Filled with the
Tessa's personal testimony
came in 1967 with my husband Teun and our first child, Andrew – then
a baby of three months – to Holland. We were only three months in
I began to find it very difficult to live in this country. I could not
normally in this language and Teun was the whole day from home as he
the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship in The Hague. He assisted n the
for the three days campaign with Oral Roberts which was going to be
held in the
city of Utrecht. But being so much alone at home I developed an inner
and had gladly returned as soon as possible to Wales. On a certain day
I was at
the hairdresser and realised that I should seek the Lord to help me to
get rid of this inner
I got a strong conviction that I saddened the Lord with it. But I did
to believe anymore in the Pentecostal blessing, the infilling with the
Spirit for power. As a result of my inner conflicts our relationship as
and wife got also damaged. Still sitting in the saloon of the
prayed something like this: "Lord, if there was ever a time I needed
power of Your Spirit, it is now. Please give me all you can give me."
When I came home from the
hairdresser I felt that the peace of the Lord
had returned in my heart and that everything was in order with Him. I knelt and began to pray. Suddenly I saw the Lord standing
before me. He layed His hand on my
forehead and when He touched me I felt the power of the Holy Spirit. It
through me and immediately I began to utter strange sounds I did not
I was filled with a wonderful joy and peace.
came home from his work at the office of the Full Gospel
Business Fellowship and sat beside me I told him that something
happened. I said: "Teun, I received the baptism with the Holy Spirit
spoke in new tongues." He could hardly believe his ears but my shining
face told him enough. We gave thanks to the Lord and we do this to this
All glory be to the Lord!
de Ruiter-Thomas, 1990, 18 May 2010.
Please write me
now and I will pray for you
The prayer and word of faith, empowered
by the Spirit of the Lord, reaches even over oceans!
to other publications on
& Insight,' aince 1997 /
page of Tessa since May 2010 / update 9 January 2011 / T. J. de Ruiter