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04 Jul 2007


What a wonderful, inspiring story of God's blessings to you and your family. Thank you for sharing it with the world! Gloria Johnson

08 Aug 2007


Good! Gerald! Congratulations!

08 Aug 2007


Gerald, I love the website. Your story is a great testimony and will impact peoples lives throughout the world. Love ya Ranthony K. Texada

08 Aug 2007


Hey Sunny! We knew all the time God was with you and you were going to be OK, but what I didn't know is that you were going to share your story (in a nice website) to inspire others and give a great testimony of faith and God's love and goodwill. Tu amigo Rene

08 Aug 2007


God bless you Gerald!!!! Psalm 139:14-17 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! Kennde

09 Aug 2007


This is indeed an awesome testimony, or should I say miracle ...God is Good and so worthy to be praised. I remember you telling me your story and tears of joy and thankfulness rolling down my face. Co-worker T

10 Aug 2007


What a wonderful story. Good luck and may God continue to bless you and your family.

13 Aug 2007


Gerald! I knew when Lynita first called me that you were in God's almighty hands. You put everyone in the state of peace because you were in peace. So When you publish the book and appear on Oprah for the book club selection can you get me a ticket?!?!??

I can't wait for Bible Study to start again 9/12 so I can pass your website to all the members of Min. Pearson's class. We kept you lifted in prayer the whole time. All said they wanted a praise report in September. Boy do I have one to give! So you know the old NEP crew needs to get out on the boat again so Gwen can get "saved" again. Just know I miss all of you. Just think I was mad at you for not coming to NJ. God had a better plan already in the works. You were supposed to be in TX so that everyone would see his hand in it. Hug everyone for me. One day I will make it out to TX to check up on you.

Love you Dearly, Robin Bostic

13 Aug 2007



13 Aug 2007


Bro. Gerald, you are a walking testimony. We love and miss you and your family. God Bless. The Perry Family.

14 Aug 2007


I read your story and it definitely serves as a true testimonial that our God is real.

14 Aug 2007


Gerald, You are a true Christian, this is very inspiring and I appreciate you writing down your experience. Kim Chamblee, my wife, told me about your experience before I knew about the web site. I hope we can all get together some night for dinner. I am inspired and can truly say, I will never say I can't do something. Your brother in Christ, Eric Chamblee

15 Aug 2007


Gerald most of what you experienced was over before I even knew about it. I am so sorry I was not there to support you. I have read your web site and I feel humbled that you would share all your feelings with us. It is truly an inspiring story and you are so fortunate to have survived such an ordeal. I wish you and your family all the best and miss you not being here at Verizon..... please take care and stay safe... Jackie Thodos

15 Aug 2007


Hola Gerald! From the sunny Puerto Rico, happy to hear you are OK, and thanking the Lord for it. God Bless You and Your family, your friends from Puerto Rico Telephone Company Internal Audit. Keep in touch and don't forget to pay us a visit if you come to Puerto Rico. Juan Carlos

15 Aug 2007


Dios te bendiga y a toda tu familia, Gerald! Siempre te conoci fuerte, y asi eres, pero por supuesto, siempre con El Todopoderoso de tu lado!

15 Aug 2007


This is a wonderful web site and very inspiring story. GOD Bless -Rishi

15 Aug 2007


Hi Gerald!!!! This is a wonderful web site and a very inspiring story. GOD Bless ---Rishi

15 Aug 2007


Thank you for sharing your very wonderful story with us. Faye

17 Aug 2007


The real power of the internet is being able to read this awesome and inspiring story 8,000 miles away here in New Zealand. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. David D.

21 Aug 2007


I have a brother that got a tumor, same like you. Your history is more hopefully for me. Sorry my english. I'm Puerto Rican and I know I need practice. Thank you for your story......

21 Aug 2007


Praise the Lord! What a wonderful test to pass from death to life and an eye witness! God bless your family! Mamie are an inspiration to me and my family.

21 Aug 2007


Gerald, Connie left a page of your blog "Gerald's Medical Miracle" on my door, as I read it then looked up the rest of the article I was overwhelmed. Just two weeks ago I received information that Greg Sereda ( graduated from Miami Central in 1970 or 1971) was in a hospital in New Jersey. He had just been operated on for a brain tumor which was discovered in June or July. Your life affirming testimonial is truly a gift from God. I am getting ready to call him and read him parts of your experience. Life is truly a wonderful experience and with our faith in God it is all the more so. my prayers are with you, Peacefully yours, Cheryl Cook (your high school chemistry teacher)

21 Aug 2007


Gerald, I learned of your story through an e-mail blast from Connie. God is great and merciful. You are an inspiration. Thank you and Connie for sharing your story. Peace and Blessings, Vanessa Woodard Byers Miami Central High School C/O 1974

22 Aug 2007


God Bless You!

22 Aug 2007


Gerald you are loved by so many...You inspire so many with your words...For the non-believers, you have shown them what faith is all about...

22 Aug 2007








23 Aug 2007


I am praying for you that GOD continue to bless you and your family. The Bible says that by HIS stripes you are healed so you just keep on believing and everything will be alright. Remember, "GOD said it and that settles it". Blessings Cynthia S. Morrison

24 Aug 2007



Date: 27 Aug 2007
Time: 12:13:47


This is such a faith building story. God Bless and Keep you and your family.

Date: 05 Sept 2007
Time: 20:12:21


Gerald, your testimony is a great inspiration for me too. God is not through
with you yet. I too am wishing and praying for your speedy and full recovery.
You have a wonderful and caring family to support you. Your web site is
great. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. Jim Martin

Date: 06 Sept 2007
Time: 19:38:58


Gerald, I know you've got your mission now. Go forth and tell your story ad
lib, like you did to me today. It is astonishing. Bruce (from JW :))

Date: 07 Sept 2007
Time: 14:01:13


Gerald! I am really touched by your story. By comparing with my own case, I
believe that if we trust God and put our lives in his hands, we will always
walk on the right paths.

Date: 11 Sept 2007
Time: 06:30:24


Hello Gerald. Connie got in touch with me through email and I read your
inspiring story. I am thinking of you and hope some day we will be able to have
lunch together. Terrie Miller Achacoso (4th grade teacher)

Date: 24 Oct 2007
Time: 07:55:10


I  just read all the chapters and got completely absorbed. It's such a great
ending. Thank you for telling your story.

Mary Hopkins

Date: 24 Oct 2007
Time: 12:26:12


I am a co-worker of Connie's and she told me about this site. I read your entire
story this morning and I think it is so wonderful that you're helping others
remember to take care of themselves. I am not a Christian but I have so much
respect for the inner peace you maintained throughout your struggle with the
tumor. Congrats on overcoming something so many don't. You have a great

Emily Gerson

Date: 01 Nov 2007
Time: 09:11:11


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your story. It reached and
pulled my heart strings>>We all have that hunger for knowledge that the Lord is
with us! I love to read inspirational stories and there are times we need to
feel God around us as you said to tap on the shoulder and whisper "I am here!" To
give Thanks for everything he does everyday for all of us! The feeling of peace
that we are on the right path!

Sammy Rodriguez

Date: 11 Nov 2007
Time: 12:13:45


Gerald, thank you so much for sharing this with me. Being a Stage III Colon
Cancer survivor, I know what it means to survive and value the gift of life!
Corey Schmidt


Date: 18 Nov 2007
Time: 00:01:34


My friend:  I'm so happy to hear about your healing.  God has truly blessed you
and your family.


Date: 4 Jan 2008
Time: 17:15:14


Faith in the Lord

Gerard, your strong faith in the Lord has helped you through this trial. 

Brother, I am very happy that you are sharing your testimony with others.  We

should never forget that God is always faithful and takes care of His children.

Chris Roa

Date: 18 Jan 2008
Time: 11:12:34


Praise God

Your faith was so overwhelming that tears came down easily.  I don't know you

though through your story I certainly know the faith you have in God.

Dr. Albert Lee is a special man to me.  He and my daughter were about to marry and

set up house in Dallas when on September 27, 2006, she was taken home by our

precious Lord and Savior after being struck by a drunk driver!  This was very

difficult for Dr. Lee and I know he considered not being able to continue at

Parkland, but God knew you were coming and kept him there. 

He sent me your web site and I know how much your faith has meant to him. He has joined my Dallas family and I pray that he will meet more people of FAITH as you.

May God continue to bless you and your family and may you always continue to be an

inspiration to others.  It was my pleasure to read and cry tears of joy for your

unfailing faith. I would love to hear from you, when you have time  Many Hugs!

Sondra Healy, Colorado Springs

Date: 21 Jan 2008
Time: 11:57:12


What an amazing story....

Gerald... you and your family have created such a wonderful testimony of the

all-surpassing power of God in your life... thank you so much for passing this

link along to me...I hope that the story of your miracle reaches many, many

others... and that God continues to use you in amazing ways to shine His light

in the world... He is so good... and so in control... and knows so much more

that we will even imagine...

peace and blessings always...

:o) Regina

Date: 21 Jan 2008
Time: 19:45:37


I've been thinking about you. I was wondering how you were doing. I am so happy

that you are doing so well and you are uplifting and spreading Gods work. Please

pray for me and my family especially for my kids Ashlen and Angela.

Tell your family I said hi. May God bless you and your family and your ministry.

This is Nurse Sosa Abraham

Date: 12 March 2008
Time: 01:17:40


Hi Gerald..... I am so happy for you. I give thanks to God for what he had done
in your life. I was full with joy when I saw your story. God's love is deeper
than our pain, his support is greater than our problems. You are never alone his
divine blessings will always be with you and your family. As the earth is reborn
this day remember that you are one of God's masterpieces, a testament to his
infinite wisdom and perfection.  Osasumwen Omosigho

Date: 27 March 2008
Time: 17:08:56


Gerald, I am truly touched by what I have read. I will share this with a
church member of mine that is going through something similar. 

You are correct that God has a purpose and a plan for our lives. Mine was to
share my story of my love for husband Stanley Evans, Nitha's uncle, who died in
2002 from a heart attack. 

My book will be released April 2008, entitled 'Beyond Reason'. 

Visit my website at

Be Blessed

Elaine Evans Johnson

Date: 28 April 2008
Time: 10:54:59

May God bless you... your testimony is awesome!!! As someone diagnosed
with a heart condition at birth, numerous hospital stays &
surgeries... we know that God gives us "test" for our "testimony" that He may be
glorified! Thank God you're sharing yours, surely it will bring healing
& deliverance! Katrina

Date: 30 April 2008
Time: 10:54:45

I just wanted to read it again!!
Thank you!
Sammy Rodriguez

Date: 15 May 2008
Time: 04:52:32


I had meningioma surgery also. We both are here for a purpose. We have been given a second chance to testify
for Jesus! It will be 2 yrs. this June 21,2008. I still have residual from my 10-hour surgery in NYC and have 2 other meningiomas on the top of my head and side. I am Puerto Rican too and really am so happy to know you're testifying...I live here in Dallas,Tx.

Hilda Acevedo

Date: 16 May 2008
Time: 16:21:29


My 19 year old grand-daughter, Amber Quillen just recently found out she has a
brain tumor.  Thank you so much for writing about your journey.  She has no
insurance and has almost given up. I will ask her to read about what happened in
your life.  Please pray for her.  I pray that I can get the help she needs.

Kathy Aaron


Remote User:
Date:  02 Jun 2008
Time: 19:47:31



Remote User:
Date: 18 Jun 2008
Time: 05:16:47
Subject:          Prayer and God

So beautiful your story - My husband is just going through the beginning of your journey
and it has given me such hope.
Thank You for Sharing and I hope all is well.


Remote User:
Date: 26 Jun 2008
Time: 01:28:36


Wow Gerald; I mean Praise the Lord.  God guided you to your healing process.  It's a true
blessing that you were able to hear His voice and the gentle beckoning of the Holy
Spirit.  Your testimony is a blessing to all who will hear it!  How has your son received
your testimony?  Does he know the Lord yet?

Raquel King

Remote User: Michelle Dark
Date: 26 Jun 2008
Time: 05:52:31

Subject:          God is so wonderful to his children


As a nurse I see all kinds of illness, but because of my faith as a child of
God and a minister. I can really say that God is a good God. I have prayed and minister
to a lot of patient on the floor in which I work on at at hospital where I live and watch
how the Holy Spirit has touch people lives. Your story is a great inspiration because I
have a patient that has had four brain tumors and surgery on all four but if it had not
been for his faith in the Lord I don't know how he would of made it through. Praise God 

Michelle Dark

Remote User: Lacy Nettle
Date: 26 Jun 2008
Time: 11:10:46

Thank you very much for sharing your story with me and my co-worker today. I can't even
begin to imagine the lives that you have touched and the thousands of people you have
brought closer to God.

You are an amazing person and I will never forget the lessons that your story has taught

It goes without saying...

We can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens us.

God Bless You & All Your Loved Ones.

Lacy Nettle

Remote User:
Date: 27 Jun 2008
Time: 16:09:36

Subject:          Heart to Heart


Bless you, Brother Gerald, for sharing your story of faith.
I, too, was faced with a faith trial. I was at home and started to have heart
palpitations. I woke my husband and explained to him what was going on with me. He
immediately got out of bed to take me to the ER. I had begun sweating. But all the while
I was praying - a prayer of praise and thanksgiving. I felt like Paul - I gloried in my
affliction, knowing that God was in control.
 I did not understand how or why this was going on. I was admitted to the hospital for
tests. They found nothing wrong with my heart, except to say that my heart had jumped
rhythm (atro-fibrillation). It started that Monday night around 11pm but by Tuesday
afternoon, it went back into regular rhythm. The doctors seemed baffled as to why it
jumped out and back in. But God had whispered in my ear "this is not for you!"
The Lord and I had a "heart to heart" talk. He could have used anyone else to
get a message across but He chose me because I was able to withstand and trusted in Him
implicitly! I opened up to him through my praise, prayer and testimony. While I was
there, I ministered to the staff and my church members and assured them I was not afraid.
God knows my heart better than anyone and will not put more on me than I can bear. God
has searched and know my thoughts as well, knowing my uprising and lying down.
I was in the hospital for tests from Monday night until Thursday evening. I had witnessed
to my family and friends that I would be released before Friday. My stay was blessed with
angels that God encamped around me.
God is awesome! He is EL SHADDAI!

Apostle Carrie Clayton

Remote User: Ray Scott
Date: 15 Jul 2008
Time: 22:48:58


Praise God for your willingness to share God's Testimony in your life. To bring God all
the Glory and Encourage the Saints.

Ray Scott

Remote User: Fred Page
Date: 19 Jul 2008
Time: 08:27:14


Keep doing what you are doing, its obvious you have been placed here in your current
mission.  Some of us are not as fortunate to have our mission defined or our reason for
being here but I am thankful for my faith, and knowing that "doing the right
thing" and being thankful for everything I have is reason enough to be here.  Thank
you for sharing your story with me. 

Fred Page

Remote User: Jignesh Patel
Date: 21 Jul 2008
Time: 08:27:14


I have gone through the whole website in detail along with the article on Parkland
hospital's website. I am amazed by the strength you have and positive attitude towards
not only family members but for everyone.

I feel blessed to have a friend like you. I hope for the best for you and your family.
Good bless you

Jignesh Patel

Remote User: Tina G
Date: 06 Aug 2008
Time: 17:11:45


Gerald, you are truly a remarkable young man and I am blessed to have met you here on
earth.  Thank you for being you.  Continue your good deeds and may God Bless you and your
family always as I'm sure he will. Love ya!!

Remote User: Humphrey Mulindi
Date: 15 Oct 2008
Time: 06:47:26


we give God all the praise for His marvelous Grace and Glory. Am so blessed by this
testimony. Blessed be the name of Jehovah Rapha who heals us from all our sicknesses

Remote User: Quang D. Truong
Date: 18 Nov 2008
Time: 18:18:42


I stumbled on to this website completely by accident, but was absolutely captivated by
your story. I proceeded to read through the entire journey and am amazed at your courage
and goodwill throughout the ordeal. I wanted to thank you for telling such an
inspirational story and wish you the best for the future.

Remote User: Jerry White

Date: 20 Nov 2008
Time: 12:38:58


What a great story Gerald! WOW  . . . a walking, talking, breathing miracle of God! Thank
you for making this website!

Remote User: Tommy Trammell
Date: 21 Nov 2008
Time: 18:39:22


Brother Gerald,
Thank you for sharing your miracle. You are so right, "after reading your testimony
I do know why you praise the Lord unceasingly". I appreciate you.

Remote User: Julie
Date: 08 Mar 2009
Time: 16:36:50

Subject:          I'm facing major surgery


Your story has inspired me and filled my heart with peace.  I believe the Lord directed
me to read this.  Tomorrow I am having major surgery; I have a mass in my abdomen the
size of a watermelon.  There is a chance it could be cancer, but through much
encouragement I feel the Lord has given me peace that it will be benign.  Thank you for
sharing your story, it really is inspiring and helpful to others facing serious medical
situations.  I am a mother of 3, my two youngest are 10 and 8.  My prayer is that the
Lord would allow me, along with my husband, to finish raising my children. 
I have peace now that no matter what happens, I am in His hands.  He has given me a peace
that truly surpasses all understanding.
God Bless, please prayer for me and my family and I will prayer for you and yours.

Remote User: Carla King
Date: 21 Apr 2009
Time: 20:15:24

Subject:          Praying for you Gerald


Laura Moran is an old colleague of my husband through the USAF.  On Facebook, I read her
request for prayers for you Gerald. I pray for you and the medical team who will be
performing your surgery. I pray for your friends and family. My prayers will be specific
and I will be thinking of you on your surgery day.  Success! :D *hugs from a
sister-stranger* haha  Carla King

Remote User: Vicki Bacon
Date: 24 Apr 2009
Time: 13:45:18


Gerald - I am David Ayers' sister from the hospital at Zale Lipshey.  We have visited
several times - I so appreciate you and your love of our Lord and your strong witness of
his love and his healing presence.  So enjoyed your website - hope to see you this p.m. -
we have moved David to the 7th floor.  God bless you.

Remote User: James Peacock
Date: 24 Apr 2009
Time: 19:54:22

Subject:          Fellows in Christ


Just a word from your fellow Soldier in God's Army who had so much in common with you
when we met exactly two years after you discovered your tumor.  Same Doctor, same
outlook, same philosophy, both military at the same time in the exact same places, same,
same, same, and so on.  Our souls have obviously known one another for a very, very long
time.  I remain open as always, but I wonder what the Lord has in store for us this time

Remote User: Juan Maldonado
Date: 06 Nov 2009
Time: 23:18:55

Subject:          McClurkin's song


the lyrics were exactly what I need to hear right now.  My wife moved out tonight.  I
have so much anger towards her at the same time I have so much love for her it hurts.  I
trust in the Lord and will accept and Praise him no matter what happens.

Remote User: Deliwe Zimba
Date: 13 Nov 2009
Time: 07:13:17



This is a truly inspiring testimony. It just goes to show how good God is. What a mighty
God we serve!

Remote User: Keijo Leppioja
Date: 24 Nov 2009
Time: 05:04:11

Subject:      Greeting!   


And  word from Jesus can heal the sick and  give to us new power and new life will flow
from us more and more thanks and bless and pray, Keijo Sweden

Remote User: Brian Buckles
Date: 27 Nov 2009
Time: 20:08:18



What an incredibly inspiring and wonderful journey you have been through. You are truly
blessed to be where you are in life. God bless you and your family.

Remote User: Mimi McPherson
Date: 27 Nov 2009
Time: 20:13:17



Gerald, Wow...What an inspiration.  You are a true testament of God's work. I pray that
the Lord will continue to guide and look over you, Lynita and family.

Remote User: Tom Austin
Date: 17 Dec 2009
Time: 20:45:57

Subject:             Holiday Wishes


Hi Gerald, just wanted to wish you and your family all the best this Christmas, and
certainly, your story puts a lot in perspective.

Remote User: David
Date: 19 Dec 2009
Time: 06:21:48

Subject:             Thank You


Thanks for your candor, transparency and heart to share the Good News with others. 
In Christ,

Remote User: Aida
Date: 02 Jan 2010
Time: 12:37:24

Subject:             Thank You!


Thank you, how can I thank you? I am very glad I read your web site. No hay mucho que las
palabras puedan decir, que los hechos. Aida...God Bless you!

Remote User: Wendy
Date: 02 Jan 2010
Time: 19:59:09



Gerald my brother in Christ. I went in this time and read the newest writeups. I can tell
you this every time I read your experiences, there's something for me to take up, in this
case from the child support battle: let Him fight your battles. I am fighting similar
battles in family court just recently. My last hearing it seemed to the world as if I
have lost, however, since the moment I got out of the court room thinking this is a
waste, the Lord has been telling me u win, this is not yours, I fight this battle, I have
created this, I have saved your life, trust me, however, up until now I continued to
think about what happened in there, what could I have done better. However, He keeps
telling me do not even think about it, unlike you I failed to trust Him then, but now I
go back to basic trusting Him with everything I got, for our battles are not ours, but

May God continue blessing you abundantly for His glory. Amen


Remote User: Deborah Vance
Date: 24 Jan 2010
Time: 19:27:38



Amen I was just searching and I came across this article. We serve an awesome God. I am
so full right now. God gave you peace in your circumstance that is the kind of God we
serve. You refused to worry or fret. Phil 4:6 states be careful for nothing; but in
EVERYTHING by prayer supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto
God...You took a stand determined no matter what the situation, circumstance or problem
you stood your ground. God is with you.. May God continue you keep you and bless you is
my sincere prayer..

Remote User: Paul E. Schwanz
Date: 23 Feb 2010
Time: 00:32:28



I greatly appreciate your testimony, and especially the FAITH you show. I thank God that
He has brought you into my life, and I hope I can encourage you as you have encouraged
me. I am confident that God will continue to bless you and make you a blessing to others.


Remote User: Janet Soler
Date: 28 Apr 2010
Time: 07:10:04

Subject:  WOW.  Amazing story


God has obviously granted you the ability to handle with grace what has been thrown your
way and you've chosen a positive, loving and generous way to share your message.  Agape'


Remote User: robert earl coker
Date: 03 Aug 2010
Time: 12:03:51

Subject:  Let GOD be magnified in all things


ISAIAH 55:6-11

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return
unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and
my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but
watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the
sower, and bread to the eater:

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,
but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I
sent it.

Remote User: Bernice Prieto
Date: 11 Aug 2010
Time: 21:38:18

Subject:  feedback


This is a very inspiring testimony, thank you so much for sharing!
We indeed have a Living God!

Remote User: Michael Pearce
Date: 27 Sep 2010
Time: 19:58:43

Subject:  My mother re-connected me with Christ


I could write this story as a novel, however will get right to the point.  My mother was
the life of the family, the true melting pot of America.  Italian Mom & Scottish Dad.  It
started in NY city during the good old days.  Dad worked hard, and Mom even harder.  They
moved the four of us kids to Texas in 1970.  Two girls and two boys, me the youngest. 
School, sports, vacations in the blue bomb all over the country. (Chevy Chase comes to
mind)  Was it a Norman Rockwell life?  No!  The garden was not just a hobby, however a
source of life.  Dad taught us that it was a necessity to make ends meet.  He always said
that he wanted it to become a “Passion”.

Then the four had more,  and the grand children graced Mom & Dad with much more love.  
Family, holidays, anytime BBQ's, make pasta and even put on Kilts and listen to bagpipes.
 It was time together,  and weekends was what we lived for.  Christmas?  Oh you better
look out, because that was the time of year when Mom spun like top……..   

I remember my first Christmas away from it all.   I was sitting under a tree, in the
Panama rain, after my best friend was killed.   I was smoking a cig under the cover of my
bonnie hat like a true Green Beret.  Sleep would be letting the bad guys do what they
wanted with you.   Next was 120 degrees in the sand, fighting for four days on a Dam in
Iraq that CNN did not cover until two years later.  Four days and five nights dodging
bullets in tunnels on Christmas eve. 

Back at the base the stack of letters from Mom should have been a welcome, however, I did
not feel like reading them.  Too tired, bummed out, and mad at God for taking the lives of
12 of my friends.    

Let’s fast forward  ten years later.  Back home, wonderful wife Rochelle, great job,
hanging out at the church with my buddy’s, going through the motions.

MOM is sick,  what??????   Mom is real sick,    Cancer………………………………………….  No way…….

Two years later we lay her to rest……………………

A quiet day with Dad at the old house.  Dad slowly said,  “Mike, come with me”      I sat
with Dad and we opened Mom’s Bible.  In all the pages there must have been hundreds of
little notes with prayers that she wrote for over 50 years.    That day I opened the
letters I did not ten years ago and in them were prayers, and words of comfort that could
have changed my life.    

Most would have regrets, I however know that God  has always had a plan for me.   He has
a plan for all and the lesson I learned from these 40 years is this.

Faith & Trust in God.   No matter what!  Believe me I know what the what is……   I have
found a true window to having a relationship with God, Hill Country Bible has been the
beginning of my new journey to the life changing reality of Jesus Christ in my heart. 

P.S.  I love to make things Grow in the Garden,  It’s my Passion…….

Remote User: Cheryl Ann Crawford Speight
Date: 28 Sep 2010
Time: 16:38:21

Subject:  Thank you


Thank you, Gerald for your website, I needed to be reminded of where my health blessings
come and to not allow doubt to diminish my faith in the power of God, your website, your
story, although a little long, because I'm more tired, mentally, then physically;
nevertheless helped bring me a sense of inner peace that I need. I'm getting off work
now, Gerald.  I'm shutting down, I'm awed at how God uses people like yourself to help us
recognize  and remember that faith is belief and we should now allow our selves to remove
the period from the end of our prayer(s) we've placed in the hands of our heavenly
Father.  I'm now stopping my pity party now, I'm gonna ease my mind.  May the kind of
Peace only God can bring, remain within you and your family, Gerald. 

Remote User: Rebecca Benjamin
Date: 25 Dec 2010
Time: 15:16:26

Subject:  FAITH!


I am so glad you shared this story with other readers. Continue to work for the building 
up of His kingdom. My story is not related to yours, but the message is the same. Thank 
You Lord! I understand.  No weapon formed against me shall prosper, for if I am saved by 
grace, walk in faith, speak the things as though they were, then I am pressing forward 
for a greater purpose. 
My youngest son Savion was born at 5 1/2 months. He weighed only a pound. He was a 
fighter from the very beginning. I knew God was with me and my son would be fine. No 
matter what the doctors told me, I refused it and held to my faith and steady praying. 
Most of the nurses must have thought I was crazy because each time they called to tell me 
some bad news, I'd tell them, Oh he'll be fine, this is just one of those rough times. 
They even sent a Special Service Nurse to help me prepare Savion for WHAT THEY believed 
would be a life of machines and special needs. I refused them all and told them he would 
be raised like a normal child requiring very little assistance. Savion graduated high 
school in regular education and is attending a Community College here. He knows the 
battle with his life and knows God delivered him for a purpose. Your story needed to be 
told so that people would understand there is a greater power within us. The Power of God 
and the comforter. Be Blessed.   

Remote User: Manny
Date: 06 Jan 2011
Time: 21:17:30

Subject:  Contentment


Gerald, Grateful and content with how God is using you to minister to all. God Bless, 
Manny   In my prayers

Remote User: Rosa Rogers
Date: 07 Jan 2011
Time: 01:36:21

Subject:  covetousness


Thank you Gerald for your faith, and strong convictions to Reading and Living Our Lord 
and Saviors  word. Thank you for letting him use you as living testimony to inspire so 
many of us!

Remote User: russell romo
Date: 07 Jan 2011
Time: 05:50:55

Subject:  Rebellion and anger


It is an awesome thing to know that God is always aware of our nature and only the Holy 
Ghost is able to stop us in our tracks when we might easily go off and do whatever is in 
our desperately wicked hearts. Our Abigail is the Holy Spirit and as we walk with Jesus 
we should be learning how to listen to Him..we need this because it is His voice that 
will calm us and empower us when the worst of our flesh nature wants to rise up!!! 

Remote User: Gerald McLeod
Date: 07 Jan 2011
Time: 06:58:17

Subject:  Thank You from Gerald McLeod


Gerald McLeod from Dallas

I have been thinking about you and the family and wanted to let you know that I thank you 
for sharing with me words of encouragement as well as a challenge to be about my Father's 
business. It's all about the kingdom and God's desire for us to worship him in Spirit and 

Gerald, Shatece and the three boys want to let you know that we love you. 

To let you know, we are currently worshipping at Glory of Zion in Denton with Apostle 
Chuck Pierce. We have been apart of prophetic music flow there and moving forward in 
God's obedience.

Remote User:  robert earl coker
Date: 07 Jan 2011
Time: 10:32:54

Subject:  Love is overwhelming me now


My dear brother Gerald, love is overwhelming me now, at this moment. I so cherish the 
time we had when I was in Texas. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with me. Be not 
afraid to speak of God's deepest mysteries as revealed to you, my friend. 

We Christians live in a world, and a country, facing the righteous judgment of God for 
our wickedness: over 40,000,000 aborted children, homosexual marriage, gay clergy, a 
carnal church, a paid-speaker priesthood that rule their flocks, and serving our own 
selfish ends of a comfortable life rather than being of service to Jesus Christ. 

1 Peter 1:16
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Brothers and sisters, I ask you, Where is your holiness?

Remote User:  Desireé Anthony
Date: 07 Jan 2011
Time: 12:13:10

Subject:  Heart Matters


   Your confidence in how God speaks to you amazes me. Psalm 27:3 states, 

"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, 
even then I will be confident." 

The Heart Matters blog that you posted reminded me to keep a soft heart. Ezekiel 11, 
verse 19 and 20 also deals with the heart of stone. How powerful this statement truly is! 

"I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove 
from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my 
decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people and I will be their 

Love and Peace be with you and your family. ~ Desireé Anthony

Remote User:  shelby davidson
Date: 08 Jan 2011
Time: 05:14:12

Subject:  God's mercy and grace


A beautiful story of God's healing power and grace.

Remote User:  T Wright
Date: 20 Jan 2011
Time: 00:18:14

Subject:  Praise GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your story is a true testimony of the goodness of the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!

Remote User:   james florez
Date: 11 Feb 2011
Time: 09:08:55

Subject:  Inspiration


I have had doubts in life about God, like many of us do. I only requested his presence 
when I was in desperate need, I neglected him!! I was arrogant..
Your humble thoughts and true life experience, has left a lasting impression... I have 
regain my strength to genuinely pursue the teachings of Christ! Thank you! my 
brother... thank you!

Remote User:   Job Orjioke, Irvine CA
Date: 21 Feb 2011
Time: 14:05:15

Subject:  Great Testimony


Thank you for these nuggets. Your story, I believe is one out of the many facets of a 
great tapestry that the Lord is weaving....a tapestry that He will one day unveil to His 
Saints in eternity when every man will be rewarded for His faithfulness.  I have found 
your daily testimonies of Jesus Christ very inspiring and true. May God bless you richly 
for not being ashamed of His gospel and may He use the word that He has put in your mouth 
to light the way of many, especially myself. Bless your righteous soul brother and thank 
you once again

Remote User:   Dale Dornfeld
Date: 16 Mar 2011
Time: 17:17:19

Subject:  End Times


Thanks for including the paragraph on trials, tribulation and suffering and their source, 
near the end of the article.  So often it seems people gain a false hope of a painless 
life, when that is not what Jesus promised us.

Remote User:   robert coker
Date: 27 Mar 2011
Time: 14:26:22

Subject:  repentance is crucial today


Revelation 3:19
Jesus Christ said "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, 
and repent."

Remote User:  
Date: 01 Apr 2011
Time: 09:50:33

Subject:  Gods words


Now..I am starting to understand Gods He talks to us  ..very reveling..

Remote User:  
Date: 20 Apr 2011
Time: 12:44:47

Subject:  Honored God gave me the word


Gerald so honored God gave me the word confirming the appointment He had for your life. I 
was obedient and delivered the word to you. You were obedient and accepted the 
appointment. here we are many months later evidencing the fruits of our obedience and 
trust in the Lord our savior. Proud of you. 

God Bless!


Remote User:  
Date: 20 Apr 2011
Time: 15:18:38



This helps adjust my thinking to something I am currently facing.  A relational challenge 
I have faced for many years, seems to regularly rear it's head.  I must view this in the 
perspective of a spiritual battle and pray. 
Thank you for this reminder Gerald!  I pray that God continues to bless your ministry.  
You have been such an inspiration to Nathan and I! You are a true brother in Christ.
God bless,
-Kelly Bednarz

Remote User:   Susie Irons
Date: 23 Apr 2011
Time: 10:59:14

Subject:  Putting on the Full Armor of God


Thank you Gerald for your web site! I love reading it and learning from it! You are truly 
a man of God! I thank you for reminding me that we wrestle not against the flesh and that 
there is spiritual warfare going on all around us! I will definitely don the full armor 
of God and pray for my enemies! Thank you again for your God inspired messages! Your 
friend Susie

Remote User:   Mona
Date: 03 Jun 2011
Time: 12:51:41



God is good! The website is very inspirational.


Remote User:   Donna
Date: 12 Nov 2011
Time: 12:44:44

Subject:  Thankful for you and your family


God bless.  I'm so grateful God brought your family to our school.  Your story is special 
and your family is precious. With you, I press on to serve Him after brain surgery and 
many struggles.  I loved what you wrote about choices and the narrow path.  I'm inspired 
to get to work today and appreciate the encouragement that while the narrow road is 
difficult, it is safe and the right place to be.

Remote User:   Amanda
Date: 123 Apr 2012
Time: 04:24:45

Subject:  God be praised


Brother Gerald,

I was searching for lyrics to the song, I need You Lord, when I came upon your story. I 
read it in one evening and was so inspired that I am emailing the link to all my friends 
and colleagues.

It is truly only our Jehovah Rophe who can inspire one to be so joyous during trials. 
Your story also puts so many of our troubles into perspective - I have the energy to do 
what I have to do again without complaint! Thank you! And thank You Jesus for Brother 
Gerald's story.

God be with you and your family!

Amanda (Cape Town, South Africa)

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