Community Church Blog

24th January 2019

A Word of Knowledge

Last Sunday a word was given about people with breathing difficulties or related symptoms. I suffer from bronchiectasis and for about two weeks had been feeling what I can only describe as inflammination at the  bottom of my left lung. My intention was to make an appointment with the doctor for the next day.

I went up for prayer and felt the power of God heavily upon me. It felt so much better and the next day it had completely gone.

I give the glory to God!

Hilary Marsh

Maureen Hopkins

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29th November 2018

Healing from skin allergy

Daniel is 11 years old. Since he was about 6 he has suffered with an allergy to chlorine. If we went swimming later that evening he would come out in hives on his arms thighs and stomach. This would cause him a lot of itching and his skin would become sore. When he was in year two we stopped his out of school swimming lessons as he was swimming in school and it didn’t give his skin enough time to heal up before his school swimming lesson.

This summer we went to California and we stayed in various places. Everywhere we stayed had a pool. The second night we were there Daniel was up in the night with his skin. I had taken special shower gel and antihistames with me to help but it didn’t really make any difference. I was able to get some stronger ones over in the states which helped him to sleep. During the first two weeks of out holiday Daniel swam every day we put loads of vaseline on him and dosed him up.

Whilst we were away we were able to visit The healing rooms at Bethel church. Daniel was prayed for by the lady there.

For the next two weeks we swam every day in various pools. One pool even turned all the childrens hair green due to the recently added chlorine and its reaction with the copper, and Daniel had no reaction what so ever. We even allowed him to go in the hot pools (which have a higher concentration of chemicals) and he has been completely fine.
We were starting to say to each other ‘ It looks like Daniels been healed!’ First two weeks of the holiday lots of sore skin, lots of tears and itching and second two weeks nothing. It really does speak for itself.

Since being home Daniel has been to Grange Paddocks three times. He always had terrible skin after grange paddocks and would often choose not to go to any parties or fun swims with friends due to this.

I have to conclude that God has healed Daniel. It amazes me that he has done this and utterly thrilled that Daniel has this testimony to tell.


Maureen Hopkins

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22nd May 2018

Will Chapman – Allergic Reactions vastly diminish

When Will was 6 months old, we realised he had serious food allergies. Following tests, we found that he was severely allergic to all nuts, eggs and shellfish. He has had to carry epipens with him wherever he goes as his allergies could be fatal.

At the age of 3, his allergic reactions had become worse. The hospitals run something called ‘The Challenge’ - this is when a series of foods are tested during a stay in hospital under close medical supervision. Wills allergic reactions were so severe that they said that he was not even eligible for this test! We were told he would never be able to eat nuts, egg or shellfish. This seriously impacts his & our freedom in every day life.

When Will has had the skin prick test, the circumference of the reactions measures around 13mm. This represents severe anaphylaxis. But this year we, and several others, have been praying for God to breakthrough, and remarkably his reaction measurements have dramatically decreased to the following:
Nuts: 13mm down to 7mm
Egg: 14mm down to 3mm
Shellfish: 10mm down to 2mm.

The doctor (a specialist in allergies) couldn’t believe it and told us that he’d never seen this sort of reduction before. Will recently has had further blood tests and we are now praying that there will be enough medical confidence in his healing that he will be allowed to go through ‘The Challenge” in hospital and begin experiencing much more freedom in his diet.

God can do anything!

Maureen Hopkins

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3rd May 2018

Stepping out in Faith

I was on my way to church and as I walked up to the Causeway in Bishops Stortford I met 2 ladies and two children. As one of the ladies crossed the road, her ankle suddenly gave way very badly in front of me. She hobbled to the wall and I could tell by her face that she was in a lot of pain. I quickly went over and asked her and her friend if they were OK. I also told them that I was on my way to church and that we believe God heals people. I felt a stirring in my spirit to pray so I asked one of the girls to put her hands on the lady’s ankle over my hand and to repeat after me, “In Jesus’ name be healed!” In an instant she was healed! She could walk without any pain!

But that’s not the end of the story... It turned out that she was on her way to church. I told them that I was on my way to my church too. We parted company. At the end of the service that morning I thought that I would speak to Peter Vincent about what had just happened and it was then that he told me that this same woman turned up at the Charis Centre that morning. Not only had Jesus healed her, but she chose to give her life to Christ that morning! Furthermore, her daughter had said to her Mum, “I didn’t believe in God before, but now I do.” Wow!

One little step of obedience from me & look at what God does!

Jason Devereux

Maureen Hopkins

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