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Testimonies:

Michelle Sprinkle  April 18, 2012

In 2009, I was working for a company that was constantly adding to my job title but refused to compensate for the extra job duties.   I decided to go back to school and get my Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. 
The people that built my house had told me to not think about house payments and get my education.  They would take my monthly payments and put at the end of my mortgage.  I trusted what they told me and finished school August of 2010. 
I then met with the people who built my house and the story had changed.  They wanted the mortgage caught up to date which was thousands of dollars.  In December of 2010, I called them and told them that I now had 2 jobs, and could start paying to get caught up.  They called me and told me they were foreclosing.
When I told my sister and brother- in-law about it, they let me move in with them.  They live in Ohio.  So, December 24, 2010 I loaded up and moved to Ohio with my son. 
My son now is doing good in school, has the guidance of a man in the home which has taken much stress off of me.
Since we moved up here,  I kept confessing the right job at the right time at the right pay.  I had several interviews in 2011 and did not hear anything back.  The confession didn’t change – I continued to call the right job at the right time at the right pay. 
September 2011 came along and I got a call from a job prospect.  I went to the interview thinking it went well and didn’t hear anything for 2 weeks so I thought I would have to move on. 
In October the Human Resources called me and gave me all the information and said they wanted to offer me the job.  I was excited because my starting pay was a little over 5$ an hour more than what normal Certified Medical Assistants get paid right out of school, and I had been out over a year with no leads at that point. 
God is always faithful if we keep our mouth in the right direction and never lose faith or hope that He is out to bless us and not cause us pain.  It was a rough road for a while but we are flying again.  When God does it, it is always in excellence and now I work for the Chief Podiatrist.

Michelle Sprinkle
 

Dr Jean Testimony December 2010

Oh, give thanks to the LORD!  Call upon His name;  Make known His deeds among the peoples! Psalm 105:1   

     God is so very faithful!  On Saturday evening, 2 days after Thanks-giving, I was decorating for Christmas and I was putting candles in my windows.

     As I started to put the last candle in my bedroom window which faces the front street, I noticed what I thought was water streaming up.  My first thought was somehow the water hose in the front of the house had burst and a stream of water was flowing.  Then I saw one of my neighbors standing there and by that time someone was ringing my doorbell and banging on the door.

     When I got to the door, the neighbor’s daughter-in-law was yelling, “You have a fire”.  What I thought was water spewing out all over the place, was actually smoke billowing up

     I ran out and found that the reindeer I had in the front yard had shorted out with the electrical cord to which it was attached out of my garage.  It had started a fire with the newly put down pine needles across the front of the house.

     Now the miraculous parts: I live in a quiet neighborhood and most of the time you never see anyone outside.  We all seemingly are ‘indoor’ people for the most part.  My neighbors across the street from me were celebrating their Thanksgiving a couple of days late with all their family, and their son ‘just happened’ to come out of the house to check something in his truck right at the time the fire started.  He heard something cracking and popping and smelled something like electricity smells and looked over at my house around my car which I had in my driveway at the time, and saw the fire.

     Immediately, he ran inside their house and grabbed the fire extinguisher.  They ‘just happened’ to already have the extinguisher out since they had been deep frying their turkey and wanted to have it handy just in case they needed it.

     They were able to put the fire out immediately.  The neighbors had called 911 so the fire truck came and the firemen sprayed water all around just in case there were any embers under any of the bushes.

     Isaiah 65:24 It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer…

     Thank God for that verse!  Before I even knew to call, God answered!!  One more time, He took care of me! 

     I’m so thankful to the Lord for the miraculous way God was there before any harm could come, and I make known His deeds among the people!   

Dr. Jean  

GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH

Dr. Jean Testimony - August 2010

God is More than Enough!

Good Morning – I finally ran out of ink this morning.  That was at least 5 days of printing (and I do a lot – sorry I didn’t count all the pages, but I can verify at least 28 pages that I printed after my computer AND my printer were both giving me messages that there was no more ink.

 As I told you pastors yesterday that God finally got through to me once again with this ‘show and tell’ or “sign and wonder” that HE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!!  I had quite a bit of ink ready to go, but the printer kept on working and working – even in the midst of plenty!

 I thank God for that because so many times I’ve gone to God as a ‘beggar’ – “Oh, Please God.  Supply my “NEED” and He is trying to get across, “I AM EL-SHADDAI – I will go beyond your need (according to My riches in glory by Christ Jesus- Phil 4:19) – and I WILL BE MORE THAN ENOUGH!

 Isn’t God good? 

May this be an encouragement to each and every one of you – as it has been to me – that wherever and whatever is going on your lives – GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!!!

Blessings with love,

Pastor Jean

RESPONSE:

Jean,

Thank you for including me on this email.  It was the exact scripture I needed today.  Sometimes I have to go back to a song I wrote to remember God gave me the inspiration to write it so, years later, I can listen to it myself for personal encouragement and reassurance.

I have attached a copy for all of your friends, it may help them today.

I love you, your “younger” brother,

Dick         (click below to hear the song)

He Will Not Lead You Where His Grace Will Not Keep You    Dick Morris

RESPONSE:

Hi all!!  I hope you were able to hear the song that my brother, Dick, sent.  God has used him greatly to be able to write songs, and for many years he and all his family (his wife and 5 children) travelled and sang in ministry.  That is a copy of all of them together singing one of Dick’s songs.

Dick still goes and ministers in song, and ever so often all of his family are able to join him though they all have their own families now and their various ministries. 

God has been so very faithful to all of our family.  As with my family, all of his family are serving the Lord and most are in ministry – even the grandchildren!

Dick is still open to follow the Lord and walk through all open doors!  We are a blessed family!!

Love to all!!

Pastor Jean

Lee Orr Testimony - May 2010

I  was  sitting  on  the  pew  at  moms  funeral  service  having  mixed  feelings  about  speaking. My  sister  and  her  fiancé  was  beside  me, when  I  begin  to  speak  in  tongues. They  asked  what  kind  of  language  was  that.  I  explained  briefly.  It  was  so  funny. You  should  have  seen  the  look  on  their  face.
 I  got  up and  went  up  front.  I  talked  a  little  while  which  was  very  hard  and  emotional. Only  a  few  people  knew  that  mom  had  asked  me  to  sing. I  talked  about  how  mom  would  ask  you, “Have  you  asked  GOD  to  help  you”?     
Believe  me,  I  asked.
 I  started  singing  “Amazing Grace”  with  no  music.   The  anointing  took  over.  After  a  verse  or  two  I  looked  out  and  everyone  was  crying.  After  the  song  I  prayed  and  read  a  poem  I  wrote. Everyone  said   they  were  touched.
 Mind  you,  I  had  never  sung  by  myself  in  front  of  people. It  touched  me;  I  have  never  felt  that  way  before.  It  was  awesome.
 GOD  will  meet  you  there  if  you  will  ask  and  believe.

Here is just a small sampling of what God is doing in the lives of the saints we know!  If God has done something for you and your would like to share it with us please send it to revdeb@clcmatthews.org

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  • MICHELLE

    Holidays in years past have never been a good time for me.  I would say every year this year is going to be different, this year is going to be the best, most magical Christmas ever! The thing was I would say but I really did not believe. 

    This past holiday season was quite different.  I said and believed that this is going to be the best Christmas ever and meant it. It was.  God is so good to me.  He is never early, But He is never late.  Dec 18 I had a visitor from the church that sponsored my house and built it.  He said that his mens group at the church wanted to do something for someone for Christmas and he thought of me. and asked what I needed.  speed up a bit.  December 23 I was praying and it was very hard to stay in faith and believe that God somehow was going to work this all out.  and I was getting quite nervous as being in school and not working my mind started thinking and wandering. Is there going to be Christmas.  It happened quickly.  I recieved a phone call  from someone and they said that they had something for me and would be by in the afternoon.  after they came by the man from the church that sponsored my house came by and gave me a gift card. 

     I just have to praise GOD He is so awesome and so good to me.  I am becoming more confident as I take this journey of going back to school to better myself not only for me but for my children that I can TRUST God.  He is always going to be there I just have to have a made up mind that as

    ACTS 10:34, ROMANS 2:11 AND EPHESIANS 6:9  tells us that God is no respector of persons what he does for others he will do for me!  I am worthy of His love and Blessings and he does want me to have the good of the land.

     Thanks for all the continued prayers for me they are appreciated

  • LAVERNE

    WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE WERE GOING TO LIVE WHEN WE HAD TO RETIRE EARLY DUE TO ILLNESS.  BUT GOD HAS BEEN SO FAITHFUL AND HAS GIVEN US MORE THAN WE COULD IMAGINE.   DURING THIS TIME OF "RECESSION” WE ARE ACTUALLY MORE BLESSED THAN WE HAVE BEEN!!

  • LEE

    IN 2009 I WAS SICK IN BED FOR MOST OF THE YEAR AND HARDLY ABLE TO WORK...AND MY COMPANY HAD ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS YEARS IN A LONG TIME.  HE IS MY SOURCE...AND HE PROVIDED WHEN I WAS UNABLE TO WORK. 

     HE IS FAITHFUL.

     I AM FEELING GREAT...AND I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE MY TESTIMONY AT A MEN'S BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING.  I AM EXPECTING GOD TO CHANGE THE HEARTS OF MEN THAT ARE IN FEAR.

  • LARRY

    You have heard it preached or maybe you have even preached the HUNDRED FOLD BLESSINGS! Well I must confess, I had unbelief, doubt and understood that the minister wanted to relieve me of my funds! I refused to accept this concept and even thought it the preacher was benefiting from these types of transactions.

    Well the Lord knows how to get our attention doesn’t he? Well the Lord placed many things upon my heart in 2008 and without counting the COST, I stepped into these areas little by little and God gave me his blessings! The more I worshiped the LORD with my TITHES and OFFERINGS, the more I was Blessed Spiritually and with favor from the LORD. I was writing checks to folks who I did not know, but who had a need! 

    In the next few days I get a call from a businessman father and I bought a lot of equipment from over the years and he wants me to buy a real nice slightly used 5 Color $250,000.00, 14 X 20 Press!  I respectfully decline due to the Economy I now face! The next day he calls back and wants me to consider him installing the press for free and I keep it operational for at least 6 months because he had nowhere to place this press and it has to move from its present location! IF I do not want the press after six months I have to keep it operational and keep manufacturing until he can find a buyer in this depressed time! Well, it’s installed and producing many manufacturing products we make and had already speeded up the production process as a result! Also, God sent in a former Salesman from one of my competitors, now out of business since late September and he is older, hungry, and desperate for a job! Well thank you Lord for sending in someone to help fill the new press load!

    Oh I forgot this one! I usually pass out the Bonus Checks for the year Wednesday, just before THANKSGIVING! However we are off over many thousands in Sales, which result in over lost Sales and profits are almost nonexistent! Still I feel impressed to step out in faith and issue Bonuses! I lose sleep over this as well as cry out unto the Lord about my responsibility! I have dedicated people!  Anyway I go ahead after much prayer.

    I have to take a truck to another city for delivery and the bookkeeper calls me and tells me I now have to transfer $18,300.85 from the operating account to the payroll account! I call the Bank and make the transfer!  Now God! 

    I get another call from my bookkeeper later in the day before I am to return back from this other city so I can sign and pass out the Payroll Checks before the staff goes home, because they don’t know what God has Done!

    My secretary tells me the great news! The mail arrived and there is a deposit ready for THE BANK in the amount of $18,100.00.  I do not hear the rest of the amount because I just let out a great loud WELL PRAISE THE LORD!

  • DR. JEAN CHESSER

    Do you remember the little 18 month old girl we prayed for a couple of years ago who had brain cancer?  She was the granddaughter of a friend of mine in Monroe.  Anyway, they would think maybe the cancer wouldn’t grow again after surgery, but then it came back.  It has been 2 full years of chemo, radiation and everything they could do for this little girl.

     The last round of radiation, the doctors told the family they were only buying more time for the little girl.  Two weeks ago, the grandmother was praying about 2:00 am begging the Lord to please heal her little granddaughter.  After a bit she heard the Lord speak to her, why are  you begging me to do something I’ve already done.  You should be thanking me for her healing.

     Tonight that grandmother is in her Baptist church giving her report….

     Monday, the doctors insisted on doing another MRI.  The parents nor grandparents understood why they were doing that since they has assured the family it was just a matter of time.  They also told the family this last round of radiation was so strong, she would lose a lot of her IQ and not be very alert.

     After the MRI this past Monday – the doctors came out with this report – THERE IS NO CANCER ANYWHERE IN HER BODY.  THERE IS NOT ONE TUMER – AND – THE BRAIN STEM WHICH HAD BEEN BENT BECAUSE OF THE CANCER MOVING IT OUT OF ITS WAY HAD RETURNED TO ITS PERFECT NORMAL POSITION!  AND SHE IS JUST AS ALERT AS EVER – NO CHANGE IN HER IQ!

     What did I hear?  “God’s not healing today”?  Well, satan, you can take A big poke in the eye (or elsewhere!)  J

     Isn’t our God great, wonderful and awesome????

     Just wanted you to know another one of our prayers were answered!!

     Love to you all!