Against all odds a baby is on the way!

A new mother’s testimony:

Our journey started 5 years ago in 2014 when we decided we wanted to try and start a family. In 2016 I started to have extreme pain associated with my periods as well as intercourse. My OB at the time told me there was "no way" I could have endometriosis and it must be something else. About a week or so after that Jeff received a new client, Dr Biggerstaff who happened to be women's specialist. Jeff then did something he never does, talk about personal issues with someone. He started telling this doctor about the issues I'd been having, which lead to me coming in and talking with him. He had pictures on his walls and stories of all of the babies he had helped bring about by performing endometriosis procedures. I underwent surgery and it turned out I had one of the worst cases of endometriosis this doctor had seen, and he was someone who helped pioneer this type of surgery. After the surgery, it was believed that we would then have an easier time getting pregnant. However a year later still no pregnancy, and my endometriosis symptoms were returning. Again another surgery and hopes of getting pregnant.

 

In 2018, we decided to see a fertility specialist. The first doctor we met with would not even do any kind of treatments with us because of my hormone levels being way out of range. She told us that we should think about donor eggs or other options. Looking back, I know we both knew deep down that wasn't our calling just yet in life. We then decided to get a second opinion. The second doctor told us that yes my numbers are low but he was willing to give us a chance if we were. He told me that I had what they called "Diminished Ovarian Reserve".

 

In March, I was prescribed a dose of hormones that they would normally give someone 10 years older than me. The hopes were to get 10-12 eggs using the medication. After a month of injections, I only showed three eggs (the minimum he would go into the procedure with). He was able to extract two eggs, one of which degraded, and the other properly started to form. We proceeded with the implant. The following Monday, my lab results showed that the implant was successful, but I needed continue my progesterone shots and use estrogen patches to support it. Tuesday Jeff left for a business trip. We were both in high spirits thinking the best and so excited for what was to come. Wednesday I had another blood test to make sure my levels were where they needed to be. It turned out that my levels had dropped, meaning the pregnancy would not take. Not only was this horrible news for us, but we wouldn't be together for another week due to his out of town work. While Jeff was out of town he had a spiritual encounter as well as a “fight with the devil” but I will let him tell you about that.

 

The pregnancy did end up failing and my next cycle started on May the 4th. Our post-consultation with the fertility specialist couldn’t be scheduled until May 24th. We both went in expecting the doctor to explain what happened and then essentially tell us we should give it another try. We were quite surprised when he told us that we need to consider an egg donor. He told us that 90% of the women he tells this end up coming back (sometimes a week, sometimes a year later) to go forward with the egg donor. Jeff even asked if we could just try it again. What would we have to lose other than the money? The doctor told us very straightforward that, while this was his profession, he didn’t feel right ethically sending us down a financial spiral. Neither of us said much on the way home. Jeff took the day off. For some reason I just didn’t have that gut-wrenching feeling that I should have had. I didn’t feel like I’d been hit by a bus or anything. I guess in my heart I just refused to believe what he was telling us.

 

We ultimately decided that (since I had just been accepted into the dental hygiene program) we should just “shelf” the idea for a couple of years and then go from there. A couple of weeks later Jeff and I were offered an “invitation week” to the Landings Club where we got to enjoy the dining, golf courses, etc. free for a week. We played golf one Saturday and it was the first nice, stress-free day we’d had in a long time. I remember thinking that no matter how difficult this process has been, we are still blessed beyond measure to have each other and such a wonderful relationship. We live in an amazing place. We were blessed to find the home we live in and have more than we could ever need.

 

May the 4th was the start of my next cycle, and as June rolled around I found that I was several days late for my period (which was unusual for me). Jeff had to do a server migration over the weekend and after church on Sunday June 6th, I decided to go ahead and get a pregnancy test. When I got home and took the test I saw the two lines appear almost immediately. Then I saw it, something that I had never seen in the 5 years we had been trying. I had to walk out of the room and come back because I was in such shock. I kept thinking 'two lines meant pregnant right?' knowing that yes, of course they did. I decided to show Jeff when he got home and he was dumbfounded. I think given the roller coaster we had just been through it was almost hard to believe. We decided to call the fertility doctor the next morning and they sounded like they didn’t believe me or thought that maybe I was delusional. They had me come in for a blood test and called me back just a few hours later to tell me the doctor fell out of his chair when he saw the results. I was definitely pregnant. The icing on the cake was that not only was I pregnant, but my numbers were perfect and they told me I didn’t need to worry about taking any hormones and told me to schedule the first available appointment with my OBGYN. The cherry on top was that it turns out I was actually pregnant at the time we went in for the consultation and the doctor told us we would not be able to conceive without an egg donor.

 

We explained the situation to my OBGYN and he has been keeping an exceptionally good eye on our pregnancy. Initially he was concerned because of the shape of my uterus as well as a “pocket” (hematoma) they saw on the initial two ultrasounds. After our 3rd ultrasound he ordered me on bed rest and I wasn’t to do any kind of lifting or physical activity. I was told to call immediately if there was any kind of bright red or pink bleeding. Due to my misshapen uterus, he told us that I would probably need to start steroids at 20 weeks to make sure the baby was strong enough, in case I went into delivery early. Something in "in his opinion and experience" happens in this sort of scenario. I would also most likely need to have a c-section due to all of this. A few days later I had some brown bleeding/discharge but we both stayed calm. Jeff said “I bet that’s the bad pocket making its way out and our next ultrasound is going to be perfect”. We called the doctor and since my next ultrasound was the following week he told me to continue to take it easy. After the next ultrasound he said that there was no evidence of the hematoma and that I could resume normal activity! When it came to the possibility of having to take steroids and what the shape of my uterus was looking like, there was no evidence on of any abnormalities and it was of no concern at this time

 

And so here we are, 4 months pregnant. I have had five ultrasounds to date and everything is looking great! Something I'm very grateful for out of all of this is that it helped me learned how to pray and how to dig deep into my faith. When I'm telling people this story, something I always say to them is that I had two options during all of this. I could get angry, upset, depressed, fall bad for myself, etc, or I could focus on God, the word, and my praying and try my hardest to listen to what he is saying to me. 


I’m sorry for length and detail of this all but wanted to explain why we have been a bit cautious with sharing the news and everything. This has been quite the roller coast for both of us.

 

~ Jill

 

A new daddy’s testimony:

I left for Destin, FL on a Tuesday to get started on a huge project for my company. This job was going to take us to a whole new level and I could not postpone due to their deadlines. On Monday we were told Jill was pregnant and on Tuesday I left thinking I was going to be a father. It was an 8-9 hour trip and the whole time I wanted to call everyone I knew and share the big news. Wednesday morning at 10am I had a meeting with all of the executives along with about 20 different managers from all of their locations. I was sitting in my truck, preparing myself to walk into this meeting when my phone rang. When I heard Jill’s ringtone and looked down and saw her calling, I knew it was one of those phone calls you don’t want to take. She had been crying. Her tone was numb. She told me that the second lab test results showed her numbers dropping and that the IVF procedure had failed.

 

I guess the one positive thing about being out of town for an immensely challenging project was that I didn’t have a lot of time to dwell over anything. I had a team of people coming down to transition 9 different locations over to an entirely new system and it had to be done over the coming weekend. It was an immense task that required precise planning, coordination, and communication to pull off.

 

That Thursday I went to check into the hotel I’d reserved online. My team was coming in the next day and we’d be staying there for at least the next week. To my dismay, when I pulled up to the hotel, all of the lights were off and there were no cars in the parking lot. I walked up to the door and could see the whole place was being gutted. Apparently it was under construction but they’d never turned off online reservations. I left to go drive around and hopefully find a hotel that could book 3 rooms for 7 days. It was late and the gas light had gone off in my truck. I pulled up to the closest gas station to fill up. Side note: I am OCD about a few things and one of those is my wallet. I like to keep everything in a specific spot so it’s easy to find what I need. I had my personal debit card and my company debit card. Seeing as how we had just spent a lot of money on IVF, I was trying to keep all my expenses on the business card. When I went to put my card in the gas pump, neither of my debit cards were in my wallet. This made zero sense. I started tearing through the truck, looking everywhere for my cards. I never used my personal debit card so why would it have been taken out of my wallet? It’s possible I left my business debit card at the restaurant I’d been to that evening, but it was over 40 miles away. I’d also completely forgotten I had about $200 cash that I’d taken out in case of emergency (I never carry cash so it never crossed my mind). During the frenzy to find my card I noticed an “odd” individual approaching me. I figured he was probably about to ask me for money. He asked me if I “could help him out”. It had been a rough few days and so I guess everything I’d been bottling up was starting getting dumped on this guy. I immediately started explaining to him the situation about my card and the hotel down the street being completely closed and I didn’t have anywhere to stay or any gas in my truck. He then told me he didn’t have a place to stay either and that he just wanted to know if I had a wrench in my truck so he could fix his bicycle.

 

That somewhat made me check myself. I stopped what I was doing, handed him a wrench out of the truck (which was loaded down with any kind of tool we’d need), and told him I was sorry for being short. While he was gone I went through my wallet for the 3rd or 4th time and all of the truck’s compartments, under the seat, etc. Still no cards. Still not remembering I had cash.

 

He came back with his bike and I told him I was going back across the bridge towards the last place I used my card. He asked if I could drive him over the bridge because it was late. He was a line cook at the beachside restaurant and didn’t like riding his bike on the bridge at night. I don’t normally do this, but I threw his bike in the truck and we drove off. On the ride he was telling me thank you and that no one ever helps him out. I asked about his situation. He was maybe in his late 20’s and told me he’d been dealt some bad cards but admitted he had a drug problem. I explained to him about my darker past (drugs, etc.) and that even after getting through all of that, it wasn’t until I met my wife and started going to church that I found true happiness in life. He had noticed all of the equipment in my truck and was asking about my business and how I got this kind of job. I explained to him how it was a God thing and that ever since I began tithing, my business has grown tenfold. I told him not to give up and that when you give yourself over to God, He will provide, no matter what situation you’re in. After a few minutes I was pretty sure we were going to run out of gas but he said I could drop him off at the Circle K down the road.

 

I don’t normally do this, but I asked if I could pray for him and put my hands on his shoulders and prayed for God to help him find his way out of the situation he was in. He was in tears and as we got out and I went to pull his bike out of the truck I remembered I had cash in my wallet. I don’t normally do this, but I gave him everything I had, asked that he please not use it on drugs or alcohol. He gave me a huge hug and said no one had ever been so kind to him. I told him to find a church and that God is more kind than I can ever explain or show him. His name was James. In retrospect, there’s a good chance I had probably just helped him steal that bicycle.

 

I had several thousand dollars’ worth of tools and equipment in my truck and couldn’t just leave it there. I figured I’d go through my phone and see if there was any kind of hotel within 4-5 miles that I could I could reach and sort everything out in the morning. My wallet was sitting on my seat and I instantly thought “YOU IDIOT. YOU HAD CASH! YOU COULD HAVE BOUGHT SOME GAS BUT YOU JUST GAVE IT ALL TO THAT STRANGER!” I looked back up and James was already gone. I belted out a hysterical laugh, grabbed my wallet and got in my truck. I sat there furious with myself.

 

One last time, I looked through my wallet.

There right in front of me, clear as day- the very first two cards facing me were my business debit and my personal debit cards. My jaw dropped. I smiled and said out loud: “Message received, God!” I filled up with gas, found a hotel, nearby, with three rooms, for a whole week, and had a smile on my face the whole time.

 

The next day, my team came in and we went to all nine locations between Destin and Pensacola. We found a few obstacles that we were going to have to deal with and realized it was going to be a very challenging task to pull everything off over the weekend. It was a stressful day and I think we were all a bit nervous of whether or not we were going to be the heroes I said we’d be to a room full of executives and managers. That night it all came out of me. All of the stress, everything about trying to have a child, it just didn’t seem fair. I’m a good person. I work hard and I care about those around me. It wasn’t fair.

 

As you and Pastor Kempie might guess, I’m not the most outspoken guy. I’m also very patient and calm but sometimes that comes with a price. Way back when, I used to take my emotions out by hitting things or hurting myself. I haven’t done that in a very long time and so when the temptation came to break everything around me, I remembered my encounter with James and I recalled a message about speaking words aloud, and that sometimes you need to speak those words to remind the devil he has no authority.

 

Oh, I spoke words to the devil alright! For what turned out to be 20 or so minutes (that felt like two) I cursed him and “explained” that he has no place in our lives and he won’t be successful in convincing us we can’t have children. I declared by the blood of Jesus Christ he had no authority over our children and that if he wants to mess with someone he can go straight back to where he came from and peddle his misery elsewhere. I didn’t hold anything back and I’m pretty sure everyone within 5-6 rooms of me heard it all. I’m surprised they didn’t call in a domestic dispute. This was confirmed the next morning by some strange looks as I was walking out. Needless to say, I slept like a baby shortly afterwards. That weekend we pulled off our job and had an amazing experience as a team doing so. We were heroes to the client and we now have 14 new locations under contract because of it. I was actually able to leave two days earlier than expected to go home and be with Jill.

God is good!

Jeff

Prophetic Word for 2019

New Year’s Prophetic Word
Given by Pastor Datha during our New Years Eve Service

“It's time for you to weep no more, It's time for you to weep no more.  It's time for you not to be anxious.  It's time for you not to fret.  It's time for you not to worry anymore.

The Great I AM has shown up in your life. 

The Great I AM is manifesting who He is.

He is your healer.  And just as I took the waters in my hands and measured it and decreed where it would go, the depth it would go. I AM the God that spoke to the mountains and decreed what height the mountains should be, what depth the mountains should be and how wide the mountains should be.

Can I not do the same with your situation? Hallelujah!

I have eyes that do not see just in the now. I have eyes that know the back, but I have eyes that know the front.  I have eyes that know exactly how to heal your body.  I AM right now healing your body.  I AM doing surgery on your body.  I AM changing the bones in your body.  I AM doing surgery on your eye sight.  I AM doing surgery on your heart.  

I AM changing your future.  Your future was not good. There were decisions that you made that were not the right decisions. You did not know that they were not the right decisions, but it was not the right decision, but I have shown up in you life, I have shown up in your life in a special way.  And I AM changing your future. Hallelujah!!!   

I AM removing obstacles, obstacles that were formed as a result of what you said.  Obstacles that were formed as a result of what you did. But there has been repentance, there has been repentance.

And I AM the I AM. 

And I showed up and I changed the course of your life.  I changed the river going into your life. I changed the course of your life. I got you back on course. I got you back in the right place. I got you back in the right place at the right time. Don't worry about time. I AM the God of all time. Time has never restricted me, I change time. I made it the right time. I have made it the right time. I have made it so that there is no lost time. Hallelujah!!!  

I AM GOD. I AM THE GREAT I AM.

And I have shown up in your life tonight in a special way.  So rejoice, begin to shout, begin to praise me! I have shown up, I have shown up, I have shown up.

Part Two

Even though I have spoken, there are still some of you who have said "it's too late."  "It's just too late", “It's just too late, too much time has passed, it's just too late"!   "There is not enough time".

You are looking at your situation, you are looking at your life through your eyes. You are looking at it through your way of thinking.

You forget that I AM the God that I AM!

I AM EL SHADDAI, I AM EL SHADDAI.  I AM not man, I AM not man.  I AM not limited, I AM not boxed in, I AM not man, I made man!

I made the rivers,  I made the waters. I made the mountains, I made the Earth, I made the sky, I made the stars and I made the Sun.

I AM THE GOD THAT I AM!

I began to tithe off of my gross

Since Pastor Lisa had us read "The Blessed Life" by Robert Morris, God began dealing with me concerning tithing on my gross instead of my net income. Initially, I didn't think I could do it because I didn't think that I could afford it, and I recognized that it was the enemy who had been robbing me of my money and was determined to not let it continue. Even though it was a substantial amount more than what I was used to tithing, I gave in obedience. The first paycheck that I tithed on my gross income was one out of pure faith. I didn't see any miraculous increase happen immediately, but that didn't deter me from standing on the Word of God concerning Him supplying every need that I had and never letting me down. As the weeks went on, I continued to put a demand on the power of God's Word and watched how God was blessing my income and saw gradual stretch with each paycheck.

One day, I decided to get on Zillow to see how much my house was worth just for humor. The last time I checked was last year and the worth of it had only increased by maybe a couple grand. The other week I went on and saw that my house had increased by $600 alone in the last 30 days and the total estimate of my home's value had increased by $16,000!! I check again today and the value has again increased by at least another $4,000! 

GOD IS SO GOOD!!! Even when I didn't see an instantaneous increase to my bank account, God provided increase in the value of my house which is WELL above what my house is definitely worth. I own a 1,362 sq ft home on 1.01 acres of land and it is estimated at a comparable price to larger homes in the neighborhood across the street from me. Not only that, but my previous employer (Memorial) sent me a check paying me for 2 hours of overtime they cheated me out of in the initial buyout by HCA and has the EXACT dates of when that happened. Even though it wasn't much, it was time, gas and earned money that they refused to give me back in March of this year that has finally been released to me! God is faithful when we not only tithe what belongs to Him, but GIVE in offerings as well. Every blessing may not be monetary, but it's a testament to God's character that He sees everything and honors our obedience.



My family WILL serve the Lord.

I married into a huge, close-knit family and it was something I cherished being that my family was not that way growing up. 6 years ago I was given a prophecy concerning my family. I was told that they would be in this House worshipping God together. 4 years after that my parents divorced, I was devastated and became depressed. My husband and I agreed together in prayer every time we went up for offering for family restoration and salvation. Recently my mom has been attending church every Sunday, and then my aunt, cousin, and grandmother.. there’s nothing like God’s goodness and faithfulness to His word and what HE says. He’s not finished yet! My family WILL serve the Lord.

 

He restores sight to the blind

October of 2015 I lost my sight. An ophthalmologist in Waycross, Ga diagnosed me with a detached retina, macular degenerative, cataracts, and in-vitro eye bleeding from diabetes. In addition, I discovered in October 2017 that the pills I was given to replace the insulin injections damaged my kidneys. My doctor told me that I was in jeopardy of going on dialysis.  
Pastor Brian's testimony about his kidneys helped me, I didn’t accept the diagnosis that I was given about my kidneys. Instead, I prayed, fasted, and drank water and received a different diagnosis in December of 2017. The doctor told me although the scale that they use to rate the deterioration of the kidneys only goes up in my case the scale went back and stabilized.
There was still the matter of my eyes. The first eye doctor’s appointment was delayed due to the snow. It was at the rescheduled appointment that the doctor informed me that my retinas were not detached. Instead, there was blood in my eyes and there was hope. Long story short, the doctors volunteered all services, operated on my left eye. What they said would be 14 days to heal has taken less than a week. Plus, they are talking positively about working on the right eye in 6 weeks. This entire ordeal has taught me humility, patience, and that when you have adversity trust in the joy of the Lord. God is Good To Me!

Shoulder Completely Healed

On Wednesday afternoon of last week I began having a pain in my left shoulder that intensified as the day went on. By the time I got home around 4pm I could not raise my arm without using the right hand to do so. By bedtime I had used heat, ice, a TENS unit and pain meds. Nothing worked! Thursday was more of the same pain, only now it was throbbing. Friday morning I went to see my primary care doctor who sent me to an Orthopedics. There, they did an x-ray which revealed a large bone spur on my shoulder. He stated that he believed that due to the size of the bone spur my Rotator Cuff was probably damaged. An MRI was requested for the following week to determine the extent of any damage; So more waiting and pain increasing. I was sleeping for 20 min to an hour at a time. Sunday morning, after 2 more days of meds I was able to move a little, still pain. At the end of the 11 o'clock service there was a call for those with shoulder pain. I came and could not lift my left hand for prayer. After receiving prayer and before the service was finished I could lift my arm all the way. 100% range of motion with NO PAIN!!! By the way, They did the MRI Monday and I went to Orthopedics Wednesday to see the doctor for the results. No problems noted on the MRI.... PRAISE GOD!!

Prophetic Word given by Pastor Datha

The World is getting all concerned…I can understand the World is getting all concerned with what they are seeing and what they are hearing. They are getting very concerned of what they hear the enemy is doing here and the enemy is doing there. They are saying, “what can our future be? What can our future be?”. They can see nothing but negative ahead for them. But it should not be that way with my children. It should not be that way with my children. Don’t forget the God that you serve! Don’t forget my power and my majesty. Don’t forget who I am. There is yet, there are yet, there are yet to be discovered things that I can do in the individual’s life. Take off the limit. Take off the limit. Take off the limit.

Take off the limit. Take off the limit. Take off the limit.

I shall demonstrate who I am. I shall demonstrate that I am the great I am. I shall do miracles that will baffle the entire world. I shall demonstrate who I am so that in every continent in every place in the whole world will see my power, will see my glory, will be in bewilderment, “what happened, who did this, how can this have been?” My children I will do it in your individual life. Take off the limits. Take off the limits!  Don’t look at one another and think, “their testimony, oh that’s great, that’s wonderful,” and put a limit on it. Don't do that. I will do what you have not read about. I will do what you have not seen yet. I will do things that will bewilder you. I will do things that just will make you begin to shake underneath my power. I will demonstrate that there is no power like my power. The devil does not have power like I do. I will never let him outshine me. I will never let him out do me. My power is greater than his power. My love is greater. There is no love from him. But my love I shall demonstrate it individually. Individually. I shall invade your families. I shall invade your world. I shall invade your life. And I shall invade every continent on the face of this Earth. I don’t care if they dedicated their land to the devil. The devil never has the last word. In every place is my children. In every continent of the world there is a remnant that is crying out. I will answer their prayer. I will demonstrate even in their land who I am. Who I am. My power. My majesty. My love. My compassion. My strength and my working of miracles. Saith the Lord!

God can change the requirements of men!

“A couple of weeks ago when Pastor Lisa was preaching she mentioned reminding God of His promises. My son’s school was requiring him to attend Summer school because he had a 79 in one class. One point below the requirement. They were also threatening to make him repeat the school year because of his standardized testing. I started praying, “God remember what you said about your children that they will flourish , that we may be in this world but not of this world, that the requirements people of this world may have are not the same requirements that your children have. Because I belong to you and my children belong to you, you have the ability to change the rules and that my son will not have to go to summer school!” My husband went to the school and asked if there was anything that could be done. The school said that it was impossible because it was their policy and that he would have to approach the board of education. Summer school was suppose to start later this week. My husband got a call this morning from The school stating that as of yesterday the Georgia Board of Education CHANGED their promotion requirements and that my son has been promoted to the next grade and does not have to go to summer school! 🙌🏻 God is good to me!” 

God is not a respecter of persons. If He can do it for one, He can do it for you! Whatever you are believing God for today, continue to believe. His Word is the last and final word in your situation. 

Creative Miracles - Burn Victim

Ryan's aunt gives a testimony of her nephews recovery below. What she did not include is that he was the chef on duty at Outback Steakhouse in Savannah,GA the night a vehicle crashed through the wall of the kitchen causing grease to fly and a portion of the roof to cave in.

Several people were injured severely. Prior to being airlifted to Augusta's burn center due to the severity of his injuries, Ryan managed to remove one of his co-workers from the rubble and bring them to safety. He was placed on a ventilator at the hospital and is still in the process of recovering. 

"On February 16th my nephew Ryan was involved in the Outback incident in which he was burned severely. My sister Darlene and I went to see him at the burn center in Augusta on Feb. 23, his burn was so severe that we could not recognize his ear on the right side. We knew that an ear was supposed to be there but it was so imbedded within his head. All everyone was praying for was that God will do a creative miracle. When we went to see him on our second visit of the same day Darlene walked into his room and stopped, then she told me to look as well and all I could say was ooh we got an ear!!! His ear was restored. All Glory to God. Over the period of time God is still doing creative miracles in Ryan. Just recently in five day he want from blisters on his scalp to a beautiful head full of hair. God is good all the time."

Infertility

"We have struggled with infertility for almost four years. That's why when we finally did get pregnant, it was crippling and devastating to turn around 3 short weeks later and have a miscarriage.

Fast forward 12 months to this past June. We were finally meeting with a highly recommended infertility specialist in Savannah. We were thrilled to get started, not really thinking that we would need anything drastic to begin the process. However, that joy quickly diminished as the doctor went over our lab results. We both had major factors contributing to our infertility. We were told that we only had a 2-5% chance that the treatments would work. However, our only other option was IVF, which got us up to a 65% chance. However, it's extremely expensive and we thought we wouldn't be able to afford it. We asked about waiting to save money for IVF, but once again it was highly discouraged since many of my levels that they measured were already a bad sign. We found out that there were loan options for IVF, so we quickly started filling them out and got approved! We'd be broke but at least we would have a chance at a baby.

Now, fast forward to Sunday and Pastor Datha was on a roll with her sermon and it was tugging at my heart. When she told us to open our mouth and speak what we needed from the Lord, I was scared to death to say what I really wanted...I wanted to get pregnant but not through IVF. I opened my mouth and for some weird reason I said, "Lord, I want to be pregnant before August 27th." I have no idea where that date came from but I knew if God were to do it, it would mean we would be getting pregnant without IVF (since I wasn't supposed to start the IVF process until this past week). I didn't tell a soul what I had prayed, I didn't want to be hurt if it didn't happen.

I had my first appointment for blood work and an ultrasound before starting IVF. They took my blood and everything looked good. The nurse said she would call once they got my blood work and then they'd call in my prescription. I went on home and started my usual homework routine. Then, at 2pm I got a call, but it was from the head nurse. I was confused and answered, "hello." She responded, "Hello this is Christa over at the infertility clinic. I just wanted to let you know we won't need to be starting you on any medication...
because you're already pregnant."


I collapsed on the floor...


God answered, Yahweh, the Almighty answered...I'm pregnant...without IVF and before August 27th!!!!!!! We were given a 2-5% chance but we were pregnant and He had given me her name!!! But God even went a step further...after freaking out in excitement with my husband once he got home, we really began looking back over the situation and how God's hand was in it. All of the sudden my husband got a questioning look on his face. He asked, "How far along are you?" Me: "The nurse guessed 4 weeks." He immediately looked at the date and said,

"Do you realize this means that the same week we had been told that we had practically no chance of having a baby on our own...we got pregnant." 

I'm so glad Pastor Datha had us speak out loud in because God certainly did move on our behalf in that moment. Thank You Jesus!"

*This couple is due to have their baby March 23rd. The dad is currently deployed. Believe with us that he will be able to come home just in time for the birth of his baby! 

I am healed!

"Last week, I had a bladder infection that was causing me some pain.  Saturday night, before Sundays service I could not sleep at all because of the amount of pain I was in. I had already taken all of the antibiotics that were supposed to have cured the infection so I was battling fear that it had spread to my kidneys. In the middle of the night I was thinking I cannot wait for this night to be over with so I can be in church.

During the 11am service the spirit of God was healing people throughout the entire place. I did not feel led to go down and get hands laid on me but our pastors encouraged us to receive what we needed from God even if our situation wasn't specifically called out! I said out loud, "whatever is going on with my body I receive my healing." 

After service the pain actually grew stronger but I continued to believe and confess that "I was healed." This morning (Monday morning) The pain in my sides is gone. My energy has returned. I AM HEALED! "

Supernatural provision and increase

"The Podcasts are very good.  Many years ago, when I first got saved, I was missing a lot. "The name it and claim it" gospel got me off track. I did not have the right understanding of the Word of God.  Now, thank the Lord, I have a better understanding of what that means.  I do not talk defeat and lack anymore.  It was really a powerful thing for God to open my eyes to the truth of His word. That I am blessed! I am blessed coming and going. In the city and country.  How much of a difference it has made in my life knowing the words I speak are the words I believe because I see them in His Word.

God spoke through Pastor Lisa and said that He would change my company's policy in order to make an increase in my pay.  I basically could not believe that because it had always been that way. But God! In the same way, I fell into a different category so my pay is in the section that I make the most at this time and will continue to get a yearly raise. How awesome is this!!  God has been so good to me.

  • My car is a 2004 and is not wearing out.
  • My grandchildren are expanding in their abilities and are reaching out for more of God.
  • I live in a house where before I lived in a trailer.  I always wanted to live in a house.
  • I am able to take care of my grands We all eat, have clothes and shoes.  We all are blessed. 
  • My son is in jail and has made a commitment to serve Jesus, he said he was finally tired of running from him. Praise The Lord!
  • I have access to listen to the word through the seed church app making it so very easy to listen to past weeks and also have found Kenneth Hagin on youtube.  

So, yes, I am blessed. Thank you Pastor Lisa for standing where God called you, give us the truth, keep up the great work of God.

love you bunches!"

Healing of the Kidneys

"I first want to thank God for being in a Church with leaders that can hear the voice of God. A few weeks ago, Pastor Datha was led to pray for my kidneys, ( I had a kidney transplant seven years ago); but I was not aware of any issues. About a week later, both Pastor Datha and Pastor Lisa were ministering to people who had health issues that involved monitoring numbers. There were so many people blessed by that prophetic word ! To make a long story short, I received two more prophetic words about my health, and again, I was not aware of an issue. Pastor Datha also told me that she was believing God for a Creative Miracle for me. Fast forward another week and it was time for a scheduled Doctor's appointment, that was preceded by the usual labs. My doctor began to ask me lots of questions, and I have known him for a while, so I figured something was going on. He finally told me that the lab numbers were off, and my kidney function was abnormal. Because of the awesomeness of my God, I am confident that all is well !! Due to the transplant I have to take immunosuppressive drugs three times a day, and these drugs (like all drugs) can cause many other issues. Last week, I felt led to start quoting healing scriptures out loud three times a day. We had an amazing service on this past Sunday, and experienced a powerful move of God. On Monday, I noticed the first sign of a physical change in my body. Praise God !! You see, I am believing God for a Creative Miracle. Mark 10:27 With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."

 

Healing in the lungs

"On first Wednesday when Pastor Lisa called for people that needed healing in their bodies I did not walk up I almost ran I knew in my Heart this was God calling me  to be healed. Pastor Lisa had already prayed for me concerning my Pulmonary Embolism a couple of moths earlier and I knew that moment I would never have another one.

I was still having problems breathing when I walked to far, even grocery shopping was a chore.  Well as soon as Pastor Lisa placed her Hands on me it was like a wave of oxygen flooded my lungs. To be honest I waited to say anything to anyone due to wanting to make sure i was not imagining this but 2 week later I can still take a deep breath and it does not hurt and my lungs are full." 

Pain is Gone

"Friday morning I was laying in bed about to get up and go pray. All of a sudden I started having severe abdominal pain. I haven’t felt pain like that since child labor. I started thinking what in the world is going on. And then the words that I should say came up out of me Out of my Spirit. I plead the blood of Jesus, I plead the blood of Jesus!!! Now I was thinking to say a healing scripture. I never plead the blood for healing before but that came out of my Spirit instead. As I said it the pain went away. Every time I said it the pain subsided more and more. I got up pain free, Praise God!!! God is amazing!!!"

Peace and Direction

"Many times we have heard Pastor Lisa preach that we need to be in the house. That was never more evident for me until this past Sunday. I have been under a constant barrage of attacks for 9 months. I was walking with an incorrect immature attitude. I sat there feeling extremely pressured and as Pastor Lisa began to preach the Lord revealed to me the direction in which I needed to walk and an amazing peace flooded my soul. My strength began to be restored and my soul quieted.

Only with my family in corporate praise, worship and prayer did that take place."

Divine Favor At Work

"I recently received a promotion that came with a raise I was pleased to learn was significantly higher than I expected.  I soon learned that my new duties were also much higher than I expected.  After awhile, I determined the increased workload and stress were not worth the amount of the raise. I prayed everyday that God would give me the knowledge, skills and abilities to handle the increased responsibilities.  I became discouraged many times. But through prayer, faith messages, the Word and the people God sent across my path continuously, He reminded me that He has my back.  After several months, senior leadership concluded it was too much for one person and handed my duties off to a team of others.  A team of four or five people now share the workload I carried by myself. My workload is now much lighter and though there was an attempt to demote me to my previous position, God intervened. My new responsibilities are much easier to manage, the raise is intact and I am no longer constantly stressed and losing sleep. In short, I got my joy back. God is good to me!"