“I am beyond grateful for this church and the teachings that have taught me to find this relationship with God; experiencing REAL answered prayers and changes in every aspect of my life. I am in awe at the match God has set up in getting to meet Amanda.”– Michael
I am beyond grateful for this church and the teachings that have taught me to find this relationship with God; experiencing REAL answered prayers and changes in every aspect of my life. I am in awe at the match God has set up in getting to meet Amanda. That was a huge answered prayer for me and finding out I was also an answered prayer for her was VERY sweet to learn! There have been multiple signs, answered prayers and complete blessings around this entire relationship – it is very humbling. We are both so thrilled and looking forward to the wedding day and full of praise for God!
Without these teachings I would be self-focused, indulgent, prideful, anti-authority, and lazy! It all started when my mom found the WeighDown materials and started to put what she was learning into practice. She tried to get me to look into it, but at the time I was away at college and was not interested at all. I didn’t have any weight to lose, and I thought that it was just another weight loss class my mom was trying. I was so involved in myself and only looking after myself. I never liked coming home because that meant that I had to be under my parent’s authority and do what they wanted me to do. I was very content at staying at college having my own time to myself! Self-focus was a big struggle for me, and I would never dare to talk in class or talk to someone that I didn’t know. I was always afraid of what people would think of me if I spoke up. Also, I felt like there was someone always judging me. When I wasn’t studying, in class, or hanging out with my close friends I would just binge on watching TV shows. Not only was I self-focused but I was extremely lazy and would take naps as often as I could.
“I am so very excited to marry Michael! When I got to know Michael…I could tell that he had a heart for God, which I loved!” – Amanda
During Christmas Break, I came home from college because I had a whole month off. I was not excited about going back home but it was the only place that I could stay. When I came home, I could see a dramatic change in my mom. It was like she was an entire new person! She had lost 30lbs, was so sweet and under my dads authority, not controlling any situation, and so self-less! My eyes were opened to how much she had changed and how beautiful her heart was for God! Immediately, I wanted to know how she was transformed! My heart was softening and open to hear what she had to say. She just explained that she was obeying the teachings that you have received from God! She was reading the bible and truly understanding what it really meant to walk out a relationship with God and by imitating the steps of Jesus Christ. She told me that she had been webcasting every time there was a service. I started webcasting with her and digging into the bible. It was amazing how much I was learning! My heart was softening more and more everyday, and I was falling more in love with God and less of myself! I started the weigh down advanced class with some of the youth on face book! It was so fun to see how these teachings had changed other people’s lives! By putting these teachings into practice, I could see that I was laying down my idols and running to God for everything! This message of true religion of wholehearted Christianity has changed my life, and I never want to go back to being my old, dead person!
I am so very excited to marry Michael! When I got to know Michael at the Macpherson gatherings, I could tell that he had a heart for God – which I loved! He was filled with all of the fruits of the spirit, honoring his mother and so loving towards his kids and everyone. Getting to know him more was a prayer and desire of my heart. I praise God that prayer was answered after going to God with those desires versus grabbing. I am very grateful and honored that God would allow such a blessing; I truly praise Him for it and look forward to November 26th!