January 2016

God’s Goodness Never Ends

My testimony begins in July of 2015, when I was told by my new boss that my role at my company doesn’t exist and it looked like I was going to be out of a job in September. I went home that evening and immediately started looking for a new job. I found one that looked exciting so I applied. I got called in to do several interviews for the company and made it to the final two, where I had to meet the Executive Vice President of Sales who would be making the final decision. Due to an internal restructure, that company decided to go for the other candidate and I was beyond disappointed. I then felt the Holy Spirit tell me to send the EVP a thank you note and request feedback so I could improve my interviewing skills. I did! He responded almost immediately. Rather than giving feedback, he said that a friend of his was looking for a Marketing Manager and wanted to know if it was ok for him to refer me. I agreed! He set up the introduction with his friend, who turned out to be the CEO of the company and it turned out that the EVP was on the company’s Board of Directors. After a long interview process, I got the job and started in January of this year. God’s goodness doesn’t end there! After three days I was given a promotion to Director of Marketing and a $10,000 pay raise without having to ask for one. The title also comes with a seat at the table where business strategy and direction is discussed by the CEO and the two other co-founders. Thank you Lord for blowing my socks off with your goodness.

Joanne Pires
January 2016

He Takes Care of Every Detail

We received a quote for our flights back to South Africa in June for a 3 week holiday. We were short by $625. We agreed that the shortfall will be taken from my January paycheck and that we would have a tight month but, in faith, went ahead and confirmed with the travel agent to reserve the tickets provided that full payment could be made on Friday. I received my pay advice on Thursday and noted that my company had given me a small incentive bonus which resulted in me clearing just sufficient enough to pay the shortfall on the air tickets. The reason for this incentive was because my temporary transfer position to Canada has been converted to a permanent position and resulted in the payment of the incentive which was not expected at this time of year. I reconfirmed our travel plans with the travel agent and when I went to pay for the tickets, the requote was $1000 less than what we were originally quoted. Praise be to God for the continuous favour that he has placed on our family and for answering our prayers.

Parkes Family
January 2016

The Greatness of God

Tom’s car would not start this morning. We wanted to come to church and Savannah was out with our car. My husband kept trying to start the car by pushing it to jump start it all by himself. Finally I went in the car and was trying to jumpstart it while he was pushing it. So many cars were passing by and I started to feel so concerned for my husband just then a young man driving a black pick-up truck stopped and offered to help – he said he just couldn’t pass without stopping to help us as we were in need. When the car started, he was about to walk away and I called him to come over to me. I asked him his name, he said Randy, and as I hugged him, I realized he had alcohol on him. I hugged him and thanked and blessed him and as he left, I prayed for his soul. God is still using the Samaritan’s to help his people. Let us pray for Randy – put him on your prayer list.

Savey Jarvis
January 2016

God is always doing Great Things

This past December marked 5 years with my current employer. To God be the glory because with each passing year, without any instigation on my part, my boss has fought the corporate standards to ensure I get compensated for my work. This year was no different. Looking past at the last 5 years, God’s favour is indisputable as I can say from starting as a junior at entry level pay – by God’s grace – in 5 years I have been given at total of 40% raise. While monetary growth is not the focus of His Kingdom, I wanted to take this moment to praise God for His goodness. Whatever form it takes, God is always doing a great thing in some area of our lives, and I am so thankful for His provision – material and spiritual!

Sharai Viapiana
January 2016

God Is For Us!

Back in September of 2014, I had said to God that I wanted this job position, which I had interviewed for 3 times. The company was looking for a contract worker for a 6 month term. Before I even started with the company, I knew in my heart that the position would be mine and that it would be longer than the original 6 month contract. In April 2015 they extended me for another 6 months. Just after they extended us, we lost our biggest client and the executive directors wanted to terminate me. However, come September my boss was talking that they were going to extend my contract at least. They did and I got another 3 month contract extension in October 2015. On January 4, 2016 I was given a permanent full time position. My boss had fought for me for a raise and to have the waiting period for my benefits waived. February 2016 I become a permanent full time employee, with a raise and full benefits. The company agreed with her and I got both. Thank you to all who have prayed with and for me in this.

Peter Phelps
January 2016

His Blessings continue to Overtake Me!

2015 was a great year for me at work. I lead my team in 3 straight quarters and ended my year at 187% year to target and for the second straight year, I will be eligible for our top honour of Presidents Club. I thank God for His favour and expect His blessings to continue to overtake me!

Kevin Johnson