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Apr 19, 2023·edited Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Don, this has me sitting in a chair in Oklahoma, far away from home and with dear friends in Christ, crying tears of joy over your sharing of your story, so I get to share it with them as well. I don't have a huge conversion story because I came to faith at a very young age and had two times later in my life that were transformational and confirmed that initial belief. And there have been literally countless times in my life where God shown Himself to me in ways that left me not even having an iota of doubt that I am His and He is mine. I do get opportunities to share my faith, mostly connected to what I write and the messages that come to me in response. Thank you so much for sharing those pages from your past. Your testimony is powerful and I know God uses it to touch people for Him. I pray all the time that He can use me in powerful ways for his Kingdom, too.

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thank you for sharing with us and with others through your writing and messages.

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Apr 19, 2023·edited Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Donny, each time I hear you share your testimony, I always learn something new. It blesses me each time. It is such a powerful but at the same time a heartfelt and touching testimony. I have so much I want to say, but for once, I'm a little speechless. What a transformation from proclaiming "Jesus is dead-Get over it" to now saying "Jesus is Alive - Get over yourself” is what I say a gigantic AMEN to. As some have already stated, this brought tears to my eyes too, but it blesses me at the same time. It's always about Jesus Christ as he made the way for us to have eternal life by dying on that cross and paid the ultimate price for our sins. If that's not love, I don't know what is.

Donny, thank you for sharing this with us. It brings me so much joy and gratitude to call you my friend and Brother in Christ. May God Bless you my friend! I'm always praying for you and this community.

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Thank you for your prayers and support. I am honoured to be your brother in Christ.

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Donny,

Wow such a powerful testimony. Thank you for this walk down memory/testimony lane. Tali g time to sit and read us the letter rather than walking outdoors and retelling the story was so much more powerful. What a gift that you still have your testimony.

So very thankful the Lord took you and showed His mercy and compassion to bring you to Him. Your conversion kind if reminds me of Saul who met Jesus on the road to Damascus and his powerful conversion.

So delightful how the Lord turned your testimony to be public. The Father does have a sense of humour and He does answer prayer in mysterious ways.

I will be sure to share this.

My testimony actually really came to fruit when I was baptized in April 1985. I came to the Lord in February. After my baptism a family came up to me that I had not seen since the previous June. I did not even know they attended that church which was in a different city than they lived and I in another. I had taught the now 6 yr old girl kindergarten the year previous on a two month contract while her teacher was off on sick leave.

I knew they were 'different' and very nice people. After my baptism they came up to me and Melody, my former student was bouncing ip and down and SO full of joy!! The parents too and then I learned that Melody had been praying for my salvation EVERY night. Her mom worried at first because when she first started praying the previous Spring she would be crying. She was persistent in prayer and the tears would not stop. The parents began to wirry but after several months they realized Holy Spirit was having her intercede.

So when I appeared at the same church at the front being baptized after not being in touch for at least 8 months, and not near where we lived. Jesus SHOWED Melody the answer to her prayers. That is the most powerful part of my testimony. Melody is now in her early 40s. We keep in touch, though not super frequently and faithfully pray for each other.

Aha although I am 20 years older I consider her my spiritual mom in many ways. I am so blessed. We are also connected on the same page regarding all the stuff thats gone on in the last couple of years.

My testimony as to how and why I came to church is powerful as well but something I share 1-1 . The Lord met me and confirmed to me Jesus is real, not sort of a fairytale 'god' and He is coming back one day to take His people home.

Thank you Donny for your faithfulness.

Many blessings and prayers He answers the cries of your heart.

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beautiful, thank you for sharing

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Donny 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Wow! I don’t know what words to use to express how powerful that was! My heart is bursting with how much God has always had a plan for your life & to use you in a mighty way! Your pride, stubbornness & hating Christians was not too big for God 😃 you inspire me to share my testimony & to live for God’s glory & not my own! Thank you Donny for continually filling your life with God’s word & letting God to work through you & bless our souls over & over & over! Praise God you are still here!! He knew all along you were going to do these prayer walks someday & we would be excited each Wednesday for them😃 May God continue to bless you abundantly in thanks from all of us for how much you bless us!

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Thank you for your kind words Jill. Glory be to God. I'm happy to hear you're inspired to share your testimony and look forward to hearing some stories about it.

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Saved me I was homeless and my adopted dad took me in and after a while I got baptized but when I look back at my life and my son's GOD was always with us and I am so greatful to God for all the blessings he has given me and my son 🙏🙏🙏 I know without GOD I wouldn't be here today if people ever have addiction problem you can beat it I have and my son's dad is living on the streets in Baltimore but it's like I told my son you have to want to stop when he asked me why I got clean and his dad hasn't 🙏🙏🙏 Donny I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate what you do I might not always reply but this one hit home 🙏🙏 Thanks again

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Praise the LORD. thank you for sharing. May God bless you and your son. And may God reach your sons dad in a powerful way.

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Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Thank you Donny 🙏🙏 I want you to know that I am so grateful for your prayer walks 🙏🙏

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Apr 19, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Donny as usual this prayer walk testimony really touched my heart I was baptized at lake Waccamaw here in NC I wasn't on the TV but was in our news paper and I will never forget that day my whole life from my childhood was so messed up then got with my son's dad and it even got worse got hooked on pain pills to help me deal with my life even tried to overdose but God sav

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Thank you for sharing! I am so glad you are still with us and we get to share this journey with you. Praise the Lord

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Robin

So very thankful the Lord saves you. Stay strong. Always lean into Jesus. He loves you so very much.

Jesus came to give life and life abundant in Him, His peace, love and joy.

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Thanks Amen 🙏

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What an awesome testimony to the faithfulness. sovereignty and forgiveness of God/Jesus/Holy Spirit (the great triune God.) Thank you so much for being willing to obey and share this with us. I love how you are putting God first in your life and not worrying about what others think. You just hear and obey what you believe you are being led to do. I have to confess that I do not share my testimony because I don't think it is very interesting or inspiring. Maybe I need to seek God for what I should write and put it onto paper. I am thankful that God is such a long suffering forgiving God because I don't know where I would be at this point in my life if he wasn't. ( I shared a bit about what I am going through with you the other day when I DM's you on IG. )

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I am trying to put God first, hear and obey but I assure you I mess up and cower more than I'd like.

Please do take the time to write out your story of following Jesus. I assure you, IT IS POWERFUL. and someone needs to hear it.

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Apr 19, 2023·edited Apr 19, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

POWERFUL TESTIMONY, Donny! Have to admit getting a bit teary-eyed.

I am loving this Prayer Walk journey with you. I am definitely a Believer, but am struggling with the idea of The Trinity. I am hoping you will discuss that sometime on a Prayer Walk. I noticed you refer to being a “Follower of Jesus,” “Living for Jesus,” “Calling out to Jesus” a lot.

As I’ve been thinking about you doing that, I realize I don’t reference Jesus much even though I consider myself a Christian. I always talk about my belief in God. Somehow I seem to have put The Trinity into a hierarchy – first the Father, then the Son, then the Holy Spirit.

I have gone to the Bible to study this and have been listening to a lot of ministers, but I was wondering what you think & why you reference Jesus a lot. Or is that just my perception because I don't? No judgment -- just trying to learn, to get closer to God and/or Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit. Ha! Confused -- as usual! Thanks! ~ Jan xoxo

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Great question and observation Jan. I'll try to keep this short.

The Trinity is a concept that can be difficult for the human brain to grasp especially when we are influenced and follow the "rules" of culture and this world. That 'culture' includes the current 'christian' culture which sadly doesn't always follow Christ or the bibles teaching. I encourage you to try looking up all the scriptures that reference all 3 (Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit). Start by praying that God would reveal Himself to you.

As for why I refer to Jesus. There are many so called gods. When I say god no one get offended, challenged and stirred up because they can subconsciously insert what ever god they feel comfortable with hearing about. But when I say Jesus, there is NO QUESTION what God I am talking about.

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Apr 20, 2023·edited Apr 21, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Thanks, Donny! I'm pretty sure God is revealing himself to me all the time. Actually, it gets pretty spooky at times. Ha! Your explanation about saying "Jesus" makes so much sense to me now. And now that I recognize that I have put Jesus in second place, I will do better. I still hope you will delve into The Trinity in a future Prayer Walk. Thanks again, Jan xoxo PS And I'm praying that Jesus helps you get that van!

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Thank you for your prayers

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Apr 20, 2023·edited Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Thank you, Donny, for sharing your testimony today. As I was listening to you I was thinking how boring my story is. Then suddenly I realized our stories had very different paths but the same reward. I listened to the emotion in your voice, your soul, your heart and saw the tears. I was raised in a denomination that emphasized head rather than heart. I believed what I was taught but did not feel my beliefs. When I met my husband he introduced me to a very personal relationship with Jesus! My world changed. I suddenly had a personal Savior, a closeness, a spirituality from my heart that I never knew existed. That excitement, joy, peace, power is what I see and feel in your testimony. That overwhelming love is not something to be hidden or silenced but rather shared. Whether it is the path of my “boring” story or the path of your powerful, amazing story we both travel our journey with Jesus. God bless you Donny. 🙏

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I pray that God will show you how and why your story is NOT boring. That He show you the power of your story and the blessing it is to others when you share it.

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Apr 20, 2023·edited Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Thank you Donny. This amazing Prayer Walk group is one of the few places I have ever shared my story or any personal stories, particularly those that involve trials. I am humbled reading other people’s heartbreaking trials and glorious victories. The short time I have witnessed the courage and faith of you and others in this group serves to embolden me to share my story with others outside this group. God bless you for your courage.

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Apr 21, 2023·edited Apr 21, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

Linda, I’m glad you feel comfortable here! God has used so many in this community including Donny and Graham to help me share and discover things about myself I never were there. That is how God works as He brings people into our lives at different times when we’re ready for the next part of that journey. It’s all God, but like you I am so grateful for my eyes and ears to have been opened. I’m glad you’re here!

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Thank you Anne. It is interesting the change in the way I look at things since Prayer Walks came into my life. I have always realized the importance of being an example of the peace and joy of Christianity as a living testimony. Now I realize the importance of telling the story and the many ways that can help others. 🙏❤️

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Amen to that. Ever since I joined the THC Community and heard the podcast last February with Graham & Donny and these prayer walks, my faith has become bolder plus my own growth has. God uses people as vessels to come into our lives so amazingly. We all reap the blessings of HIS glory and blessings. Have a blessed weekend!

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Apr 20, 2023·edited Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

How amazing, man!

Reminded me of Ezekiel chapter 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take away your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

I had already been impacted by your phrase "Jesus is dead, get over it" on Graham's podcast... And now to know about all the transformation that God has made... what wonderful plans God has for your life, brother. WOW!

Coincidentally, here in Brazil, it's early morning on April 20th – the date that God gave you the first “supernatural” chance to change. What a pride to be able to call you a brother in Christ!

Thanks for sharing your story. God bless you!

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Wow! I actually didn't realize the date! today is April 20th. That's crazy! LOL God is awesome!

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Donny, thank you for sharing your testimony, my heart was deeply touched by your story, and tears came to my eyes. My story is divided into two parts, my journey that started when I came to faith at age 13 and was baptized. My faith continued growing into my adult life, sharing my story with others every time I moved, which was every 3-4 years..my husband was in the Navy. I knew God was walking with me along the way, putting wonderful people in our life to become friends, taking care of our everyday needs, and giving me opportunities to share His love. In 2005, I lost my faith and belief when God unexpectedly called my husband home. I started to withdraw from my friends, my church activities, from life and from God. I have shared this before, two years after losing my husband my friends convinced me to attend a Christian women’s retreat. During this retreat, I had a complete emotional break down, through tears I shared my heartache, and felt Gods love through the comfort and words of the other women. It was the start of my second faith journey which I am working on still today. The past few months I feel I have been led to share my faith by writing poems. Many blessings to you as continue on your journey and thanks for your inspiring prayer walks…

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God loves you so much Linda. He never left you. Keep writing and sharing.

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Apr 20, 2023·edited Apr 20, 2023Liked by Donny Mac

I must say that I respect. each emotional issue you raised in a public manner. I am very happy you are baptized now. I was an infant in my parents' Catholic faith when I was baptized. The fact you believe, pray and still go forward is another testimony of fear and faith. I love it when I see God has a sense of humor. He brought you spectators/friends and a TV move crew. God got you! Smile. Thanks for sharing.

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lol I too like seeing Gods humor. Can't wait to enjoy it for eternity. Tell me William, what's your story? I feel it's more than an infant baptism.

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Thank you Donny for sharing your testimony.I pray that more people will be touched and be followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.I will continue to pray for you I pray that more people will be touched with your testimony.God bless you Donny

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Thank you for your prayers and support.

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What an amazing testimony, Donny. I am blessed to pray for you daily. My testimony is nothing like that. When I was 15 my sister and I were going to a little home church down the street from where we lived. One Sunday we both went forward and accepted Christ as our Savior. Since we couldn't be baptised there, we were baptised in a huge church in San Diego with just my parents and my other sister and our pastor present. After that time we moved back to North Carolina and through the years I just knew this wasn't what the Lord wanted for me. The Holy Spirit was leading me to talk to my pastor about it. I went and told him about how the Holy Spirit was leading me to be baptised in front of our church. He said okay we will baptise you on home coming, which was a couple of weeks away. When he baptised me and lifted me out of the water, he quietly asked me if I was okay. I smiled at him and told him with a smile a resounding yes. I have never regretted my decision to follow the Holy Spirits leading and my decision to follow Christ.

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I love it Terri! Thank you for sharing.

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Wow. I just watched it again. It just strikes me so hard, I'm not sure why. Both times I cried through it. I touched base a little bit on this last week. How after Don died, I turned to my Church and felt that they helped me get through those awful times. But a little more to the story. Many many years ago, I didn't care one way or another about God. Don was atheist and I was an unpracticing Catholic. The thought of God never crossed my mind back then. I was baptised as an infant. We married right out of high school. Don was an avid outdoorsman. Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, you name it. He and his 2 brothers raced snowmobiles around the eastern part of the US. The other two wives and I would of course accompany them, their biggest cheerleaders. Then I was expecting my first baby. Months went on and I could no longer go on the weekend trip. oh my goodness, it was like my life ended. I wanted to go and not be left behind. I can remember laying in bed and just sobbing. Well let me tell you, all of a sudden a calm came over me. This went on and on probably for 1/2 hr to 45 mins. I knew exactly who was calming me. There were no doubts in my mind. God was there holding my hand. I'm not sure why because I hadn't given him any thought at all. I will never forget that. I got out of bed, I was happy and felt so much happier. Thats when I knew God was there, helping me get through many things. But I still wasn't as much into Christ then. It wasn't until Don died that I knew I needed to be more connected. Even though God had said No to Don living. To this day, almost 7 years after Dons passing, I have gotten further and further in my faith. You have helped me tremendously with this whether you acknowledge it or not. Its true. Thank you Donny. This was a good Prayer Walk.

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Thanks Donny for your testimony.God has away of letting us know that he is real. Praying for you.🙏

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