John says of himself in his gospel, "This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true" (Jn 21:24). Taking John's self-authorization as a starting point, I would like to share my personal testimony of how Jesus saved me by bringing me to the True Jesus Church.
My name is Bernard Leacock. Before I came to the True Jesus Church, I used to attend an Apostolic Faith congregation. I was already a baptized and fervent member of that church. Even though the full Truth had not yet been revealed to me, I had numerous spiritual experiences.
In 1982, members of the True Jesus Church visited the church I was attending and one of their deacons was invited to deliver a sermon. To my amazement, during prayer with the visitors, the Holy Spirit moved various members of my congregation, including my brother who was 12 years old at the time. I was deeply touched to see that God bestowed His grace upon the children as well.
Some time lapsed, during which I heard a lot of different gospels, and even visited places where miracles were performed. During this period I reached a point of crisis in my life, as my kidney transplant operation was unsuccessful. Despite these difficult conditions, I continued to search for the Truth and asked God why there were so many different gospels being preached and why those preaching the different gospels could sometimes perform miracles and heal people. At this time in my life I was no longer sure of anything. In this time of confusion and anxiety, during which I was almost at a breaking point, I received a letter from the True Jesus Church inviting me to a service at a spiritual meeting. I made up my mind and attended the spiritual meeting. With patience, I listened carefully to the sermons that were preached.
The brothers and sisters were so kind to me. A deacon spoke to me personally about the correct mode of baptism according to the Bible. When I heard this, it became clear that this was the Truth, and I decided to be baptized again according to the teachings in the Bible.
I was baptized in August 1987. When I emerged from the water, I noticed that two sisters were crying. This baffled me, and I asked myself, "Why are they crying?" I later learned that one of them had seen the precious blood of Jesus in the water when I was baptized. Glory be unto to God!
I thanked the Lord for His grace and love and for leading me to the true church. However, after baptism, I still questioned why there were other denominations. I wanted God to show me if this was really the true church and to tell me why there were so many different denominations preaching different gospels and performing miracles. So I asked God, "Lord! Is this really the church where you want me to go and is this really the true church?"
Thanks be unto the Lord Jesus, not more than two days after my baptism He answered my prayers. I had a dream and in this dream I was standing in front of thousands of people from different denominations. Behind me was the True Jesus Church. I was proclaiming to these people, saying, "This is the true church! This is the true church!" I am so sure this was God's way of telling me that many people will come from different denominations and enter the true fold of which I am now a part.
The above events took place ten years ago and during this period, I have undergone trials and sufferings, but I have also tasted the goodness and beauty of the Lord. Today I am more convinced than ever that the True Jesus Church is the true church that can lead humanity back to God. Jesus says, "And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd" (John 10:16).