More true accounts about how prayer and fasting helped some of City Harvest Church members overcome their mountains in life.
|PHOTOS: Kenneth Tan|
Lily Tan (MSK, W96)
During the 21 days of prayer, I prayed for God to open doors so I can reach out to others. Just last week, I went to the hospital for a liver scan and had an opportunity to meet a person who was going for an operation at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. I shared the word of God with her and led her to salvation. I have been following up with her and I am hoping to integrate her into a cell group soon!
Madeline Chua (DD2, N108)
Over the last two years, although I brought friends to church, I had not been able to reach out effectively and was spiritually barren. During the first day of the 21-day prayer chain, I prayed for effective evangelism and even practiced preaching an evangelistic message during one of my quiet times.
Finally, by using the caring system, I brought one of my staff to Pastor Robb Thompson’s service, and she was saved! Praise God! She is now integrating well into the cell group and service. We also have had a prayer group in my company since Nov 2007. This group has grown from three to 10, and they are all City Harvesters. Our vision is to gather all the CHC members in my company to win souls and impact the marketplace. I know this would not be possible without prayer!
Jonathan Kang (JE, W204)
During this 21-Day Prayer period, our cell group gathered one night to pray together. We had a member who had internal bleeding in the eyes. She had just gone through a surgery for her right eye a few days ago.
That night we gathered to pray, she was due for a review for surgery of the other left eye the following morning. We prayed and laid hands on her. After seeing the doctor, she was told that her left eye did not require surgery. Also, her right eye is recovering well and fast. Praise the Lord!
Vivi Lim (JE, W204)
One of our members suffers from diabetes, and attended a prayer meeting our cell group held. The next morning, he took a check of his diabetic readings. It showed 12.6 — it had dropped to about half of the reading he took the day before (24+).
That night after the prayer meeting, he had had a heavy, late dinner because he was breaking fast. This would normally lead to an increase in sugar levels. So this reduction in sugar levels is a miracle.
Most importantly, this improvement occurred without him taking any medication! That night, our prayers worked! Praise God!
FINANCIAL & JOB BLESSINGS
Priscilla Chan (MSK, W96)
I had an urgent need for a blood pressure monitor but I couldn’t afford one, and I prayed for a breakthrough. In the midst of the 21 days of prayers, someone blessed me with the finances to buy one! Praise the Lord!
Adeline Wong (EW, W378)
I have been praying for God’s peace to be upon my house. Even though I had an argument with my Dad last Saturday, peace was quickly restored in the house. Instead of arguing with my Dad, I decided to praise God and ask for His peace. True enough, the argument stopped and my Dad and I restored our relationship.
In addition, I have been praying for job opportunities. Today, right after the morning prayer meeting, I received an call to go for an interview. It’s amazing how powerful prayer is.
Andrew Chew (AS, E394)
I have to travel almost weekly due to my job — it takes a toll on my prayer life. But I had a breakthrough when our church embarked on the 21 days of prayer.
I first started by praying one hour with my wife during the 24 hour prayer chain. It was a challenge to me — praying has always been a tough thing for me to do. But when I prayed through the one hour with my wife, I felt refreshed and recharged.
During the next two cell group meetings, I began to share words of wisdom and encouragement when we were moving in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It was my first time stepping out in faith and began to move in the Spirit. I could even draw out the vision that I saw from the Lord.
I am excited about prayer and about seeking God now, and truly now I have something more meaningful to do when I travel in the future, which is to pray in my hotel room and to really seek God and His presence. Praise the Lord!
Koh Chee Wee (YK, W375)
I have always had a desire to be a cell group leader, but along the way I became discouraged and gave up this dream. During these 21 days of prayer, I encountered God and He spoke to me about this dream again. I have decided to rise up and serve God as a cell group leader.