November 20, 2017

Testimonies

Keep scrolling to see our church member’s encouraging testimonies: 

Testimonies

Seun’s Testimony

In January 2018, I was doing a part time job that I didn’t like because of the low pay (£7.50/hour) and because I could not put that job on my CV for the kind of job I was hoping to get after I had completed my PhD programme.

The next month (February), Pastor Wen delivered a sermon on faith and she shared testimonies of how God provided for her family because they had faith. I went home that night and asked God to provide another job for me. I specifically asked for a double pay (£15/hour) and an academic job that I could put on my CV. The next day, I was contacted by a lecturer and offered an academic job which paid exactly £15/hour. Since then, God has provided other contracts for jobs that relate to being a lecturer. There was one I was called in for and offered £15/hour at first, which I was very pleased with. Then I found out that they had reviewed the pay to £47/hour!

Towards the completion of my PhD, I prayed that I would have a lecturing job in this country. My fiancé prayed with me and informed Pastor Andrew who prayed for me. Three days later, I got invited to an interview for a lecturing position. It seemed impossible because of my limited experience in the field. But God did it! I received a call the very next day and I was told that I was the best candidate for the job! They agreed to help switch my Visa from student Visa to work Visa and reimburse my Visa expenses. The salary is also testimony. I was offered £38,000-for a start! God is too good!!

I also want to thank God for His protection and provision. Last September, I lived in a house share and the new tenants that moved in made the house unbearable to live in because they were always drinking and smoking. I informed the landlord that I couldn’t live there anymore but she decided to take the legal stand because I had already signed the contract for a year before the new tenants arrived. I moved out in faith that I would find a replacement who would continue with my contract and pay the rent for my room. This was on a Tuesday. The rent for the next month was due the next Monday. We prayed with Pastor Andrew and on Friday, someone contacted me to have my room. He signed another contract with the landlord on Saturday and I was released from my contract the same day!

Praise God! He is good! When He gives you His word, you can surely count on it.

 

Tillia and Moses’ Testimony

“The testimony I am about to narrate to you is one that lovingly lives out God’s promises to us, in Psalms 37:23, the Bible says, “the Lord directs the steps of the Godly and delights in every single detail of their lives.

There was a detail in our lives that had terribly failed us for a long time, we wanted to acquire a family car, but for over 3 years, the action just eluded us, we had the money but we failed to buy on 3 different occasions. When I joined my husband 3 years ago, we agreed that we acquire a family car as soon as my work savings from my former job would be wired to my account, we got the money, a significant amount that would get us a suitable car, but we kept procrastinating and not deciding on which car until when all the money was finished. On two occasions we got loans, hoping that some of the money would help us buy our first family car but again we terribly failed on both occasions.

This year 2017, we went running to God, I asked him for our car, I asked him to help us acquire a family car, I told him that we had totally failed, I was so desperate for his timely response, deep inside, I did not want to see us without a car on 1/1/18.

I and my husband remained believing for our car and because there are too many makes and models, I asked God to choose for us.

One afternoon as I was napping, I had a dream. I saw a black car in a specific car dealership, the poster on top of the car was unique to the dealership, and it was so clear to me, I also saw the cars sale figure, four clear digits: 1695.

I woke up so happy, I told my husband and we took note of the figure. That evening, I rushed to the dealership but the car was not there. I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to check the next day. I and my daughter went to the dealership the next day and behold it was there, just as I saw it in the dream, with the exact four digits. My heart filled with Joy, we went around it, clamping it in prayer, I literally told the car not to move until when I come back to buy it. I knew it was God’s choice for us.

We had no savings towards a car, so i told God that since he showed it to us, He should provide.

He indeed did, 3 weeks later, I received my salary, and it was over 30% than what I usually get, I had a salary bonus and my hours pay for the month was huge. My husband was also expecting over 40% more than his usual salary.

On 2/11/17, the Holy Spirit put an urgency on my heart to go check on the car. It had been packed aside and all display signs were removed. I got so concerned, I prayed about it and asked God to hold it for us.

On 3/11/17, I called the dealership, and I was told what I dreaded, that the car had been deposited on and they were holding it for the person who deposited 20%. I told the gentleman that the car is mine, that I had seen it in a dream and that he should not sell it to anyone else. He said he wouldn’t do that, he gave me a chance to call him on 5/11/17 to find out if it’s not yet cleared and available.

I briefed my husband, he had 2 weeks to wait before his salary payment, he advised we pull some more money from a savings group we belong to that includes 2 other families so that we could buy the car and we did that.

By 3pm on 3/11/17, We had all the money for the car including insurance and tax. I called up the gentleman at the dealership, I told him that I have all the money and I can go to him and pay for the car. He asked me to allow him call the real owner of the business to find out whether it’s okay for him to resale the car. I remained in prayer and rebuked the devil. 10 min later, he called back with good news. I and my husband went and paid for the car and drove back home in it that Friday night.

Glory to our Lord Jesus.”

 

Nigel’s Testimony 

“Our very reliable car recently became unreliable and started costing me money. Being a rather bland car with 200000 miles on the clock, we decided to look for another car.

We waded through much media and found some fabulous looking cars. We travelled many miles over weekends and evenings.

Unfortunately, most of the cars were disappointing in the flesh. Or worst still, beautiful vehicles but with very poor fuel consumption ie 20 mpg!!!
On every venture I prayed “If this is the car Lord please make it obvious to me. Don’t let my heart get carried away. Thank you Jesus”.

Finally my son found a car in Romsey not far from my old house. The vendor was asking £1295. I had £1200. I prayed before we left.

The car did indeed give me the smile factor.
We wanted this car.

Other similar cars were costing between £1600-£1800. We asked for a day to have a think.  I was sure I could get it for £1100. But only wanted to pay £1000. It was worth his asking price, all day long.
But the price £800 came into my mind and would not leave. It seemed a very low number. I was sure he would be insulted.

As my son was in communication with the owner I asked him to send a message. To list work required on the car and offer £800 because this number was ringing in my ears.

My son offered, instead, £700!!! The vendor came back with £850. I smiled and accepted, but could still hear £800 ringing in my ears.
We bought the car.

As we drove away I was amazed to now spot the fuel tank was over three quarters full of diesel easily equaling minimum £50. So the car did in fact cost less than £800.

God is good and it makes me very emotional as to just how much he cares and loves us.”