A.L. Downing

Testimonials

My testimony can be summed up this way: child of divorced parents, feeling unloved, worthless and shameful, molestation, sexual immorality, having a child out of wedlock, being told I was going to hell and believing it, marriage to a younger man and being emotional abused, sickness in my young children: asthma for my  seven month old daughter, leukemia for my 2 1/2 year old son, my husband cheating, separation from my husband, being jobless with no way to support my children, drug addiction in my now adult older son, the struggle to find work. The struggles with a teenage friend of the family who practically lived at my house at times as his mother was abusing drugs, raised by his grandmother who could not control him, Him getting involved with gangs, stealing and going to DJJ, then breaking in a house and killing the owner. My children getting pulled out of school by the police to answer questions about him and seeing if they were involved and his eventual arrest and in DJJ. And then moved to SCDC with a 30-year sentence for murder. Discovering I had breast cancer, alcohol abuse in my 17-year-old son and his expulsion from school just before graduation, my 17-year-old teenage son having a child out of wedlock, my daughter leaving home at 17 and me not being able to stop her. I had more guilt and shame than I knew what to do with, custody battles for my son over his child, the marriage of my daughter at 18 and the children that followed. Eventually my son married the mother of his children and joined the Army.

I met a young lady who talked to me about God. She told me that God loved me. I discovered God had been working in my life the entire time. I just had to sit back and let him show me how much he loved and cared for me. Getting in the right church, with the right pastor who is leading me on the path God has for me. I am so thankful to be a part of Living Faith Christian Center. I still struggle with who I am and God, and sometimes shame, guilt and condemnation try to creep into my life. But now I know that I am more than a conqueror and when the enemy rises up, I know that he’s already defeated. And I realize he’s trying to stop me from walking the path God has set before me.

N.S.

 

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Pastor, The Lord has truly blessed me. I had a very high profile job with the government. However, I didn’t have peace and was somewhat conflicted inside. I prayed about it and the Lord open another job, where I will be doing the same thing, but now I will be working from home!

C.V.

 

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Pastor, I am thankful to God who has opened a door for me to go to college. The college offers exactly what I want to do in life. It’s a ten-month course and upon graduating they will make sure I have employment. I’m sooo happy and thankful to God for this great opportunity.

J.X.

 

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I want to start off by saying, Happy Anniversary to you and First Lady. I wish you many many more years of strength, blessings, and happiness. 

 I was talking to Mama (Bridgette) and realized that I should probably share directly with you exactly how you have changed my life. I have attended exactly one church service with you. It was May 12, 2019. That was Mother’s Day and Mama’s birthday. The service was, “Women, know your worth.” 

 Bishop, at that time I was in the worst shape emotionally and spiritually I had ever been. I was on a precipice, and I was afraid that there wasn’t any direction for me but further down the depression and self-loathing spiral I was in. I tried hard to put on a good face, but my light had been all but snuffed out inside. That sermon, that encouragement, that love, it stuck with me. All the way back to Minnesota. It wouldn’t leave my mind. A few days later, I was driving home from work, and I started praying. 

You see, I hadn’t prayed in a long time. I fell out with conventional churches because of the experiences I had growing up. I saw people saying one thing and doing another. I know from Mama and Daddy both that you are a man of your word. So, to hear the message from you, it stuck. Back to that day, I started praying and I prayed, and I cried myself all the way home. I cried out, “Lord send me someone to love me for me. Someone who will give me what I need.” 

Two days after that, I started chatting with Steven. Steven has been the man that everyone prayed into my life. He is home for me. He allows me the comfort, care, courtesy, and safety to have a relationship with God and to heal. 

Speaking of healing. I mentioned that you had changed my life. While Steven is amazing and my life has changed for the better, you started well before that. When God gave my Mama to you to guide, he helped you give me the greatest gift of all. You gave me a relationship with her. Before she became a member of your church, she was not a person I could tolerate. We were like oil and water. 

 From a distance, I can see the guidance that First Lady and you have given to her. I also believe wholeheartedly that your prayers touched her and every generation of her line. It is in thanks to you Bishop that I not only got my mama back, and my wonderful husband, but that I found my worth. 

 Since that day, I have healed so much emotionally that I have peace for the first time. Please know that you are a blessing. You are full of the light of the Lord, and it has such a far-reaching effect that you’re not even aware of it. Thank you, a thousand times, over, thank you. 

 

A note for First Lady as well. 

First Lady, 

You are the epitome of grace and class. Thank you for showing Mama that she can be a woman. That she doesn’t have to be tough all the time. She’s still coming into it, but I’ll work on her from this end as well. 

 I apologize for this being so long. I just feel like you absolutely needed to know exactly how much of an impact you’ve had on one life. You saved me. I was ready to be done with this world and God used you to save me. You can feel free to share this with whomever. 

  Thank you, 

Brandi

 

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Pastor, I want to just share that the blessings have already begun for us. We got a house not long ago. And we were able to get another car!!! Praise God, blessings just keep happening for us.

C.V.K.

 

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Pastor, I want you to know what you’re preaching about the blessing overtaking us, it’s happening NOW! Not only did my boss come to me saying, I’m putting you in for an award and asked me what do you want money, days off or step increase?  I said a step increase, and I received a step 5 increase. And then my spouse received a $1000.00 performance award. But NOW my business is growing more and more as I received a call from a pastor asking me to do some work for him. I have a signed contract with him and his son. But wait, then God sent an older Jewish gentleman from Israel, who is now a Christian. He shared his story with me and then asked if he could take my business card to his church to share. I give God all the Praise!!! Our God is AWESOME!!!

C.S. J.N.C

 

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Pastor, first I thank my God and I want to thank you for the rich Word of God that you deliver to us on Sunday and through Bible Study. About one and a half years ago, my wife’s doctor told her that she had cancer and a tumor.  However, my wife didn’t tell me what the doctor had said until about six months ago. The reason she finally told me was because the doctor wanted to explain to me the type of procedure or surgery she had already agreed too. I told the doctor there will be NO surgery, no cuts or test made on her body until I first seek God’s guidance. I told him I needed 30 days. He told me he would not test her again no matter what happens. I respectfully said to him that’s fine, we can get another doctor, but there will be no surgery for 30 days. During those 30 days I was listening to all those sermons you had preached on faith and I began to speak the word of faith over my wife. Well my 30 days were up on the 13th of June 2022. I drove my wife back to the Lexington Hospital. The lead doctor (whom I won’t mention), but I was told he oversees the cancer section of the hospital. He took her in the back to perform surgery on her. I told them “you need to do another test or check because you won’t find the cancer nor the tumor.” Well the next thing I noticed was them bringing my wife back. They told me she was healthy and there were no signs of the cancer or the tumor! The doctors were baffled. The lead doctor asked me if I could bring her back in seven days so he could test her on another piece of equipment. I told him I would bring her back. But he would get the same results. I praise and thank God that today my wife is cancer and tumor free. We could not have done it without the powerful word of faith coming from you and the ministers at Living Faith Christian Center.

C.J.N.C

 

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It’s our Season! I received a $1000.00 performance award yesterday! This was right after I found out that I did not get another position I applied for. But I thanked GOD anyway, I’m still Blessed and Highly favored.

J.C.J. Columbia, SC

 

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HEAVY FAVOR OF GOD IS ALL OVER ME! Glory to God! My boss came to me saying, I’m putting you in for an award. What do you want money, days off or a step increase?  I said, “I want a Step Increase!” So, I will receive a step 5 increase.

L.S.D.J.

 

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Pastor, I want to share with you that I received an unexpected promotion on my job. It came with a raise and a bonus. I thank God for it.

M.M.A.  Columbia, SC

 

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Bishop Downing, I received a bonus at work. It was a performance award for $1600! Praise God!

J.C. Columbia, SC

 

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Pastor, I just want you to know that as we have been confession our prayers after receiving the offerings on Sunday and your preaching on the Supernatural. I went to work as usual, however, there was something on the inside telling me to check my bank account. I had NO reason to check my account. It wasn’t pay day. But, when I checked my account there was over $6,000.00 in my account!!! But, wait, three days later I checked it again and there was another $9,000.00 in my account UNEXPECTEDLY, but very much needed!!! Praise God, now I’m looking at paying things off and getting my home next. God is faithful.

M.Z. Columbia, SC

 

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Pastor Downing you have been preaching and teaching about How to Receive the Supernatural into our Lives and unexpected promotions, and money being deposited into bank accounts. Well, today as I was sitting on my contractor job. One of the supervisors came to me and told me about a government job. He asked for my resume’ and within 3 days I was unexpectedly called in for an interview. I wasn’t told I was going to be interviewed and I had not even applied for the position. Within two days I was told I had the job!!! Praise God, it’s a GS 11 position. God is so good. Thank you so much for preaching the Word of God to us.

J.C.  Columbia, SC

 

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Pastor, you have been preaching and teaching about the Supernatural and blessings and blessings. My husband and I filed our taxes for ourselves and the business. Normally we have to pay back quite a bit of money. But Praise God, this year we don’t have to pay anything and we will receive a substantial amount back! The accountant told us, it was because we are tithers. I thank God. Because He’s allowing the tithes to work for us and the accountant recognized it as well.

 MGJ, Columbia SC

 

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Pastor I want to share that since I have become a member of Living faith Christian Center my faith has really grown. I want to share that about two weeks ago my uncle was bad off sick. He had a stroke. I went to see him and prayed for him. Before, I would not have been able to do that. But I prayed and thanked God. He’s walking and talking and you can’t tell he had a stroke. The Lord healed him and he’s fully recovered.

W.M.  Columbia, SC

 

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Pastor Downing has been declaring that people would get unexpected money in their accounts. Last week I had to use my debit card to pay our cell phone bill but I didn’t have the money in my account so I was in the negative $769.05. So this morning I was saying my prayers and asking God to fix my account so I will be able to pay my bills next month and I was checking my account a few minutes ago and there was a deposit for $2,153.40 put into my account unexpectedly. So now I can pay my car insurance, the light bill, cable bill, two credit card bills, water bill for my daughter. and get the air conditioning fixed. Praise God for His faithfulness.

M.R. from Columbia, SC

 

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Bishop Downing and First Lady Downing my daughter was recently in a very bad car accident. Her car flipped over several times on the interstate and slid down the highway on it’s head. My daughter crawled out of the car by herself and walked way with only cuts and bruises, no concussion, no broken bones, clothed in her right mind. Her car was totaled but my daughter was fine. I thank God for His Grace and His Mercy, for the covering of protection that is over her life. Thank you Father.

L.R.D.

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Bishop Downing In January I logged onto my USAA account to pay my car insurance bill and it said that my monthly bill was already paid. I said thank you Lord, alright now. In February I logged into my account to pay insurance bill and it said my monthly bill was already paid. I clicked on the additional information box and it said that there was an error on their part that dated back to 2017 and the money was being refunded back to my account in the form of a credit. I said thank you God. Won’t He do it. Yes He Will…EVERYTIME!              

D.L.

 

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Good Morning! I couldn’t hold this any longer! I received a surprise check in the mail, over $7,000! God is sooooo awesome!!!

G.M.M.

 

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Hi Bishop and First Lady GUESS WHAT!!! I just got a surprise check in the mail for $750.00!!! That’s the BIGGEST CHECK I have ever got!!! I told mom and dad! I gave my tithes on it as soon as I deposited it!!!

M.J.X.

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Pastor I want you to know my wife and I have been listening to your messages and putting things into action. We have been giving our tithes and spending time in the Word. We had been believing God for a house. We had looked at several homes, but could never settled on one or if we did it would be sold, before we could offer a bid on it. We were so disappointed. But then God gave us the home that we so desired and at a price lower than we expected and a better community! We have closed on our home and moving in!  I thank God for His faithfulness.

V.C. K

 

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Pastor, I want to thank God for His faithfulness. My daughter was working at a certain restaurant and due to the virus work was very slow. She was working, based on tips. She applied for a job at a “high end” restaurant where you receive a salary, plus tips. Well, she text me and told me she had received an email informing her that she did NOT get the job. I sent her some words of encouragement via text to not give up, God’s got this, not to worry.   A little while later she sent me a text message with a photo attached of a voice mail message that she had received from the company that had sent her the email. It seems they had tried to call her and for some reason she did not hear the phone ring so she didn’t get the call so it went to voice mail. After she had read my text messages she went about her day and later on went back to her phone and saw that she had a missed call and a voice mail was waiting for her. Now the email said that she did NOT get the job but the voice mail said that they reviewed her resume and that she checked all of the boxes and they wanted to know when she could come in to start the onboarding process, to please give them a call back. THEY WANTED HER TO START IMMEDIATELY! Pastor I know that was the Lord. Don’t tell me He isn’t always working on our behalf. You just have to trust Him. Don’t count Him out.

     D.A.

 

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Bishop, I sowed a seed for my company and within two days someone came to me with the answer to that seed.

V.J.G.T.

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Praise God! We just received a check in the mail that was unexpected for over $10,000. And about a week after taht i received another unexpected check!! Praise God, He is faithful.

G.M.J.J.

 

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Pastor, I am super excited!! My wife and I just closed on our home!!! It’s been a dream of ours to have our own house and now God has allowed us to purchase it. I know more is coming.

 

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Pastor, I am celebrating and rejoicing. I was at home and someone, I don’t know who it was. But they came and slid a check under my door for over $7,500.00. They said it was for me and my daughter.

M.I.C.

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Pastor, I want you to know when Pastor Todd was praying for people with pain in their knees, I didn’t go for prayer. But I could tell something was going on in my knees. Well, I want you to know the pain has left my knees and I’m able to move so much better.

D.L.A.

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Pastor I was hearing about how God was blessing everyone in the church and finally I said to Him, Lord what about me. I’m a tither and I’m walking upright before you. I made my confession with scriptures and three weeks later. I got an unexpected deposit in my account of over $20,0000.00! Praise God!! I paid off all my five credit cards. I have no debts, except my mortgage payment. God is so Good!!

J.C.T.

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Pastor, the position I had asked you to pray with me about, well they closed that particular requisition number and I hadn’t heard anything since my August 24th interview. I met with my director on October 27th to let her know what all that I do in my position and how I applied and interviewed for the job but didn’t hear anything. She told me she would look into it. Fast forward to November, because a new requisition number showed up in my email as if I had applied for this same job again on November 9th. Then today, I received the offer letter. Pastor that was the Favor and God through the whole process.

D.M.

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I want you to know my church received an unexpected check in the mail! Praise God!

D.I.A.

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During Word Explosion I sowed a seed. I gave the money to Dr. Bill Winston. When I gave him the money he said “Twice Sown Seed”. I repeated what he said right after he said it “Twice Sown Seed”. The seed I sowed was $20. Less than seven days later I received a check for $5,000. Praise God!

L.D.

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My daughter cut her eye at work. She went to Emergent Care. She had a bad laceration on her eye. The doctor prescribed her some medication that she had to put in her eye for several days. The doctor instructed her that someone had lost their eye with an injury such as that and that it was very important for her to put the drops in her eyes regularly every four hours like clockwork. She could not miss one dose. Well the moment she called and told me that she had the injury, we began believing God for her healing in advance. She was told to stay out of sunlight and direct light so she put a patch over her eye. She was in a lot of pain. But God! She had a follow up the very next day and the doctor said that the cut on her eye was almost completely healed. She went back the day after and the doctor said she was completely healed. It was as if nothing had ever happened!!! We are still rejoicing and thanking Him for what He has done.

L.D.A.

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Praise God!!! My daughter was notified that she would be receiving a $33,000.00 grant for her graduate school tuition!!! We are believing that it will be for the duration of her graduate work. We praise and thank God for His faithfulness.

M.W.K.

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Bishop, I want to share with you, I’m at work and I’ve just been asked to “name” my wages (just like Genesis 30:28). I gave them my wage request and now just standing on His Word. I’m thanking God in advance.

I.C.

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Bishop, I want you to Know God is so faithful. You have been preaching about Believing God for what you want, standing on His Word and The renewing of your mind. Well, I had been looking for a house. But, every time I would find one, others had bid on the house and my offered was not accepted. This happened a few times. God is blessing me to have my home BUILT. It’s on a corner lot. It has everything that I believed God for, plus, my down payment was cut in half and I’m moving in it ahead of schedule. Praise God!!!

M.Z.

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Bishop, I just had to share this. The other Sunday in May or early June, you prayed for me and I fell under the power of the Holy Spirit. But, before, I fell I remember, thanking God in advance for my S550 Mercedes. Well, a few days later I want you to know I have my Mercedes S 550. It has everything I was believing God for and more Plus, I got it at the price I wanted. 

F.D.J.I.

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Praise God!! I had some tenants in my house and had to put them out. They left the house in disarray. However, my husband and I (mostly my husband) went about cleaning the house and not complaining.  We just kept singing God’s praise and faithfulness. We cleaned the house and put it on the market. The house wasn’t on the market long. The house was sold and we received $24,000.00 about what was asked!!

M.J.J.

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Pastor, you have been preaching and teaching about the Supernatural and to blessings and blessings. My husband and I filed our taxes for ourselves and the business. Normally we have to paid back quiet a bite of money. But, Praise God, this year we don’t have to pay anything and will received a substantial amount back!! The accountant told us, it was because we are tithers. I thank God. Because He’s allowing the tithes to work for us and the accountant recognized it as well.

MGJ, Columbia SC

 

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Pastor I want to share that since I have become a member of Living faith Christian Center my faith has really grown. O want to share that about to weeks ago my uncle was bad off sick. He had a stroke. I went to see him and prayed for him. Before I would not have been able to do that. But, I prayed and thank God, he’s walking and talking and you can’t tell he had a stroke, The Lord healed him and he’s fully recovered.

W.M.  Columbia, SC

 

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Pastor I want to share with you that I received un unexpected promotion on my job. It came with a raise and a bonus. I thank God for it.

M.M. Columbia, SC

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Pastor Downing you have been preaching and teaching about How to Receive the Supernatural into our Lives and unexpected promotions, and money being deposited into bank accounts.

Well, today as I was sitting on my contractor job. One of the supervisors came to me and told me about a government job. He asked for my resume’ and within 3 days I was unexpected called in for an interview. I wasn’t told I was going to be interviewed and I had not even applied for the position. Within two days I was told I had the job!!! Praise God, it’s a GS 11 position. God is sooo good. Thank you soo much for preaching the Word of God to us.

J.C.  Columbia, SC

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Pastor Downing has been declaring that people would get unexpected money in their accounts.
Last week I had to use my debit card to pay our cell phone bill but I didn’t have the money in my account so I was in the negative $769.05 So this morning I was saying my prayers and asking God to fix my account so I will be able to pay my bills next month and I was checking my account a few minutes ago and there was a deposit for $2,153.40 put into my account unexpectedly. So now I can pay my car insurance, the light bill, cable bill, two credit card bills, water for bill for my daughter. and get the air conditioning fixed…. Praise God for His faithfulness
M. R. from Columbia, SC

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Pastor Downing stated as part of the Word from the Lord for 2020…BLESSINGS ON BLESSINGS ON BLESSINGS! My husband and I are continuing to confess  the Jabez prayer and the 2020 Vision!  We received a surprise deposit into our account and was able to payoff 3 Debts!!!!

LDJ, South Carolina

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Pastor and First Lady
Thank you so much for the vision you spoke! I told God I will listen to the recording of you speaking our 2020 Vision EVERYDAY!

BLESSINGS ALREADY!!
I was asked out of the blue yesterday by a person hiring for a military base to send them my resume. Then today I was asked to write an upbeat Gospel Jingle, sing it & record it to be continually played on the radio, Facebook, etc… before the minister speaks. I’m SO EXCITED FOR THE EXTRA ORDINARY THAT GOD HAS FOR ME!! I am stepping out on BOLDNESS this year!

J S

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This is the testimony of Brother Henry Rabonu as it was sent to us.

In the first week of September 2019, Henry Rabonu, a 17 year old student had body pains that started from his legs and went all over with headache. Not knowing the cause, his mother took him to the hospital for check up. He was given medications only and sent home.

On the 9th of September, his parents took him back to hospital as his legs were getting swollen and he was admitted that day at Nadi Hospital. On the 11th he was further transferred to the Lautoka Hospital.

Henry’s condition grew worse. He underwent numerous tests and biopsies to see what type of disease may have caused his condition but the doctors found nothing. They may have assumed that Henry has S.L.E which consists of 7 different types of diseases, but to no avail. The I.C.U, the surgeons still could not out a finger on a particular disease. Henry was in so much pain 24/7.

Being tired from all the tests and biopsies, all he wanted to do was to go home. His father Nemani Rabonu kept saying “be patient my son, you will be home soon”. At one point Henry had lost consciousness and was gone for 20 minutes after a female doctor while in a hurry operated on Henry before going into the children’s ward to check on a patient. His father was so furious the way the doctor operated on him. After giving him a needle to make him numb, in seconds she was already cutting on him. Henry was not numb yet as he felt the knife piercing through his body and that’s when he lost himself`. His father kept on praying “Lord this is my son Henry do something”`. Henrys family attends the village Methodist church but they frequently sow seed into the Word of Faith International Church.

Henrys grandmother asked if Pastor Downing could pray for him on Tuesday night December 18th –the 2nd night that Pastor preached at the Word of Faith. Everyone at the building stood in agreement over Henry’s healing. Meanwhile at the hospital Henry couldn’t go to the restroom alone- he has to go with someone’s else’s help. To the parents surprise Henry got out of bed and headed for the restroom `on his own. The next`morning he came with his mother all the way from the hospital that is about 45mins drive to be able to sow some bread for the campers breakfast. `Well sure enough on Friday the 20th of December, Henry was free to go home.

With no disclosure on the doctors report they’re still amazed not knowing what happened. Henry came home to families and relatives waiting to welcome him home. On Sunday afternoon the 22nd of December he came with his family to be part of the closing of the camp To God be the glory.

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Good Morning Pastor.
I have to tell you this!
You been talking about praying on our jobs .We have had 2 tragedies here this year, down falls for the company, and layoffs. A tremendous amount of people are leaving the company. I still have  been praying, I know God has me on assignment. We had our townhall meeting this morning on how the company is doing and the future of the company. This meeting is held once a year.  Well! They just reported to us that in 2017 we were $3.8 million in the hole and that caused  lay offs and 1/2 bonuses were still given.
2018 the company was about $1.8 million in the hole but sales for the year was around $4.2 million. We still had a lot of people we owed and  that caused a good bit of companies to blacklist us. The morale was down and people started to retire and some even quit.
BUT GOD! 2019 report was that the company came out of the hole in 6mths time (Oct-Dec 2018) (Jan.-Mar.2019)
The company made well over $5.1 million and bonuses were received for 2018 and 2019 for April. Raised will be given in April. The blacklist of companies came back with multiple opportunities for business. Businesses from all over. I know this might be small to some but I just wanted to share and say prayer definitely works!
Thanks Pastor for being the Great leading Pastor you are!

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Pastor/First Lady,
 
On December 11, 2017, you shared with LFM (through the Word of Encouragement), that 2018 is the Year of Rain!!! “For that which was longed promised, that which you have longed for and have seen and waited for is about to come to pass.”  Well, I am happy to report that my rain has begun and on May 17, 2018, my wait will be over!!! Today, I received official notification that I have been promoted to Program Manager of the Quality Assurance Department within our Division, with an official start date of May 17, 2018.
 
I am a firm believer that what God has for you is for you!!!  Over the past 18 months, God has been preparing me for this opportunity of a lifetime and breaking any barriers that stood in my way. To begin, I was accepted as a candidate for the Certified Public Manager Program for the State of South Carolina.  A program in which I was not qualified to attend. You see, this program was designed for current managers of the state.  I, at the time of acceptance, was not a manager, but no one ever questioned that.  And, on May 16, 2018, I will receive my credentials as a Certified Public Manager–an accolade that is recognized nationwide.
 
In addition, when I initially applied for my supervisors’ position, my application was not forwarded to the hiring manager for me to be afforded an opportunity to interview.  However, a week after receiving the notification that I did not meet the minimum qualifications for the job, an email was sent indicating that there was an error with the original posting and, if interested, I could reapply.  So, I did. This time, my application made the “cut.”  I was afforded an interview and was awarded the job!  All within a two-week timeframe.  To God Be the Glory!!!!
 
And, the story does not end there.  When I arrived home today, I received an unexpected check in the mail!!! 
 
As I type this, I am overcome with emotion and I am sure I am leaving out something. But, I couldn’t wait to share the wonderful news of how good my God has been!! 
 
I sit in expectation of more to come!!!
 
God Bless,
 
Lisa Marie Ragland, MSW
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After 31 years of standing on the word of the Lord Jesus Christ, God reversed dishonorable discharge into an honorable discharge from the military. As a result I’m able to seek medical treatment assistance from the VA hospital. Moreover, I’m now entitled to all the benefits that comes with an honorable discharge Praise God.

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Sometime back on one of the periscope  calls pastor prayed and said God was going to continue to elevate me in area of work. I was  temporarily promoted to the Civilian  Personnel Division Chief I have been praying to that I would receive this as a permanent position. I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and the timing worked out so I know it was God.  I continue to seek peace and confirmation that comes with knowing this is His will. I started there in fall of 2016 and it’s only been 18 months and I’ve been promoted twice. Extremely humbled and equally amazed at what God is doing.

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You ministered to me awhile back that I would have unusual kindness and favor. I received a phone call from one of my cousins and asked how I was going to pay my house payment. My cousin agreed to pay my house payment.
WOW look at God speak through you on my behalf. Praise the Lord for unusual kindness and favor.Thank you and LFM for everything.
- South Carolina -

    As you know or may not know I have been in a new position since the middle of Nov of 2017.  I have been praying for 10 years for the Lord to move from the front desk but nothing ever came.  Finally my Director (not my manager) was talking one day and mentioned that she had to find someone for the Billing and Coding position and I spoke up and told her that I would do it.  She agreed and talked it over with my manager.  The position came with a pay raise and own office even though I was not qualified for it.  A memo came out last week that all persons that had access to patients chart in a manner of billing needed to be Certified Billing and Coding personnel.  Instead of my now boss finding another person that is certified to take my position my boss is sending me to class to become a Certified Coder and the Company is paying for it!!  I read my “RECEIVING THE ABUNDANCE” decree every day!  I have it right over my computer with my name highlighted.  I have a coworker that comes in my office now and wants to know what has my Pastor sent out because she wants a copy of it..lol.   I know that what I have longed for and have seen and waited for is about to come to pass! The Lord has already told me to not get comfortable with this because He has much more in store for me!  I am His treasured possession and I belong to Him! Thank you Pastor and 1st Lady for always being that guiding light and always speaking a God sent word into my life.  Love you both dearly!

- Praise Report from SC -

September 12th of 2016 I was shopping at my local grocery store and fell  due to water on the floor and fractured my knee. I reached out to their insurance company of the local grocery store  asking about filing a claim to pay for the medical expenses. The offer I received would not even cover the CT scan. The business office at the hospital  suggested I consult a lawyer to get the insurance  company to pay the bills. I attended Word Explosion was wearing a knee brace and decided to act in faith and remove it. After a year the lawyer finally called and asked what I wanted from the insurance company. I asked that the insurance company to accept responsibility for the medical expenses, and to cover their expenses.  THIS YEAR that company has finally offered a settlement which is 10 times the amount of the All the expenses combined and 25 times the original offer!!!

- South Carolina -

First of all, I’ll say this.. I’m in no way bragging on me. Promotion comes from the LORD. Any ability I have or favor I was shown comes from HIM. 2016 was a traumatic year for me. I’ll not go into details, but it was bad. I really began leaning on the LORD and became consistent with tithing and giving money to others in faith in addition to tithe. I began a new journey by moving to an area with no employment. I got hired November 2016, with no experience at all in the job category. In less than 2 months, I was promoted to another position within the same company. Another 2 months passed and I was promoted to lead of the area I started in (same company). Later the same year, I received a significant raise. And again in about a years time after my start date, I’ve been promoted again to an office job, salary position, all in the same company. Increase after increase after increase.. all with little or no experience in each position. That’s the favor of GOD!!!! And That’s just the beginning. I will continue to tithe and give more and more. At this rate, I’ll own the company soon. GLORY BE TO THE MOST HIGH. He gives the increase and causes a harvest of great generosity in us.

- J Smith -

Hearing from the Lord, November 21, 2017.

The Lord woke me up about 2:30 am and I went and got my notebook and pen.  Prayed in the Spirit for a moment, then just listened.   He directed me to Isaiah 64:11.  It says, The holy and beautiful Temple where our ancestors praised you has been burned down, and all the things of beauty are destroyed.”  At first (being 2:30 am), I thought…  what?  Did I miss something?   Then I prayed in the spirit again briefly then I got this following word, along with Instruction to whomever reads it.

The instruction is:

There is one place written where it has a personal name.  In that location, whomever is reading shall put their own name in there instead.

Then the Lord said,

This was an image of the church. (Isaiah 64:11*) My body.  My church had become desolate, overrun, segregated, separated, and condemned.  But no longer.  I am raising them up.  An army of prayer warriors.  My kings and priests are silent no longer.  The words of their mouth have been heard.  Their outcries have been heard and no longer will the enemy overrun them.  The temple is no longer destroyed.  For I have been lifted up in great expectation and I will meet and exceed those expectations.  I will surpass your goals and dreams.  My body, My church is lifted up with Me.  When I am lifted up, you are lifted up.

For we are one.  No longer are you down trodden and disconnected.  No longer are you defeated and disturbed.  For I am strong and mighty and I will not be ashamed of my church. You, church, are strong and mighty.  A great reckoning.  Mighty!!  Let the enemy shake and cower.  For the time has come.  The outreach has begun.  My word is spreading.  That means I am spreading.  I am being outstretched to all the lands.  Can you not feel my strength and might?  The enemy can literally do no-thing to stop it.  Even their plans to slow it have failed.  I cannot be stopped.  Therefore, you church, you body, you (your name here) cannot be stopped.  Let the nations hear and tremble.  I, THE LORD, SHALL NOT BE STOPPED.  I am mighty and I will no longer let My people be ashamed.  Rise up church.  Rise up my people. Be alive.  Be strong.  Be courageous.  I have spoken.  It is finished! It is finished! It is finished and complete, says The Lord of Hosts.  Amen.

 

- Jonathan Smith -

After diligently going over the prophesied of God from pastor A.L. Downing, I have been receiving financial income from uncommon avenues. Pastor Downing prophesied that great blessing of financial wealth is flowing into my life on a ridiculous level. Just recently, I have received $300 from an unusually source-. Praise God the supernatural financial wealth flow has started. I do not despise small starts. “this is the start of the million dollar flow of financial wealth prophesied into my life by A.L. Downing”

- Anonymous -

After attending Living Faith Ministries for several weeks, Pastor Downing ask  if I would setup the on-line video streaming system. However, at that time, I did not know anything about online video streaming . However, after receiving my assignment from the  Lord through Pastor Downing,  I immediately began to pray in the Holy Spirit.

Afterwards I started downloading solutions by the Holy Spirit.

Now you are experiencing the newly designed website and streaming video service through the power of the Holy Spirit wisdom. Keep in mind I never designed and implemented a complex project of Audio/Video and website design.

Praise God and the Lord Jesus Christ!

- Jerome Cooper -

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