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Jonathan Laurie: “What’s It Going to Take?”

February 14th, 2012 Posted in family, video

Here is a special testimony from my youngest son, Jonathan, who was a prodigal for a few years.

160 Responses to “Jonathan Laurie: “What’s It Going to Take?””

  1. shirley summers says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, your dads preaching has been a part of my husband and my life for over 15 year, my 35 year old daughter is clean now after 10 years of starting off with pain pill to smoking heroin, with us only knowing the last three years and her with two kids it been three years of the worst hell any parent could go thou, she told me today that she was at church Harvest Riverside and heard your testimony, she has been clean 1 year the first, 6 months in jail but the last 6 months on her own and hearing your testimony made her fell not so ashamed of her self and realize drug can effects any class of life she went from her own house her fancy cars fancy close to living on the streets with only the close on her back She has pulled her self from the pit of hell to the loving hands of our lord and savior my prayer are with you and her thank you for sharing

  2. Jan says:

    Listen to this Video, My hope and my faith in Jesus continue to be strong. I have a song for about 5 years I been praying my son will come back to God’s way, He has not ans. jet, but I know God’s time is not my time. I know God has amazing plans for my son.”My God is my healer” Psalm 30:2

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    I have prayed for you and your family over the years, especially during the loss of Christopher. Thank you for sharing your story. I sent it to our son two days ago, and he was encouraged.
    2 Chronicles 16:9
    p.s. I just read your father’s story on his blog.

  4. Lori says:

    WOW. To God Be the Glory! So happy for you, Jonathan! You are definitely your own person, but oh-my-goodness, are you starting to resemble your awesome father! May of the same mannerisms, too! LOL!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful testimony that will open the hearts of lonely people.

    God bless you and your family!

  5. Joanne Cohen says:

    Your life, Johnathon is a testamony for many. I am so proud that you are still under construction. I am benefiting from your life testimony. Thanks for allowing, Jesus to hold your hand through life’s hardest moments. I am a Christian who found that I cannot fight with the Lord. You have found true love forever and so have I. I share your news with others.

  6. Eliab says:

    Wonderful! God’s still changing lives. That’s a confort to us and those we love that is still far away from God.
    May bless all His people.

  7. mariah says:

    Wow amazing! God is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing Jonathan!God Bless youand your family!!

  8. Cynthia says:

    WOW! You have no idea what watching this has done for me! I have a son who is just coming out of 4 yrs. of drug using and is now facing some legal issues because of it. I raised him in the church his whole life. I was in ministry most of his life growing up. For the longest time I have been upset with the church because I asked for help with my son, but no one seemed to have the time :( I realize that I needed to trust in God alone, but for as much as I did in the church, I just couldn’t believe no one would take the time to help me as a single mom with my son who was obiously struggling. Anyway, as a parent it is hard not to say to yourself, “what did I do wrong?” “what could I have done differently?” I never knew that a pastor’s son could have the same issues as my son. Not sure if that makes sense, but somehow it gives me a little peace and a lot of HOPE!! My son loves Jesus and he is away from the whole party sceen as of now. I feel like he is in the middle of not knowing where he belongs right now. He grew up in HB and was on his way to becoming a pro skateboarder, but all the partying took him away from that. I know God has a plan for him, I know that He has heard my prayers for him since he was born. Thank you for sharing your journey! You have no idea what this has done for me and I can’t wait to show my son!!
    Thank you <3

  9. josh says:

    This is real and totally awesome, a fantastic testimony,and look at the Great Glory it has brought to the message of Grace that the Lord Jesus extends to us,awesome! thank you so much for sharing.May God continue to bless and bring strength to your family.

  10. Chris Connell says:

    Nice job Jonathan! Proud of you! Congrats on the new baby!

    Chris & Amy Connell
    Raleigh, NC

  11. Jean says:

    Excellent testimony. What a blessed day it will be when Jesus says ‘Well done my good and faithful Servant!’ to you, and all of us that give up our lives to live for Him. Thank you so much for sharing. Praying God continues to bless you and your family.

  12. Sam says:

    Wow!! God is awesome…love this and it is so encouraging!!

  13. Naomi Cox says:

    Dear Johnathan: Your video touched my heart because your story is similar to my son’s story. My son lost his only brother suddenly in a car accident and it took that incident for him to come to the Lord. Thank you for sharing and may many come to know Jesus Christ as Savior.

  14. Charles Schillaci says:

    What is it going to take? Give your life to lord. When you gave it to Lord look how he amazed you wife 2 kids 3rd on way. All praise goes to him

  15. Charles Schillaci says:

    Inspirational testimony. I’m a retired nypd sergeant I have seen it all and at 35 survived a shooting God was standing there with me. I have been a strong catholic my entire life ! At 40 I survived heart surgery which ended a great career and at 45 another yet God as plans for me. I got involved in a bad divorce where my wife blocks me from seeing my children 16 ,15and daughter11 ! It’s all okay. God is great. My testimony is I’m alive when 3 x I was dead.

  16. Janet says:

    Dear Johnathan: Hi, my friend told me about this viedo of you, and it has really touch my heart. I am so proud of you. Keep up the great work that god has called you to.
    Love In Christ<

  17. Julie says:

    Wow. What an awesome testimony. After just loosing my only brother to years of drug and alcohol abuse this really hits home with me. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Irene says:

    Thank you for this Video.Its just come at a time I have been asking if I will be able to ever stop reading erotic novels.

  19. Jeff Bannister says:

    What’s it going to take?

  20. Fernando says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I’m a pastor and I shared your video with my son and we had a good teachable time that brought us together even closer. Thank you 😀

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