Life Church Testimonies
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Back & Shoulder
I have to share with you what happened to me at the end of 2nd service on Sunday. The middle of my back & shoulder area had been hurting for days. While in service I tried to hit my back against the chair for relief without any luck. I bent over and told my husband I needed to go to a chiropractor. Ten minutes later Pastor Mark had a word of knowledge about a back problem in the middle of the back and even mentioned a chiropractor. I received that word! Immediately there was no more pain and still to this day I am pain free. AMAZING!
God is So Good
I know I should have done ten testimonies since my last one a year ago, so I am going to scale this way down with just bullet points. God is amazing and has blessed me time and time again with His abundance of love for me, us, well everyone. I asked a year ago this month for God to reveal Himself to me and well long story short He did, He does, He is. I was born again which trust me was a miracle in itself. My eye sight came back in full color and strength after battling multiple sclerosis we were blessed with my husband finding a job after being employed only part time for months and struggling with finances. We met some inspirational people along the way Mac, Diane, Michael and Jenny that kept us looking ahead to God’s grace and love for us. Which led us to last Sundays service where our twenty four year old daughter was born again right here and has begun her journey with the Lord. God has led us to all of you wonderful people that make up this church and the love and commitment to prayer that you all demonstrate has changed our lives forever. Amen
Last week during the service Pastor Mark took a moment to pray for people’s arms specifically for skin conditions like eczema. For a few years now, I have struggled with my right arm constantly breaking out and looking terrible. I usually have my arms covered so no one could see the constant break out happening and I always hoped to ignore it. While he prayed, I placed my hand on my arm and felt God moving through me. A little while after the service, I looked down at my arm and pointed it out to my husband. Before service I had a lot of red marks on my arm but at that point they had started to clear up. Now almost a week later, my arm is nearly free of any blemishes! Gods healing work is continuing in me! God is so good!
The Prayer of Faith
We just moved to Idaho in December and we were invited to Life Church. We knew instantly that this was our church. Pastor Marks messages were exactly right on with scriptures, and he had such a wonderful sense of humor in his preaching. Little did we know that his messages would soon mean so much to us!
Our daughter called about a month ago to tearfully tell us that she had received a negative medical report indicating the beginning stages of cancer. Her doctor recommended a biopsy to confirm which stage (1-2-3-4). I’m sure every parent can imagine the emotions that went through our minds as we heard our daughters words. We began to cry ourselves, imagining an outcome that was not Gods will for our daughter.
We began to gather scriptures from Pastor Marks messages on “Why Pray”. We had taped them on TV. Those messages were for us and connected us to God, causing our faith to soar in our minds and in our hearts in a way we never imagined. Oh, there were difficult times when we were attacked by the worst thoughts, but then we would listen to more messages, quote Gods promises and walk around our house thanking and praising the Lord. We asked three people who knew would BELIEVE with us for our daughters perfect health. God had great plans for her life, God loves her, and we knew God was her healer. We all believed for a biopsy result of ZERO. God would honor our faith.
We typed up a sheet with scriptures from Pastor Marks messages for our daughter to meditate on, to build up her spirit, and get her mind in line with Gods Word.
The prayer of faith was activated with the few of us who would stand together agreeing in prayer. “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19
Today, our daughters daughter called her to tell her that her biopsy came back ZERO! Not 1-4 but ZERO! We have not stopped thanking the Lord and praising him for his great power. Nothing is too hard for God. (Jeremiah 23:17)
This past Wednesday at the healing service we had people praying over us and with us. A wonderful lady named Rhonda came and prayed for me. I had been experiencing extreme pain in my hips and pelvis for over a month. Getting out of bed was awful and walking was even worse. The next day after prayer, I had a small amount of pain left and by Friday, I was pain free! Praise the Lord!
Healing and Financial Blessing
Pastor Mark had a Word of Knowledge at the end of first service… jaw problems… since Sunday; the pain in my jaws (which was debilitating) has subsided and is gone! Praise the Lord! I have chosen to not live by what I see or feel! … Just like the song we sing! I was, as you know, on disability since January 2016 for the jaw problems.
Also, the message that day was powerful and specifically for me! I have had a stronghold in area of judgments all my life, not really understanding how judgments work and their consequences. I repented of judgments at that time, and continued to repent as the Lord showed my different situations. In a business situation, funds were not released that were due to me for months from a company I had judged. A company representative called at 8:15am on Monday, July 18, 2016 and released the funds I have been expecting for months, much to my delight! …Especially after I was told not more than three weeks ago “You will never get that money back!”
Sowing Into Others
A couple weeks ago my wife called to tell me her car wouldn\’t start after
she had gone to the grocery store I showed up after work and couldn\’t get
the car to start either. A young man noticed we were having trouble and
asked if he could help. We accepted his offer and after a lot of effort we
got the car started. We had been making small talk the whole time but once the car started we thanked him and thought he would depart. He didnt.
Although we didnt know it until later both my wife and I felt a tugging to
invite him to church but just couldnt find the right way to do it. I think
he felt something tugging at him as well because he didnt leave. I kept
asking him questions about his life and eventually he mentioned that he was
married 2 years. That was the open door for my wife. She told him that we
do a lot with married couples at our church and attend a Life Group. He
said that his wife loves that stuff. He said they try to go to church but
his schedule makes it tough. We told him more about the Life group we
attend and asked if he and his wife would like to come. He said they would.
It was such a blessing to my wife and I to feel God directing us and have
an opportunity to sow into a wonderful young couples life. What a blessing
we have with Life Groups!
Healings in our Group
We are so thankful for all of the healings-taking place in our Life Group. We are going through Pastors healing audios and great results are happening!!!
So thankful God lead us in this direction!
Prayed for Darlenes cold symptoms to leave her body by Thursday they were all gone.
Prayed for Terris healing she was to sick to come to group. After listening to Pastor Mark’s #2 healing tape, she took authority over the sickness and experienced one healing after another and went to church on Sunday.
Prayed for Carols granddaughter to be healed and that she would not need surgery, —-no surgery, she is home and back to school.
Prayed for Chucks heart to be healed, got a good report from the doctor. Praise God!!
He Cares About Your Marriage
At my small group I asked for some prayer regarding a tough situation that my husband and I were going through. A family of 5 moved in with us. One of my small group members had a word from God to share with me. He said he saw God bringing my husband and I back together during this time and not drive us apart. The next day my husband told me to pack my bags because we had reservations for 2 nights at the Anniversary Inn. It wasnt our anniversary and I hadnt told him about my small group praying for us either. God is so good! He knew just what I needed and he cares about my marriage.
Welcome 101 was amazing; it gave me a really complete and clear picture of
the vision and purposes of Life Church. Pastor Mark conveyed a lot of
personality as well as information about the church’s history and it’s
vision for the future. All the classes were very well run and gave us all
the opportunity to look closely at our purpose in God’s kingdom.
The Whole Series
Once I had a heart for God but I wasnt in the place I needed to be, and I fell away.
3 months ago I started coming to Life Church. I went to the Life website and started listening to some recorded messages of Pastor Mark. I wanted to get better with God’s word every day.
I heard Pastor Mark talk about the Welcome lunch. When April came along, I kept thinking about it and knew that it was the right time. Im SO SO SO blessed He placed me in that program at the perfect time.
This series didnt just show me what Im capable of; it showed me the life I have been trying so hard to reach! 201 Discovery helped me with my path and growth; it helped me see the person I can be for God.
Through the activated lunch series, God gave me something I can only return with my whole life\’s service, and thats what I plan to do.
I just wanted to share one of the many testimonies I hear all the time.
Last night a mom needed help checking her daughter into The Clubhouse and told me that this was their first time attending Wednesday night. They had only come one previous Sunday and said that after she asked her daughter how she liked class she told her mom that it was kind of weird. She said she kept crying during worship and she didnt know why. Her mom asked if she was sad and she replied, \”No, I dont know why, it was the weirdest thing\”. Her mom looked at me and said, \”Thats when I knew we found our church!\”
I love hearing about kids encountering God in our services! Even if they dont recognize whats happening I know God is doing a work in them. Keep up the good work!
It took me 12 years to find Life Church in Boise. This church is amazing
to my spiritual walk with Jesus. God has to be in my daily life in addition to reading the Bible. Im really being blessed and I have had considerable spiritual growth at Life Church since joining it last May.
Since coming to Life Church I had been growing increasingly closer to God. I had prayed a lot for help with different areas in my life and I had felt God saying he would bless me more than I can imagine, I just had to give him my all. I was baptized in the Lutheran church as a baby and for a long time, I thought that was enough. It clicked with me one day that God wanted me to be baptized as an adult in the manner that Jesus was.
When I went to be baptized I stepped into the water and the song “Have it all” started playing. There was a glitch with the lights so, I ended up standing in the water worshiping to Have it all and totally giving God my whole life. It was perfect. As this happened I felt the Holy Spirit just fill me and the area around me in a way I had not experienced before.
When I came up from the water, I felt like a new person. I no longer had to even think about mistakes I had made in my past. I was now free to live in joy from the Lord. I left floating on the joy of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Since being baptized, I have experienced God move in so many different ways. I have continued to feel the power of the Holy Spirit in ways I had not before. It is a new experience I had only glimpsed before being baptized. If you are on the fence at all, I encourage you to take the plunge. There is nothing better than following Gods will for your life.
When I first started coming to Life Church in December 2014 I remember it was a Wednesday night believers meeting. I walked into the doors and experienced something inside I had never felt before. It was as if I were walking into a different atmosphere. I had never felt God\’s presence like I did that night. After we left I knew that this was why the Lord led us here from California. Not long after that I attended the get acquainted week for Life Bible College. I heard testimonies and decided I wanted to know God more. I wanted what those students had. Since Life Bible College my life has changed so much. My husband received a great job and was promoted in months giving us more than weve ever had. I was filled with the Holy Spirit. I went home shortly after that and sat with my 8 year old and 4 year old and explained what being filled with the Holy Spirit was. We prayed and they both spoke in tongues. Boldly I might add ;). I\’m so thankful for the Lord\’s vision here at Life Church and in the school. I cant wait to see what more my Father has for us.
I am currently a second year student in Life Bible College. Since I started school I have been thanking God for providing all that I need to financially go to school. I paid the first two months of school and then fellow students gifted me the next two months of tuition. About a week after that someone anonymously paid the rest of my tuition for me in full! He is so faithful to fulfill His promises to us if we would only ask and thank Him. If you are on the fence in deciding whether or not going to Bible College is possible for you I hope this testimony encourages you to just be lead and trust in His faithfulness. My tuition not only was paid anonymously this year but it was also paid last year anonymously!
God is amazing and has blessed me time and time again with His abundance
of love for me, us, well everyone. I asked a year ago this month for God to
reveal Himself to me and well long story short He did. I was born again
which trust me was a miracle in itself. My eye sight came back in full
color and strength after battling multiple sclerosis, we were also blessed with my husband finding a job after being employed only part time
for months and struggling with finances. We met some inspirational people along the way that kept us looking ahead to God’s grace and love for us. Which led us to last Sunday\’s service where our twenty four year old
daughter was born again right here and has begun her journey with the Lord.
God has led us to all of you wonderful people that make up this church and the love and commitment to prayer that you all demonstrate has changed our lives forever.