I thank the Church for standing with me in my difficult times. And above all I thank God for transforming my life from darkness to light.
Merlet

I was a religious woman from Catholic Background. For 14yrs I was in a religious congregation, learning about Jesus. I used to read the Bible, Spiritual books and attended mass. I was active in community services. I used to follow rules and regulations and kept them all and everyone in authority counted me as a good person.

But deep down in me I knew I was not. It was a robotic life. I was missing something, the presence of Jesus. Everything in me, I did was to please the world and to be loved by it.

I did not have confidence in me to do anything or talk to anyone. I used to be so nervous and could not get words to talk and all the more I remained an introvert.

One day, I decided to get out of this religious congregation and its rules and regulations which had suffocated me. It was not easy. It was like exodus for me, Egypt to Israel. Life was very difficult for me, I had no money, food, clothing and I lacked the basic things of life. Above all there was shame and guilt of having left the system. I was rejected by family, friends and the community. I started rejecting God. Life was very difficult and there was no day where I did not shed tears.

In my desperation, I started searching for God. Someone gave me the book “Welcome Holy Spirit”. After reading the book I experienced something different in my spirit, since than I was hungry for more and more of Jesus. I read books on Jesus but I was not satisfied. I came to realize that I needed to be set free from my past sins and its consequences. I was in bondage.

At this time my neighbor introduced me to “River of Life Church”. I was  happy with the worship and the word.

In “River of Life Church” people were friendly and I felt accepted and welcomed. The power of God’s word started changing me and I felt the love of Jesus. He had touched me. I was comfortable in the church. Since then I was set free by His power. Things were changing over a period of time. I began to experience new life and joy. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit.

During one of the Inner healing meetings I found freedom from guilt and from my past. This was a major breakthrough in my life. Jesus had overcome the world and he helped me to overcome.

I thank the Church for standing with me in my difficult times. And above all I thank God for transforming my life from darkness to light.