I was diagnosed with kidney stones a few months ago. One of the stones was almost a half inch long and the doctor told me it would not pass. She said we could wait and see if it moved and started to cause pain before we dealt with it, so I didn’t think about it for quite a while. About a month ago, I started to feel pain again. If you’ve ever had kidney stones, you know what I mean about PAIN! I had this pain in my right side for about 3 weeks and it was getting pretty severe. I was about to make an appointment to have the large kidney stone blasted and broken into small enough pieces to be able to pass them, or possible surgery if that didn’t work or was no longer an option. On a Thursday at the church office, one of the ladies prayed over me for the stone to dissolve. I felt a little better, but there was still pain. At dress rehearsal for Easter, two women prayed over me again because the pain was getting worse again. Easter morning in the service Pastor Tracy said to stand if you needed a healing. I stood up. She said there was someone with a kidney issue that they had been praying for. I knew it was me! She saw me raise my hand and said to me that I was completely healed in Jesus’ name. By the time I went outside to the event we had that day, I realized that the pain was completely gone. Thank you Jesus! I have experienced many healings since coming to Life Christian. I know now that it is because I know God does not want me to be sick, but in excellent health (John 10:10). I was not taught that in previous churches. I thank God for this church and for being taught the truth that is in the Word!
On Wednesday, I was in a car accident and I was sent to the Hospital, they took 2 ex-ray of my neck cause I was having lots of pain there. It came out on the results that I had a fractured bone on my neck, so I was told it will take 6-8 weeks to heal so I had to meet with a doctor to see if I needed surgery. That moment at the hospital I didn’t care what the doctor had to say, because I believed that I was healed in the name of Jesus. I remember telling my friends and family that on Easter Sunday I was going to be heal. On Easter Sunday, I walked in service with pains in my neck and my back, but I still was believing that I was healed. After service, Pastor Tracy had said to stand up if we had any problems with our body so I stand up believing that I’m healed and I felt a strong spirit. I started to feel a strong heat over my neck and body; the good thing is I walked out of service with no pain. I haven’t taken any medication, but still I had to wear the cast till I met with doctor with proof! Some people would tell me that I’m going to need surgery and others were saying, “I thought you were going to be healed on Easter Sunday?” My response to them was that on Thursday, I will come to youth group with no cast, because I am healed in the Name of Jesus! That Thursday, I had an appointment before going to youth group. The doctor had told me that my results came in. I have No Fracture, I no longer need to wear the cast so I went to youth group with no cast, praise The Lord! God is awesome!!!
A friend came into small group all beat up over his daughter’s current addictive situation with drugs and alcohol. He was feeling unworthy of the Love of God and that his mistakes in the past had created this mess. We started off the small group by talking to him and everyone chipped in to help. We ended this portion of small group with the prayer of agreement over him and his daughter. We prayed for her to accept the challenges of rehab that were ahead and that God would open opportunities for her dad to speak into her life, since she was avoiding that prior. We prayed over him to really know that he is “the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.” He had also mentioned that he was experiencing such fear at night when he would go to sleep that it was actually the spirit of fear coming on him as if choking him. We prayed that that spirit would be released from him since he is a “temple of the Holy Spirit” and no other spirit is able to come against God the Holy Spirit. He was refreshed and we ended small group that night. He went home and his daughter came over. He was surprised by this, since she was avoiding him prior. She asked him for help and she told him that she knew that she needed it. This was an answer to our prayer just a couple of hours prior to this. God is good. His daughter is more open than he has ever seen her. There is still a long road of decisions or her ahead, but this was nothing short of a miracle. We will continue to pray, but we know God is in this and it will all work out. He was more excited than words could describe. This was the biggest opening that he had seen in his daughter. God is amazing!
I was prompted by the Spirit to pass this along. I left my wife and the boys in Canada and returned to the USA after we agreed that we were going to move to the USA. Longer story, but I came back first so I could make some money and its how God had opened a door. Anyway it was very difficult for me, my son was just 3 months old and it broke my heart to be apart. It ended up taking 4 months from them to come here . Also, before I came to Canada, my wife was there for 4 months. So, there was some time that we were apart and during this time a lot happened.
My wife would call me, 7-8 months pregnant and tell me she was out and lost the keys to the car!!! It was horrible, I was so far away and felt so helpless in the situation. I knew to pray, and I did but we are men and men, hold on…we are real Christian men! And we run to our family in a times like this. But this time my wife is in Canada freezing, pregnant, and outside locked out of the car with no keys and I’m as far south as you can get, I’m south east USA and she is north west Canada!
Here’s what happened: my wife called the tow truck, they said the key had a chip and it would cost more money to fix and take time and blah, blah, blah… I’m back and fourth on the phone while working and stressed as could be. Next thing you know a guy recognizes her , he works at the church that was across the street, he came over and started talking and she tells him what happened. He calls his friend who has a tow truck, this guy comes by, sees that it is a key with a chip, so he tows the car to the dealer which was closed till Monday, and then drives her home.
Anyway, Monday, she had the car back, and through this moment God spoke to me, God took care of my family when they were in Canada, when there wasn’t anything I could do. There were many times God put me at ease, one time she was in a food court and some lady brought her and our son 2 muffins and drinks, then a pizza guy walks up and ask if they will try his new pizza…God takes care of our family’s when we can’t and when we can. Sometimes we don’t give Him the credit.
Healing Testimony that we’ve been praying about.
On Wednesday, we got a call from a woman in New Hampshire. She had found our church on Google. She said her 70 year old father was riding his bike and had been hit by a car. He had been injured and his glasses had been broken in the accident too. She said without his glasses he was legally blind. The daughter was looking for someone who could go and check on him and call her to tell her how he was. She said California Pizza Kitchen knew about the accident and wanted to donate a free pizza to him too. She asked if anyone in our church could get the pizza and check on him for her?
I felt it was God giving us the opportunity to help. The call came in at 1:40 PM and by 6PM we were picking up the pizza and on our way to visit this gentleman.
He was overwhelmed that someone who did not know him would do this. We talked to him and spent some time with him. I told him if he needed anything else to call. .
After I left, I called his daughter in New Hampshire. I told her he seemed to be doing good. She was overwhelmed that in such a short time from her call that we had responded and had made the visit. She said she was going to give this testimony at her church and tell them about our ministry and outreach. She wanted to tell her small group too and see if they wanted to start a similar outreach. She said this had meant so much to her and she could see the value of such an outreach. We talked out how God puts people together and we believed He was going to do more.
Thinking how it all fell into place was such a God thing.
I love seeing God work. I know everyone had been praying in the prayer groups for opportunities to reach people in Naples. God sent us one and the first for our new outreach before we even got it officially started. I can’t wait to see where God is going to take all of this. His plans are always much bigger and greater than mine. He just wants willing hearts. He will take it from there. Praise God.
We received a phone call last week regarding a sister that was going in for surgery and only given 20% chance to make it out of the surgery. We prayed together and continued to press in for this miracle in the making. Remember, a miracle starts with a problem…this was a big problem, so a big miracle was in order. We believed God and encouraged others to join in, in prayer. Here is the text message that we received after the operation was completed.
She made it out of surgery with no complications. She is healed and whole in Jesus name! Thank you for your prayers. God is good!
One of the men in our church was going in for surgery, and we were all praying. Prayer team, January prayer groups, and pastors were all pressing in to see this miracle some to pass. As the man went in for his last minute check up, he was told that they couldn’t find anything. They couldn’t find the issue that they were going to operate on.
This is an email that we received from someone close to him:
Thank you all for praying for him everything came out well. He is out of the hospital thanks to God!!! The Healer was by his bed !..thank you Jesus!
My wife and I have been very blessed with the Lord since we both have been serving him before we were married. We have been tithing faithfully as well for years. Since our whole family attends Life Christian Church Naples, we are taught to give cheerfully with our tithes and offerings. One day as I was preparing before Sunday service I shared with Pastor Tracy something in regards to our lives. She had said , “did you know you have tither’s rights?” Wow was I touched by the Holy Spirit! I have applied for jobs and had interviews for great opportunities and was not chosen. Still, I kept up the faith and sought the Lord. I stayed in prayer and my spirit man became more built up to surrender it to the Amighty.
An interesting phone call that I received about 6 weeks ago was from a previous supervisor that had moved out of state returned looking for work and interviewed with the company I am currently employed at. He assumed that I would give him a good reference as he already interviewed and was surely to be hired. As this man who does not serve the Lord had done me wrong and lied to me in the past workplace, which had caused me to be laid off. I still forgave him. I sought the Lord and knew that I was not able to give him a good reference as a man of integrity. As I spoke to the owner of the company about what I knew of him following the Holy Spirit I knew God’s peace was in it. The manager received the warning and also shared private details of the bridges this man had burned with previous employers. I had prayed and sought the Lord some more and I was lead to apply for the position in which he was applying for. My doubts started to guide me not to apply since I never held this very important manager role position elsewhere, even though I was self-employed in the same field. Nevertheless, my reputation, my character, my integrity, certificates, qualifications, military certificates, attentiveness and the “way I carried myself” was what the owner of the company said made me stand out. Of course first of all I have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, foremost.
After 5 weeks of waiting for operations managers to discuss the position with me as well as tests and verifications of my credibility, I was given a promotion to Account Manager. This was an 11,000 per year salary increase, medical benefits, paid vacation, paid sick leave, take home company pick up truck with fuel paid. Never in my life did I ever experience a promotion put together in such a manner as the Almighty God has done for me. I believe with all my heart that it is because I belong to one of the greatest churches, that teaches us right. I am Blessed, Highly Favored , Empowered to Prosper and Walking in Divine Health ALL the days of my Life. We serve a mighty God who is amazing and has perfect timing for those who believe in Him. I am also praying for this man who has caused destruction for his life and family.
So recently my mom entered a raffle at my brother’s school in hopes to win a new car. Well, we ended up winning a huge flat screen television that we don’t have the space for and we needed a car and didn’t have the money for one. So my mom donated it back to the school. She joked with the nuns at the school (they are the head administrators) about seeing if the man who had won the car would trade with her. A few days later the guy went into the school and said that he didn’t want the car he had won. He wanted to donate it back to the school. The nuns asked him if he would like to have a flat screen television and donate the car to my mom and the guy said that the TV was actually what he wanted to win. When my mom found out that we could have the car, she was crying and crying and asked me why I wasn’t so happy. I told her that I was happy, I just wasn’t surprised. Ask and you shall receive. I know we don’t deserve the car, but God is good and His grace is amazing. He just wanted us to dream big and be blessed, I guess.