Parental Love

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Being a first-time new mom, the desire to care for and protect my newborn son is quite strong. So when he hurts or is in pain, I obviously want him to be healed. Yesterday, his left eye began to secrete white-yellowish drainage which got progressively worse quite quickly, along with redness and swelling of his eye. Being in the health care profession, I had an idea of what it was, but I also chose to pray for healing for his eye. And in a few hours, before I could employ any medical intervention, the drainage slowed, then stopped and the redness and swelling resolved completely!
Thank You, Jesus for loving and caring for my son more than I could ever even imagine!

Submitted by Tanya

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A Young Prophet

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So I was talking to our young friend, Elijah, today about God and how awesome He is. (Elijah, by the way, is three years old). I love asking Elijah what God says about someone. He will stop and ask God. Then with boldness he will tell you what God says. Very prophetic. He tells people things that no one else would know other than God. So I was sitting on the couch reading the Bible. I was reading 1 Kings 17 to Elijah. I wanted him to hear about Elijah in the Bible. In the middle of  reading, Elijah butted in: "Zach, Zach! Zach!" "Yes Elijah?" "I died with Jesus a long, long time ago." Wow, Brittany and I just looked at each other for a few seconds in awe. What an amazing young prophet for God. Can’t wait to see what his life looks like.

Submitted by Zach Bear

Mighty Little Warrior

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These testimonies are my daughter’s, but seeing as she’s 6, i thought I’d help her. My daughter EmaLee told us one day after church that during worship God spoke to her and told her that when He comes back on the clouds that He is going to give her a crown. It was awesome, because although we teach her about God, we had never told her anything about Jesus returning on the clouds, or our crowns, so we knew it was God speaking directly to EmaLee. Praise God, He’s after the hearts of our little ones, too!

A few weeks later, she and her cousin were playing, when EmaLee said she saw the two of them casting out devils just by pointing at them. I cannot wait to see what God does in the generation He is raising up for His Name’s sake! She’s 6 and already knows who she is, and the authority she has! Only through Jesus!

Submitted by Sarah Torrez

Guardian Angel

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A few days before Christmas, I was working in my kitchen and my daughter Elana was playing with checkers and a checker board not far away in our family room. I walked away to get something and when I came back she ran up and said,"Mom, I saw an angel!” I was excited and started asking questions to get more information. She said she looked up from her game and down the hall and she saw something. She said at first she thought it was me because the angel was about my size and had dark hair, but she said it was a boy and his hair was short. She touched her neck close to her chin to show how long the hair was. She said his clothes were white and he had wings, but not that thing on the head and I figured out she meant he didn’t have a halo. She said that he was moving his hands a little bit by his side and she showed me the motion which looked to me like the motion someone would do if they were floating on their back and were trying not to sink. It was the motion where you keep turning your hands over, first palm down then palm up, etc. I asked why he was here, if he had a message or something, and she said "no, he was just watching me", so we are thinking that maybe he was a guardian angel.

Submitted by Rebecca Meekins

“living on the inside, roaring like a lion…”

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After church my kids were singing "My God’s not dead He is surely alive, living on the inside roaring like a lion", then they roared. All day and night, sounds like heaven on earth. Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!! Then we talked about what religion was and why God was taken out of schools and everything else, but it could never be taken out of us. Choose to live what you already are and what you have received in the name of Jesus! Then we prayed for someone in school, and my daughter’s prayer was: "Jesus please help (so and so) to know he is a good boy and that you love him and that he will change." Wow! Praise God!

Submitted by Carlos Zapata

In the Face of the Storm

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Sunday morning during first service, Praiseland joined with Rise and Shine. Sue taught about lies people tell us versus truth we know from God. I taught on not listening to bad news, but believing in the Good News. With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on us, there was no shortage of bad news to be heard. There usually isn’t. But Jesus once ordered a storm to stop, and it did. So eleven little believing hearts and four older ones shouted to the storm through an open window, “In Jesus’ name, go away! In Jesus’ name, go away! In Jesus’ name, go away!” Nine more little believing hearts echoed in the second service. We believed the hurricane would go out to sea. It didn’t. But later that afternoon a news report on TV showed how the storm front stalled over Lancaster County for a couple hours. Now people might have us believe the lie that this was just a coincidence. Meteorologists may have us believe the lie that a Canadian storm held the hurricane back and nothing more. The fact is, the truth is, that we believed God gave us the power to send that hurricane back into the sea, and we saw a glimpse into the manifestation of faith interfacing with the natural world. God bless the little children.

Submitted by Chris

Children of God

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Yesterday our grandchildren were at our house when I came down with a headache that kept me in bed most of the day. Ashlynn is five and Zeke is two. They were there when Jeff prayed for me in the morning, then he took them to breakfast and to the playground. When they returned Ashlynn came into my room to see how I was feeling and Zeke was right behind her. Ashlynn laid her hands on me and prayed for my headache to go away. Then Zeke laid his hand on me and started rambling off words like a two year old. I have no idea what he said, but I know God does. My emotions took over as I saw God’s love in my grandchildren. They are watching and imitating their parents, us, and everyone around them. That shows me they are surrounded by people who are living with the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus in them. I thank God and give Him all the honor for that. A few hours later my headache was gone!

Submitted by Joyce Ludwig