September 2017

God is Awesome!

As some of you may be aware, I had a challenging summer with an infected toe. The infection was progressing as I’m type 1 Diabetic so there was a chance I could lose my toe. With intensive IV therapy, home nursing care and surgery, but most of all PRAYER and healing PRAYER from the Elders and Bridge family, the infection has cleared and I’m back to my old self again! God is Awesome!

Donna Cook
May 2017

God is Amazing & Faithful

On Thursday, May 11th, I got a call to tell me that my 12yr old cousin Luc was in surgery. He collapsed at school and they suspected that he had had a brain aneurysm. I immediately called Bridget and asked her to pray. I wanted as many people praying for him as possible, as soon as possible. I have since found out that Luc has a malformation of the vessels in his brain, so it was more a bleed than a burst. This Thursday, May 18th, he was woken up from his induced coma. He is responding coherently and moving both sides of his boy. He is making exceptional progress! One of the first things he told his parents is that he saw an angel!!! One of the very next things was that he wanted his phone, so he could listen to music, kids today… God is amazing and faithful and I wanted to lift up His name with this amazing testimony of his goodness. From Luc’s family to the leadership at The Bridge, thank you so much for your prayers.

Caroline Holland
April 2017

Healing in the Workplace

It was about a month ago, a co-op student from work was in back pain. He was on my heart as I was aware of this, seeing him leaning on different store fixtures, for relief from the pain. So I asked “Can I pray for you that God would heal your back? Do you believe that God can heal you?” He said yes, believing God can heal, and yes for me to pray for him. Before he left his shift, he said his back pain went from a 8, being painful, to a 5, being not as painful. The next day he came in and eventually on the shift I asked him how do he was feeling today? He said fine. I said what number – he said 0. No pain – I was excited!! I asked if he had any pain relief aside from prayer. He said no. So I said “See that must be the power of God” He was very relaxed and nonchalant about the healing. Not me, I was excited! He is still walking around fine to this day with no pain. Jesus is the Healer. I am believing God will not let this situation go and use this as one of many things to remind him of needing to be saved.

Kaylon Warner
August 2016

He Hears Our Cry

I have a problem with my knees in which they dislocate every now and then. When this happens I will quickly attempt to shift whichever knee cap has moved back into place (which can be uncomfortable and painful). One evening this past week while resting (laying on my stomach) my knee dislocated and it was pretty brutal. I attempted to reach for my knee to push it back into place but couldn’t. Because my knee was locked and I could tell it was more serious than what I normally experience, I anticipated pushing it back into place would be intensely painful. Nonetheless, unable to reach it, feeling panicked, and without even thinking really, I said the words “God help me” and ny knee suddenly shifted back into place. Though I was anticipating it would be quite painful, it was painless!

Rebecca Ziramba
July 2016

God, Our Healer

Growing up I battled with severe eczema and stomach pains. Through the Lords leading, 6 years ago I removed gluten from my diet. This was an answer to prayer as it drastically cleared my skin reactions and eliminated the stomach pain. A few years ago God started to renew a hope in me to be healed of my gluten intolerance. After 3 years of prayer, in faith, I started to reintroduce gluten into my diet. PRAISE BE TO JESUS because I no longer negatively react and am HEALED of this intolerance.

Sharai Viapiana
January 2016

Healing Through Love

I want to take this moment to say thank you to all for your prayers. How touched I was to know the moment my husband reached out to the elders how quickly family came together to pray all week.

As many may know already 9 years ago I had a heart attack where 5 stents were implanted in my right artery, then again on Jan 2015 I had another heart attack and a 6th stent was implanted again.

Jan 2017 I found myself being rushed back to the hospital wondering what had gone wrong now, this time the left artery dissected however Doctors did not want to take the chance and add more stents as it was more evasive and within the branches of the artery. They decided to treat the situation with 4 days of Heprin and will be on continuous blood thinner for now as they say in time they found in some the artery heals.

Two years ago I was angry to what had happened, I realized I will not live how I did back then. As I laid in bed and tried to make sense of all this, Jeanine came to visit and had me listen to a song “resurrecting” and I began to see all the moments Jesus was there each time I was in the hospital. He showed me through the support and prayers of family, to the doctor rushing in not to help the other doctor first but to come to me and tell me everything is going to be ok, to where he stood during my angiogram. As I saw that, He said I will never leave you nor forsake you. During that week, I felt God kept saying love, and I began to understand that healing comes with Love. The greatest commandment in the bible is based on LOVE. HE showed me the blood flowing in arteries and I believe the blood is Jesus flowing in us providing that love to bring healing to our hearts and to our bodies. The less angry, regretful and unforgivable we live the more God will pour out love so that we can heal and share that love to others. Its not an easy task but every time I start to feel something I turn around and I start focusing on Jesus.

I have a long road ahead but I believe this time I am going to endure it side by side with my King never losing my focus and seeing what he has for me at the end of it all. Again my husband and family thank you and will be keeping the elders posted on the next few months of progress.

Monica Viapiana