Hi to all of you around the world,

I am Edelgard from Braunschweig, North Germany. In the past, when I used to live in Bavaria, I visited a Catholic Church because there was no Protestant Evangelical Church where I lived. Actually I was Protestant Evangelical and soon discovered the differences in beliefs!

For example I was asked to bow down before Mary to “honour” her each time I passed by – something I did not know at all before. Also because I did not do my religious confession; I was not allowed to take part in communion. Situations like these made me wonder what was right in the sight of the Lord!

That is when I started to study the Bible to find out what God’s Word said about all these matters. I discovered that a lot was wrong in the Catholic Church, for example Priests should be allowed to marry:

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach (1 TIMOTHY 3:2).

Also, I found out, that the Bible contained more life than the Priests told us of. About the same time my brother also started to preach to me about ACTS 2:38 and that I would need to repent, and be baptized… in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins so that I  shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

I did not want to hear about that, because it meant that I would have to change my life, but I went on studying my Bible; reading about the miracles, such as when Elijah prayed for rain, or when Daniel survived being thrown into the Lion’s den. I missed this power in church, where it was rather boring. At the same time I had an inflammation of the skin on my scalp which became worse and worse, until I could not even sleep anymore because of the pain and itching. The skin became bloody from my scratching. My brother offered to pray for healing for me and so that the itching would go so I could sleep again. He prayed in the name of Jesus Christ and the next morning everything was gone. Even the doctor did not find any sign of it. Praise the Lord!

I had never experienced such a miracle before in my life, I was sure that God had healed me. During the following days I saw a couple more supernatural healings; such as when someone was prayed for after he stepped in to a rusty nail and someone who wedged his finger in a gate (the gate was closed on his finger!!). After prayer all of them were completely healed.

A short time later I was baptized and experienced “Pentecost” myself when I was ‘infilled with the Holy Spirit’ with the sign of ‘speaking in tongues’ just like you can read in ACTS 2:1-4.

He prayed in the name of Jesus Christ and the next morning everything was gone.

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

With the Holy Sprit also came life and God’s power into my life.

Love in Christ,