I love your site. I have passed the link to many friends. But the thing that impressed me most was that your site did not call attention to a specific person or church or group. It pointed to Christ only. Don't lose that. Please!
Pastor T., New York, USA - Thank you! I have been on your site for the past couple of hours just devouring the material you have here! My heart has been touched, and my soul stirred! I am the pastor of a group of believers that have lost their passion. I have come to realize that the reason these folks have lost their passion is because I have lost mine. As you note over and over in the material on your site, it's all about Jesus! By His grace, my focus has changed from restoring a church to recommitting to knowing Christ! I pray that this change of direction in my life will result in a change of direction for the folks I minister to. Thanks again!
N. - I love your site. I have passed the link to many friends. But the thing that impressed me most was that it did not call attention to a specific person or church or group - it pointed to Christ only. Don't lose that - Please!
A.J., Macedonia - I just wanted to express my happiness for the gift I received today, a beautiful copy of the Bible. Why I'm sending an email is to share with you my happiness about that. It was God's blessing for me, and not only for me, for I'm working as a professor in a high school in the Republic of Macedonia, and today I showed the Bible you sent to all my pupils. Here in Macedonia, the Gospel is not known very much (until recently, Macedonia was a communist country). All my pupils had great interest about seeing the Bible - they touched it, watched, and read something. Thank you again.
E. - I was reading this webpage and I accepted Jesus Christ into my life. Thank you. I meant that prayer with all of my heart. I am writing to you so I can obey God. I must tell people about my decision. I thank the Holy Ghost coming in through all of you to make this site. Please pray for me.
G., Texas, USA - John, you have a beautiful website, and sometimes I feel as if the Lord makes himself known through your messages. May the Lord as he may close one window of your life, close it for a reason known only to him, to benefit his cause for you and your family's life, and may he open a door full of abundance, that you will know he's forever with you, and may you all always feel his presence in your home and with your children.
D., USA - Thanks for the article "When Heaven is Silent." I went through a divorce - my husband left me when I gave my life to God. It hurt and I felt like God didn't care for me. I backslid but God brought me back. One thing for sure, it made me stronger in the Lord. I have a personal relationship with Jesus - don't have a husband - but I've got Jesus and that is enough for me. I will never turn around. That was 17 years ago. God's praise shall always be in my mouth! Amen.
C.G., South Carolina, USA - I would just like to say that this website was very helpful. I just got home from a church Bible study with some friends and realized that I'm missing something very important in my life - God. I'm almost 15 years old and I have done drugs, smoked, and had sex numerous times. I don't like the girl I'm becoming. It's just not me. And through all that, I have come to realize that my emotional health isn't all that good. I want so much more for myself but I limited everything to a temporary acceptance and temporary love. I realize I was wrong for that. I don't need to waste my time for a momentary fix to my problems. I want out. I want to devote myself to Christ and be a better person and show people through my actions that I'm not the girl everyone thinks I am. I've gone through a lot this year... dealing with self acceptance, whether or not to break my promises to myself, breaking my morals/standards, not living out my dreams, disappointed the people that love me... etc. I have committed so much sin. I want to be a better person for the betterment of me as well as others. I feel like I can be a better daughter, a better friend, a better ANYTHING through God. I pray that I can somehow find that step up from this low life I have chosen for myself. I want to get out of this hole and climb the ladder that leads to the Lord.
J.M., Bath, England - Hi, My name is J., I am 14 years old, and I live in Bath (England, UK). I just repeated your prayer for the Holy Spirit, and you asked for a reply if anything happened. Well something did happen.... I started to shout.... WOW, and talking in tongues. Why did I do these things? It felt really good, thank you for all your help. I have been a born-again Christian not for very long. I gave my life to Jesus about 3-4 months ago. I was a Christian before that, but I stopped going to church because my family weren't too keen on me going, so I lost my faith. But my friends, who are also Christians, gave me a lot of support, and they were always there for me. I then realized what I was missing, and I came running into my Father's open arms about 3-4 months ago. Hallelujah! I go to Bath City Church which is really cool and fun. We love God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and we are not afraid what people will think if we raise our hands to the Lord. I love going to church, and I have loads and loads of friends there, which quite a few of them go to the same school. Over the last few weeks, God has been doing a lot in my life, such as telling me a very important and exciting thing: He told me to get the army ready to battle as the war is about to begin. He said that the battle has already started, and so far it has been won. The warriors are going to be of young youth. And the war will be to fight against evil for revival, and the breaking down of banks to let the river of God flow through Bath. It is really good - I have told my youth leader and she says that it is from God, and that we should get ready. It is very exciting to know that God is helping us fight the battle for the lives of our friends, family and everyone else. I just think it is great that God is showing us what He wants us to do with our lives at such as young age.
J.L., Georgia, USA - Hello! I am a man of 20 years old. I left my parents at a very young age to support myself, and I guess I just wanted to go out and see the world. Well, I kind of messed up on the way and found myself in a world of alcohol, drugs, and the so-called pleasures of life. My pleasures stopped when I ended up alone in jail. But, something incredible in my life happened. I excepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior! I found out that God put me in jail, not to ruin my life, but to save it! I found all of the joy a person can have in our Lord Jesus. I read about the Son of God who came down here to die, and to wash away my sins so I could have eternal life. When I was put in jail, I was scared. But, the Lord took that fear away. Even locked up, I felt free! He has given me love more than anybody has ever given me. I know that because I feel it in my heart. The Bible says he loves us just as we are. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
B.E., Iran - I have received my Holy Bible. I thank you very much. My English is weak but I try to learn more, and I pray the Holy Ghost helps me to find the way in my new life. God has given me and my wife a son, and I pray he would be a deep believer. His name is K. My brother B.E. in Germany has not found true religion yet, and I feel he could receive peace by believing in the Holy Christ. I request you pray for him to find out how God is near us and how the Holy Ghost can make our heart clear, peaceful and kind. Also please pray for my very little son. Thank you again for the treasure you sent me and I pray that Jesus helps me to learn the right way and act the way he wants me to be.
C.R., Colorado - My name is C. and although I have been a Catholic all my life I have just recently accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I feel so happy inside and I just fully accepted Him Sunday 12/10. I wanted to check your web site and be sure I said all the right words. What I said with my new pastors help was a little different but very similar. I admitted I am a sinner, that I regret things I may have done that were not good for me or God and that I am ready to accept Jesus Christ into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I felt it so much and felt so ready that I felt tears on my face, but what an extraordinary feeling. I thank you for having a website I, as a new believer, can go to and confirm some things and learn new ones too. Thank you for being here!!
Pastor R.R., Nepal - Dear Brother John Powell, I was astounded by hearing that your wife has left you. I was a little bit hurt in my heart why this happened. After I read your "about this site" section I closed my eyes and prayed for you. I had the privilege to visit your web site and thought to write some words and wanted to let you know that I prayed for you. I live and do the work of God in Nepal. I do the work of evangelism and church planting. I would like to see many of our dear ones come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. I want to meet you somewhere in the future if God will and seek opportunity to serve the Lord with you.
R.O., Kenya - Dear beloved brethren, greetings to you all. l am very happy to let you know that your web page have changed my life from bad to good. Please help me to know Christ and His riches in glory in Heaven. Yours in Christ.
Pastor D. G., Sioux Nation, USA - We have just concluded our annual Native American Holy Ghost Conference. God again has demonstrated His awesome power to heal and draw many Tribes and Nations together for His glory. One California business man told me, "I have learned so much!" And to that I say, "Amen!" When do we stop learning? I pray never, for there is so much to understand and so much to give. Isaiah 28:9 says, "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?" Speakers for this conference came from the Carrier-Sekani Nation, Blackfoot Nation, Peru, and Puerto Rico. We filled the Grand Ballroom at the Reston Hotel Convention Center and many souls were blessed and encouraged to hear what and how God's plans are for Native Americans. We are continuing to see a great healing in the land among native peoples. True reconciliation will always lead to true restoration.
A.B., Philippines - Dear Bro. John, There's no way that I will forget you on this special occasion because you have indeed provided me with lots of spiritual support, understanding and kindness, like a father to his son. Last Sunday, many people including our pastor were blessed when I delivered God's word, I thank God for the anointing and thank God for using you to help me in the ministry He entrusted to me especially in leading our young people, now I lead the young people of 18 local churches (Youth Network). Thank you so much, I'll never forget you because I consider you as my mentor and friend. God bless!
Pastor Abraham Sudhakar, Guntur, India - Greetings to you in our Savior's name. How are you and the ministry? We here are doing well and praising God with you as we all are partners in His vineyard, I am so glad to let you know that God had done wonderful things during this four months and we had a good opening function on 14th May. Let me share a few lines about what God had done in this four months. We have three Churches here in the city of Guntur. One of them is Kothapet Church. It started in 14-05-1988 in a rented house; later we shifted to three or more places in worshiping the Lord. At last, God gave a good place in the Hindu (religious people) area. When we planned to build the church there, one among the Hindu fanatics came and warned me not build a church. On that day I left without answering him. And we started 40 days of fasting and prayer in each and every believer's house. Meanwhile God blessed all the believers and three of the church believers were blessed with new houses. Many witnessed that their problems are solved. In February we started the construction and the one who objected to us is a cement dealer, so we brought cement from him for even more cost. We prayerfully developed good relations with him and on the opening day, he only took charge of all the meals catering section. Praise God what a great miracle it is.