God is alive today!
These testimonies give witness that God is alive today, hears our prayers and wants to bless us, His children.
I was at a very low point when I joined The Ark Community Church but the atmosphere, the people and the presence of God have transformed me week on week. I am now full of hope, energy and creativity – pressing forward into new things.
Jenny S 25th April 2016
The first time we walked into the Ark I was immediately conscious of the Holy Spirit’s presence. The worship was truly anointed, however I was definitely out of my comfort zone. Father clearly said “this is my place for you”, which He confirmed as I continued to attend.
It’s a challenging journey requiring a deeper level of yielding and obedience. Strongholds in my life have been broken, enabling me to put my trust in God. My joy is being restored. I recognise that the past is done. This is now the new thing that God is doing, which is eternal.
It’s a joy to be part of a church community that is accepting, inclusive, supportive, loving and gracious.
Carol H 25th April 2016
I came [to Mahanaim] desperate to encounter God, heavily burdened about people and situations – desperate for breakthrough. I thought I would sob it all out at His feet, but what actually happened was God’s manifest presence meant I laughed pretty much non-stop through the whole thing. This has never happened to me before but I was laughing with such relief because I realised all my worries were so tiny, I pretty much heard an audible voice with such joy saying ‘I know everything you are worried about and I am not worried!’.
I found my own ridiculousness compared to Him hilarious and had such delight in His presence and vastness – and in realising how immediate and present He is, and what He really thinks about me, and how He delights in me, and how much I know His ways. So much was shaken off and I laughed so much my ribs hurt for a whole week. I was drunk in the spirit for days and my head was literally spinning!
I have been deeply changed forever – or rather brought back to my forgotten true self by this time, I will never forget it.
Rachel W 25th April 2016
The unseen realm has become much more real and I feel MUCH closer to the Holy Spirit. The conference was a personal invitation of the Holy Spirit… for me. It was one of the biggest highlights of the year. The Holy Spirit taught me how to work with the gifts which were activated. I got an idea about who I am, and what I am created for.Read more
For me, it was a BIG present to be at the WHERE HEAVEN MEETS EARTH event. I’m very thankful for the opportunity and the “heavenly escort” I had.
Thank you very much to your whole team for making this possible.
Visitor, name withheld on request. 26th April 2016
As someone who had never been to the Ark Church or heard of it before, the Mahanaim event last September far exceeded any expectations that I had: it was a tremendous personal encounter with Father’s love.
The worship was outstanding and I found myself in tears a number of times as God’s love filled me. The teaching was phenomenal and after the conference, I had to sit down and listen to the downloaded recordings 3-4 times to allow it to really filter into me.Read more
There is so much more I could say but the bottom line is that I cannot recommend these conferences enough for anyone who wants to encounter more of God’s passionate love for every one of his children.
Leigh C 26th April 2016
2 years ago I was bullied by another girl in my school for about a year and a half. She called me names, hit me and spread rumours about me on a daily basis.
People always say that you should tell somebody when you’re being bullied, but that’s a lot harder when you’re in that position because I didn’t know who I could talk to that would understand. At the time I even believed that God just wouldn’t get it. I didn’t tell my parents, my family or even my friends.Read more
It was emotionally hard for me because I lacked a lot of self-confidence so this knocked me down to the stage where I was constantly thinking about what others would think about me.
I’m generally a very bubbly, talkative person but during this time that all changed. I refused to tell my parents when they asked if I was okay and I pushed them away when they tried to help.
When Nadya came round for my Mum’s drumming lesson she also noticed that I wasn’t myself and when she asked if I was okay I still didn’t say anything about the bullying. But she knew that I wasn’t telling her the real reason and she also knew that the reason I wasn’t telling her was because my Mum was also in the room… I get very nervous talking about personal things. After politely asking my Mum to leave the room while we talked, I finally told Nadya what had been happening from the hurtful comments, to the punching and pushing. I think at first she was quite shocked but she understood what had been happening to me and what I was going through. After talking for a while and giving her smaller details, she told me some stories about her life when she was younger and how she dealt with hard situations.
Nadya then told me that in order to help stop the bullying I had to forgive the girl who was doing that to me. As well as asking God to forgive her, I also had to bless her. Of course it was hard to forgive the girl who had made my life so miserable but I knew that if I didn’t, the bullying would carry on. We prayed, blessed and forgave for about 30 minutes.
I continued to do so over about 2 weeks, also dropping little smiles at her around school and I slowly began to feel better about myself. After those 2 weeks of forgiving her and asking God to help me, the hitting and nasty comments stopped. The rumours stopped after about a month and things were very quiet. I still got the odd dirty look from her but that didn’t bother me.
I can now say, a few months on, we are very good friends and we talk daily. We hang out together and we text. I honestly wouldn’t be in this position without Nadya and especially God. If you can’t bring yourself to talk to someone about a problem at school, work or anywhere, I promise you, God will always be there for you, he understands and he will always listen. God loves you unconditionally!
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Eleanor R 26th April 2016