Sister Shannon & Sister Anna Hope
25-Feb-11 07:21 AM Category: Winter Camp 2011
Sister Shannon’s Testimony:
God started dealing with me at the last young people’s service before camp. Brother John Andes asked what our expectation for camp was, and in my heart I realized I didn’t have an expectation. The service continued, and at the end God was really moving; everyone was worshipping. All of a sudden, I got a really bad headache. It felt like wind was rushing through my ears, and I could literally feel a battle going on in my head. Feeling sick, I left to go to the bathroom. When I came out, the service had ended and everyone was leaving.
In the car before I left, I was telling Anna Hope why I left. When I finished explaining, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, “I believe that was God trying to speak to you. You’ve been on my heart a lot lately and I’ve been praying for you.”
So many times we hear people say, “I’m praying for you,” but we just brush it off like it’s just “something to say”. But it’s not just something people say. They pray for you and they actually do care! Anyway, I simply ignored her comment, listening to my iPod (which did not contain Brother Branham or church music) and stared out the window.
Friday evening at camp, Brother Kidri Diggs preached on The Thin Line Between Mercy And Judgment and I started to feel the same way I had at the young people’s service. This time instead of giving up, I began to pray and as I prayed I felt someone grip my hand; I knew it was Anna-Hope. At the end of the service I still didn’t feel like God was speaking to me, and I went to my cabin that night so disappointed.
When Saturday evening came, I was feeling very sick, so I went and sat with my parents. As the Word was being preached, it was like Brother Diggs lost control of the service. The Presence of the Lord came down and the Holy Ghost took control. Sitting there watching people dancing and praising; something in my head was telling me this was my last chance and if I didn’t respond, that was it. A battle was raging in my mind and after a few moments of resisting, I just surrendered everything to God’s control. The raging war in my mind ceased. It felt like chains and weights were being lifted from my shoulders, and I could lift my hands, open my mouth, and give thanks!
God still answers prayers! He can take someone who has no desire and turn their life around. In God’s Word it says that we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimonies. Give Him all the glory for what He’s done. Testify! Don’t let Satan tell you that what happened isn’t real, because we are all witnesses to what God did at camp, and is still doing. His mercy and love is unending! Let us keep pressing on and moving higher in God!
“What shall we then say to things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
Sister Anna Hope’s Testimony:
Winter Camp 2011 was a very special time for me. I want to thank Brother Kidri Diggs for letting God use him in such a Supernatural way!!
I had come into camp really wanting God to do something special for me and the young people. Thursday night, God came down and spoke about His love for me. I realized that I needed to love God even more than I did. Saturday night, the Lord really came down, right to my heart. I was sitting in my seat when Brother Kidri had an altar call. I didn’t really want to go up because I knew that the Lord could do something for me right in my seat. Sitting there, I was asking God to refill me with the Holy Ghost, because I felt like I was not giving God my all, and that I was no use to God that way. Brother Kidri had just spoken on giving God your best; your life. I was praying that the Lord would hear me and let me feel His love. I wanted the Lord to let me know, without any doubt, that if I died right then all my sins had been forgiven and I would really be ready to meet Him.
Right about this time, Brother Kidri came to my seat, took my hands in his and said, “You know this is the Holy Ghost?”
I said, “Yes, I do.”
He prayed that God would refill me with the Holy Ghost, and that He would fill me up as full as I could be with the Holy Ghost. He also prayed and said, “Let her know that all of her sins are forgiven.” He was praying everything that I had been praying to God in my heart!!
This really let me know that God cares for me very much! I just pray that I can show God how much I love Him!!