Encounter Conference Testimonies


13
Feb 2020
I’m affirmed in my role of building up His Kingdom.

The overall fruit of the conference is affirmation and a deeper confidence in using my gifts, and now I am boldly stepping out in faith acting on prompts from the Holy Spirit. I have also seen an increase in anointing of my gift for prayer ministry, and I’m getting words and images for people as I’m praying with them. At a recent church mission, I prayed with a young girl who was suicidal. We prayed for God’s love to overpower her so she could feel like the beautiful daughter He created her......

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13
Feb 2020
My heart burst open for Christ, and my burdens lifted.

At the conference, I let Jesus flood my heart with intense love. I felt free from the chains of my worries by spending a few days immersed in his love. Just praising God and listening to His will for my heart was life-changing. As we were praising, I was given an image of Jesus holding me tight as to not let me fall. My head was resting on His big shoulder. Later in the conference, He showed me a gift that will carry me all the days of my life here on......

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13
Feb 2020
God healed me, and gave me clarity and hope.

At the conference, I asked one of the men that was with us named Tom if he’d like to receive Baptism in the Holy Spirit. He said sure, and I asked a few people who were at the front to join us. They did, and he said he felt such a powerful presence of God from the prayer team. Another woman in our group had ringing in her ear, and I told her that I had heard God say, “Be opened,” while someone else was praying over her. So, she asked for......

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13
Feb 2020
Heart-rending, eye-opening, AMAZING!

My prayer before coming to the Encounter Conference was, “Lord, let my preconceived impressions and judgments of ‘charismatics’ not get in the way of what You want to do in my soul.” The change didn’t happen on-site, but the seeds were planted, and the Lord has since shown me the beauty of the charisms of the Holy Spirit and freed me from the chain connected to never receiving the gift of tongues even though I had attended multiple Life In the Spirit Seminars. He revealed clearly the lie of ‘comparison’ that He......

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13
Feb 2020
Spiritual growth ascended to another level

After the Encounter Conference, I have a greater understanding of what ministering to others with Jesus’ heart or with the Holy Spirit’s fire looks and feels like, and the inner transformation that happens in that place of union. I’ve ministered before in all the ways I did at the conference, but never experienced the overwhelming love and fire as I did there. There were times when it felt like I was watching the Holy Spirit minister through my body. I have also definitely noticed an increase in the anointing of the gifts......

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13
Feb 2020
God confirmed my religious vocation at this conference.

After the Encounter Conference, I have had more clarity and peace regarding God’s plan for me. During the retreat God spoke to me and confirmed in me the call to become a religious sister that I had been questioning. I also had the gift from God of resting in the Spirit, and after I sat up, a lady that I had never met before came up to me and told me that I would make a good sister. I have also seen an increase in words of knowledge since the conference. I......

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13
Feb 2020
Unwavering hope and joy that this is the "new normal!"

The overall fruit of the Encounter Conference has been a deepening of my true identity as a child of God and the authority that is given to me, and greater trust …Yes! Last fall, I sensed the lord saying that our time of preparation was over and He was about to “accelerate” our ministry. This is what I have been seeing since I got back from the conference, this moving out and “acceleration” of our healing ministry and opportunities increasing at parish events. I’ve seen the emergence of new gifts and increased......

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13
Feb 2020
My motherhood has been transformed.

My motherhood has been transformed. Before the conference, I constantly fought an interior battle to help my children without letting them see my irritation and deal with their interruptions politely. So, I entered the conference in a confusing spot with God, pretty joyless. Now, I have enduring joy, peace, and patience with my children. There have been a couple tough moments where I’ve allowed myself to get irritated, but my starting point has completely shifted. I met the Holy Spirit in a personal way at the conference, and feel I now understand......

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21
Feb 2020
My husband has become a new man!

At the Encounter Conference, Fr. Mathias felt that God was leading him to call up someone who had lost their faith to come forward to be prayed with. I looked at my husband and told him he needed to go up and receive prayer. He received prayer, felt nothing, and sat back down. Then, my husband said it felt like his feet were burning and like they were stuck to the ground. He was balling his eyes out and told me to go up and get the same prayer team that prayed......

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04
Mar 2020
More power, more grace, more love!

The overall fruit of the conference for me has been an increased confidence to step out in faith in response to the promptings of the Spirit. As a seminarian on pastoral year, I am constantly encountering individuals in desperate need of God’s love and healing. Since the conference, I have prayed with countless parishioners and even facilitated and helped lead a healing service at my parish. I have experienced greater transformation in Christ in openness to living joyfully. I have much deeper faith than I did months ago. I see that all......

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