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Why this former ‘bad boy’ is now producing Gospel T-shirts

26 November 2016 |

Last updated on February 4th, 2017 at 06:16 pm

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. Read More

We gave our way out of debt!

28 September 2016 |

Last updated on September 30th, 2016 at 07:30 am

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. Read More

“God, if you’re out there, come in!”

7 June 2016 |

Last updated on June 8th, 2016 at 07:05 pm

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. Read More


25 March 2016 |

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. Read More


2 December 2015 |

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. Read More

Dancing to a different tune

8 October 2015 |

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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

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Doing things ‘my way’ only led to despair and darkness

25 August 2015 |

Last updated on August 28th, 2015 at 02:20 pm

FOLLOWING AN IMMORAL NIGHT CLUB life style failed to fill a gap in the life of Caroline Taylor, 35, a student nurse and support care worker from Brighton. Then one day a friend took her to church where she discovered God’s love was the answer for all her needs. Here is her story as told to Chris Eyte Read More

Quiet miracles in Brighton

29 May 2015 |

One of God’s SWAT teams – left to right: Sara, Mark, Vanessa, Andy, Rosie, Eve and Paul. Rodney Shotter is sitting on the floor
in the middle

Meet the healing team who could pitch up at a car boot sale near you


And you would be so wrong. In fact, they are one of God’s spiritual SWAT teams, keen to right wrongs inflicted on their fellow man by the powers of darkness. Read More

An angel stopped me killing my unborn baby

29 May 2015 |

by Gloria Venables

“What you are planning to do is forbidden, because the life inside you does not belong to you but to God.” That’s what I heard from a figure in white when I was about to get rid of my unborn son. That and being saved from almost certain suicide convinced me that God had been looking out for me through my damaged early life

I CAN SPEAK FROM FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE OF GOD’S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS because he saved me from the demonic forces which had ravaged my early life, pushing me towards killing my unborn son and then to almost certain suicide. Read More

It’s all because of Easter

30 March 2015 |

Ligia Mitra – photo by Dorian Copus

The world-changing events of the first Easter are still impacting the lives of ordinary men and women. Here is one woman’s story about the difference Jesus made to her life

Ligia Mitra, 29, is originally from Romania, but now works in a Sussex Bible College

I would like to share with you about the way God reached me with his love. He has taken all my wants and dreams about life and given me all HE wants and still met all my needs. And I am still on that journey of giving myself up and following him every day. Read More

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