My name is Tely and I want to tell how Jesus, my Savior and Lord, got me out of the way of darkness that was leading me to death. I am a Kabyle Berber women and I grew up in the mountains. One day I got sick and no one was able to tell what caused it or diagnose my illness. My father came to our home to take me back to my parents’ house so that I could be cured and recuperate my strength. He had me undergo all kinds of traditional “healing” methods, but my health did not improve.
My father, husband and I began to seek help from the “healers” in our community. Then I met a cousin of my husband who told me that only One could heal me and His name is Jesus. My husband said, “I allow you to meet with Christians so that they can pray for you, if your father agrees to it.” I did start to meet Christians and then I had a dream in which I heard a voice say, “Why are you afraid? You are my daughter and I love you.”
My husband’s cousin encouraged me to visit a Christian woman, who I learned was a Christian radio producer with TWR. At first I resisted going, but I finally managed to visit her. During the first visit, it was hard to open up with her. In His love and compassion, God reached out to me during my visits with her. She witnessed about Christ, saying that Jesus had the power to heal me and that the word of God could deliver me, just as His Word says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).
Little by little, my life started to change as God’s peace entered it and as I read my Bible. Because of the prayers of this Christian lady, the PH Women of Hope producer, my spiritual, mental and physical health was restored. This gave me a strong conviction that Jesus is the Son of God, and that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). I accepted Him as my Savior, Lord and mighty Fortress. I have seen pray with me, as my biggest burden is to see my husband also accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.