Testimony Blog

We believe that through the power of our testimonies, we will overcome. This is a place to share how good God has been to us, and to encourage you in your walk with Christ!

Unexpected Money!
A very distant old school friend contacted me and wanted to stop by because she had ‘something’ for us. I thought to myself, its probably a toy for Anthony or something like that.

It ended up that she came and handed me an envelope with a cheque for $2500 with a note saying… ‘from God’. She said they put money aside every month and ask God where they should sow it. WOW!! PTL! What a blessing that was to our family to receive! - Lindsay

I had one lady walk up to me at the Easter event who was dealing with a certain issue. She was looking for a scripture and didn’t know how to find it. I was able to find it for her! – she was SO thankful as she has been in turmoil over it for a month or so. Sometimes we think something so small is insignificant… BUT God cares! - Diana

Free Stuff!
We were in Superstore and received some free containers! – Lance & Alea

Jobs Keep Coming In!
I was granted a great contract that I wanted. Also the man we be able to hire a young man I prayed with at the Easter event. Work keeps coming in! - Lance

Favour Fundraising
Alexis had a great first month of fundraising for Disneyland dance trip, raising almost 1/3 of the required finances required. - Alea

A Desire Fulfilled!
I was able to attend the ‘Collingsworth Family’ Singers on Monday! I’ve always wanted to see them live! - Jessica

They Won!... again!
My sisters kids won the bike at the Easter event! At one of the other last events they won tablet! - Pauline

Found solution to a small health issue that I’ve been dealing with since last fall! - Leah

Work Keeps Coming!
And… Work continual keeps coming in! - Michael

I got on 3 bidders list! – Colton

I Won!
She won tickets for the ‘Okanagan Eats Food Show’, which she was already planning on attending! - Alea

Found a way to produce some components for a supply and install portion of a project, making it significantly more profitable! - Lance

What a ‘God’ Deal!
Eric bought $60 shorts on clearance for $1, and was able bless his roommate with a similar pair, properly sized, also $1! They were the only 2 pairs there! - Erik

Job Falls into my Lap!
One of my clients asked me if I would like to work for her (she sets up show homes). Basically I do need more work and she accommodates what hours work for me around my hairstylist job. A second job fell into my lap with no effort on my part! - Elya

A New Job!
Sevli got a job this week close to home. Praise the Lord!!! - Joyce

Tickets Paid in Full!
We have a wedding to go to in Florida this summer and our plane tickets were paid in full by a family member! PTL!- Jessica

Our Land Makes Money for Us!
“Our land makes money for us!” That has been something that we declare over our acreage. We were approached by a landscaping company if we would house 2 storage containers for a fixed fee payable to us on a monthly basis– PTL! That’s an added amount of $ for us each month! - Diana

‘On Top’ of Things!
At the accounting firm where I work, we were so ‘on top’ of things for tax filing, that I didn’t even have to work extra hours like usual, the last few days,  before the April 30th deadline! – Kirsten

It’s Found!
I got my phone back after I lost it Thursday afternoon! (A few days went by)
Also, I was asking my supervisor if I could get time off for the ladies Refresh Conference. Even though it is/was busy at the hotel, and I am the only full time laundry person working days, she gave me 3 days vacation time anyways! That’s favour! - Myriam

Healing Progress!
Anthony got all of his ‘lines’ out after having one of them for 18 months. Praise God! - Adam

Unexpected Money!
Somebody gave me a ‘Pentecostal’ handshake and I have some money I wasn’t expecting! - Jessica

Blessings! Hotel/Car/Fuel!
I have to be in Vancouver for a ½ hour appointment on Friday of the May long weekend.  Colleen and I decided to take a bit of a vacation for 4 nights for some time away.  We booked for the 4 nights and then my boss came to me and said that they would cover the cost of all 4 nights!   Also, I can take the company car and they will cover fuel as well.  To top if all off someone gave us $200 specifically for our weekend away! - Rob

More Unexpected Money!
I went to Parable Christian Bookstore and I thought I should check what was in my account. When I checked there was way more money than there should have been.  It said ‘tax return’. I knew that between myself and Adam we were going to get around $200 total.  I called Adam and told him and said I was going to call CRA as they must have made a mistake!   Adam checked his bank account then and there was a large ‘tax return’ deposit in his as well.   I was freaking out a bit but Adam said let me call our accountant before you do anything.  He called and our accountant was able to apply some items to other years hence a much larger than anticipated return!  -  Lindsay

The Blind See!
I was at my mom’s Home Group just recently and we prayed for a teenage boy who was almost completely blind.  We prayed for him and he is seeing more and more every day!  - Pauline

Hand - Healed!
At our church, one lady had a withered hand and she was prayed for. She was healed! - Laurie

Everything is Alright!
My son was home and I was going around the house doing things here and there.  After a while I realized I hadn’t heard my son for a while and he was just in the other room.  He was choking on a candy he had eaten.  I applied the Heimlich move and prayed and it finally came out. I was so thankful that I wasn’t far away.  God is always making arrangements that ALL is taken care of! - Angelina

Lydia Ministries- Ireland Trip:
People from that are responding saying they feel they have moved up to a new level spiritually. - Joan

More Favour with Work!
I was awarded yet another new contract - Lance

Great Flight Prices!
I was able to get great flight prices for our trip to LA in December - Alea

Enough With a Bit Extra!
Our taxes are taken care of... AND some extra money came in! – Jason & Leah

More Work!
More work keeps coming in! Praise God for private clients and better income! – Pauline

Job Opportunities!
Lots of job opportunities now and we were able to get our Pesticide truck back! – Tom

Extra Time Off!
I was granted an extra holiday PLUS some extra days off! - Kim

Less Medication!
My blood pressure has been very good and I am NOW taking less medication. - Dave

I Received a Desire of My Heart!
I have desired to have my hair coloured and cut but the cost was keeping me from booking an appointment. I was able to trade making a special cake for a client in return for colour/cut of my hair! That is a huge savings for me! - Cass

New to Me! …& it’s FREE!
We were given a king size excellent condition mattress! – Jessica

Lost Sunglasses BUT Now Found!
On our recent trip to Vancouver I had lost my sunglasses while shopping. I realized it and decided that I wanted them back – not just let it go (even though I have more sunglasses at home). I just asked God to help me find them – and He did! We had retraced our steps, found nothing… called a couple of stores we had been in – AND… the sunglasses were left in one of them! God cares about the littlest details of our lives! He is Good! - Colleen

It Was Relaxing!
Usually with taking a bunch of teenagers to a conference it gets wild/crazy! I went to History Makers as a leader, and it was actually relaxing! - Clema

Fun Family Vacation!
I am so thankful we were able to go on a family vacation. It was great! - Kirsten

Delayed for a Time – Now Received!
I received a text from my Mom who lives in Japan that she had mailed a letter to me over a month ago. Usually mail from Japan arrives in a week or so, but I had not received it. My mom said that there were some important items enclosed in the envelope. I took authority over it and prayed that it would get to me soon. Every time I was tempted to think the letter had been lost or stolen, I said, “Jesus, you know where it is and you can get it to me.” After several days it arrived. When I texted my Mom to let her know, she was just about to go to the post office to enquire about it. It arrived just in time! - Chika

Every Day a Blessing Day!
I got another "Spiff" at work for selling 48 units of the same product and now I am getting a big bonus! Every day a blessing day!! - Jason

Money Found!
Tom found a $25 gift card and the store said, he can keep it. They would just issue the owner another one if they come back looking for it. - Tom

What a Deal!
I went shopping for flowers to plant and I added up the total in my head that it would be roughly $40. When I paid for them the total came to $6.70, I thought I misheard her and she confirmed it was $6.70 and that it was just for me. Praise the Lord for favor! - Nicole

God Gets the Glory for Turning the Impossible Situation into a Miracle Testimony! *(Day before ladies Refresh Conference was to begin)
I was finishing up packing on Wednesday night, had everything ready to go, and my husband reminds me to grab my passport! A rush came over me because in that moment, I realized and remembered that it was expired!

I quickly text Pastor Diana because I was scheduled to leave for Canada in less than 8 hours.

I had a decision to make at that moment... I could get in faith for a God solution, or I could give up and say..."I guess I'm not going...". It was super tempting to want to quit, because leading up to this, there were already a whole host of things that came up conflicting with the schedule for me to go, the unexpected costs of the passport, plus most every resource we had looked at said..."minimum 24 hour turn around." In talking with Pastor Diana, she encouraged us to call a 24 hr hotline, so we did but the office we needed to ask the questions wasn't available from midnight to 8am. At that time, she was also able to cancel the scheduled flight for Thursday without a fee as long as it was rebooked within 24hrs.

Being in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, there was a government agency that could do passport renewal in person but would require an appointment. So at 8am, we called the department and scheduled a meeting at 11am. During this time, I had to have a new flight booked, an invite letter, a new passport picture, a scheduled trip itinerary and cash upfront for processing. It just so "happened" that that day was our only severe weather advisory to date for this year and the airport had been delaying flights all morning- ha! I had to make about a 30 mile commute downtown and was able to make it to my apt with no trouble. (Before the appointment, I was able to drop off all kids and husband and get a passport picture taken at a local drug store where the camera hadn’t been working – but I said to the man, ‘it has to work!’ IT DID! And I was on my way in 5 minutes).

When I arrived at the passport office, I had EVERYTHING in place and the people helping me were more than kind! I got up to the counter and I noticed that the lady "expedited" my paperwork and scheduled me to pick up my passport within 4 hours. At 2.20pm, less than 4 hours after my apt, I had my passport in hand with paying a little over the normal cost of renewal.

I was able to jump on the flight and make it to Kelowna for the conference that following morning. I was a bit disappointed that I was missing the prayer meeting on Friday morning, but the Lord enabled some of us to get to pray together before I left on Sunday evening.

This whole event really was strategic for me in yielding to the fight to do what God asked me to do and trusting Him to make it happen! Since day one of this opportunity, I had such a "yes!" to go. I could've easily yielded to "I guess you're not supposed to go..." or stick with peace and do what God asked me to do. It seemed impossible, but with God, all things are possible according to His will. It was necessary for me to go and it was an honor to say YES! And see Him get honored thru having FAITH in what He said to do!

I've learned that peace and favor surrounds obedience and God will make a way when I take time to hear His will. What could have been easy to just "cancel", became a pivotal story that will forever mark me! Nothing makes me happier that doing what He's asked me to do and being with the people He's laid on my heart!

Thank you for the opportunity!!!  💛, Kae

Costs Covered!
We had a wonderful time touring Europe. We were blessed so many times with people covering our costs! – Tania

Ashton was prayed for at Life Groups on Friday night for a severe pain he has had in the center area of his chest. The doctor even diagnosed it is some rare form of disease that affects the sternum usually occurring in older patients. Well, he has had no pain since Friday! He is running, jumping, playing, bouncing on the trampoline whereas before Friday, he wouldn’t and would even wake up in the middle of the night in pain! No more! – Rene’

No Fear!
Anthony went to the intro play day for his new school in September. He was SO excited about going that he didn’t even mind leaving me. The guy who has been so attached to me these last few months, actually is anticipating and counting the days for school beginning in September! – Lindsay


God Knows Even Ahead of Time What is Needed!
A week ago we moved the two small freezers we have in our garage to a different wall. For ‘some’ reason I checked the freezers a couple of times throughout the week to ensure they were keeping the frozen temperature. (Not sure why, as I usually don’t ‘check freezers on a regular basis!)

Yesterday I was placing some meat into the freezer and decided to check the 2nd freezer. It wasn’t on! I managed to ‘save’ all the items as they weren’t thoroughly unthawed!  Thank God for getting me to check ahead of time! Not one thing was lost! – Diana

I’m Not Having That!
I twisted my ankle on Sunday and could feel some pain. I refused to allow the pain to dominate and kept speaking to my ankle to come in order! It is perfectly fine today with no pain, and no swelling!! – Caroline