"There's a change of heart that truly does happen when you let down those walls, and you say, 'Ok, God, it's time to make this my own with you.'"
"I want to say God is great. It doesn't matter if you're down or up, He'll always want to be with you. God will always be with you."
Nick and Erin Bradley
"We know that we need to tackle that challenge head on and find a way to give of our firstfruits and not like the leftovers, not like the easy stuff."
"I think every person has moments in their life where they see them selves lose a little bit of that wonder that you have as a child and you have to start to face things as an adult."
Michael and Cheryl Wheelock
"One thing that has been huge for Micheal and I is making sure that Jesus is our foundation."
James Connelly / Part 2
"For God to come in and provide an answer in the middle of all that and to give us mercy, was incredible."
Pastor Pierre Goita
"To be a Christian missionary among Muslims.. it's very difficult. They threatened me in a lot of ways, even threatened to kill me. But the Lord helped me."
"Jesus had this amazing plan for me and He said that He wanted me to come to America to learn more, to be with a new family. And I'm glad for what Jesus did for me."
"The greatest part of volunteering for me, and I can speak for the rest of us, is it really draws us together as a family. We get to live those moments together, we get to talk about those moments together, the triumphs of seeing joy on other peoples' faces."
"There was no power that could stop me incuding death. Nothing could stop my addiction to drugs and alcohol except Christ."
"I grew up with a broken heart, what God did was use my brokeness, and He wanted to me to help the girls who are also broken..."
"I look over my life and all the people that I ran with and all of the things that happened, and I know I shoud be dead, and if not dead I should still be in prison, but God loves me..."
"Everybody can do ministry, and I think getting into the game and recognizing that ministry happens all around us, and it takes us to do it, is what I think Jesus wanted."
"There is only one answer to what's going on here, and that is, it was a divine healing from God. He's still alive and still performing miracles today."
"I believe the church is at it's best when both men and women are unleashed to utilize their spiritual gifts at the full."
"I've seen in my life, looking back at the past twenty years, of forgiving my dad, and how it has brought me a great amount of joy, a great amount of peace, and in some way, it has brought all of my family closer. I know that if I continue to hold on to an"
Virg & Evelyn Ediger
"We never know how much time we have. If we don't take steps that are meaningful for God, we have lost out on an opportunity. We can never recover that fully."
"Life is short. You never know when it's going to end. Live it to the fullest. Live it for God... He will make sure to lead you in the right direction."
"This is what I want to do as I refocus in the States, is to continue to share what God has done for me and what God can do for others."
Rachel, Jenn, & Emilia
"God's power can change one person's life, and this person's life can influence many people."
"When you have the Holy Spirit with you, the way the Bible informs how you're living from day-to-day, how your relationships are with other people, is so much more valuable, precious, and emotion-filled than I ever imagined, when I was living without Christ."
"Before Christ, I was weighed down. My plan, my blueprint was leading to emptiness. Now, with my heart pointed towards Christ, I'm able to live and approach life with confidence and hopefulness."
"I find joy in serving because you know you're impacting someone's life."
Caysie and Danielle
"It's been great to see God's faithfulness and the way His plan has played out in my life and Danielle's life and how they intersect, and how that is part of a broader plan that will impact us and people for years to come."
Scott and Tami Wade
"We're just ordinary people wanting to serve and be obedient to an extraordinary God."
Steve & Terry
"When I came up, I didn't have any expectation. However, I did have a very strong sense of calm. I just knew, it was right. What I would say to someone contemplating baptism... is pray on it and ask. God will tell you."
"Forgiving him didn't mean that what he did was ok. It wasn't ok. But it meant that I was no longer going to allow that pain and suffering to rule my life, to rule my heart."
"Even in those moments where I felt like I didn't deserve for Him to love me, I didn't deserve for Him to chase me to the depths of hell and back, He did. And I realize now, today more than I ever, that nothing can separate me from His love."
"Recognizing that in the midst of suffering, going through suffering, I experienced comfort: comfort from others, comfort from the Father, I see now that God ordained a story and built into my life a path that He ordained that I follow it, and that all tho"
"It's not my money, it's not about me. I'm not the main character in my life story. It's not about what I can do with my money, it's about what God can do with the resources He's provided."
"God preserved me, even through all that I went through. The word relentless means so much to me, because God was and always has been relentless in seeking after me."
"I realized that church wasn't that boring experience I remembered as a kid... I realized that it's more about my faith and how I felt and perceived church than how the church really was."
"That was the pivotal point in my life, when I realized that He's all I need, no matter what I do in life, He's always going to be there for me."
"My hope is that the story God has put into my life will serve to encourage others, and help each person as they face difficulties themselves, to not look at the moment... but to look beyond and say, God is making me beautiful through this."
"After I became a Stephen Minister, it really emboldened me to be able to speak confidently and knowing that it was Christ that would bring people. All I had to do was speak truth and share my story."
"My faith just took care of everything. It wasn't a matter of losing my faith. I love freedom. I helped determine it for America. But I love Jesus because He gave me a freedom to be free!"
"All this time in my life, always making the wrong turns, never following the right row, finally the Lord grabbed ahold of me. God has touched me in such a way that I never thought I could change from the person I used to be."
"I'm a living testimony that God can change anyone. No matter how broken or lost you feel, God still wants you. He loves you. Once I accepted that truth, and crossed that line into a relationship with Him, my life has been forever changed."
"I don't want to look back and think I could have done this thing but I didn't because if God is calling us to do this all those things don't matter."
"The only way that I think anybody can deal with this and be remotely joyful is that God is good all the time, and that His intentions for us are good, all the time."
"My view of difficult situations has changed. Now, I am typically much quicker to jump behind God and find God in the situation, find out what He's doing in my life, so I can continue to pursue Him."
Ryan and Katie Horner
"When God puts a call on your heart, to say this is what in mind for you and your family, and knowing that God wants good things for you and these children, you can trust that."
"God used the tragedies in my life to speak to me and to help me grow and to draw closer to me. He will pursue us, and pursue us, and pursue us."
"I know that since I've been out of jail, God has been walking with me everyday. I've made so many bad decisions in my life, there has to be a God. I'm living proof."
Greg & Amy Nunamaker
"We're willing to do whatever God's asking us to do. We had the faith, but we were never put in a circumstance where we had to try that faith. It was exciting being really able to trust God."
"That combination of everyone coming together provides those missing pieces for someone else's life. It's amazing to see that unfold."
"I don't know how my story is going to end. What I do know is that the old self, the self that tasted death, sin, and illness, has been overcome by the resurrection of Jesus. That's the life I want to be known for."
"If I had a chance to back up and do life without this, I would choose to walk through that journey again, because the experience of walking so closely with the Lord and experiencing His great power and strength in this situation is worth every step of it."
Dusty & Julia Reynolds
"God's called us to something that maybe many other people would love to do but can't for some reason. Living for Christ can be radical."