felt Him tell me, “Blanca, leave it all the cross.” I did. I exchanged my anger, my addictions, my depression that consumed my life, for a clean, pure heart. I got up from the altar a completely changed person. It was the most exhilarating experience I have ever had. 

I started reading the Bible for the first time in my life. I came across Isaiah 1:18 and it was exactly what happened to me. 

Can I tell you, friend, Jesus is so real? He’s as real as the air we breathe and His desire is to have a relationship with us, His creation.

Nothing is impossible with God, He can restore anyone’s heart with grace and mercy! My beloved friend, everything starts with repentance. I had to realize the state I was in and turn away from my sin! But in return, God gave me purity, grace, mercy, a brand new start at life. 

Victory Chapel in Georgia became my family and I met wonderful people along the way. I came to be friends with the Chases. They moved to Arizona and when I visited them I met Jason Johnson…yes…yes…that is how I became a Johnson. Through our relationship with God, we fell in love and he asked me to marry him Christmas of 2018. We had the honor to exchange marriage vows in front of our family and friends June 9, 2019. Our first kiss was that day and we kept Jesus the center of our relationship. I moved to Arizona with him…and the story continues…

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