Encounter Conference Testimonies


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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04
Mar 2020
Filled with the Spirit and ready for mission!

The overall fruit from the conference has been an ever-increasing faith and an accompanying boldness to step out in mission. I walked away with a greater anointing, equipped for my parish ministries as well as everyday encounters. In conjunction with attending the Encounter School of Ministry, my growth in the spiritual gifts has been accelerating rapidly. I’m praying with people weekly and observing partial or complete healing by the Spirit on a frequent basis. Before a healing service a couple weeks back, I asked for words of knowledge from the Lord of......

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27
Mar 2020
A personal  encounter with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist

When we had benediction at the conference, and the priest passed our bleacher, he turned the monstrance toward us and the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist just grabbed me and I felt that he was looking right at me to assure me he was always with me and watching over me. It was a powerful encounter with Jesus. I felt weak and sat down and wept in thanksgiving to Jesus for this encounter. Jesus was truly there and wanted me to be there to meet him in a very personal way.......

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28
Mar 2020
It was a life changing event for me!

Many that I work with in Unbound ministry have commented on how much I have changed since the conference. They have noticed a greater zeal and lack of hesitation in my giving personal testimony to what the Lord is doing in my life. I guess you would say a holy boldness. I have also noticed an increase in the gifts of discernment, wisdom, and knowledge. I have been transformed to a new level of faith and surrender, as well as a constant awareness of the Lord working in my life. His presence......

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28
Mar 2020
More hunger and more joy!

Since the conference, my husband and I have experienced a hunger for more of God. We now have a deeper prayer life, and we pray daily for more and more of the Holy Spirit. We also feel a real calling to pray with people for healing. We long for others to encounter Christ and to share what we have received. Even this week my husband was waiting for lab work in the hospital and prayed for the other patients next to him. Praise God! More than that, I can only say something really......

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27
Mar 2020
Sober Intoxication of the Spirit

Since the Encounter Conference, in prayer I am being filled with Divine Love and Power everyday. I am now connected to the Divine power source. I see more movement in the gifts of deliverance, physical healing, and words of knowledge. I know I am being filled up to release it. I have also been encountering people in my everyday walk that need prayer for physical healing. They stand out to me like some sort of homing device whereas before they may have been present but I did not see them. God is......

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17
Feb 2020
Boldness in prayer

The fruit from the conference is continually showing up. My boldness in prayer and asking the Holy Spirit to come has honestly changed my life. In the last month, I have seen the Lord in ways that I never knew were possible. Since the conference, words of knowledge and the gift of prophecy have shown up multiple times. It has been incredible. – Emily O....

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17
Feb 2020
A powerful experience of the joy and freedom of the Holy Spirit

I have seen fruit in all parts of my life, a deeper experience of the Holy Spirit in prayer, and a stronger feeling of being led in my ministry. I have also experienced an increase in the gifts of healing and words of knowledge. I was led to have a healing service with my middle school youth group where we saw three students healed of physical injuries. I shared this with my volunteers and friends, and their faith has been increased as well. – Erin Nagy...

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