I believe when you read the following testimonies you will want to sign up to be at the Summit next year and make it a part of your church calendar! These are all actual testimonies that we received about their time this past week!
One man confessed to his Sunday School class that he has been falling asleep during their services regularly but that while he was at the Summit he couldn’t fall asleep even through three hours of preaching.
Man from Ohio
I appreciate being able to learn from your ministry and ask that you remember me in prayer as I’m taking the steps to apply what I already know (regardless of how much more I have to learn). It was not always clear to me (or maybe I just wasn’t listening) that the LORD has me right where He wants me and that I have been given the means and opportunity to support the ministry in multiple ways
a lady business executive in Georgia
They taught their Sunday School class what they took in from Mark’s discipleship class–especially the be, do serve, train pyramid.
Sunday School teaching couple from Ohio
Dear Pastor Gardner,
I just wanted to send a quick email and let you know how much I enjoyed coming to the Summit! I learned so much and the Lord really challenged me in several areas.
I really appreciated your message Friday night and your blunt honesty. I struggle often with fear and worry about the future. I’ve told God several times that I am willing to go and do whatever He wants me to do but I think in the back of my mind there has been a limit as to how far I really would go because I am afraid of what it might mean. I know in my mind that the most perfect and safe place to be is where God wants me but my heart is often fearful (which is stupid, I know!). God reminded me though of the circumstances He has already brought me through.
It was almost as if God was telling me at the Summit, “I will bring you through every circumstance (just like I brought you through this past year) one step at a time.” I surrendered to His will Friday night. I told God that if He can use me in spite of my fear and weakness, if He can use me through my fear and weakness, I’m here…ready and willing to be used.
On a another note, one thing I’ve been hoping to do is to go on the Vision Tour of South America this coming summer. However, as of the Summit, all I had was $5. I’ve been praying about the money and doing my best to trust the Lord to provide but I had started to get discouraged. I began to wonder if He really wanted me on this trip. The Summit helped to strengthen my resolve to trust the Lord to provide. And, praise the LORD, today at church someone handed me a $1000 check! I just wanted to share with you how good my God has been to me and continues to be to me. Several things still have to fall into place for me to be able to go; however, my faith has been strenthened and I am trusting my Lord in it all.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your ministry and for the Summit. I hope to come back and bring others with me next year.
She told me that my brother (who didn’t even come to the Summit) was excited about Summer mission’s trip and said he wanted to come to Peru on that trip–not to do any medical work, but to come and work with me while as long as I don’t make him preach!
A student’s mom from Ohio
God really dealt with me tonight in a big way. I thought that I had my life on the altar, and that I mess up sometimes, but I wasn’t intentionally holding anything back from God. He showed me otherwise. I have been holding back the one thing that I want in life. It is not things, it is acceptance.
Man in Georgia
These are only excerpts and anonymous but very heart felt. We thank God for what He did at the Summit this year!