Testimony of Dan Tiedman

I became disabled in 1993 when I injured my back and damaged the sciatic nerve going down my leg. I could not sit or walk and I was in extreme pain all the time. After surgery the doctors told me that through physical therapy I might regain the use of my left leg.  I regained enough usage of my legs that I was able to go back to work, but I never fully recuperated. Although somewhat better I was still in a lot of pain. In 2003 I took an early retirement due to my disability.

In all my 55 years I had never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. My wife went to church when she was young and in 2014 God started calling her back.  Then she began to tell me about Jesus. I was skeptical at first, but I was curious so I started to read the Bible and listen to preaching. I agreed to go to church with my wife and we started going to Rocky Springs Baptist.

I enjoyed going to church but it was difficult for me. With my pain, I had trouble sitting through a whole service.  Then One day in church, the pastor preached and I felt the Holy Spirit tugging on my heart.  But I still did not go forward during the invitation.

My back and my leg got worse and worse, I would fall down and not be able to get back up. I had taken a paper route because it was something that I could do, but it was becoming more and more difficult to get through the route. I would have to keep stopping and getting out of the car because of the pain. One night the pain was unbearable, and I could not take it any more. I fell to the ground and I cried out to Jesus. I asked him to forgive my sins, I gave my heart to him that night.  I gave my life to him that night.

I cried until I could cry no more, and then I started to pick myself up off the ground and I realized that I was no longer in any pain. From that day forward I have not had any problems with my back or leg.

Jesus healed me and I now use my back and the knowledge that God has given me to do mission work to help others in need and spread the gospel. I have found what I was looking for my whole life: The peace of God!