The first miracle in my life was as I was getting born. My Mum was incredibly sick; she was blown up as a big balloon. The doctor had basically told Mum that I was either going to come out dead or would survive with severe brain damage.
My parents were in the Fellowship and the people there were praying that I was going to come out perfectly fine like a normal baby. That’s the option the Lord gave us and I praise the Lord that that occurred.
When I was three my parents’ marriage fell apart. For the next five years I went between Dad in South Australia and Mum in Victoria. My learning wasn’t that great – I fell two years behind at school.
I was only getting to meetings when I was with Dad. During the school term I was with Mum and I totally forgot about the meetings. I was disobedient, starting to swear, steal and fight at school. My childhood was really, really bad.
Then my Dad re-married. He brought me back to South Australia. I started learning a lot more and was getting to meetings on a constant basis. By the age of 10, I was seeking for the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, and that’s just what happened.
I got baptised four weeks later, in November 2000. I it’s what the Bible said.
I praise the Lord that at the end of Year 12 I passed. I got 57% even though I was still two years behind.
Then I tried a whole heap of wrong stuff in the world, but I didn’t like the lifestyle, so I knew that I didn’t fit.
I was really questioning, where is it that I fit in this world?
A man from the Fellowship came through and picked me up and took me to my first meeting in Albury. I praise the Lord because I don’t think I would have been here today if he hadn’t. I was going to meetings then but I also felt that I didn’t fit there and I was really questioning, “Where is it that I fit in this world?”
I knew for certain that I received the gift of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues. I knew it was the truth. It’s written in the Bible. I thought at the time that if I denied that, I would be a fool. I know it. I know it’s the truth… It’s happened to me.
I started making the Lord my focus. I’ve now got a desire to pray, find out scriptures and find out more about what God’s got to say and find out less about this world because this world’s got nothing in it.