2003 Monthly Letter
Partner In Ministry,
Bill Bright in one of his publications says this about healing:
"…a healed heart and a transformed life are
far more spectacular than a straightened hand or restored
is the theme of this month's letter as revealed in the verbatim
testimonies received after two recent UpBuilding Weekends.
man from Indianapolis who came to the cross with three nails
and pounded each side by side with great force, said:
question is: What did I receive from this Weekend? Bottom
line: healing of three deep wounds in my heart!
wife and I have had three miscarriages. After each, my anger
against God was intensified! Also, the confusion with my theology
also intensified! How could I as a Christian admit to myself
and to other believers that I had a growing hardness of heart
I finally dealt with it at the cross. I was the last man to
pound my nails! It took courage to come before my Heavenly
Father who has denied me the joy of being a father!
released my anger. The three clustered nails stand in memory
of the three children that God has taken from us. We don't
understand why. Understanding would not make it seem fair.
I released my anger toward God. He released a healing peace
that pervaded my heart and that I DO NOT yet understand…but
experienced then and I still am!
second testimony is from a young woman from Minnesota who
buried some issues from the past in shallow pit near the garbage
containers in back of the church.
I experienced a miracle! About five years ago, I started to
do drugs (methanphetamine) pretty heavy. Spending all my money
about $200$300 a week on drugs.
January I started dating a married man and became pregnant.
As I look back, it was "someone's" way of saving me from drugs.
I stopped for sake of the baby I am now carrying.
the drugs stopped, the self-condemnation increased daily!
It has been at times unbearable! I felt trapped! Imprisoned
by guilt and shame. And, my lover abandoned me!
God spoke to me through your voice! The teaching on Romans
5:8-that God proved His love for me even while I am a sinner
penetrated my heart (and I believe the baby's too)!
time of burying my sinful past at the pit was more than a
symbol of Jesus' burying my sins with His burial. It was a
personal miracle! Today I was 'delivered' four months
before the delivery time of my child! I know I will still
have to face the consequences of my past choices, but I can
do 'all things through Jesus', who loves me unconditionally!"
you for your part in bringing God's inward healing to broken