|SPECIAL TESTIMONY Regarding
God's approval on this network!
|Several months after I had started this network (which at the time
consisted of only a few friends and family) I created a distribution list on
my company computer in which to send the prayer request emails to. It
was easier for me to facilitate the prayer chain email from my office
during the early stages of this network. I supported a team of engineers in
the department I worked in at the time so I also had several other work
related distribution lists in my outlook address book. Incidentally, the
prayer network distribution list was right next in line to the engineer
distribution list. On this particular day, I had written up quite an
interesting email not only with a list of prayer requests, but some
information regarding the recent camp meeting services I had attended.
My email was full of the Pentecostal lingo that only we understand. I had
given a recap of the Friday night service in which Bro. Anthony Mangun
from Alexandria LA was ministering. Needless to say I was feeling quite
the anointing when writing this email so I was fired up and giving the
devil what for! And...you guessed it, in my haste to get this thing out, I
clicked on what I 'thought' was the prayer network distribution list only to
find out a short time later that I had actually sent this fired up email to all
the engineers in my department! You can only imagine how my heart was
racing when I realized what I had done! What in the world would my
co-workers think of me now!!! Not only that, I was so scared I would lose
my job over this. I warned a few of my closest co-workers and they didn't
think anything of it. As I was driving away from the office during the
lunch break, I began to pray and pray hard! As I did, I have to tell you I
felt the most awesome and sweet presence of the Lord fill my car. It felt
as if the Lord was literally sitting in the passenger seat next to me (his
presence was so real). He spoke so clearly to me that I could not doubt his
voice. He simply said..."You did NOT make a mistake...I orchestrated that
email"....so even though I was still having sweaty palms and my nerves
were not totally at ease, I knew all was well.
Once I returned to my office, I just had to remain calm and realize that I
may have to deal with some weird looks (and boy did I) from some
Several hours later, an older gentleman that had an office down the hall
from mine, stuck his head in my door and pointed his finger straight at
me. I had no idea what he was about to say..."Young lady, that email you
sent out was no accident...I NEEDED THAT!!!" From the time I first met
this guy, I kept feeling something familiar about him but brushed it off
since I knew I did not know him from Adam. As he stepped into my office,
he quickly let me know that all this time, he KNEW what I stood for and
what I believed in... As we began to discuss this further, I soon learned
that he had not only been raised in and around the church, but he was the
brother of one of our well-known missionaries, Sis. Bobbye Wendell!
There was the resemblance that made me feel I knew him...he resembled
her! I could almost feel her presence through him. At that very moment,
God reminded me of his confirmation during the lunch hour in my car!
Noah stood there with tears coursing down his face as he related his story
to me. I had another chance to talk to him later that afternoon and again,
he wept as we talked. What a witness! It goes to show that we never
know who we are being an example to and it pays to be consistent in living
our lives for God!
Thank God for that mistake!!!
P.S. May I ad that since that time I have had numerous opportunities to
witness and even pray for other co-workers (one of which received an
almost instantaneous healing when I was led to pray for her right in her
DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE USED OF GOD!!!