...and they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony...
If you have a Victory Report (testimony), please fill out the form below. We would love to hear what God is doing for you. Tell us how God has made you an Overcomer.
Well first I would just like to say thank you for your prayers, God has been truly listening! In late august my car was stolen and it was a very devastating moment for me, however I tried to be positive about the situation because it was a blessing in disguise. Well I've been praying that God help me to find something suitable for myself and this past weekend my prayers were answered! I was truly happy and praised God to the fullest! It was well needed, so now I not only able to go places but help others when needed! I know how it feels to be carless! Also last Wednesday I lost my job, it was a very unpleasant situation but a situation that I could not stay in, I felt wronged and I was not going to continue giving them my services! Since I was 15 years old I have always had a job to provide for myself and this was very saddening for me. Well I got to work with putting in applications for different jobs. Things wasn't looking good so I decided to go back to my temp job in grand rapids (thank God for my car). Well yesterday on my way to Battle Creek with Victory Life I got a call from the manager asking if I can come into work on Sunday! I wanted to cry because I didn't know what I was going to do about my bills! But I tried my hardest not to think negative and worry myself! I may have to sacrifice a few extracurricular things but that's fine because I have a job and I have bills that are more important! Sorry that this was long but I felt that I should share my story! THANKS!!!
Sis. Brittany Lofton
My life has always had it's ups and downs (i've had many struggles) and if i were to tell anyone, they wouldn't believe me because of where i am today. God has always been a part of my life so i am grateful for that. I just want to say this past Sunday (10-10-10) it made me realized that God IS truly awesome and even though i knew that before, that day just made me love him even more. There were times when i look back at my life and say that i should not have been here but by the grace of God I am. He saved me many times and for that, I want to give back. I know i have a purpose here on earth and now it's time for me to find that!
Sis. Brittany Lofton
I thank God that he's provided me with a new car!! He is FAITHFUL, faithful, faithful. "A NEW" is going to be great and I already am beginning to see God refill, restore, and RENEW me and my life.
Bro. Langston Gant
Well, many of you may or may not know the struggles I've seen... Since I've became an overcomer, I've attempted many times, many ways, to get back on track and do something with my life. However, the attempts seemed at first to be failure. I'm very excited to say that those "failures" pushed me harder than I've ever been pushed... God was there with me even when I truly believed He wasn't... It's so amazing - it's hard to put into words... God has let me experience His presence in a way I can't explain. The good news in my life right now is God has allowed my vehicle to run, and well enough to go to Grand Rapids and back everyday for Beauty School. I also have been able to keep my job and still attend classes full time. God has really done it for me! Maybe it was me really wanting to feel him... Or maybe God already had planned it this way - maybe before I wasn't ready to feel him...This feeling is wonderful knowing that he is literally controling everything around me... I just had to let Him.
Sis. Heather Ruppert
God blessed me with a new job, thank you JESUS!!!!!!! Put my application in on a Tuesday got a call for an interview on that Thursday, but then the waiting game began. 17 long days went by before I knew I had the job (which felt like forever and a day)! The process was delayed due to my current employer not calling back on my reference check, and also not planning on calling back either. Unaware of what was going on I refused to worry about the outcome. I knew if that job was for me, then it would be for me. It's a beautiful thing when your desires line up with God's will for your life.
Sis. Anita McMullen
God is TRULY awesome!!!! I give him the praise forever and ever!!!!
God has truly been changing my life every since I decided to live for him wholeheartedly!!!!! Two years ago I was at an all-time low. I was depressed, a single parent, tremendous debt, and just plain struggling....But one night as I cried on my pillow I said to God, "I need your help Lord because I can't do this on my own...please help me."
And in a two year span, God changed my world upside-down! He replaced my depression with JOY, God became the missing puzzle to our family when I thought I was taking care of my daughter alone, God changed my debt to PROSPERITY!!!! I have a car,a beautiful apartment, passed my national exam, graduated with my Bachelor degree in May, and just recently recieved an offer for a position that will take care of me and my daughter with everything!!!! I told God to pull me out of poverty....and HE DID IT!!!!
All I can say is that I'm a living witness that if you put ALL not some...ALL of your trust in God, he will never let you fall!!! You need proof? I'm living it!!!
All things work together for good to them that love Him and are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28)
Sis. Keeveah Showers
A few weeks ago my boss @ job #1 where I work for minimum wage informed me that my hours would be cut down to 2 hours every Wednesday & 3 hours every other Friday. When I heard the news the ONLY thing God told me to do was trust Him! Well I'm pleased to announce that my phone bill has been paid up through June, I've started saving for my car, a friend is giving me some furniture, & I was able to go shopping! I SERVE A FAITHFUL GOD!!!
Sis. Brittney Robinson
Around this time three years ago I didn't feel as though I had purpose in life, I was hanging with the wrong crowd and got into a lot of trouble. I was arrested and charged with very serious charges which turned my life upside down. I spent one year in the county jail and not one day did I ever know when or if i was getting out. But God worked a miracle in my life and I was released with all charges dismissed. Since then God has really been dealing with me, and has touched me in a way that has given me vision and strength to be an Overcomer. Today I know I have purpose, I'm not only an overcomer, but I am a leader. I have joined three organizations, two of which I am a community service rep., I have been given the opportunity to help guide our youth, and I have joined ministries at church that not only allow me to serve God, but be of service to my brothers and sisters in Christ. I'm so happy and blessed. God has been too good to me, and He has brought me a might, mighty long way.
I could go on and on, but I just thank God for His grace and mercy.
Bro. Cedric Wicks
My double for my trouble has already began, I was voted employee of the year at my job, with that I get a $250 bonus, and a weeks paid vacation. Not to mention I already had a weeks paid vacation coming up. So thats employee of the year, $250, and two weeks paid vacation! IT'S DOUBLE!!!
Bro. Maurice Riddle
Victory Life Christian Ministries has blessed my life in so many ways. Before I came to this church I felt lost, lifeless, no purpose and lonely. Since I have become an overcomer EVERY part of my life makes sense now. I feel like I belong to a group of people who love me, care for me, and deposit so much positivity in my life daily. VLIFE has helped me to experience the presence of God even when I am not at church.
Working in the church has also shown me my purpose in life. It gives me the opportunity to give back to God's kingdom and to those in need. It has also helped me to have a real relationship with God on a daily basis. Pastor Razel has taught so many of us to build our own relationship with God and seek Him first. I have been doing just that and feel so alive and free.
I am so excited for 2010 and all the wonderful growing opportunities that lie ahead from being apart of VLIFE. Thank you Pastor Razel and Lady C for all that you do. Thank you for obeying God and bringing this ministry to life to help me and others feel alive again. This ministry is truly a blessing and has changed so many lives including mine.
Sis. Tracey Kelly
My family has just suffered a tragic loss!!! My 12yr old niece, Jahmeshia Conner, didn't return home on November 15, 2009; she was found on Dec 1, 2009, abandoned in an alley a block from her home... Strangled, badly beaten and raped... When you hear of tragic things like this you feel for the family, but when it's your family words can't describe the emotions you feel. Here's what I felt: angry, sad, confused, in a state of shock, disbelief, guilt (like i should have been there)... But on Dec 12, 2009 Jahmeshia had her celebration of life and her homecoming. Boy, did God work miracles that day. Jahmeshia confessed her faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ in Nov 2007 and was baptized December 2, 2007. This child was a servant of God. She sang in the childrens choir; her favorite song was "The Lord Reigns in This Place," and her first solo was "His Banner." She was a kind, loving child...
I remember kneeling down screaming, crying... and all those things people go through when they suffer a loss. But what I know is God took Jahmeshia away from it all. The body she was in was a shell and place for her to live. God has taken Jahmeashia home. She is safe, but I'm still angry - I said to the Lord, why not me? Anyone but her Lord. During the celebration it hit me, God is doing his work; Jahmeshia's work was done here. There are so many children missing in the Chicago area, and because of what happenned to Jahmeshia (being classified wrong with the police), they are changing how children are classified when they are reported missing, Jahmeshia's death was not in vain. God placed many of His people in our lives, there were over 1,000 mourners there for Jahmeshia. As we were saying our farewells to Jahmeshia, God sent a nephew whom I haven't had contact with in 16yrs, back to us. Words were being said to us that could only have come from God ...
I will praise the Lord at all times, even when I don't feel like it. I can truly say, the act was not from God, but what came after was definitely from my Father. But I can say I will never see things the way I saw them before. Our family has been truly blessed and highly favored. I want to take time to thank my Victory Life family for all the prayers and for continuing to pray for my family. I can say we are truly blessed. Special thanks to Minister Tia whom I truly believe God appointed in my time of need and Sister Katie for all the encouraging words of wisdom. I love all of you all very much
Sis. Angela Smith and Family
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord.
WoW!!! Where do I start. Since I've been an overcomer with Victory Life, I'm really feeling a change within myself and my closeness with the Lord. I've always known the Lord, but I didn't really have a connection with the Lord. The first time I came to Victory Life, I just felt right at home. And when I prayed and pleaded with the Lord for repentance over my life and my children's lives... My God...The feeling I felt after Pastor Razel prayed for me was just unbelieveable. I honestly cannot describe without just lifting PRAISES to God for how awesome God really is. But, ever since that Sunday... back in Feb. 09', the Lord has been with me everyday reminding me that I am an overcomer. Pastor Razel, thank you for your teaching. Where so; that I can get a better understanding of the Bible, and how I should live according to the Lord's word. Since I've become an overcomer with Victory Life, I have been able to deal with my lively situations more better. Because I know, that God knows, that I am now an overcomer.
Thank you & God Bless
Sis. Sherry Smith
When the school year started I didnt have enough money for school. I prayed and God told me that He would forever supply my needs so with that I stopped worrying about it. Financial aid wa calling me and threatening to drop my classes but all it did was make me praise God harder. Finally a few days after school had begun my Financial Aid came through and praise God I ended up with way more money than I needed!! God is an awesome Wonder and with faith you will always be assured that God will do his part, we just have to do ours!
Sis. Jessica Robinson
Many of you saw me on 1-11 before the service out in front of the church... I was the one chipping ice and shoveling the sidewalk... Things were being spoken to me as I was doing this, God was working with me during my labors... He kept saying, "Do you know why this is all that I have you doing right now? There are many more things that I need for you to do, but you have need to submit to me 100%"... I have been thru many experiences in life, from the USMC to the MDOC and more.... I have always prided myself on the fact that through it all none of my experiences have broken my spirit... God told me the morning of the opening service 1/11 " I am not the USMC, I can break you, but I don't want to, I have given you free will for a reason... I want you to submit yourself to me totally and I have many great things in store for you... This is not all I have in store for you, I have more things I NEED you to do..." Then as soon as Pastor Razel brought the message, it was all confirmed (The story of Abram)... Since then I have noticed myself put in situations where people need encouragement, and I hear the encouraging words coming out of my mouth... I have met people who need to be witnessed to, and I hear the words coming out of my mouth... The people who know me know that these things must be god, because it is totally out of character for me... I hear the words coming out of my mouth and am amazed at it... So pray for me that I continue to submit to God's will and do the things he needs me to do, I know that satan will come against me, but I also know that I am now a "overcomer" and from what I am led to believe from the message on 1/11 "my new name is Victory"...
Bro. Jerome Jones
I was driving my sons into school this a.m. and in heavy traffic at about 7:50 a.m. I got rear-ended by another car. It was a mighty, powerful impact and I was truly shaken up. No one was hurt. I had some soreness in my back, but that was all. I got out to see if the other person was ok and they were. Short story, but could have had a sad ending. I'm greatful because I know God has invested His word in my dream. Last Sunday helped me to remember to not settle for the little dreams but go BIG with God and stay there because he's a big God and loves to show his stuff in our lives. If we give him glory and honor through our daily living practices, he is faithful to bring our dreams into reality. That is awesome.
Sis. Vedra Gant
Praise God! I was there on 1/11 @ 1. I heard the name of Jesus lifted up, I did a lot of exalting myself, along with my family. It was a blessing to be in fellowship on the first day of gathering at Victory Life. When we were singing "My Name is Victory" I tapped one of my boys on the shoulder and said, "Hey that's your name." His name is Gideon Victory but of course "I know who I am" my name is Victory too. Razel preached about letting God be our God and how then He can lift us up to accomplish our true purpose, the purpose we were made for, the purpose and blessing He wanted for us from the beginning. One thing that hit home was how that Abram fell on his face before God, a position we all must come to make Him the Lord of our life. After we "let Him be our God" then we enjoy all the blessing like Abraham did. Amen! But most importantly is that we find purpose, God's plan for our lives. Razel showed us through the scriptures that we become all new when we come to Jesus. And then our purpose can be fulfilled because we put the past behind us and get new life with a ministry of reconciliation. I kept thinking of my own life and how God made it clear to me one day that my purpose was to bring up godly children for a new generation. My purpose is to be a father of seven sons (so far) and lead them in the way that they should go. How many fathers are there that don't realize that's their purpose, I don't know but I didn't realize it until God revealed it to me. All things have become new for me, even the very heart of me, my motivations, my impulses, are turned to God and His ways. The Word was right on, and confirmed in me. May the Lord bless Victory Life in Big Rapids and pour our His spirit there and give victory to all the brothers and sisters there everyday.
Bro. Bradley Looy
We knocked a wall out in the sanctuary to extend the stage, put new doors up, fixed some wiring issues, were blessed with some software for the projection, had a screen donated, changed some lighting in the sanctuary, are getting drywall and painting done in the basement, got a refrigerator, got a sound system and installed it, got a drum set...God is making things happen and it's amazing to watch the progress! We'll be ready for 1/11 @ 1!
Pastor Razel Jones
Our offer was accepted on the building we want in Big Rapids; we're in the process of closing now! This is an exciting process to watch God work. When He wants something done, He makes sure it happens; it is quite amazing. We've got the victory!
Pastor Razel Jones