Testimony Tuesday: Julie’s Story

I am really excited for our very first testimony Tuesday post!

This story comes from Julie Hand, she lives in the north west of England and is a great friend, and family member to many. When I knew her she was always busy looking after other people.

I hope her story inspires you as much as it did me.

A very close friend that I have known for years had been sick, for quite a while. She had been to see doctors and had even been hospitalised , but they couldn’t diagnose her.

Even though we were good friends we did not get the time to meet up, due to family commitments etc. We had to make do talking on the phone.

One day whilst we were talking she told me she had another hospital appointment. Straight away I offered to take her. “That’s great!” She replied.

The next day I went to collect her. Between leaving her front door and getting to the car God spoke to me. He told me what was wrong with her, and told me that when we got to the hospital that I was to bring this to their attention.

What God was telling me was so clear, but how could I tell my friend she was to ask for a test for HIV? But God told me, “you are her friend, if she will listen to anyone, she will listen to you.”

So I did what I was told. I dropped her off at the hospital, and asked her to give me a ring when she was done.

She was very distraught when she called me. She said that she was HIV positive, and was very, very sick. She was told that whoever had told her to take the test had saved her life.

This is an experience that I will never forget.

God is working in me on a daily basis, he is so amazing!

If you have a story you think would inspire and encourage other girls and women please get in contact. Let’s build each other up by sharing our stories!


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