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(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Group I Attend

My story is about hosting a group. A few years ago God put something on my heart to help men. For a long time I struggled with addiction and all the heart aches that brings. But one day God set me free. The joy that was in my heart could not be contain by just attending church. So I approached Diana Sanchez and asked her about a men’s small group. I will never forget her eyes lit up and she said I have the perfect title for a men’s small group. She said you can call your group iron sharpens iron. Needless to say our lives would never be the same again. Small groups are one of the biggest parts of our family and now we are excited every time groups start up.. The stories and the life changes that we have experienced in small groups will forever be etched in my heart and helping someone say their next yes! Thank you to all of my pastors that have mentored me and guided me through this season. These men are the true model of Iron Sharpens Iron. Thank you for letting me share my story!

Pedro Cisneros

My Story relates to the following:

Group I Attend

My story is about hosting a group. A few years ago God put something on my heart to help men. For a long time I struggled with addiction and all the heart aches that brings. But one day God set me free. The joy that was in my heart could not be contain by just attending church. So I approached Diana Sanchez and asked her about a men’s small group. I will never forget her eyes lit up and she said I have the perfect title for a men’s small group. She said you can call your group iron sharpens iron. Needless to say our lives would never be the same again. Small groups are one of the biggest parts of our family and now we are excited every time groups start up.. The stories and the life changes that we have experienced in small groups will forever be etched in my heart and helping someone say their next yes! Thank you to all of my pastors that have mentored me and guided me through this season. These men are the true model of Iron Sharpens Iron. Thank you for letting me share my story!

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Attended a Service

Pastor Mark Andrews was preaching and during his message he said, “and somtimes God shows up with random checks in the mail.” I said, "Lord I receive that over my life I’m struggling right now financially and my job is not paying me vacation days that I took the week prior!!!" Monday, the next day, I checked my mail and there was four envelopes that looked like spam mail. My husband tells me it looks like trash so I should open it before it gets thrown away!!! I open it and it was four checks I’m crying at this point like, "Is this real God you are so good!!!!!" I’m all about numbers so I added them up and divided it by my hourly wage and tell me my God ain’t a God of Coincidence we serve an almighty, on time God down to the T of what we need!!! Well, it was the exact amount of hourly pay my job wasn’t giving me (crying, literally crying) because we serve a God of perfection a God that cares about numbers too since it’s what I care about!!! We serve that kind of God!!! He shows up time & time again

Amanda hermida

My Story relates to the following:

Attended a Service

Pastor Mark Andrews was preaching and during his message he said, “and somtimes God shows up with random checks in the mail.” I said, "Lord I receive that over my life I’m struggling right now financially and my job is not paying me vacation days that I took the week prior!!!" Monday, the next day, I checked my mail and there was four envelopes that looked like spam mail. My husband tells me it looks like trash so I should open it before it gets thrown away!!! I open it and it was four checks I’m crying at this point like, "Is this real God you are so good!!!!!" I’m all about numbers so I added them up and divided it by my hourly wage and tell me my God ain’t a God of Coincidence we serve an almighty, on time God down to the T of what we need!!! Well, it was the exact amount of hourly pay my job wasn’t giving me (crying, literally crying) because we serve a God of perfection a God that cares about numbers too since it’s what I care about!!! We serve that kind of God!!! He shows up time & time again

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

I pulled a muscle in my hip a little over a week ago and was at online service Sunday 7-10 and Pastor Mark Andrews sermon was on miracles and healings. I prayed along with him during the service and all of sudden I felt no more pain. It has been going on 3 days and I haven’t had anymore pain or spasms. I was brought up in the church in Lubbock and came to CWC back in '69. I have seen miracles and had miracles happen in my life many times. This is just another example of a miracle that I am the witness. Thank you Jesus for answering prayer once again,

Gloria Shaw

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

I pulled a muscle in my hip a little over a week ago and was at online service Sunday 7-10 and Pastor Mark Andrews sermon was on miracles and healings. I prayed along with him during the service and all of sudden I felt no more pain. It has been going on 3 days and I haven’t had anymore pain or spasms. I was brought up in the church in Lubbock and came to CWC back in '69. I have seen miracles and had miracles happen in my life many times. This is just another example of a miracle that I am the witness. Thank you Jesus for answering prayer once again,

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

Just want to give praise, honor and glory to God for a successful surgery. Thanks to all of my brothers and sisters in the Lord who prayed for me and with me before, after and during the whole process. I am blessed to have so many praying friends. Please continue to pray for me as I travel the road of a full and speedy recovery.

Minnie Barnes

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

Just want to give praise, honor and glory to God for a successful surgery. Thanks to all of my brothers and sisters in the Lord who prayed for me and with me before, after and during the whole process. I am blessed to have so many praying friends. Please continue to pray for me as I travel the road of a full and speedy recovery.

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Serving as a World Changer

I want to encourage whoever is reading this to Serve. If you're sad, anxious, angry, hurt, suffering, broken, confused, lost, lonely....serve. if you're happy, got it all together and doing well...serve. I always... not sometimes...always...leave my serve better than I arrived. Every single. Time. I cannot express in words the blessings you will receive when you serve all in. The most precious friends I've ever had I met through serving and God shows up in mighty ways when you serve and it's breathtaking to see, in real time, God's work taking place. I encourage you to serve. It really does change you.

Sherry Barnes

My Story relates to the following:

Serving as a World Changer

I want to encourage whoever is reading this to Serve. If you're sad, anxious, angry, hurt, suffering, broken, confused, lost, lonely....serve. if you're happy, got it all together and doing well...serve. I always... not sometimes...always...leave my serve better than I arrived. Every single. Time. I cannot express in words the blessings you will receive when you serve all in. The most precious friends I've ever had I met through serving and God shows up in mighty ways when you serve and it's breathtaking to see, in real time, God's work taking place. I encourage you to serve. It really does change you.

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

In 2021, our pediatrician referred us to a hematologist after my son(5) received abnormal blood results. We were immediately admitted to oncology at Children’s. Test results concluded he had hypertension resulting from a large mass on his liver, and doctors couldn’t rule out cancer. I remember hiding in the restroom and crying out to God the first night, “Please heal him, God! I don’t want him to go through this!” And while I was pleading, God said to me, “Why are you worried about something you’re not even certain of? Why are you scared when you don’t even know what this is? This is nothing, but you have to believe this. You have to have faith.” Jonah had surgery to remove the 4” tumor days later. He made a full recovery and was diagnosed with a non-malignant tumor, so rare in children, that 18 oncologists/hematologists were unable to diagnose him pre-op. We were told this was a once in a lifetime occurrence and at his last follow up visit, all of Jonah’s bloodwork was back to normal.

Lydia Castaneda

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

In 2021, our pediatrician referred us to a hematologist after my son(5) received abnormal blood results. We were immediately admitted to oncology at Children’s. Test results concluded he had hypertension resulting from a large mass on his liver, and doctors couldn’t rule out cancer. I remember hiding in the restroom and crying out to God the first night, “Please heal him, God! I don’t want him to go through this!” And while I was pleading, God said to me, “Why are you worried about something you’re not even certain of? Why are you scared when you don’t even know what this is? This is nothing, but you have to believe this. You have to have faith.” Jonah had surgery to remove the 4” tumor days later. He made a full recovery and was diagnosed with a non-malignant tumor, so rare in children, that 18 oncologists/hematologists were unable to diagnose him pre-op. We were told this was a once in a lifetime occurrence and at his last follow up visit, all of Jonah’s bloodwork was back to normal.

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Group I Attend

After the urging of PT, I reluctantly took on a 2nd Small Group to teach/mentor beginning, or newer golfers. I don't like to commit to things that I can't devote the time necessary to see results. Besides the great fellowship we have enjoyed, I am actually seeing guys like Darius, Efrem, and AJ really learning the golf swing. It almost brought tears to my eyes last night watching the huge grin on Darius after crushing shot after shot when working with Trent, David and myself. I have seen great results with AJ and Efrem as well. I am hopeful to bring out friends that are not part of Christian World to meet our group so we can give them an opportunity to say their next yes to Jesus. Thank you Phoebe and PT for this wonderful blessing I have received. Travis Marshall 3

Travis Marshall

My Story relates to the following:

Group I Attend

After the urging of PT, I reluctantly took on a 2nd Small Group to teach/mentor beginning, or newer golfers. I don't like to commit to things that I can't devote the time necessary to see results. Besides the great fellowship we have enjoyed, I am actually seeing guys like Darius, Efrem, and AJ really learning the golf swing. It almost brought tears to my eyes last night watching the huge grin on Darius after crushing shot after shot when working with Trent, David and myself. I have seen great results with AJ and Efrem as well. I am hopeful to bring out friends that are not part of Christian World to meet our group so we can give them an opportunity to say their next yes to Jesus. Thank you Phoebe and PT for this wonderful blessing I have received. Travis Marshall 3

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

Last Sunday, I served early in the morning through first service and and decided to go home to help my wife ( she has been ill). Later that afternoon I pulled up second service online to hear Pastor George’s message. It was football Sunday and she lost interest with all the super bowl stats. Then Pastor George called out my name talking about serving. This caught her attention and brought her back to the service. That is when Pastor stopped and said someone needs to hear this and talked about how God does not judge us for our lowest point in our lives, but strives to pull us forward. As I looked over at my wife with tears in her eyes I realized that she was who needed to hear this. It turned into a wonderful afternoon with heart felt discussions about God and our lives. Is it possible there is hope that what has been broken for so very long in our marriage, can be renewed with God guiding our lives. Time will tell. Thank you to Pastor George and our production team for the message and ease to receive and share what God wants for all of us.

Doug Mcconnell

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

Last Sunday, I served early in the morning through first service and and decided to go home to help my wife ( she has been ill). Later that afternoon I pulled up second service online to hear Pastor George’s message. It was football Sunday and she lost interest with all the super bowl stats. Then Pastor George called out my name talking about serving. This caught her attention and brought her back to the service. That is when Pastor stopped and said someone needs to hear this and talked about how God does not judge us for our lowest point in our lives, but strives to pull us forward. As I looked over at my wife with tears in her eyes I realized that she was who needed to hear this. It turned into a wonderful afternoon with heart felt discussions about God and our lives. Is it possible there is hope that what has been broken for so very long in our marriage, can be renewed with God guiding our lives. Time will tell. Thank you to Pastor George and our production team for the message and ease to receive and share what God wants for all of us.

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

CWC Event I Attended

Omg Marriage night was phenomenal. I really learned alot. I enjoyed the couples that my husband and I sat with. Mr Pedro and Ms. Angela we guys are great and thanks for sharing with us it gave my husband and I the strength and keep striving for this thing called LOVE.

Tiffany L Green

My Story relates to the following:

CWC Event I Attended

Omg Marriage night was phenomenal. I really learned alot. I enjoyed the couples that my husband and I sat with. Mr Pedro and Ms. Angela we guys are great and thanks for sharing with us it gave my husband and I the strength and keep striving for this thing called LOVE.

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

I’ve learned many things during my 69 years of life. One of the most incredible lessons I’ve learned is to never under estimate the power of prayer. I’m convinced God hears my prayers. He answers my prayers and He grants miracles. Four years ago, I received the most powerful, remarkable, mind blowing miracle of all time. It started with a severe headache. I went to an emergency clinic where I was treated for a migraine headache. I was prescribed some very strong medication that put me to sleep for 36 hours. When I woke up, my eye was swollen so severely I wasn’t able to open it up. I went back to the emergency clinic. I no longer had a headache. In fact, I had no pain at all. I was expecting to get an injection or eyedrops or maybe both. What happened next was shocking. The doctor told me she was sending me to Plano Medical City where there were doctor’s who specialized in eyes. It was all arranged. They are expecting me. When I arrived at the hospital I was quickly taken to radiology for an MRI. A little while later, they performed a CT scan. I was eventually moved to a private room in the intensive care unit. A nurse came in to tell me that a doctor would be in soon to discuss my condition. A few hours later, a group of five doctors walked into the room. Each of them introduced themselves and began telling me what type of medical specialty they practiced. My mind is wondering why do I need a Hematologist, an Infectious Disease Specialist, an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor, a Neurologist and an Ophthalmologist. The doctors began to consult with each other openly, but I didn’t understand what was going on. Finally, one by one they began to explain my diagnosis. I had an extremely rare disease known as Orbital Cellulitis. They stated this disease was so rare it was impossible to find treatment documentation. My husband, Paul, and I were told at that time the mortality rate from this disease was not good. So far, no one had survived this disease. After further conferring, the doctors had a plan. I had bacteria growing in my sinus very close to my eye and brain that would require surgery by the ENT. The Infectious Disease Specialist would begin intravenous medicine. Because the MRI indicated a blood clot in my jugular and another clot close to my brain the Hematologist will prescribe and monitor blood thinning medication. The Neurologist will perform more MRIs to be certain the bacteria or blood clots haven’t entered by brain. The Ophthalmologist will evaluate any vision impairment. I was literally in no pain. I felt fine. My only issue was my eye would not open and it was swollen. When they all left the room, I turned to Paul, and ask with a smile, “Am I being punked? Where’s Ashton Kutcher?” I could not believe this was happening. I kept waiting to wake up and learn it’s only a dream, or rather a nightmare. When I awoke from my sinus surgery, surprisingly, I was in no pain. I thought great I don’t need any pain medication. I felt ok except my eye was still swollen shut. The doctor came by to say he removed the sinus bacteria. He said now we just wait to see that it doesn’t come back. Alone in my room, I began to pray. I remember praying no stop for a very long Then I began to just talk to God as if His presence was there in the room. time.Months before, Paul and I had received Guardianship of our God son, Josh. As I spoke to God, I remember saying, “Really God? You gave us Josh to raise and now I’m going to leave him.” About that time, I received a voice message from Pastor George and Pastor Travis. They both were praying for me. As I listened to their prayers, I felt peace. I stayed awake for three days praying and playing the Pastor’s voice messages over and over. Then I slept. When I was released from the hospital, I still wasn’t out of the danger zone. I still had the two life threatening blood clots my doctor was attempting to dissolve. I was still at risk that the sinus bacteria may come back. And, my eyesight was yet to be determined because my eye was still closed shut. I received home healthcare and had multiple doctor visits weekly for a couple of months after returning home. Christian World’s care team brought food to us on a regular basis. I met church members I’d never seen before who said they would pray for me. I received text messages from members I did not know, telling me their small group was praying for me. Then the blood clots disappeared. The bacteria never returned. My affected eye opened with a little vision impairment. But, I survived. The doctors told me I was the first patient they knew of that survived Orbital Cellulitis. As I began to recover and went back for checkups, the doctors would smile and say, “You are a miracle.” “Yes, I know,” I would say. “I received a miracle from God.” I am positive, He hears our prayers. I am positive, He answers our prayers. I’m living proof, He grants miracles. I will never underestimate the power of prayer

Rebecca Stoker

My Story relates to the following:

Prayer Answered

I’ve learned many things during my 69 years of life. One of the most incredible lessons I’ve learned is to never under estimate the power of prayer. I’m convinced God hears my prayers. He answers my prayers and He grants miracles. Four years ago, I received the most powerful, remarkable, mind blowing miracle of all time. It started with a severe headache. I went to an emergency clinic where I was treated for a migraine headache. I was prescribed some very strong medication that put me to sleep for 36 hours. When I woke up, my eye was swollen so severely I wasn’t able to open it up. I went back to the emergency clinic. I no longer had a headache. In fact, I had no pain at all. I was expecting to get an injection or eyedrops or maybe both. What happened next was shocking. The doctor told me she was sending me to Plano Medical City where there were doctor’s who specialized in eyes. It was all arranged. They are expecting me. When I arrived at the hospital I was quickly taken to radiology for an MRI. A little while later, they performed a CT scan. I was eventually moved to a private room in the intensive care unit. A nurse came in to tell me that a doctor would be in soon to discuss my condition. A few hours later, a group of five doctors walked into the room. Each of them introduced themselves and began telling me what type of medical specialty they practiced. My mind is wondering why do I need a Hematologist, an Infectious Disease Specialist, an Ear-Nose-Throat doctor, a Neurologist and an Ophthalmologist. The doctors began to consult with each other openly, but I didn’t understand what was going on. Finally, one by one they began to explain my diagnosis. I had an extremely rare disease known as Orbital Cellulitis. They stated this disease was so rare it was impossible to find treatment documentation. My husband, Paul, and I were told at that time the mortality rate from this disease was not good. So far, no one had survived this disease. After further conferring, the doctors had a plan. I had bacteria growing in my sinus very close to my eye and brain that would require surgery by the ENT. The Infectious Disease Specialist would begin intravenous medicine. Because the MRI indicated a blood clot in my jugular and another clot close to my brain the Hematologist will prescribe and monitor blood thinning medication. The Neurologist will perform more MRIs to be certain the bacteria or blood clots haven’t entered by brain. The Ophthalmologist will evaluate any vision impairment. I was literally in no pain. I felt fine. My only issue was my eye would not open and it was swollen. When they all left the room, I turned to Paul, and ask with a smile, “Am I being punked? Where’s Ashton Kutcher?” I could not believe this was happening. I kept waiting to wake up and learn it’s only a dream, or rather a nightmare. When I awoke from my sinus surgery, surprisingly, I was in no pain. I thought great I don’t need any pain medication. I felt ok except my eye was still swollen shut. The doctor came by to say he removed the sinus bacteria. He said now we just wait to see that it doesn’t come back. Alone in my room, I began to pray. I remember praying no stop for a very long Then I began to just talk to God as if His presence was there in the room. time.Months before, Paul and I had received Guardianship of our God son, Josh. As I spoke to God, I remember saying, “Really God? You gave us Josh to raise and now I’m going to leave him.” About that time, I received a voice message from Pastor George and Pastor Travis. They both were praying for me. As I listened to their prayers, I felt peace. I stayed awake for three days praying and playing the Pastor’s voice messages over and over. Then I slept. When I was released from the hospital, I still wasn’t out of the danger zone. I still had the two life threatening blood clots my doctor was attempting to dissolve. I was still at risk that the sinus bacteria may come back. And, my eyesight was yet to be determined because my eye was still closed shut. I received home healthcare and had multiple doctor visits weekly for a couple of months after returning home. Christian World’s care team brought food to us on a regular basis. I met church members I’d never seen before who said they would pray for me. I received text messages from members I did not know, telling me their small group was praying for me. Then the blood clots disappeared. The bacteria never returned. My affected eye opened with a little vision impairment. But, I survived. The doctors told me I was the first patient they knew of that survived Orbital Cellulitis. As I began to recover and went back for checkups, the doctors would smile and say, “You are a miracle.” “Yes, I know,” I would say. “I received a miracle from God.” I am positive, He hears our prayers. I am positive, He answers our prayers. I’m living proof, He grants miracles. I will never underestimate the power of prayer

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

Group I Attend

Small groups has made my husband and I truly feel apart of a body of Christ throughout our walk with God. We find that it gives us life and accountability like nothing else. Our connections with others goes from a surface level, “How are you doing” on Sunday to a “How are you really doing” on Monday when you choose walk through life with other believers. Our marriage feels so much healthier and well rounded when we are connected to a small group. There has only been a period of about 6 months where we have not been apart of one and that’s when we were seeking churches before finding CWC. We were so desperate to get connected to a community when we first joined - we couldn’t wait! We through the Freedom life group and it was truly life changing. We dug deep in our discussions, and as a result, our hearts were transformed and we made some lifelong friendships!

Bethani DeAscentis

My Story relates to the following:

Group I Attend

Small groups has made my husband and I truly feel apart of a body of Christ throughout our walk with God. We find that it gives us life and accountability like nothing else. Our connections with others goes from a surface level, “How are you doing” on Sunday to a “How are you really doing” on Monday when you choose walk through life with other believers. Our marriage feels so much healthier and well rounded when we are connected to a small group. There has only been a period of about 6 months where we have not been apart of one and that’s when we were seeking churches before finding CWC. We were so desperate to get connected to a community when we first joined - we couldn’t wait! We through the Freedom life group and it was truly life changing. We dug deep in our discussions, and as a result, our hearts were transformed and we made some lifelong friendships!

(anonymous)

My Story relates to the following:

I just wanted to reach out and say how thankful I am for you all for opening the church during this time of fasting. I am consecrating myself for this 21 days along with the church. I know when your fasting the devil messes with you on a whole different level. Well yesterday I totally was feeling like throwing in the towel on EVERYTHING if you know what I mean. Anyway my mom just saw the way I looked and says “oh Maree I think you should go instead of me I’ll stay with the kids” So I went to church on a hope and literally a prayer. If it wasn’t for the church and the LOVE I felt even from a distance. The smiles I got from my brothers and sisters there I don’t know exactly how I’d be today and I don’t want to know. GLORY be to GOD!

lexicisneros03

My Story relates to the following:

I just wanted to reach out and say how thankful I am for you all for opening the church during this time of fasting. I am consecrating myself for this 21 days along with the church. I know when your fasting the devil messes with you on a whole different level. Well yesterday I totally was feeling like throwing in the towel on EVERYTHING if you know what I mean. Anyway my mom just saw the way I looked and says “oh Maree I think you should go instead of me I’ll stay with the kids” So I went to church on a hope and literally a prayer. If it wasn’t for the church and the LOVE I felt even from a distance. The smiles I got from my brothers and sisters there I don’t know exactly how I’d be today and I don’t want to know. GLORY be to GOD!