Testimonies

God does amazing things in the lives of ordinary people. This page contains encouraging stories of what God have done in the life of people at Drummoyne.

Mandy Wu

“I grew up in Hong Kong not knowing God. My family and I moved to Australia when I was 6 and started attending Chinese church in the city with my Aunty and Uncle. That was the first time I came to learn about God in Sunday school.

Growing up as a teenager, I also attended Youth group. I knew who Jesus was but was never able to completely understand his love and why he died for me. I thought I only needed to go to church on Sundays to be a Christian so when I was 18, I walked away from God and led my own life for 10 years.

Although my parents lived in Hong Kong, I had so much love and support from my grandmother and my auntie’s family. My cousins, Karen and Lillian, would always encourage me to go to church with them and prayed for me all the time. In Christmas 2007, my cousin Karen who attend the 10:30 congregation at Drummoyne Presbyterian asked me to come along to the annual Street Fair and Carols event. We had a great time, we met lots of people and heard about the message of Jesus. I felt so inspired and realized that my family is so great because they have Jesus in the centre of their lives and it would be silly for me not to be a part of it.

I settled in comfortably at 5pm church.  I remember the first person to welcome me was Lee-On Tan. Lee On was so warm and genuine and made me feel like I was already part of the Drummoyne Presbyterian family. I went to the Drummoyne Presbyterian weekend away in 2008 and also attended a newcomers group that year where we did the Back to Basics course. It completely opened my eyes to understand even though I am a sinner, God still loves me and Jesus’s sacrifice is so huge that we can be friends with God. Accepting Jesus into my life has filled me with hope, knowing that God always keeps his promises and always has a plan for me. All I can do is live a life that glorifies him."