Hello - Looking For Your Prayers

Discussion in 'New Members Welcome' started by Andrew W, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Hello. I am new to this Forum and relatively new to being a Christian. For the last 10 years I have been a reasonably succesful freelance trainer, teachng Leadership skills to senior executives all around the world. In October 2012 I suffered a mild stroke. The work just stopped. We started to spend carefully but we used u what saving we had and eventually ran out of money. We don't get much support from the government as my family, from abroad have no recourse to public funds. In November 2013, we were evicted from our home in Dover and were foced to live, firstly in the car, and secondly, over Christmas we had bought a broken down caravan. With 2 children on tow, life was cold, wet and we were hungry. In January we sold the van and found a housing association in South wales who gave us a house! We're very happy here although we still have no money, our weekly income is £75 per week.


    I am trying to rekindle my trade and little by little it's returning. At my age it's nigh on impossible to get a proper job sadly and with my Wife's cancer, it's hard for her to work. It has go to the point I can't even afford to go to work. To do a job, I need to pay for travel and accommodation wherever the work is before it is reimbursed and on occasion I've had to turn the work down because I simply can't get there.

    One day for example, I had a job in Warwick, I took the Bus from Cardiff, it took hours. I slept on a friends sofa and the work was done.

    We are now in desperate need of financial support in whatever way anyone can. We've sold everything we have, when we moved here all we had was the clothes on our backs. The car was sold, all of our belongings were kept by our ex-landlord so we lost everythingand the Bethlehem Life Centre in Pyle gave us the furniture we sit on now. We bought a cheap 2nd hand laptop so that we cna communicate using the library wi-fi. We're a honest, hardworking (given the opportunity), christian family in need.

    I became a Christian in January. I was going to church to find out more about Christianity and wasn't ready for the commitment until one Sunday I was walking up to the Church in Dover, The Ark, a wonderful church because of the people there. One of the Ministers there, Nigel, I knew I wanted to talk to was there that day. Honestly I was simple going to collect any post as we'd arranged for any mail to be sent to the church. On the way I heard a voice in my head saying, "you're not just going for your post are you?". Throughout the service that day, everyting that was said seemed to be pointed right at me, it was as though God and the ministers were singling me out for attention. When the minister asked if anyone wanted to talk to to a prayer leader to come forward. I couldn't stop myself, I didn't want to walk forward but I was compelled to sit next to Nigel. I wept and wept. He prayed for me and the deed was done. I was converted, I'm tearful now as I write this. It was such a moving moment, an epiphany if you like. As I walked back to our car (home), I felt rejuvenated, overjoyed even. I had the Holy Spirit inside me.

    Since then, I'm more relaxed, God brought me to this site to share my story, to seek help/prayer from anybody that can and for me to help others, I may be poor, but I have a lot to offer.

    I'd love to hear from all of you!

    God Bless!

  2. You and you family are in my prayers. Thank you for your honesty and for sharing.
  3. You and your family are in my prayers also Andrew. How are your wife and kids faring? Do they go to church with you?
  4. Thank you. The children sometimes do, it's a bit early on a Sunday for them. They do believe, I think because they ought to, it's not faith. They loved the Ark. Free hot chocolate was the driver and lots of kids there too. Not so many where I go now. My wife, whilst Russian Orthodox - is now a committed Athiest. Yet she kicks me out of bed on Sunday! She knows my believing makes me a better person, she also tells me, good things happen after I've been to church. One day! ))))
  5. Thank you Gone Fishing.
  6. I'll pray for your family about their spiritual situation also. I'm sorry you have to go through all these things, sometimes it just feels like life and its problems wont ever stop growing. I'm going through a lot myself, but things are getting better. Keep studying the bible, trust me without it you become lost so fast. Sure God can make things happen without you having a bible, but if you got one then study it like your life depends on it. It is just another resource to help, and a very powerful resource btw.
  7. Hi Andrew, welcome to CFS, I am also new here, I have met some lovely like minded christians here, my husband and I will hold your family in prayer. your wife will be seeing the wonderful changes that are taking place in your life. Don't hide these changes from her let the light of Jesus flow out in everything you do and say
    May God bless you and your family.
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  8. Welcome, Andrew!

  9. Hello Andrew and I hope you are well. What an amazing testimony Andrew and I'm glad you've got a fellowship and a forum like this to support you through your early months as a Christian. When I was first saved I'd almost lost everything and was back living at home with my parents and my Pastor said to me one day, "I guarantee you, your life will be completely different in 12 months time" and he was absolutely right and i was glad to see so many others with the same testimony.

    It sounds to me like God used your circumstances to save you from judgement, now just watch him transform your circumstances for you, your family and for his glory. All you need do is listen to his voice and follow the instructions given, by the sounds of things you already do. You'll be amazed where you'll be soon. Seek him with all your heart and listen for his voice but above all, let God take your life and family into his hands, he will not let you down brother. God bless you, you'll get a lot of help here on CFS....
  10. I'm holding you and your family in my prayers. May God bring you peace and prosperity. (HUGS YOU ALL) I'm glad you found us. :) Welcome.

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