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Alive In Christ, Dead to Sin- My Testimony



I am a native born Korean, a legal citizen of the United States of America, and a born again ambassador of Christ Jesus the Lord.

Up until the age of three I was "Daddy's little girl" and a complete spoiled brat. We were poor, but in my sin, I managed to demand my poor immigrant parents give me everything I wanted.

Even at the age of three, I distinctly recall causing a huge quarrel between my parents after I had manipulated my dad to let me do something I wanted, and set him against my mother who wasn't fooled by my crocodile tears. I was determined to get what I wanted by any means necessary, with no thought or consideration for anyone else.

I could go on and on about how terribly I sinned, but this testimony is about exalting God's amazing grace, not my sins. So I'll get right to the good stuff.

One day, when I was only four years old, I walked to the corner of my street. I believe I was going to my cousins house to play again, but I'm not quite sure. As I reached the corner of the street, the world seemed as if were swirling around me. Disoriented and frightened, all I could do was sit on the curb, and weep.

Because of God's great love, He sent a total stranger to walk me home and tell me about "the greatest Man whose ever lived"...Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. I'd never heard His name before since I was being raised in a Buddhist home and there were no Christians around me (at least, none that were evident).

Through this stranger, God provided a bus to come pick me up every Sunday so I could attend church...which was the very first time I heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Initially, I was both in awe of hearing about such an amazing, loving and powerful God, and afraid of my Buddhist family's reaction to desiring to receive the gift of salvation that is only obtained through faith in Christ.

This, the best decision I have ever and will ever make in my life, brought about 13 years of great tribulation and persecution within my Buddhist household.


"Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."
~ Matthew 10:34-39

God's love, comfort, steadfast love, grace and mercy was given to me in such abundance that it spilled over, and onto all those around me. For this, I will be eternally grateful as God granted me the extensive privilege of allowing me to lead my precious Mommy, whom I love, to her new life in Christ in the summer of 2006. No longer my foe, but now, my dearly beloved sister in Christ. How can one ever properly give thanks to God for all His goodness to us?

"But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead."
~Philippians 3:7-11


I have been blessed in my current position as an Exec. Asst. (since 1992) at our family-owned, non-profit organization. I'm the assistant to the CEO who reports to the Owner. I'm the personal assistant to everyone in the organization. I report all progress and details of business to the CEO for review and approval. I'm the resident 24-hour-on-call nurse, teacher, dietitian, head chef, housekeeper, fashion consultant, interior designer, seamstress, hostess, caterer, receptionist, adviser, and volunteer. I'm also responsible for intimately working by the side of the CEO in the training of a staff of 2 assistants to head their own organizations one day, in accordance with God’s will. My current position is most commonly known as “stay-at-home mom”.

I also write on this blog all things that pertain to living a life that's completely and unashamedly abandoned to Christ my God.

I am currently in the midst of writing my first women's Bible study entitled, My Second Love: A Proverbs 31 Study.


If you've come from a similar background and are struggling with forgiveness, read:

Freedom to Love

If you're wondering how to break the bondage from your past and live victoriously in Christ read:

Victors, Not Victims


And if you're wondering about your eternal destiny, please read:

Heaven or Hell?

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21 comments:

  1. Sunny,

    I just read this for the first time tonight. First, let me say that you are BEAUTIFUL inside and out AND I really do love you dearly. I don't have many friends who don't "look like me" if you know what I mean, but I sure wish I had more. I love that the bond in Jesus Christ supercedes any racial, cultural, social, and financial boundaries. I suppose you know the value in a person's name...in fact I thought of SOS and the passage about the name being more valuble than precious oils...becuase your name is so fitting. I've said it before and I will say it again...I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL GOD LET'S US MEET FACE TO FACE. It is so strange how you can feel such love in your spirit for a stranger. But since I have gotten closer and closer to our dear Savior, I feel intense and immense love in my heart for ALL Men!! But, I do still have certain people...like you...who my soul bears such witness with that the love is almost painful. Your reflection of Jesus is so bright that those who know Him can't help but be drawn to you, and those who don't can't help but wonder what makes you be such a "faithful, shining light". Doesn't it amaze you that God would reach out to you at such a young age? He did me as well!! I am eternally grateful for those who did not think I was too young to understand the truth of the gospel. I hope to share every day with people young and old, without reservation, this great LOVE!!

    Love you,

    Amanda Bowers
    BTW my name means "lovable" and satan has tried for years to tell me that I was not "lovable", but thanks to Jesus (and the truths that you shared with me), I now know that because I have Jesus not only am I "lovable", but I am deeply loved!!!

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  2. Sweet sister Amanda,

    YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU & often thank God for you! I feel the same way, it's amazing to me how we've never met "face to face" yet God has sown such a deep abiding love in us for one another...truly it is b/c we both abide in Christ, and truly, no one can be closer to anyone than THAT!

    We've been made one by the power of God's Holy Spirit as we're both found in our glorious Savior...and I'm eternally grateful for that and the joy He's given us to be able to fellowship with one another on this side of Heaven.

    And I'm so delighted to know that you too are living by the name in which our Father God calls you...."lovable" that you are not only well loved by our Creator, but that He uses you as a mighty vessel to pour out His great love to others!

    I LOVE YOU dearly sister!
    Sunny

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  3. thank you very much for your testimony.it really blessed me.

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  4. I experienced a false conversion as a preteen, and was later truly born again the year I became 20 years old. There can be so much confusion for children. As a mother to a 3 year old and 1 year old, this is one of my biggest concerns. It is very encouraging to read this account of your life-changing conversion as a very young child. The way God sustained your faith through fiery trials is absolutely amazing.

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  5. Anonymous and Sandi,

    I'm so delighted to know that God used HIS story of how He saved my life has blessed and encouraged you both! :-) It is my greatest desire to bring honor and glory to my Lord Jesus' name and to encourage others to join in on the praise that only Christ is worthy of! :-)

    With great love in Jesus,
    Sunny

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  6. Beautiful Sunny,

    Your testimony is incredible. I smiled as I read how the Lord put His hand on you at such a young, tender age. I thank Him for putting YOU in my life through this crazy thing called the Internet. You are blessing me with each word I read. I love you my dear sister!

    By the way, I have to share (and I intend to blog about it soon) that my name means "Resurrection". Praise God!

    Love,

    Stacey : )

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  7. HI Sunny, I just read your testimony with my husband. I cried, laughed and rejoyced with you and your precious family. I praise God for your mother´s salvation as well! Something that really stood out to me is how the Scriptures are upmost and are used to support everything you write! My husbands family (His Grandparents are Philipino) also are first generation Immigrants. We are Baptist church planting missionaries in Spain, now.

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  8. Sunny God has truly blessed you and had you picked out all alone for a specific plan; His. I understand not sharing all your personal testimonies for the sake of your entire family. I just recently posted my testimony for the first time ever this week. It's not as nicely writen as yours is but I knew I had to just get it out there before the enemy could intervene. God had been calling me to share for awhile, but I was too worried; too afraid to go back in time. However I did obey Him and since my obedience to Him, I've been blessed beyond measure. You sound like a freed woman after God's own heart to share everything you know about His love to anyone who will listen. That's awesome and keep going with that!

    I think your desire to be a Proverbs 31 woman is what a lot of us desire. Don't feel alone in this; I don't know of anyone yet who has said she has achieved this. :)
    Thank you for sharing your story with us!
    ~Sarah Cecilia

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  9. Hi Sunny. This is the first time I've read your blog. You are an inspiration. Thank you for what you do for God!

    I'd like to send you a copy of my book, The Miracle of Me. Written from the unborn baby's perspective, it's about LIFE in the womb. Using simple language and poetry, I take the reader on a week by week journey on how the baby grows and develops. The best feature to me is the real in-utero photography. It really helps the reader see and connect with the baby.

    I was inspired to write the book when I was pregnant with my second child and my first born was just 15 months old. I longed for a resource like this so I made one! :) The Miracle of Me is a great tool for parents trying to explain to their young child(ren) about the baby on the way.

    I've been thrilled to learn that the book has been instrumental in saving at least five children from abortion! Praise Him!

    If you'd like a copy, please email me your address. amy@amypedersen.com

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  10. Awesome testimony. Be blessed. Cindy

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  11. I experienced a false conversion as a preteen, and was later truly born again the year I became 20 years old. There can be so much confusion for children. As a mother to a 3 year old and 1 year old, this is one of my biggest concerns. It is very encouraging to read this account of your life-changing conversion as a very young child. The way God sustained your faith through fiery trials is absolutely amazing.

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  12. Hello my sweet sister. I was working on your header and came over here to compare so I don't make them look alike. LOL! While I was wandering around over here I ran across your testimony. You have told me before but it was still worth the read. :)

    You are a beautiful sister and you have a beautiful family.

    Much love to you!

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  17. My name is ADMAS ELLIA and i want to testify of the good work done by a
    faithful man DR OFURE a spell caster in my life i never thought there is
    such thing as spiritual intercession. my problem started 5 months back when
    the father of my kids started putting up some strange behaviour, i never
    knew he was having an affair outside our matrimonial home. it dawn on me on
    that faithful day 4th of April 20st 2:23pm when he came to the house to
    pick his things, that was when i knew that situation has gotten out of hand
    and he then told me he want to quit the marriage which i have built for
    over 6 years, i was confused and dumbfounded i called on family's and
    friends but to no avail. two months after i started having problem with my
    kids welfare, rent-age and all of it, i really went through hair. until a
    day i was browsing on the internet and i happen to meet DR OFRUE, i never
    believed on this but i needed my man back so i gave the spell caster my
    problem at first i never trusted him so i was just doing it but you know a
    problem shared is half solved after 2das my husband called me Telling me
    that he his coming back home and that was all. now we are living happily as
    husband and wife, i still can believe it just too real to be real it highly
    unbelievable on this great joy for those of you that are going through
    heart broke or any kind of problem i must tell you this great man has the
    power to solve any problem hear is the great man
    email:OFURELOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM or you call +2348149158514
    ,

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  18. My name is ADMAS ELLIA and i want to testify of the good work done by a
    faithful man DR OFURE a spell caster in my life i never thought there is
    such thing as spiritual intercession. my problem started 5 months back when
    the father of my kids started putting up some strange behaviour, i never
    knew he was having an affair outside our matrimonial home. it dawn on me on
    that faithful day 4th of April 20st 2:23pm when he came to the house to
    pick his things, that was when i knew that situation has gotten out of hand
    and he then told me he want to quit the marriage which i have built for
    over 6 years, i was confused and dumbfounded i called on family's and
    friends but to no avail. two months after i started having problem with my
    kids welfare, rent-age and all of it, i really went through hair. until a
    day i was browsing on the internet and i happen to meet DR OFRUE, i never
    believed on this but i needed my man back so i gave the spell caster my
    problem at first i never trusted him so i was just doing it but you know a
    problem shared is half solved after 2das my husband called me Telling me
    that he his coming back home and that was all. now we are living happily as
    husband and wife, i still can believe it just too real to be real it highly
    unbelievable on this great joy for those of you that are going through
    heart broke or any kind of problem i must tell you this great man has the
    power to solve any problem hear is the great man
    email:OFURELOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM or you call +2348149158514
    ...,

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  19. What a blessing you are in the midst of the so-called "christian" quagmire of confusion.

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  20. Thank you for your encouragement Pastor Mike. I like your descriptive words. :o)

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