Ryan Hofman, 30, is an Australian-born civil engineer and a passionate follower of Jesus. He and his wife Hayley have a young daughter, and serve in leadership at Coastlands Church, Worthing. Ryan recently had a remarkable experience, which he shares here:
Earlier this year, I become desperately aware how the Church today is not seeing the glory of God that we read about in the Bible, so in my prayer times I began crying out to see that glory.
One morning in early March I woke at 6am, made a coffee, and went to the sitting room. I played music on my headphones then started worshipping – my usual routine. I felt an urge to kneel, which sometimes happens. So I knelt, and said “OK God, here I am.” I closed my eyes, and lay down flat. I felt as if I was preparing for something.
By Iris Watson
A retired legal secretary from Margate has told of her miraculous recovery from lung cancer.
Jenny Holder, 66, was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2013 and had a mastectomy. She thought it was all dealt with. But her battle with cancer was not over.
Jenny recalls: “My life gradually returned to normal after the mastectomy, but two years later I developed an irritating cough. I was unconcerned because I thought it was either pleurisy or pneumonia.”
Jenny remained unworried until she saw an advert about how a persistent cough should always be checked out with a GP. This prompted her to seek medical advice.
Knowing her history, Jenny’s doctor arranged for her to have a scan which, unfortunately, confirmed secondary cancer in the lining of her lungs. She was told it was treatable but it was not curable.
This lady tore four tendons off her right shoulder blade and 4cm of muscle under her arm 16 months earlier when picking up her grandchild. Keyhole surgery to reattach the tendons had been unsuccessful and she was 200th on a waiting list for further surgery although doctors had told her it was one of the hardest operations and success could not be guaranteed.
After John Mellor prayed for her in Jesus’s name, she was able to raise her arm and lift someone else’s baby.
Our photos show her before and after prayer: before she had been unable to lift her arm and could not even shake John’s hand because of the pain. After prayer she could raise her arms and her overjoyed face shows she had experienced a miracle
A young man has been told that hepatitis C can no longer be found in his body.
The hospital staff were amazed that their tests showed that this very dangerous disease had mysteriously disappeared from his system.
More amazing is that while this type of hepatitis can appear to diminish through drugs, the young man had not been taking anything to treat it.
Redeemed: Gary Tan with wife Vanessa and their sons (from left) Nathan, Elijah and Reece
This photo shows a perfect family, but it wasn’t always like that.
Gary Tan tells his dramatic story
My name is Gary and I am 42 years young. I grew up in a family of non believers, in fact love and morals were few and far between during my upbringing. I left home at 14 and was fending for myself from then on.
Trying to fill this hole I had within me, I got involved with all sorts of bad things: alcohol, drugs, girls, money and crime, all to no avail.
I ended up with a 14-year heroin and crack addiction, which I could not stop. Needless to say, I spent three years of that time in prison, and landed in hospital twice from overdosing.
Cheerful givers Chris and Linda McCanna never stopped tithing
By Linda McCanna
Surviving a financial crisis
Redundancy led to Chris and Linda McCanna having debts of £25,000. It was all very well talking about ‘living by faith’ – but would it work?
2001 found my husband, Chris, redundant from a well paid job in computing. I was a stay at home mother to our five children and while we never had a huge amount of spare cash, we could testify to God’s ongoing provision.
We would hear stories of Christians ‘living by faith’ and think how amazing that would be but with a regular pay check it was hard to see how we would ever need to experience the same. Now, facing redundancy, our lives began to change.
Locked up by unloving parents, Angela Darcy never thought she’d know peace and freedom
Little did Angela Darcy know that God would answer her and years later she would be able to trace her journey to forgiveness and freedom in Christ back to that desperate day.
Drug addict radically changed into a cross-carrying preacher
On Valentine’s Day 2012, drug addict Simon Swift saw a man walk past his block of flats carrying a huge cross. It sparked a chain of events that led to Simon being dramatically set free from drugs after 33 years, and he now takes a cross round the streets himself to share his story with others
When a street preacher walked into his council estate carrying a 12-foot cross, little did hopeless drug addict Simon know that it would change his life.
Amazing stories from a couple who combine running a restaurant with praying for their customers to have miracles. Plus how they made MORE profit by keeping Sunday special!
Tina Marziano is a member of the Ignite! fellowship of Christians in business and the workplace who meet every month in Horsham. She and her husband Filippo own and run Filippo’s restaurant in Horsham. In this article Tina tells the story of how, nine years ago, the Lord spoke to them as a couple about “fishing for men” and that their “net” was to be a restaurant.
Sarah Holloway is a member of the Ignite! fellowship of Christians in business and the workplace who meet every month in Horsham. In past issues we have featured her work as Senior Assistant Producer of the topical campaigning film ‘A Dark Reflection’. Sarah is also a college teacher of media and film and a trained dancer who found herself performing in front of royalty. But just one year earlier she had been isolated and alone, unable to shake off her inner turmoil