Hello my name is Mendy, Elder Mark Thompson’s eldest daughter. On Friday June 19, 2015, I was on my way home from work and the air conditioner in my car stopped working. When I arrived at home I got out of my car and began looking under the hood, I had no clue what I was looking for. By this time I was hot, angry, and trying to figure out what I was going to do. I then went around back to the auto body shop behind my house, although it was 6pm Friday evening the owner was luckily still there. I asked him if he would take a look at my car and he did. He informed me that the compressor was not active at all, this was the reason no air was being circulated through the vents in the car. Either the compressor was broke completely, or something electrical that connected the compressor was damaged.
That night I went to my fathers house and stayed the night. In the morning I was in the living room, complaining to my Dad about my air conditioner and expectig him to give me a solution as usual, but this time he had none. He looked at me and said “Do you believe in the power of God”? I sat there silent and my Father told me i’m going to lay hands on your car and it will be fixed.
Sunday morning I was on my way to church and the screen in my car looked different than it had the day before. So I took a chance and turned the AC on, to my surprise the air conditioner came on and was working normally like it was never even broke. I give God all the praise and honor, and I thank my Father for being obedient to the holy spirit. This incident has taught me that even when it looks impossible God can do remarkable things.
Chicago Mass Choir was famous for singing entitled, “He is and on-time God. ” I’d been experiencing some financial hardships in which I really didn’t know how I was going to make ends meet, but I refused to walk in defeat or despair. My daughter, who lives next door to me had just lost her job and to add fuel to the fire, her husband just left her with 2 toddlers without a thought to how they were going to survive. Well as a mothers does, I stepped up and split my income to accommodate both homes which brought me short for my bills. I had not the money for my Gas and Light bill or my cable bill. I can do without Cable but the electric bill had to be paid or else, not only would I find myself without lights, in our apartments if you get cut off, you get a 3 day notice. So it was a bit tiring to say the least. But I still refused to worry. I tell my children all the time, if you worry, don’t pray and if you pray don’t worry, so I chose to worry, and was conducting business as usual not mentioning anything to anyone.
On Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 6:45 I received a phone call from Pastor Mark Thompson of the Word of Christ Ministry telling me that the Lord woke him up telling him to plant a seed offering into the Ministry of $100.00. He then proceeded to phone me to tell me to get up and go to Wal-Mart. I told him that I would but didn’t know why I was going. I told him since I didn’t have a car that I’d take the bus and it would take a little bit to get there. I don’t know why, I just obeyed his request, I really didn’t understand why I was going, but I knew it was crucial for me to get there. He instructed me to go to the service counter and that there would be a package left there for me. He said the Lord told him to give me a financial blessing, but he was not sure if the first amount he started to give was correct. Not sure about the amount of seed he was to sow. He prayed for a sign from God to be sure of the instructions, if what he had heard was truly from God and not of his own thoughts. That morning on a friends prayer line it was confirmed by the Prophetess of that Prayer line that he was to plant a sacrificial seed into someone’s Ministry. He had his answer and with urgency he made the connection.
I was floored, just astonished at what God had done. He’s and on time God, oh yes he is. He may not come when you want him, but he’ll be there right on time. What Pastor Thompson did not know is that the very seed offering, the sacrificial offering, that blessed offering that he gave was EXACTLY what I needed for my Electric and Cable with $20 to spare. He is an on time God, oh yes he is. Pastor Thompson, thank you for your obedience and your commitment to the Most High God, your labor of Love is not in vain. I’m sure that I speak for the body of Christ when I say, We thank God for you, God bless you.
Pastor Tammy Ruffins
New Beginnings Family Worship Center
God woke me up this morning and I had to give him thanks. He has brought me from a place that I never thought I would recover from. I thought that I was going to lose my mind. I was in this place at least 6 to 7 years. I never forgot about Jesus and I believed that one day he would bring me out. I walked around with a smile on my face and behind that smile was darkness, sadness and I just pretended that everything was okay, but inside my spirit was dying each and everyday. I could not find any inner peace. I put on a mask for my children. I wanted them to be strong and did not want them to know what was going on. All I could do was fall down on my knees and pray.
My Children would ask me, ” Mom why are you in the room, all the time in the dark,” I had tears rolling down my face and when they would knock on my bedroom door I would wipe them and put a smile on my face never wanted them to see the distress and turmoil I was going through and through this process I never stop going to church. I was searching for God and I was searching hard.
God started speaking to me in January of 2015 this year. I had asked him questions. I pray for a church where the true word of God was being taught, I was tired of the compromising, and people jumping because the music was pumping. I need to be healed and delivered and set free from what I was going through and I needed a way out.
He told me to move my church fellowship, not that it was bad, but he need to take me somewhere, so that I could see that my situation was not nothing compare to what my new Pastor had went through. I am not bragging are boasting on no man and our Pastor Mark Thompson teach us not to do this because as we learn the Word of Christ that no man gets the Glory but God.
In Psalms 24:1 It says that the earth is the Lords and the fullness there of . Every man, every woman and every creature belongs to him and everything that we see around us and God gets the Glory. He had to let me see that he was in Control of my destiny and he has sent someone to help me get there. Everything Pastor Thompson of the Word of Christ Ministry tells us, he takes us to the word and it is right there. He does not water down the word or sugar coat anything if you are wrong or right he will tell you.
I thank God for what he has done and he gets all the Glory and praise. God has someone to help you in your deepest darkest places if only you believe, he has filled this place with true believers. If we just listen and follow him we cannot be led astray. The Earth is the Lords and the fullness there of. Everything that you need is here.
Sister Charmaine June 4, 2015