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Sheena

“This path was not that of my conscious choosing. But after persistent subconscious confrontation, I have finally embraced what is, 'souly' for me...and I am thankful, when called upon, to be able to share and give to those who seek their own way of the path.” ― T.F. Hodge

February 27,2014: Ok so I'm sitting in the office waiting for the doctor to come in, tick tock, tick tock, finally she enters and says hi Ms. Ward how are you doing, I say better when you tell me... well it is...BREAST CANCER...so in my head I'm saying wow it found me again...ok I've beat it before and I'll beat it again...No time for tears I must prepare for the battle that the next few weeks, months and maybe year will bring. So I'm a soldier in my army and my orders are to fight, fight, and never give up.

I know this battle is not going to be like the last one, but the I have what it takes and I've accepted my orders with a firm smile on my face... so after having super long talk with GOD I'm ok and will leave it all in his hands. So to those of you on my team we got work to do, and I need to see you all at the end of this mission! Thanking you all in advance for your prayers, words of encouragement etcetera! I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter Dancing through the fire’ Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar Louder, louder than a lion’ Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar!” (Katie Perry)

Now that the dust has settled I am able to see the silver lining in my cloud! I know that I have to keep my eyes on the prize and press on because the end of the storm is just around the corner. The diagnosis is just another speed bump in my life's journey, and Lord knows I've had my share. So now I'll continue to face each day with a POSITIVE attitude and know that this too shall pass, just like each day before and the ones yet to come. I am grateful to have so many people in my life praying and encouraging me daily.

We all will get through this. Tigers don't wear stripes for show-I/we have all been through something. So ROAR, I SAY, ROAR!!! I often wondered many days and nights if I was going to make it through, and being the kind of person I am I had to at times give myself a pep talk and say to myself, suck it up and put your big girl panties on and deal with it, and so I did! So I treat myself the way I would've treated others in this same situation.

I will not sit here and say that it was all peaches and cream, or even indulge in a pity party but the good days truly outweighed the bad ones, although I must admit, that when I was going through it I didn't always see it that way! I am so blessed to know that GOD provided me with his GRACE and MERCY, and his HANDS of HEALING. I am grateful for the people who he put in place for me to help and encourage me throughout this journey in my life, you all were ANGELS on a mission from GOD! For the strangers that were. ANGELS in disguise I give you a million thank you's, because if it weren't for you... humph... WOW!!! Amen somebody!!!

So as I begin the healing process of the physical scars left behind (that's how we TIGERS earn our stripes), I will take each day by the horns and continue to ride the waves of life and fight as a good soldier does, because I've won another battle in the war against CANCER!!! So ROAR my TIGERS ROAR!!!

Drew

“February 9th 2017 we had to bring our one year old baby boy Jaylen to the emergency room at Arnold Palmer hospital after he had been sluggish for two days. If anyone knows Jaylen, he is the most active child this world has ever seen, so being sluggish for an hour was cause to be alarmed. They admitted him due to his blood pressure being too high for his age. After further test they found that Jaylen had a scar on his kidney which was causing his blood pressure to shoot up. Of course any parent hearing that anything is wrong with their child causes sever stress.

As a family, 3 year old Jayce included we did all we knew how to do, pray. They played with his medication so his blood pressure would be sustained, and after a week at APH, we were finally discharged. We prayed, we prayed, we prayed, not only to get answers, but for God to heal our baby boy. After multiple trips to the nephrologist we finally found the right amount of dosage to get his blood pressure maintained. We prayed even more, and after a year and a half, August 17th 2018, the nephrologist ran more test and called us in his office.

Not only did they tell us that Jaylen no longer needed medication, but his kidney was functioning normally and could not see the scar on his kidney. “If God before us, who can be against us”. No not one, our baby boy is healed, to God be the glory...”

Esther, Part 2

“I am the proud single parent of 5 amazing children. 3 boys ages 23, 21, and 20 and 2 girls ages 18 and 16. I have been divorced for 8 years. Here I was in 2010, divorced with 5 children, scared and lonely. I involved myself and children in every church activity there was.

Thank If the church door was open, I was there. I tried to make up for the missing pieces in my children’s lives while trying to piece together mines. In 2012, it all literally fell apart. January of that year, I lost my mother, my rock, and my foundation. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, and guilt consumed me.

I fell so hard, I thought I would never see up again. But God… I attended classes to better myself, I attended divorce care, which was needed and the beginning of my healing. But no matter what I did, the need to be in a relationship was overwhelming. I continued to parent, but I was so empty, loss, and very angry/bitter. So I went to the Source.

In 2014, I cried out to God from a motel room while dying on the inside. I had nothing left to give. I had no strength. I felt like all hope left this body and I was a shell of a human being. At this very time, I would tell you, I felt like the worst parent. I blamed myself for everything that went wrong in my life.

I had to ask God to cover me and my children because I couldn’t. I let go. He heard this sinner girl’s cry. He fixed my situation and made it even better than before 2012. But I remain single.

Well, this year, I called out to God yet again. “I don’t know if it is in Your plan for me to remain single, but whatever your plan is for that part of my life, please let me be content.” I decided to live instead of waiting for someone so I can live. I decided to honor God while single. I decided that the plans God has for me is greater and more intense/fulfilling than what I can ever imagine or desire.

So today, I celebrate my Singleness. I realize that there is Victory in my Singleness. And if/when God says yes for a suitable mate, it will be a blessing, a testimony, and as victorious as it is being single. I do not believe this is the end of my story, but I wait patiently on God as He continues to perfect me.”

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