Accurate Teaching Relieved Years of Discouragement

God is faithful to provide what His believing sons and daughters need. More than eight years before I was introduced to the ministry of The Way International, I asked God for help in my personal life, and He sparked a desire within me to hear and understand the Bible. This desire led me from my family’s traditional church to a variety of churches whose major focus in their church services was teaching the Bible. Early in my pursuit of Biblical understanding, I received the new, spiritual birth by believing God’s Word that He had raised Jesus Christ from the dead and by confessing Jesus Christ as my lord.

My hunger for truth intensified, and I attended several church services each week and listened to many hundreds upon hundreds of hours of Christian teaching programs on the radio during those first eight years. The churches I attended were described as Pentecostal, charismatic, or Full Gospel, and each inaccurately taught the “baptism of the Holy Spirit,” meaning a receiving of the third person of the trinity. Spiritual manifestations sometimes occurred in the church services, and I had a genuine desire to receive what they called the “gift of speaking in tongues.” Pastors and church members taught me, prayed with me, and coached me to receive this “gift,” but it never happened for me over those first eight years of my Christian life. It seemed that everyone had their own explanation of this baptism—what it was and how to ask God with prayers and tarrying for this additional gift. As the years went by, I only became more discouraged and confused as to why God did not give me what they called a “prayer language.”

Then one day at work in another city, I met a young woman who confidently told me she knew without any doubt that the instruction she had received on many Christian doctrinal topics was true to God’s Word. She quoted John 10:10, a verse I had been specifically focused on for quite some time, and told me The Way Ministry could teach me how to pray and how to receive God’s blessings to live the more abundant life that Jesus Christ came to make available. This young woman put me in touch with the Branch leaders in my city, and I began attending fellowship meetings.

Within two months, I learned more clear and accurate Biblical truths on foundational Christian doctrines than I had learned in the previous eight years. I learned there is only one true God, Who is Holy Spirit and the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. I also learned that speaking in tongues is one manifestation of the new birth I had received many years earlier. Toward the end of those first two months of fellowshipping with The Way Ministry, I took the book Receiving the Holy Spirit Today with me on a business trip to another state. As I read it, I understood I had the spiritual ability to speak in tongues and I should stop waiting for something extra from God. I simply began speaking in tongues alone in my hotel room. I knew I was born again of God’s gift of holy spirit, and I could manifest the evidence of my spiritual birth at any time simply by believing to do so. I could pray with my understanding, and I could pray with my spirit.

It was The Way Ministry’s accurate teaching of God’s Word that relieved my years of discouragement regarding the manifestations of holy spirit. God has faithfully provided me true answers on many points of doctrine by the teachings of The Way Ministry for twenty-three years now, and for that I will always be grateful.

Finding Confidence and Fearlessness through God’s Word

From Full of Fear to Full of Believing!

The Word of God that I have learned in The Way Ministry has changed my life. Through the many classes, my Word Over the World Ambassador experiences, and the many opportunities to serve, I have built an “I can do” attitude! I have seen great deliverance over the years because of my faithfulness to control my thinking by believing the Word one day at a time. I have learned to not let the circumstances control my life, and I have learned that God will supply all of my need. I have seen God deliver me from being full of fear to being confident in my daily walk with Him. I have seen that with God all things are possible. The Word of God works when we believe!

The greatest VICTORY over the years has been to go from being full of fear to being full of believing! I am forever grateful for the many vehicles that The Way Ministry makes available so that the rightly divided Word can be learned and applied; all of our classes are designed to provide the maximum amount of learning in a minimum amount of time. I was spiritually thirsty, but I have been filled to overflowing with the Word of God taught by The Way Ministry. I have been able to receive God’s Word, retain God’s Word, and release God’s Word with others, which has contributed to my wholeness. God is able and willing, and with the spirit of God dwelling within me, “I can do”!

I Could Choose What I Would Think About

When I was about ten years old, I started having a hard time going to sleep at night. I would lie awake going over the day and worrying about things….Would I do well on my test tomorrow? Why did my friend say that unkind thing to me? Am I good enough to go to heaven? What is hell like? Will the monster in the closet finally get me tonight? For an hour or two after going to bed, I would ponder questions like these and agonize over what-ifs. I didn’t feel like I had anyone I could go to with my troubles, so I mostly kept them to myself.

Fast-forward ten years to my first encounter with The Way Ministry. The green sign-up card for the Foundational Class had a number of claims that students had reported the class had done for them. One was “overcomes worry and fear.” My fears had intensified and become more complex during those ten years. (What will I do with my life? What if no one ever wants to marry me? What if I get cancer? What if we have a nuclear war?) So overcoming worry and fear was just what I wanted and needed, although it seemed too good to be true.

As I sat in that Foundational Class and heard the Word, I believed maybe, just maybe, it was true. I learned that God didn’t want me to be fearful, but He gave me power, love, and a sound mind. I learned that I could take my troubles to my heavenly Father and He would take care of everything. And I learned that I didn’t have to follow my emotions and feelings, but instead I could choose what I would think about. That last one especially was a completely new concept to me. I found a confidence and fearlessness that I had never experienced before, and it was exhilarating!

Years later I went through a difficult transition in my life. Again I was experiencing sleepless nights and troublesome thoughts revolving in my mind. I knew the thoughts were contrary to the Word, but how to turn them off? My solution was to choose a verse and keep repeating it until I went to sleep. If I woke in the middle of the night and my mind started down a negative path, I would start reciting Isaiah 26:3: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” I would say it over and over until God’s Word derailed the negative thoughts, because I can only hold one thought at a time. I did that for many months, and it worked every night I needed to use it.

The Way Ministry has taught me so many things these forty-plus years, and everything I’ve applied with faithfulness and believing has worked. The Word just works. I thank God that He called me to this ministry so I could learn His Word.

I Have Really Gotten to Bless My Boss’s Life

This past year I have had the pleasure of working at a very prosperous family-owned company. I started out there as a receptionist; then as I continued to ask for more work, my boss kept moving me up within the company until I got the position of an assistant project manager. What a blessing that was, as I got a lot of experience within a short amount of time. I enjoyed believing God to really meet the company’s needs, and doors just kept flying open to do more business.

For a few months during the year, my boss had gotten burdened down with pressures that carried over in how she treated me. She started to expect a lot from me and would often lash out at me. During this time, I had to really bolster my believing to continue to work there because I felt that God put me there for a reason. Every time I thought about finding a new job, I was just not peaceful about it.

So, I kept sharing my heart with God, and other believers kept encouraging me and helped me keep my thoughts on God rather than my circumstances. I inched toward changing my thoughts about the situation by starting to pray for my boss more. Then, finally, when I decided to really go to God and His Word to find verses that addressed the fears that I had about the situation, the pressure my boss kept putting on me started to slow down.

I kept going to God whenever I was afraid of the situation, knowing that His Word is TRUTH. When I did this, the Devil most certainly had to flee from me (James 4:7).

Toward the end of my time working for this company, I have really gotten to bless my boss’s life by the unconditional love of God that I manifest toward her. I live the Word toward her and think the Word of her, just like God does of me.

I have forgotten the past and have kept moving forward, continuing to believe to meet the needs in the company. I want to bless all the people I can while I am still here. God always makes a way for us to have the victory when we trust Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength.

The lifestyle of a believer from God’s point of view is what I want to manifest. Being a part of The Way Ministry and living God’s Word together is a priceless treasure.

There Is Always a Solution

It was a very busy time in my life—wife out of town, five teenagers at home, undershepherding an individual through the Foundational Class, and active-duty military. Also at this time, I was taking the Renewed Mind class, and it was a little over an hour drive from my house. I was driving home after one of the sessions at about eleven o’clock at night, out in the middle of nowhere with no one and nothing around, when my car went dead—no power, no lights, no anything. I was not happy. A lot of thoughts started going instantly through my mind. How do I get home? How do I get in touch with the kids? I have to be at work early in the morning! And I am sure there were more.

My old-man nature “took over,” and I started telling God what I thought and how unhappy I was. I was not being very polite about it either. After bending God’s ear for about a minute, I remembered I was taking a class to deal with situations that come up in life. I took a deep breath and started to speak in tongues. I also started running scripture that I knew through my brain—things like, “I am more than a conqueror,” “I can do all things,” “God shall supply all my need.”

Throughout this whole event, I did not see anything anywhere moving; I was all alone. After three or four minutes of speaking in tongues and running the Word through my brain, I heard a voice say, “Just stick the wire in the hole and go home.” I remember looking up and asking, “What wire and what hole?” I heard the voice a couple more times before I got out of the car—white shirt, white pants, no tools, and no idea what I was doing.

I am not a car mechanic, so what followed must have been inspired action. I opened the hood, then I took the distributer cap off, and inside I could see a broken wire. I thought, Well how am I going to fix this? The voice again said, “Just stick the wire in the hole and go home.” Looking up again I said, “Well if I stick it in there, it won’t stay because of the vibration of the motor.” I took out a pair of fingernail clippers and took off about an eighth of an inch of insulation on the wire. Then I thought to myself, At least now it has a chance of making contact. The wire was rotten and just crumbled, so that didn’t work. The voice came again, and it sounded just a little exasperated (or maybe it was my imagination). “Just stick the wire in the hole and go home.”

Our Founding President, Dr. Wierwille, is quoted in Life Lines as saying, “Man seldom gets around to believing God until he has exhausted all his energy trying to do it himself,” and “When you begin to believe what the Word says, your attitude will shake the world.” Well I stuck the wire in the hole, closed everything up, turned the ignition key, and drove home. As I am pulling into my parking spot, the car goes dead, again.

Many other incidents come to mind that have happened over the years. If it wasn’t for this ministry, I would still be sitting along the side of the road somewhere, trying to figure out what to do. God’s Word is the high road, and there is always a solution.

God’s Promises Prevail!

What a Joy to Live with Such Power!

The greatness of God’s Word that I have learned in The Way Ministry has taught me how to do the works of Jesus Christ and greater by operating the gift of holy spirit. When our son was a toddler, we were out together on a shopping trip. At the store, I placed him so he was sitting in the seat section of the shopping cart. I turned to look at an item on the shelf behind me, and as I did so, my son quickly stood up and fell out of the shopping cart onto the concrete floor below. As soon as it happened, I grabbed my crying son in my arms and immediately started to pray for him and believe that God would heal him of any injury. My son immediately stopped crying and was once again smiling. We finished our shopping and headed home.

I told my husband about the incident, and he thought it would be a good idea to take our son to our pediatrician, who was a believer. When I arrived at the doctor’s office, she started doing her examination of him. She felt his head and neck, then she got to his collar bone. She looked at me and asked if he had ever broken his collar bone. I told her no, he had not. She told me to feel a small nub on his collar bone. She said the bone had calcified in that one spot, indicating that it had been broken. She said that he must have broken his collar bone when he fell, but God had already healed it.

Because of the Word of God that I have learned in The Way Ministry, I knew I had the authority before God to pray and believe for complete wholeness for my son. What a joy to live with such power!

I Can Receive the Promises of God

It was springtime 1975, and I had been regularly attending my ministry’s home-based fellowships and had also taken their Foundational Class. The class is designed to teach you how to understand the Bible. It was during one of the home fellowship meetings that I learned that by Jesus Christ’s stripes, by his broken body, I had—past tense—been healed. I had never heard this before, and this truth struck home with me because for many years prior to this day, I had been plagued with seasonal bronchitis. I was told by my doctor that I would always have this problem. Every year as the seasons changed, I came down with bronchitis; but what I didn’t know at those times was that believing equals receiving.

However, in the Foundational Class that I had taken, I learned about believing and how I can receive the promises of God. When I heard and believed the truth that by Jesus Christ’s stripes I had been healed, I received complete deliverance from bronchitis. It has been more than forty years since I received this healing, and I am still thankful for this wonderful blessing in my life that was made available to me through the Word of God that I learned in The Way Ministry.

Praise God for His Wonderful Word!

Peace Instead of Turmoil

Growing up in a church that taught we were to worship the trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost) left me in great mental and emotional turmoil about Who God really is and who to pray to and whose name to pray in.

I began to search the Bible using a concordance and found where God said, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). I saw many times that the Bible says there is one God (Romans 3:30, I Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:6, and I Timothy 2:5). Psalms 86:10 says, “For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.” I knew there were consequences for idolatry, and I wanted nothing to do with it.

I was taught to pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, when God’s Word actually says in Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” So, I would pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost and then finish my prayer with “in the name of Jesus Christ.” I wanted to obey God and pray correctly, but I still had turmoil and uncertainty about which way was truly God’s will.

The Way Ministry provided a Bible class called Power for Abundant Living, taught by Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille. The Word of God was taught, and I could read it for myself. It was clear there was only one God and that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God. The eyes of my understanding were opened by the rightly divided Word of God taught by this ministry. The inner turmoil about Who God really is, and who to pray to, and whose name to pray in was dispelled by the light of God’s Word. Praise God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for His wonderful, matchless Word that has brought me peace instead of turmoil.

The Joy and Astonishment of Learning the Rightly Divided Word

I was introduced to a Way Ministry fellowship when in college, and I took the Foundational Class when I was twenty years old. I am now near retirement, but I clearly remember the joy and astonishment of learning the rightly divided Word of God on so many topics. I’d had no idea that it was available to pray perfectly and be built up spiritually—just one of many wonderful surprises!

To this day, I thrill when I read or hear something in God’s Word that exactly meets my need at the time. And there is hardly any greater privilege than to teach the Word so that others also can see its greatness, understand God’s heart and will, and enjoy sweet fellowship with our heavenly Father.

When I was a young girl, I wanted to love and please God better and to make a difference in the world. Wow, I am living my dreams! I thank God for bringing me to this ministry and for helping my husband and me stand with it for all these years.

We Decided to Answer God’s Call

I had been going to fellowship for about five years. The Word I had learned had changed my life and brought me a wonderful wife. We were Advanced Class graduates serving as household fellowship coordinators in our area, but spiritually we felt we had reached a plateau. We felt like God was calling us to do something different. That is when we decided to serve in our ministry’s outreach program as Way Disciples. It took believing God’s Word and practicing what we had learned in the Intermediate Class about making the decision to do the Word to successfully answer that call.

The day after we made this decision, my wife was in a car wreck that totaled one of our cars. God protected her, and it was clear to us that the adversary did not like the decision we had made. What was meant to intimidate us motivated us instead.

We also had the issue of an apartment lease we needed to get out of. The plan was to move in with my mother-in-law for a couple of months before going Way Disciple in order to help cut expenses and save money. If someone came along needing an apartment like ours at the time we were planning to move out, it would be drastically less expensive for us to break the lease than if the apartment had to sit empty after we moved out, accruing penalty fees.

We also had another car that we were leasing. We felt it would be wiser to cut this expense, so we began looking for someone to take over the lease.

Additionally, we needed to save money so that we could peacefully get started in our assigned location once commissioned.

These were by far the biggest obstacles in the financial and planning realms that we had ever faced, and there were unmovable deadlines to meet that were only months away. I remember going to the Word to help get fully persuaded of God’s willingness and ability to help us.

I began claiming Philippians 4:19, which says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” I also remembered that love fuels believing (Galatians 5:6) and that love never fails (I Corinthians 13:8). I also knew that God wants us to speak His Word to others (II Corinthians 5:20). I was convinced that if I could identify the motivation for my desire to have God meet these needs with my love for Him and His people and my desire to do His will, then He would absolutely energize His promises that I was claiming.

We started taking believing action. We spoke with the leasing office at our apartment complex, we networked through friends and family to see who was interested in leasing a car, we started shopping around to replace our other car, and we told everyone along the way why we were doing these things—because we were going on a six-month outreach program to share God’s Word with people and to teach them how to walk with His power. In addition, my wife and I prayed together and encouraged each other with the Word daily.

All the details started coming together beautifully. It was so inspiring to see the promises of God we had read in our Bibles become a reality in our lives. We found a great car, we found someone to assume the lease on the other car, someone moved into our apartment right after we moved out, we were able to save the money we needed, and we had a lot of open doors to speak the Word along the way.

God called us to serve as Way Disciples, and as we decided to answer that call, we worked together with God through the details, and He brought the deliverance. Serving as Way Disciples that year was one of the most memorable and spiritually catalyzing experiences of our lives, and we were able to do it because God honored the Word we believed—the Word we had been taught in this ministry.

The Tithe Still Provides

Life Is More Fulfilling!

God has always provided for our family since we decided to believe and implement the principle of abundantly sharing and the keys to financial liberty that The Way Ministry teaches from God’s Word. This last year, our family has had the opportunity to believe God in a bigger way in the financial realm than ever before.

It was becoming more and more evident that our family needed a parent to be home more often. Two parents working full time was adding extra pressure, to say the least. Our special-needs son and other two children were beginning to have needs that we were not able to meet. We could see that it was best for our children for me (Mom) to quit working and stay home, but financially it was going to cut our income in half and seemed impossible at first! We kept discussing and praying. The answer became quite evident that it would be the best spiritually, so we all got like-minded and decided to claim God’s promises of abundance and stay focused on Psalms 37:3-5:

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

When the timing became evidently right, I quit my job!

Since then, more avenues of help for our special-needs son have opened up, and he has improved tremendously. ALL of our children have improved and flourished in their spiritual growth, academics, and extracurricular activities that they were not able to do before. There is so much less pressure on the family in general, making for a more peaceful home. We are now able to focus more on our heart’s desire of giving by way of being assistant fellowship coordinators.

Every time money got tight, we continued to claim God’s promises of abundance and we continued to practice the principle of tithing and abundant sharing. And guess what. The solution was always there just in time. God is never late! Incoming bills were drastically reduced for no “apparent” reason, and money came unexpectedly from refunds and discounts from the most incredible sources, way beyond what our physical senses could imagine. Dad got more side jobs, which pay more but require less work. I now get paid money to provide services for our special-needs son that would have been paid to someone else to care for him. Dad got a huge raise “just because.” We have continued to live debt-free! Not only that—we were able to save money to go on vacation to the Power of Prayer Camp at Camp Gunnison, buy a better vehicle for Dad, AND a vehicle for one of the boys. Now, a year later, we are making just a little less than the amount of income we made before; but I am still at home and the family is still enjoying that benefit with more abundance and life is more fulfilling. God is AWESOME!

I Decided to Trust God and Tithe

I had just gone through a rough divorce and had moved into a home I really couldn’t afford. I kept my heat at sixty degrees and kept the lights off as much as possible to save money. I had a full-time job, plus I worked side jobs to try to pay the bills. I was also paying child support and really struggling. I would get my son on weekends, and sometimes we would go to the grocery store and eat sample food just so I could feed him. I was going to a local church, and I would pray to God for a way out and to meet a new lady friend to keep me company.

In December 1998, I was introduced to my now wonderful wife by a guy I knew at work. He and his wife were friends with her, and they were in The Way Ministry. We met up that year at my company’s Christmas party. After the party, we met at his house, and I was witnessed to. Soon after, I attended my first fellowship.

I learned about tithing and took the Foundational Class. I didn’t have enough money to pay my bills, much less give 10 percent to God. With encouragement from fellow believers and the truths from Malachi 3:10, I decided to trust God and tithe. Not long after I started to tithe, I was not only enjoying my now wife’s company, but I sold my house in an upside-down market that no one walking by their five senses thought I would make any money in. I made enough money to not only pay off my mortgage but also my Jeep. I moved into an apartment close to work, which saved me gas money, and it only cost about half of my previous mortgage payment. I continued going to fellowship and taking all the classes, and I attended the Advanced Class in 2000. After all that, I was out of debt, and I married my wonderful wife in 2002. My wife is my best friend, and we continue to go to fellowship together. We have three boys; the youngest is in high school and doing quite well.

I thank the ministry for teaching me how to believe and apply God’s matchless Word in every situation in life.

A Powerful, Life-Changing Resource

I Know How to Get Clarity

I had a hunger to know more about God, and I was searching when I was introduced to The Way Ministry. I was always fascinated with the Bible. I loved reading the Bible and studying God’s Word. But sometimes it became very frustrating when I would read something and couldn’t understand it because it made no sense to me.

I subsequently learned in the Foundational Class that God’s Word will always interpret itself, either in the verse or in the context or in how it was used before somewhere else in the Bible, which makes it clear. So I know now how to get clarity on a passage that is unclear to me. With perseverance I can find the correct interpretation in the Word of God itself.

The Word I was taught was life-changing for me because it opened my eyes on how I viewed God and how I saw my relationship with Him.

I now know that I can be bold in dealing with situations. And it is not about being prideful or arrogant or haughty or thinking that I am better than anyone else. It is about the confidence I have in knowing God’s Word, which is His will, and knowing who I am in Christ Jesus. This allows me to face any circumstance with the assurance of victory by applying God’s Word. II Timothy 2:15 reads:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

I can now understand what is meant when the Bible says, “rightly dividing the word of truth.” If we wrongly divide God’s Word, this leads to errors. The Foundational Class has taught me several things:

  • It taught me how to know God’s Word, which is His will.
  • It taught me who we are and what we should expect as children of God.
  • It taught me how to experience God’s love.
  • It taught me how to become a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.
  • It brought clarity on God’s Word rightly divided.
  • It encouraged me to stay in the Word and study it carefully and diligently.
  • It showed me how to apply the Word of God to situations and in experiences.

This Foundational Class has taught me so much, and I can’t begin to imagine the depth that the other classes will bring to my understanding.

The Great Principles that God Teaches Us

At the age of thirteen, I had my first opportunity to attend a household fellowship, accompanying my mother, who was invited during an outreach activity. From that moment, I felt like a member in this great Body whose head is Jesus Christ! Soon I gained access to a powerful resource made available by our ministry, which is the foundational class on The Way of Abundance and Power. It was during that wonderful time that I learned in depth the great principles that God teaches us through His Word, principles that to this very day I try to apply with a fervent effort. They have given me victory in completely adverse situations. I wanted, and I still want, to start a family whose main standard for living is God and His Word.

I have seen God’s hand so beautifully in my life. I wanted to take advantage of all the resources, and I desired that my closest loved ones could also take advantage of them. I saw how God opened doors so I could study at a university with scholarships, without the necessity of going in debt. I saw how God protected my life from the typical excesses of youth. I saw how God made available that I could balance my studies with attending fellowship and thus be able to continue to serve in the household.

I finished my degree and was already serving as a household fellowship coordinator, and there was a great challenge: to find a job that would allow me to continue to serve. And even though the majority of job offers for the area in which I studied were in other regions, God made it available for me to work near my home and thus continue to give to God’s people. Now, I face new challenges, such as starting a family and continuing to serve God in a way that can have a positive impact.

Knowing the accuracy of the Word of God taught me wonderful principles that I have been able to apply in my life with diligent effort. I learned that all things are possible with God. I learned how important obedience is in life in order to be victorious in every situation. I learned how important it is to pray and study the Word daily and that despite the adversity or the negatives around me, God has always been with me, taking care of me, protecting me, and keeping me from evil. In the Word, I have learned to walk with wisdom and help others and teach them what a life with God looks like.

God has given me victory in every way and has met my needs in an overwhelming way in all my goals, especially as they were accompanied with obedience and dedication.

We Rejoiced to See How God Answers Prayer!

I am thankful to God for The Way Ministry and for the rightly divided Word that I have been taught. Because of the keys to the Word’s interpretation and the principles from God’s Word that I have been taught, have believed, and have applied, I have had the joy of seeing God bring about great victories in my life.

One such victory came when our daughter was eight months old. One morning while I was waiting for her to wake up, I heard her crying and went to check on her. I found her on the floor; she had fallen out of her crib. I picked her up and tried to calm her and prayed for her, but she continued to cry. I noticed that she had a large bump on her head, so I decided to drive to my husband’s work to have him look at her. He said we should take her to the military hospital. (My husband was in the military at the time.) During the ride to the hospital, our daughter began falling asleep, and it was difficult to keep her awake. At one point her body went limp, and she was not responding. I began to be afraid, but then I turned to God. I remembered the Word that I had been taught, and I reminded myself of the promises of God. I believed that God would keep His promises, and I once again became calm. I knew she would be all right.

We arrived at the military hospital, and they found that she had a crack in her skull. She was awake and seemed fine, but they kept her overnight for observation. That evening our household fellowship coordinator came to the hospital and prayed with us. We were thankful for the mutual believing of the household.

The next day, the military doctor suspected that our daughter had blood collecting on her brain. With the prayers of the household and by holding the Word in my mind, I remained confident that God would heal her. How thankful I was for the principles from God’s Word that I had been taught on how to believe and receive! The doctor decided to fly our daughter and me by helicopter to a civilian hospital in the next city that was specifically for children. The doctor also requested that the best child neurosurgeon meet us at the hospital. This was unusual because normally military doctors handle all medical needs within the military hospitals. My husband and I could see how God was providing the best to bring about our daughter’s deliverance.

At the children’s hospital, it was confirmed that she had blood collecting on her brain. The neurosurgeon gave us two choices on what we could do. One was to have him perform surgery and the second was to just “wait and see” if the blood would dissipate. He also stressed that we needed to make a decision soon because of the pressure on her brain. We asked to be left alone so we could pray. After praying, my husband and I both believed that the best decision was to have the doctor operate.

During the operation, my husband went for a walk outside of the hospital. While outside, he heard the pay phone ringing (this was before cell phones!) and he decided to answer it. When he did, he was amazed to hear that it was our State coordinator calling to see how our daughter was doing! God’s timing was perfect! The State coordinator told my husband that our daughter would be fine, which really blessed and comforted him.

The next morning after the operation, when we went to see our daughter we were told that they had to move her out of the ICU and to her own room because she was so active! She was healed! God is GREAT! The doctor said she was completely well and in record time. We took her home, thankful and rejoicing, and the believers in our household fellowship rejoiced with us to see how God answers prayer!

This is just one example of the victories that I have seen in my life. I have so many things to be thankful for because of this ministry and the Word that someone took the time to teach me—things like fellowship with my heavenly Father, understanding and application of God’s Word, deliverance from fear in my life, my wonderful marriage with a believing man of God, our children that are born again, healing, the joy of serving in this household, and so much more. I am very thankful for our Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship ministry that has taught me the greatness of God’s Word, the Bible, and the “how” of living it.