Give thanks unto the Lord; call upon His name:
make known His deeds among the people.
Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him:
talk ye of all His wondrous works.
Psalm 105:1-2 KJV
Congregation's Personal Testimonies (07/28/2013)
From: Tina Forgione
To: Pastor Pedro Valdez
July 27, 2013
Dear Pastor Valdez:
I am writing to let you know what a blessing your ministry on Twitter has meant to me. You have a strong anointing that can be felt through your encouraging words and prayers to all who “follow” you on twitter. I personally have experienced how the Lord is using you and I am so thankful!
I’ve been a Christian since 1974, but over the years have become lukewarm. Over the last several months I’ve heard the voice of the Lord directing me in my life, but still had not returned to my “first love” as you recently preached, Rev. 2:4. But things are changing for me now.
As I strive to live more and more for the Lord, He is using many things and people to help me grow close to Him again. Praise God! Twitter and your ministry, @pedrojrvaldez and Jesus Is Lord Ministries have been very instrumental in my spiritual walk. Even though your church is in Michigan, I am being blessed by it in Knoxville, TN, by way of technology. God uses any means to reach His people!
I have followed you on twitter for some time, but on June 3, 2013 I asked you for prayer on Twitter one morning as I woke up very depressed and had to get ready for work. I have battled depression over the years. You kindly prayed for me and I felt the Lord start to lift me up almost immediately! Thank God, the fervent word of a righteous man availeth much!! Since that day, I’ve continued to feel closer to the Lord, and am seeing Him do miracles in my life. A week or so later, my son was burned badly on his leg. I was worried and prayed for him in the Spirit on the way to work one morning for about 30 minutes. That was something I hadn’t done for a long time. It must’ve really made the devil mad, because the next day, on my way home from work I was “rear- ended” in my car, in traffic at a stop light. But the “angel of the Lord camps around them that love Him,” and I had not on scratch on my car, and I had no injuries! It was no coincidence the way the other car hit me left no damage. Praise the Lord! I felt God’s divine protection, as I believe He sent an army of angels to surround me.
On July 11, 2013, via twitter, I asked you to pray for my nephew who was in severe critical condition in the hospital on a ventilator. Thank you so much for your prayers, as he is off the ventilator and conscious! Praise the Lord! He continues to improve by God’s grace.
Since finding you on twitter, I am encouraged as I listen to your Sunday messages on your website before I go to sleep. I may have them memorized soon (lol) what a blessing. God’s word will not return to Him void! Your preaching and teaching is received just as if I was there I your church. Your message on “Regaining Your Zeal” hit home! I am so thankful!
Pastor Valdez, I can only imagine how many people you and your ministry are reaching through twitter and the internet. I’m sure there are many people with stories like mine, that don’t take the time to stop and tell you how the Lord is using you and Jesus is Lord Ministries for hope, salvation and a closer walk with Him.
God Bless you richly as you teach fellow believers how to lie in righteousness and power, and snatch many from the fires of Satan! It is my privilege to continue to pray for you, your wife, family and ministry. I ask everyone who reads this to keep you in prayer as well. “Building each other up in your most holy faith, prying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.” Jude 20-21