Excerpt from Chapter: “Called Out of Darkness and Into His Wonderful Light!”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “Called Out of Darkness and Into His Wonderful Light!”

When God calls, He calls in love. My name is Janet Boynes and
I have felt both God’s calling and His love in my life.

Life hasn’t always been easy for me. I grew up in Norristown, Pennsylvania,
a northern suburb of Philadelphia. My mother was strict and
abusive to me and my six stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her beatings
made me want to be strong, so that I wouldn’t have to be weak and vulnerable
to anyone. I began beating up my siblings and the kids at school,
earning a reputation as a tomboy and a bully.

When I was thirteen, the father of one of my sisters sexually abused me.
I started doing drugs, smoking, and drinking alcohol to cope with all of
the pain in my life, but everything I tried was empty. None of the drugs
or alcohol could fill the void I knew I had in my life, so I kept searching.
I graduated high school and began going to college. I loved basketball, but
I wasn’t able to play because of my drug addiction. Things finally got so bad
that I switched schools and began attending a Christian college in Minneapolis.
I attended Bible classes and became involved with a church in
Minneapolis, finally thinking that I had found what I was looking for in
Christianity. I even met the man who would eventually become my fiancé.

Excerpt from Chapter: “Heart Medicine”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “Heart Medicine”

In October of 1976, I was admitted to Saint Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania and diagnosed with mitral stenosis. After four
days of testing, a new patient was admitted to the bed next to me. He
introduced himself as Jim and he came in with severe abdominal pain.
During the course of our conversation he asked why I was hospitalized.
I told Jim tests had shown I had mitral stenosis, an enlarged left atrium
atrial fibrillation. I told him that I was very concerned because of my
excessive drinking and smoking. I knew that if I continued to live this
lifestyle, my future would be jeopardized. I tried to change my way of
living, so many times, but I always seemed to fail. At that time, I was
attending a United Church of Christ church faithfully and was deeply
involved with commitments, but never realized I had no hope in life. I
was a defeated, church-going man with not much hope for the future.

Jim’s wife, Joyce would come in to visit every day and before she left the
room she would pray for Jim as well as myself. Jim began to share Jesus
Christ with me. I already knew that Jesus died for the sins of the world,
but Jim told me about a personal relationship I could have with Jesus.
Knowing I was concerned about my future, Jim told me about a new life
in Jesus Christ, where old things would pass away and all things would
become new. He told me about being born again and living for Christ.
He said all I had to do was admit I was a sinner, ask for forgiveness,
repent and ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart. It sounded too good
to be true and so easy.

Excerpt from Chapter: “Unleashing the Incredible…Unleashing the Truth DEAFinitely Magic”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “Unleashing the Incredible…Unleashing the Truth DEAFinitely Magic”

“I can’t do this, I don’t love you, I never have and I never will!”
These are the words I woke up to on a Saturday morning back in
January of 1999. All of a sudden, my wife of five and a half years
decided this was not the life that she wanted to live. Just six months earlier,
we had our first child and all I could do was watch her leave as she
drove away.

With tears streaming down my face, I walked over to my daughter’s
room. I scooped her up and sat in the rocking chair with my eyes
swollen with tears. I rocked my little girl for almost 3 hours and kept
repeating “Your daddy will never leave you!”—“Your daddy will never
leave you!” As heart breaking as this was, this very moment would play
a huge role in my life in ways I never could have imagined.

Excerpt from Chapter: “Undeniable Hope”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “Undeniable Hope”

It was in the year 2000, that God stared to do everything that He
could to get my attention. Everywhere I went, I kept hearing about
Jesus. I heard it from teachers that I worked with; parents at school,
people I would overhear in the grocery store, and even on the radio. In
the beginning, I thought it was just a coincidence, but now I know it was
God calling me. I responded to His call, by starting to attend a local
church, but the more that I went, the more I found myself searching. I
continued to go there despite the discouragement, emptiness, and longing
I felt in my soul. I knew there was something better…something
right. Then one Sunday morning, I woke up very early and couldn’t go
back to sleep. I decided to make my time worthwhile, so I got up to run
some errands. As I was driving to complete those all “important”
errands, I saw a sign for a Calvary Chapel meeting at 10am. I thought it
was funny to have a church meeting in a school. I never heard of such a
thing however, it was about to change my life forever!

Excerpt from Chapter: “The Beginning, the Miracle, the Ministry”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “The Beginning, the Miracle, the Ministry”

Brian & Shawn Chrisagis were born with life-threatening allergies
to the sun, grass, most foods and clothing. The doctors said they
wouldn’t live past the age of two, but now—they are walking, talking
miracles in their forties. The twins were in an incubator for the first two
years of their lives, and when they were brought home the windows of
their house had to be covered with bricks to protect them from the sun.
The Chrisagis Brothers’ early years were marked by a series of “tests and
errors” by doctors from the United States, Italy, France, and Germany. It
was discovered that the only foods they could eat were soybean milk, sardines,
rice cakes, and peanut butter. Their mother (Marguerite Chrisagis)
and grandmother, (Carmie ‘Nana’ DeFilippo), had to make all their clothing
out of the few fabrics their skin didn’t react to. If the sun hit them, they
would nearly die, and would have to be rushed to the hospital. If they had
to go outside, they would have to be covered up with hats and blankets.

Excerpt from Chapter: “From the Devil’s Rags to God’s Riches”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “From the Devil’s Rags to God’s Riches”

When I was six, my father left us and my mom became a single
parent of three kids. I don’t remember much about my father,
only that he was an alcoholic, was always playing golf, and didn’t
want the responsibility of us kids. When he left, he never returned to
see us…as we were growing up. I never knew the love of a dad or the
thrill so many of my friends had of being quote “Daddy’s little girl.”
My mom did the best she could and provided for us, but there was
always that void inside my heart.

I learned about Christ at a young age through Vacation Bible School.
My brother and I decided we wanted to start attending this church we
visited during our summers. My mother agreed to allow us to go, and
she would drop my brother and I off in the morning and pick us up after
church. This went on for quite awhile until one day, my mom started
attending with us. When I was 11, I made the decision to be baptized.

Excerpt from Chapter: “A Voice for the Voiceless – Abortion Attempt Survivor”

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Excerpt from Chapter: “A Voice for the Voiceless – Abortion Attempt Survivor”

Abortion is a decision that has such a detrimental effect on so
many, across generations. In August of 1977, my biological
mother entered St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa to undergo a
saline infusion abortion. Little did she know that this one decision,
and this one moment in time—would have a far-reaching effect on so
many peoples’ lives.

A saline infusion abortion involves the injection of a toxic salt solution
into the amniotic fluid surrounding the pre-born child in the womb. The
intent of the salt solution is to scald the child to death from the outside
in. If you ever look up ‘saline infusion for abortion’ or read about children
like me who are aborted by saline infusion, you will find that we
are called the “red-skinned” or “candy-apple” babies because it turns
the child’s skin red as it burns it, peels it, and moves internally into the
body to burn up the organs.

After the toxic salt solution was delivered into the amniotic fluid that
surrounded me, I was bathed in the toxic salt solution for approximately
five days. Truly, this solution should have burned me to death while I
was in my biological mother’s womb, and she should have given birth to
a dead child. Instead, on the fifth day of the abortion procedure, labor
was successfully induced, and she gave birth to a live child—me!

Questions from the Author

VictoryEmbraced: A Ministry of Prayer and Healing…Powerful Testimonies…Changed Lives and Renewed Hope by Dawn Marie Woroniak

Questions from the Author:

Have you lost hope? Do you need encouragement? Do you feel stuck in your situation and can’t see a way out of your mess? Have you tried to change, but always went back to your old ways of doing things? Do you know that there is a way out that has helped many for over 2,000 years? Did you know that you can have victory and live a life that is forever changed? You can live a victorious life?