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Posted by Mike Hammond on October 09, 2016 at 03:22 PM

There has always been something missing in my life. An aching deep in the pit of my stomach, deep in my soul. An emptiness that I was unable to fill with the things of this world. I often searched, but often failed. But no matter who I was or what I had did in my past, God was there, never abandoning me. Always by my side pushing me and...

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Posted by Kathleen on October 05, 2016 at 11:18 PM

God blessed me with two sons. One earthly son, Greg, and one Heavenly, my youngest, Christopher. Greg, at that time was stationed at Fort Polk, LA and Chris was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. On Dec. 12, 1988, a parent's worst nightmare became a reality for me.

I got home from work around 3 p.m. There was an officer from the Army, I could tell...

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Posted by Katie A on October 05, 2016 at 11:03 PM

I was adopted at a young age. I have never believed in myself or why I was given this life. But, SouthBrook has shown me my bigger purpose. You have shown me new hope in myself. And, my situation has allowed me the gift to be the most grateful and thankful mother I can possibly be. Thank you, SouthBrook. —Katie Allietta

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Posted by Art Boyer on September 27, 2016 at 03:13 PM

On June 10, 2016, while running on a treadmill, I collapsed due to cardiac arrest. Thankfully, I was in the safe place of Planet Fitness and the staff immediately began CPR which is a miracle in itself because I could have been at home, work or driving which would have made my survivability much lower. It turns out that there was an ambulance...

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Posted by Michael R. Davis on May 17, 2016 at 05:48 PM

In November 2014, a CT scan revealed lung cancer. I did not know the specifics yet, because I could not get an appointment with my oncologist until December 2014. Before that appointment, God gave me a "word of knowledge" that I would be healed, and He would use me as a witness to His power and grace.

I saw my oncologist and had many tests,...

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Posted by Brian Larson on March 22, 2016 at 04:54 PM

In May 2014, I was rushed to the ER with an internal bleed and bled out. I was saved by the staff at Sycamore Medical Center with a rapid blood infusion. I spent the next 9 days in ICU being transfused, with multiple tests being performed, until they finally found the bleed and repaired it. I was saved!

On February 27, 2016, my son-in-law,...

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Posted by Mary Clark on February 23, 2016 at 07:26 PM

Several years ago, I was very dedicated to tithing and even though I didn't have much, I knew I wasn't in need. I got off track somewhat and I definitely noticed the difference. I am so grateful for the tithe challenge because it has helped me to begin once again. I just opened a new business and had to step out in faith because every penny...

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Posted by Sandy & Ken Rose on February 04, 2016 at 02:04 AM

We actually started our Tithe Challenge a few years ago. It is amazing that even after retiring, giving our tithe to SouthBrook and being involved with Bogg and Compassion International, it seems as though God has provided for us extremely well. You won't believe the goodness of our Father unless you allow Him to use what He has given you....

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Posted by Caitlin & Eric Clauss on January 20, 2016 at 01:10 AM

I would like to share the experience we've had so far with the Tithe Challenge.

My husband was very hesitant to start tithing 10% of our income, as our finances were already tight with bills and random unexpected expenses. We still agreed that we should do it, and the very first Sunday of the challenge, he looked at the accounts and became...

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Posted by Steven Sparks on January 16, 2016 at 01:19 AM

Six years ago, I walked into your church on Saturday and listened to a song about "Oh how He loves me; His love being a hurricane" and then hearing a message about backpacks. I was a former ordained Minister who went through a divorce and eventually found himself in Dayton, Ohio, homeless and jobless. A man by the name of Paul Wilkens, if I...

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