"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony" - Revelation 12:11
Dec 3, 2020 - THANKSGIVING...
We praise God for what happened last Wednesday on our Thanksgiving Community Curbside Dinner. Through His love, grace, and abundance, we were able to serve 600+ people in our community by providing them a Thanksgiving Meal, by praying, and by declaring blessings to them and their families. We gave out school uniforms and school supplies to 120+ children who came. Also, we served 54 seniors in our community by delivering the Thanksgiving Meals and free grocery bags.
The presence of God is so thick and there were a lot of people who encountered Him that night with testimonies of healing and other breakthroughs. All of us are full of joy and thanksgiving to the One who deserve it all.
Nov 19, 2020 - HE IS FAITHFUL...
Grace-Praise is one of our talented worship leaders. Even though she knows who her Heavenly Father is, sometimes, there are still doubts if He is going to show up. Today, she is sharing this powerful testimony of God reminding her of who He is — He is a God of provision and abundance.
“Last week, I was stressing because I have bills to pay and I had literally nothing in my bank account. I knew I was getting a check from work but I also knew it might not suffice. I prayed about it and asked Him for provision, but in my heart, I didn’t truly believe that He will provide. I was worrying about the plans I should take to get the money I needed.Miraculously enough, when I asked my sister to get the mails for me, I got THREE CHECKS! It was way more than what I was expecting.God reminded me in this circumstance that I should KNOW the truth about the God that I am serving. He told me, “Time and time again, I provide for you. You never slip my mind. You don't have to stress or do this on your own! I got you, my daughter.”
Nov 12, 2020 - POWER IN PRAYER...
Hannah Bercilla is one of our amazing youth volunteers for various church activities. Today, she shares a powerful reminder yet again of how a simple prayer can lead to someone’s breakthrough.
“I was at my gym ready to kick start my day and work out when I saw someone who was wearing a cast and using crutches. In my heart, I felt that God was telling me to go pray for this person. So I took the risk and the opportunity to approach him. I found out that he tore his Achilles recently while playing basketball. I am not comfortable in praying in public, much more praying for a person that I don’t know but I pressed in because he was being highlighted. I was crying while declaring healing for him and I feel that God was just smiling.
When I came back to the gym few weeks after, he told me that ever since I prayed for him, his Achilles has gotten stronger. As of now, he said that he still needs to do physical therapy but he is officially off his cast now. I’m continuously praying for him and believing for complete healing in Jesus’ name.”
How amazing it is that we are always just one prayer away from a miracle? We hope that this encourages us to take risks and pray whenever God leads. We have the hope and the healing that the people around us need.
Nov 5, 2020 - MIRACLE WORKER & PROMISE KEEPER...
Esther Fuentes is one of our dedicated leaders and volunteers who has a big heart to help at various church activities. Today, she shared a powerful story of God being a miracle-worker and a promise keeper.
"A local Pittsburg Resident by name of Jesus came to CRM to help do yard work. I know his family and his wife told me that he has cancer in his throat, though I am not certain of the type. I told Glory and Aislyn, who were in the office at the time about his condition and immediately, Glory said, “Let’s pray for him”. Although challenged with not being able to speak Spanish, Glory pressed in, mustering in broken Spanish the words she knew to pray and declared healing for him. A week after, when I visited my mom, she told me that Jesus called her and he was crying. He had just visited his doctor and his doctor confirmed that his cancer is miraculously shrinking - with even a possibility that his cancer would be gone in five months!" Indeed, God hears and God still heals. Let's continue to press in and believe for complete healing. God is faithful to complete the good work that He has started (Philippians 1:6)
Oct 30, 2020 - DIVINE CONNECTIONS...
Let's start this day with the goodness of our Heavenly Father. Israel Castro Cortez shares this beautiful story of an encounter when he and some of the Worship Team members (Abby Francisco, Glory-Gee Aquino, and Grace-Praise Aquino) went out to eat after rehearsals. It is amazing to see how God uses willing vessels to bring His children back to Him.
"One Thursday, after our worship rehearsal we all went to In N Out. After having enjoyed our meal, the exhaustion hit us so we kind of had some fun dancing to music in the parking lot—yes we were THAT weirdo. When suddenly, a man with a boy approached us interrupting our fun moment. And you already know what goes down - at least we presume in our heads - they ask for money, you give them some, they thank you, you leave and bless them, end of story. This time, however, it wasn’t like that. The father told us him and his family didn’t have a place to stay so we gave them some money. I was wearing my hat that says “Essential Worship” and immediately, the father says “Woah. I can definitely feel His presence.” That was our cue. We found out he was in prison and after being the “mocker of Christians” in prison, the beautiful presence of God touched him one day and changed his life. Fast forward, he’s in a dark place desperately feeling hopeless and defeated. We prayed for him, prophesied over him, he cried, they received money from other people that saw us and lastly, him and his two sons ended accepting Jesus in their hearts once more."