I was very involved with the Greek Orthodox Church and believed the Bible to be the Word of God.  I had a love for the Lord, but I had no understanding until a day in May 1982 when I received the Holy Spirit and spoke forth in another language I had never learnt before.  That was the beginning of a whole new way of worshipping and living for the Lord.

In 1985 I was diagnosed with having an over-active thyroid gland.  I was frightened to have the operation as there was a threat to my voice and I would be required to be on medication for the rest of my life, as the thyroid gland is the energy gland of the body. After much prayer I agreed to the operation.  I left hospital after 3 days and I carry no scarring from the operation.  Due to the loss of much of the gland, my doctor placed me on medication.  I had to go back for further blood tests to regulate the dosage.  I knew God’s promise “with His stripes you are healed” (Isaiah 53:5) and so after 2 months I stopped taking my medication.  Subsequently the tests showed the gland to be functioning normally.  Since then I have had no side effects, I have had another child and my energy levels are normal.