Community Church Blog

16th May 2017

Disabling Cluster Migraine healed!

Here's an amazing story from one of our members!

"On the 16th October 2016, the pupil of my right eye suddenly dilated. It looked three times the size of my left pupil! Accompanying this came a severe migraine-like headache. My GP referred me to A&E and I subsequently spent five days in hospital in isolation in a mostly dark room where I received treatment for what they thought was bacterial meningitis, later re-diagnosed as viral meningitis.

I had numerous CT scans, X-rays, blood tests, antibiotics, a lumber puncture and an MRI scan as an out-patient. The NHS is incredible! The MRI showed that I had an abnormal mass on the right-hand side of my brain. After 8 days of neuro-surgeon review, they concluded that this ‘mass’ was ‘of no clinical concern.’

The symptoms continued and were severe. I had almost constant migraine pain, pain behind my right eye, tunnel vision, & I felt faint and dizzy. I experienced facial paralysis; I would stutter and sometimes lose the ability to speak. I was nauseous and would often vomit. I was unable to read and suffered memory loss. My hearing was dulled or extremely sensitised. Sometimes I could not open my eyes. At times I would suffer hallucinations and have violent and horrific dreams. The GP concluded that I was suffering from Chronic Cluster Migraines. My Occupational Health Therapist advised that I was formally categorised as “disabled.” I was unable to work at all between October 2016 and March 2017.

Throughout this time God was so very close to me. My church family were amazing... so many people faithfully praying for me and caring for me in practical ways. What a blessing to have such a family! God spoke to me, reminding me of His intended future for me. It seemed like an impossible situation, but God kept reminding me that He is the God of the impossible, and He kept reminding me that this condition was not from Him.

On the 20th March 2017, I went to a healing meeting led by Randy Clark at the King’s Arms Church Bedford. At one point in the meeting people began sharing words of knowledge for specific healing. The first word that I heard was ‘migraine’. I know that a lot of people suffer with migraines, but when that word was spoken my body started to tingle and I felt a jolt inside my head. I suddenly began to have severe pain behind my eyes.

The next word that I heard was, ‘mass on the right side of the head’ – suddenly the pain in my head increased. It felt as though someone’s hands were inside my skull and were moving things around and cutting things out! Next I heard the words, ‘pain behind the eyes’ – my eyes started to smart and itch. While people around me were praying I felt like my head was going to explode! The pressure – the movement inside my skull – the pain was immense! Suddenly the pain left and I opened my eyes. It felt like I could breathe again for the first time in five months! There was no pain whatsoever! It was the most extraordinary feeling of release – I was free!

The next two weeks were spent feeling completely exhausted – just sleeping lots! I could hardly believe the contrast of being now pain free! The headaches have not returned. My dreams are now much lovelier. I am still working on my memory and my ability to concentrate. I am learning to be kind to myself. I am working my way back into full-time work. And most importantly, I am able to spend really good pain-free fun time with my two boys and my family!

God is so good!"

Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick

3rd April 2017

Stepping out of the comfort zone!

One of our members shared this with us recently - God's at work!

"I was out with my mum at the residential home and I overheard the receptionist there talking about suffering with degenerative disks in her neck. I felt inspired to step out of my comfort zone to offer to pray for her and to my surprise she accepted!

As I prayed for her I really felt God's presence in a powerful way. I could see in her body language that she was really experiencing His love and peace. Her whole countenance changed and afterwards she physically had an increased range of movement and quite substantial relief which really lifted her.

I hope to bump into her again and see how she’s getting on. God is on the move!"

We love to hear your stories of stepping out and praying for people, what God's up to in your neighbourhood and testimonies of God's healing power. Email us at !

Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick

29th March 2017

Freedom from the fear of rejection

One of the songs that we love to sing at CCBS declares the words from 2 Corinthians 3:17: "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom".

This blog from one of our members captures an intimate time between her and Father God that led to powerful breakthrough!

"For a long time now I have been increasingly aware that I have been living with a fear of rejection. It had become a stronghold in my life that would cripple me and it was pulling me, time and time again, away from God's goodness, His acceptance, and the plans that I know He has for me.

When I was reading the 'Word For Today' Bible notes from the story of Nehemiah on 11th March, it talked about, "Be willing to pay the price." It acknowledged that we all want to be liked, but at some point we have to ask ourselves: "How much am I willing to forfeit in order to be liked and accepted?”  In chapter 6, Nehemiah chose not to defer to the opinions of the people around him, but rather to stay up on the wall engaged in the important work that God had asked him to do.

It made me stop and ask myself, “How much time and emotional energy am I willing to waste on worrying about what others think of me rather than what God thinks of me?”

I made it a priority that day to sit in God's presence and pray for a breakthrough. As I sat there, I had a vision of Jesus coming towards me. He looked lovingly and so tenderly at me. He knelt at my feet. It was such a humbling moment. I wept as He untied ropes of bondage from my feet and with an outstretched hand asked me to walk with him into freedom.

I know that I am no longer bound by this fear. I am choosing to live in His realm of love – not in a realm full of fear."

Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick

27th March 2017

Testimony of Healing

A fantastic testimony of God's healing!:

"For about 3 weeks I had been suffering with a painful sore on the inside of my nose. It was very painful to touch and if I blew my nose it would bleed. I was just living with it and hoping that it would go away, but reaching the point of going to see my GP to get some relief.

On Sunday 19th March a word was given that there was someone (or some people) in the meeting suffering with nasal problems. I responded to this and when I was prayed for the pain immediately reduced. We prayed again and this time the pain completely vanished! I have been pain free ever since!

Thank you Jesus!"

Gareth McCormick

Posted by Gareth McCormick







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