5th March 2018
I’m praising God for a wonderful rescue of people who are very dear to me.
My godson Joshua and his wife Lydia were on a ski trip in the Himalayas last week. One morning they set out with her brother and two other guys from their hotel, but Josh noticed that a band on one of his skis was broken, so he had to return to the hotel. Lydia went on with her brother and the other two.
Long story short... they got lost! Six hours later they were completely lost in the Himalayas! No phone signal, tired, cold, and anxious. No way to let Josh or anyone else know where they were, and it was now dark.
Then they noticed some lights ahead of them - and at that moment, Lydia’s phone picked up signal. It only lasted 2 minutes, but that was enough for her to call Josh, who alerted the police, who called the army and set a rescue in motion.
Already this is a great story, but there’s more...
Unknown to them, there had been a terrorist attack on the local armed forces, and orders had been given to shoot on sight anyone who ventured on to that part of the mountain! That two-minute signal was just enough for the police to advise the army not to shoot, but rather to rescue. Can you imagine how it would have been without God’s perfect timing?
They were brought off the mountain to safety by the police and army, who fed them a wonderful meal - Josh was reunited with them too by then - and they were all told off severely for going without a guide! They didn’t tell their parents until they got home, but it transpired that on the day it had happened, both Joshua’s and Lydia’s mums had felt a sudden urgency to pray for them.
God, I am so grateful for Your goodness and kindness and for never taking Your eyes off us!
Posted by Maureen Hopkins
6th June 2017
Here's a testimony from Miguel:
"I went out in Northfleet during May to do some Treasure-Hunting (by this I mean that I had got together with a bunch of Christians who are doing a course with me based in Eastgate church in north Kent, and we asked the Holy Spirit to give us some clues about the people that He wanted us to meet and bless in the street). The clues that He gave me were as follows…
Location: Bread Shop / Cartwheel.
Appearance: Red Tie / Bald head.
Name: Wilfred / Fred / Will.
We walked through Northfleet town and didn’t seem to be finding anything on our list, but then suddenly we saw a horse & cart complete with cartwheels! On the cart were two boys. They offered us a ride on a cart for £10. We explained that we were Christians and that we were doing this spiritual treasure-hunt using the list of clues given to us by the Holy Spirit. They said that they were also Christians and that they loved the Holy Spirit! They told us that they were waiting for their Granddad who was in the barber shop. They excitedly told us that he was a priest & that he had just come back from a visit to Jerusalem!
A short while later the Granddad came out and confirmed to us all that the boys had told us. We explained to him what we were doing and showed him the list that Holy Spirit had given us. He said that his friend’s name was Fred and that he was suffering with cancer.
We prayed together for Fred’s healing, blessed one another, and parted company laughing at how God had amazingly orchestrated all of these details – Cartwheel, Fred, & Cancer - So good to see God’s heart to encourage, bless, and heal people out on the streets on a regular Saturday afternoon!"
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Posted by Gareth McCormick
31st May 2017
Posted by Maureen Hopkins
16th May 2017
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!"
Posted by Gareth McCormick