April 30, 2019

Nyanong Koung from Lincoln, NE, U.S.


Since I began my journey of faith, I’ve sought for wisdom from the words of God, and I’ve studied the Bible to know God whenever I had time. But sometimes there were some parts that didn’t make sense to me. Then I just kept praying to God to help me understand the Bible, believing the words, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).

I truly believe that Jesus is God who came in the flesh, and I was baptized at a church. But they didn’t study the Bible thorougly. They didn’t go beyond speaking about love and being a good person. I wanted to realize more about the words of the truth, so I continued to study by myself. But I started to feel frustrated, being unable to understand the will of God. I didn’t know how to receive the forgiveness of sins. Feeling guilty about sinning against God, I begged Him to help me live a godly life.

I soon moved to a new church in hopes of finding people who were enthusiastic about the words of God. In that church, I was happy to listen to an inspirational speech but I still felt lost. Though I believed that Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins and to save us, I didn’t understand why so many Christians who were saved from sin continued to sin. Despite how anxious and depressed my spirit was, I vaguely believe that I already had salvation.

I earnestly prayed to God that I would realize the words of the Bible clearly. Meanwhile, thanks to God’s grace, I came to meet some friends who attended the Church of God. The truth I heard first from them was about Jerusalem Mother. The Bible study was unlike any other I had ever done. I was amazed that I made appointments to study every week. The speaker was making sure I had no misunderstandings. After studying every week, I received a new life in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and became a child of Heavenly Father and Mother.

I went to church every day and studied the Bible, as I had been desperately looking for the true church. Heavenly Father and Mother have given us so many gifts, for example, all the Truth Books and sermons that help me realize deep things of God, the Elohist that shares with us the fragrances of Zion from across the world, the Happy Home that helps us build character and have happy homes, and the Church of God website full of inspiring New Songs and sermons that always encourage me spiritually.

“You are My only concern,” said Heavenly Mother who came to the earth, leaving behind the heaven’s throne, to save us who were doomed to die. Hearing Her words, I deeply realized how much our Heavenly Mother loves us. I give my sincere thanks to Heavenly Mother for always encouraging us with a smile despite the pain She suffers.

We are able to receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life and learn the teachings of God in holy Zion God established with His blood of sacrifice. Now I can follow the path of life that our merciful God has made for us. It is by the grace of God that we have been led to understand God’s divine nature, especially the truth about our Mother who gives us eternal life.

Now that I have found the truth I had been earnestly looking for and met my spiritual Father and Mother, I will diligently carry out the gospel work with hope for heaven. I will make every effort to always repent and find our lost brothers and sisters.