Testimony: I Am Blessed

January 24, 2012 by  
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Today, I just want to say THANK YOU, to my Heavenly Father, because he allowed me to see another birthday. Every year on January 17, 1990, I look back at all my bad and good times and also the time, me almost getting killed, when I was 14 years old. I was just leaving bible study, when a man pulled a knife on me, because I wasn’t a drug dealer. I just look back over, and over and over of what could have happened. So I got to say THANK YOU LORD, because He knew it wasn’t my time, and that He had a reason for me to still be here THANK YOU JESUS!!!

I AM BLESSED!!
Bro Clifton

Testimony: Overcoming Obstacles

September 28, 2011 by  
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I started out running well, but I didn’t know I would be running over hurdles. I was put in a room to cry all night long with no pacifier, then I woke up. While crying out to God I tried to stab myself with a hanger, the next day I went to school. Didn’t think I would be able to go to college because I was pregnant, got a full paid scholarship. My boyfriend put a knife to my throat and told me if he couldn’t have me no one could, God gave me the strength to leave him. My ex-husband tried to beat me, I got a divorce. I thought that if I drank blessed oil it would get rid of what is said to be an incurable disease, but it didn’t. God told Bishop McIntosh to tell me he was healing me of the disease, and at that very moment and I believed. I no longer carry that disease, and oh yeah, people touch my hand. Was locked up in mental hospitals, I’m not only in my right mind, but I have peace of mind. I fell, God grabbed my hand lifted me up and dusted me off. Was about to quit beauty school with one month to go, I am now a licensed Manicurist with my own business. The obstacles are definitely there to hinder me from getting to the finish line, but God is helping me run over them all.

Sis. Cherri Boykins AKA SonShine

Testimony: My Life Began April 2011

April 8, 2011 by  
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I came to church at HORAD with my friend and it was the best choice I’ve ever made in my life. Lately I have been full of anger, rage and anxiety, I would always hold it in to keep from hurting other people but all the pressure was driving me crazy. I’ve done my best to be a good person and will go out of my way to help other people, but nobody ever knew the turmoil that was going on the inside of me except God and my friend because I have often broke down and cried on his shoulder from the weight of what I was going through.

Sunday when Bishop Marcus McIntosh asked if anyone wanted to come forward I didn’t move, the second time he asked I wanted to go but didn’t, but the third time he asked I had a pressure/pain in my chest and burst into tears, it was as if God was pulling me by my heart to the altar.

After being prayed for, saved and baptized I was mentally and physically drained but when I woke up Monday morning I felt better than I have EVER felt in my 29 years of life! I no longer felt like reading the Bible was a chore or challenge, it had became pleasurable and I read/listened to the Bible on my cell at work every chance I get and I love it. I have begun talking to people about Sunday and also inviting people to church, I called my family in Alabama and texted my family in Georgia telling them my wonderful news. A friend of mine sent me a text saying she was so proud of me and said I was glowing and she’s knew it was because I was so full of joy and love for the Lord and she could see a huge change in me.

A coworker asked me if I was pregnant, I laughed and told her I wasn’t and then asked why she said that and she told me because I was glowing so I PROUDLY shared my experience, excuse me LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE, with her and invited her to church. I am sorry this is so long but I wanted to thank you for saving my life, changing me for the good, helping me to find God and also thank you for being a part of the start of my life. I would be honored if I could call HORAD home.
Sincerely,
Tara

Testimony – The Best You’ve Given Me

July 15, 2009 by  
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AS RELATIVES WE’VE GIVEN EACH OTHER SEVERAL THINGS IN THE PAST, BUT THE INVITATION TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH YOU AND YOUR CHURCH HOME HAS BEEN FOREMOST THE BEST THAT YOU’VE GIVEN ME.

SO MANY PEOPLE BELONG TO CHURCHES BUT THEY’RE NOT SPIRIT LEAD!!!!! I SAID SPIRIT LEAD!!!
MAN, WHEN YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU ALL HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CUT UP PEOPLE’S RUGS….I WAS LIKE YEAH OK, WE’RE GONNA SEE! MY WIFE AND WAS TRULY NOT EXPECTING THE OUTCOME. THE ANOINTING WAS IN THAT THANG. LOL.

WE TALKED ABOUT IT THE WHOLE WAY HOME. WE EVEN STOPPED AT POPEYES AND GOT FOOD! NOW, NORMALLY I’M DRIVING AND EATING BUT TODAY WE WERE LITERALLY FILLED WITH THE WORD. I MEAN WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE WORD YOU ARE AT A STATE OF FEELING FULL.

IT IS VERY SAD TO SAY BUT THE LAST TIME I ATE GOOD LIKE THAT WAS AT MY WIFE’S COUSIN’S FUNERAL. IT’S HARD TO FIND CHURCHES THAT GOT THE TOTAL PACKAGE. (THE WORD AND THE ANOINTING)!!!!!! ANYBODY CAN SPEAK THE WORD BUT THE ANOINTING CAN GIVE YOU A 3 COURSE MEAL (SPEAKING THE WORD, PREACHING THE WORD AND TEACHING THE WORD). SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO THINGS AND ACT A CERTAIN WAY IN CHURCH AND IT’S NOT GOD’S DOING!!!

UNCLE TERRY, I THANK YOU! WE THANK YOU AND WE LOVE YOU AND AUNT MICHELE. I PRAY THAT GOD BLESSES THE MINISTRY THAT HE HAS FOR ME WITH GREAT ANOINTING AS WELL. IT IS TRULY GREAT TO SEE MY UNCLE SERVE GOD THE WAY YOU DO. IT DON’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!!

YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL CHURCH, A GREAT LEADER AND FLOW OF THE ANOINTING. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND MICHELE. OH, AND WHEN WE COME TO ARKANSAS NEXT MONTH WE’RE DEFINITELY COMING TO WORSHIP WITH YOU AT HOUSE OF REFUGE. MY GOD!!!

THAT’S ALL I CAN SAY. TELL YOUR PASTOR I MET HIM BRIEFLY BUT UMM…”HE GOT SOME HEAT”. LOL.

LOVE YOU UNC!

Testimony – HE SAVED ME!

July 15, 2009 by  
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About 4 years ago I was at a level of depression I thought I would never come out of.
I would go 2 and 3 days without eating and barley sleeping. I would wait until everyone
in the house was sleep and take a shower so the sound of the water would drown out the
sound of my cry. How could I let myself get to this point? My family thought I was so
strong, but in reality I was a mess crying out for help but nobody could hear me.

I can remember calling my mom and talking to her about some of the things that where
going on in my life at that time, we couldn’t even get into the conversation good before
I would break down in tears. Sometimes on the other end I could hear her trying to hold
back tears as she prayed for me. She would tell me “baby you need to start going back
to church.” She wasn’t telling me anything I didn’t already know, it was just so hard
for me to pull myself together no matter how hard I tried.

I was on my way to work one morning, eyes full of tears and swollen from all the crying
I had been doing the night before. I kept telling myself something has to give….I didn’t
know what but I knew something was going to have to change in my life. So that morning I
was standing by the coffee maker when one of my co-workers came over talking like we
always did. I don’t remember the conversation we had at all, all I remember is her
inviting me to church……Needless to say, on that Wednesday night during bible study
that something I said had to give, it was gone.

I thank God every day for pulling me up and out, giving a peace of mind but most of
all how HE SAVED ME.

To that co-worker of mine I would like to say…….
“Thanks Friend”

Testimony – God’s Amazing Grace

March 1, 2009 by  
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I lived most of my life blinded by what I called life. My life hasn’t been a life a lot of people would ask for,
but all the same I wouldn’t give it up or change one thing. Every situation, every trial I have gone through has place me right where I am today, IN GOD’S ARMS.

There isn’t enough paper for me to tell it all, but one of the most resistant testimonies I have started around February 1st 2006 of this year when I decided to leave my good paying job and attend school full time. In 2002 I had move to Columbia South Carolina to start a new life for myself, to get away from all the mistakes and plain I had created here in Arkansas. Within one year (2003) in South Carolina I had meet someone
and married him, still trapped feeling I need someone to complete my self worth, yes I began to fall right back into the Mona I thought I left in Arkansas. I was about one year into my marriage that I notice things were off and I wasn’t sure if it was me or the man I had marriage, but I knew something was wrong in the relationship. I began to do what I thought at the time was the right thing, I start trying to fix things myself and make excuses to why things wasn’t working out. Two years later my marriage and my reason to live began to fail big time, so I began to search spiritually and mentally to what I could do for myself and at least get out of the depression state I was in; that’s when I decided to quit my job and go back to school. I began to feel better about myself and sure enough my faith began to grow as well, but my marriage went in another direction and I became confused to the reasons, I love my husband and couldn’t understand way my marriage wasn’t what it should be.

Believing I should put my marriage first I felt it was my duty to do what ever it took to make things right, so I quit school and went back to work. By August (2006) I was so depressed I was trying to find some way some how to end my life because I had all the wrong ingredients in it and what I was making of it once again wasn’t what I wanted. I began to pray and search for an answer and to any reason not to take my life, and God began to open my blinded eyes to see the Mona he created me to be and that my life wasn’t a mistake. The last fifteen years of my life I lost my daughter, mother, sister and my nephew in tragedy accidents, and I had married two abusive husbands. God have allowed me to look at my life now at how things appeared to be but believing how it should be; and it was at that point I put my belonging in storage and packed up what I could in my car and headed back to Arkansas with tears of joy not of sorrow. Since I have been back in Arkansas God has opened so many doors for me, I now living with my sister Donna, working back at my old job of 18 years and God has placed me at House of Refuge and Deliverance.

I was saved at the age of twelve but I can remember back when I was fifteen years old was the first time I really knew who God was. I began to understand the true meaning of God commands, love under no conditions, as I watch my father and mother take in and love everyone they came in contact with and without taking any of their love away from me. God had planted in me something I didn’t understand or didn’t appreciate until now and I realize without God I wouldn’t be here today and I thank him for all the prayers from my family and friends who continue to show me his unconditional love.

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