He was deployed as an avionics technician, but he was also responsible for playing the bagpipes at ramp ceremonies, piping off his fallen comrades. In his first ceremony, he had to say goodbye to a Canadian soldier he’d befriended just three weeks earlier. For four months, he took part in three ramp ceremonies a week, with up to six bodies in each. In an attempt to forget everything he took to drinking five bottles of wine a week and whiskey to finish, just so he could get to sleep. But it didn’t stop the nightmares…

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A major bike accident becomes the trigger point for this young man to change his outlook. He was on his way home from youth group when he lost control of his motorbike. As the bike slipped out from under him, his body was slammed into a guard-rail. Both legs and one arm were broken, and his internal organs were pushed up into his chest, tearing his aorta from his heart…

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In this story a Brisbane pastor shares his visit to Iraq and explains why an Iraqi Christian man said that he was thankful of ISIS. He left for Iraq in tears, because he was leaving his family behind. Then he left Iraq in tears, because he’d met brothers and sisters in Christ, who were showing incredible faith in the face of terrible suffering and persecution…

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He grew up in a country town and as a lad he was a church ‘server’, choirboy and paid bell ringer. “I always attended Sunday School. We kids did as we were told. Mum made sure of that.” In his late teens, peer group pressure got hold of him and he moved away from the church and during this time he met his future young wife at a local dance. He didn’t know she’d become pregnant…

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He’s now known as the Pastor Chef, but before he was saved, this man nearly ruined his own life. He grew up a Catholic, but as an altar boy, got in trouble for drinking communion wine. He always had a passion for cooking, and quickly moved from a job at McDonalds to a chef’s apprenticeship. In the fourth year of his apprenticeship, he represented Australia at the World Chef championships, and won three gold medals. When he returned home, he started to feel like a rockstar. Overwhelmed by the pressures of celebrity and expectation, he soon turned to drugs…

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When a freak aeroplane fault left passengers fearing for their lives, this man knew he’d been given an opportunity. As the Sydney-to-Melbourne flight took off, a man was feeling intimidated by the beautiful woman he was sitting next to. He thought he couldn’t possibly manage to talk to her. But he knew nothing happens by accident, so he asked God for guidance. “Lord, if you want me to speak to her, would you please open the opportunity.” Suddenly, the pilot announced…

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She was only thirteen, when she began to believe there was something wrong with her. Struggling with attraction to her own sex, she felt she was a man trapped in a woman’s body. “It made me just want to withdraw, and isolate myself from people, because I felt like a bit of a freak.” Looking for hope, truth & encouragement? She shares her salvation story from being a lesbian to becoming God’s princess…

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At age nine he was put into an institution for running away from foster homes and became what is known […]

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