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Worship Wednesday: Reader Testimony

By Asullivan @asullivan85

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This week, I'm excited to share this beautiful testimony ​from Rachel! Thank you for sharing! 

Worship Wednesday: Reader Testimony

My name is Rachel. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have always had a testimony of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ.

I grew up knowing they knew me and loved me. I always knew God could hear and answer my prayers. I've had experiences throughout my life that have strengthened my testimony, but I want to tell you of one in particular. One I will never forget because even 2 1/2 years later, it still feels like yesterday.

In early 2010 my husband and I found out we were expecting. Our oldest just turned one. It was a shock. The bigger shock was seeing two babies on the ultrasound. And even bigger shock than that, they had Twin-Twin-Transfusion-Syndrome. We found that out the same week we found out they were girls. We had names for them already. Brooke and Brynn. With me only being 18 weeks when they noticed the TTTS, they did not have a great chance for survival. I was told of a surgery that might or might not save one or both. But I was going to do all I could. I made an appointment in California and was getting ready to find a flight and place to stay when the Dr. from California called me. It was Saturday night and my husband and I had just packed. The Dr. broke my heart that night. He said not to come. With the information he was given, only one of my girls was in need of the surgery and they both had to be in dire need or they don't do it. So basically one was so close to dying but because the other was not, they don't do the surgery. It's a risky surgery. Anyway, we decided that was our Heavenly Father's way of telling us to be patient. We had been praying, reading scripture and our conclusion was to wait. That was the hardest thing to do. Surgery was the one thing that might save them, but I couldn't do it.

So I put my burden into God's hands. I knew that He knew the outcome and I needed to have faith in His plan for me and my family. I went to church with my mom the next day and it was fast and testimony meeting. One young woman said something during her testimony I will never forget. She said, "God does not give us anything we cannot handle." I knew God had faith in me that I could go through this trial of possible losing these twins because I had faith in Him and I knew He would be with me every step of the way.

The closing song was called, Count Your Blessings. During this beautiful song, I can testify to you that I felt God's love. It was so strong. I had the distinct thought that He loves me and He loves all his daughters. During that song, I felt His love. I didn't feel burdened. I felt only peace and happiness. I was happy for the first time in a week.

I know with all my heart that God loves all His children. The Holy Ghost testified of that to me that day. I know we are never alone. I know each one of us is important to Him. He wants us all to return to Him. That is why he gave us His Son, Jesus Christ. The Atonement is real and through that, we all can return to our Heavenly Father again.

I guess I should tell you how this ended. Well it hasn't yet. I have two year old twin girls who, against what the Dr.s said, survived. They are my miracles and I know Heavenly Father needed them on earth. I am grateful He let me keep them to raise now. Every week, every ultrasound that summer, was a miracle. I know God is with us every step of the way. I leave this testimony with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Worship Wednesday: Reader Testimony

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