testimony

In all we do at Working With Jesus we want the glory to go to Jesus. Testimony is one way of doing this. If you have been in one of Richard's meetings or have experienced God's touch through Richard and would like to give testimony of what God has done then you can either e-mail by clicking here or by use the "add a comment"  button below. (please note that using the "add a comment" button will mean that your comment is visible on the webpage. If you want to send a testimony in a more private way then click on the e-mail link above)

Some recent testimonies:

Testimony From Sarah and David

Hi, my name is Sarah. As a brief introduction, my husband David and I are both 27 and have been married 5 yrs, which is truly a gift from God! We live in Etna Green, Indiana and are currantly working with youth.

    First and foremost may our Lord Jesus be praised and magnified for the wonderful Love and grace He has so richly poured out over our lives. God is so good!

    Let me begin back a couple years ago... my husband and I both grew up "old order amish"... let me explain... the amish are a very primitive, conservative, and religious group of people. Really in reality, they are a cult so to speak. We grew up talking about God and reading about Him but never really knowing Him in a close relationship.We were living under very controlling bishops and elders. Anyway after we had been married 2 yrs. some things began to happen in our church and neighborhood causing us to begin searching the scriptures ourselves... reading it in English rather than in German. We discovered that many things that we had been taught all our lives did not match up with the word of God... and thus a whole new journey began. A quest for truth is truly what we were out for. After talking with our bishop about our findings we soon began to see that we would either have to quit our quest for truth and say we never knew anything different, or else leave fathers, mothers,brothers, sisters, houses, and lands in order to live the life that God had called us to.During that time we went through tremendous trials and struggles and it was about that time that God brought Richard Shipp into our lives...

    We came over to a night meeting where God was all over the place and Wow!... never before in my life did I experience the Love of Jesus in such a powerful, yet gentle way. I literally felt like I was dying on the inside, with no hope of ever being rescued. I grew up with hurts and was molested as a small child, thus leaving all kinds of junk and muck in my heart, as Richard would say. So really my heart was so hungry for pure love and acceptance... and ready for the Light of Jesus to illuminate my dark world. That evening through God's servant, Richard, the love of Jesus got poured into my life and chains of darkness and bondage fell off, but that was just the beginning.

    You know our lives are like an onion, we peal away hurts and junk, layer by layer... giving up more of those rooms in our hearts that we so we tightly closed the door on. So God has been peeling away at me layer by layer, yes, sometimes it hurts so much you want to run away rather than facing all the pain and rejection from family and friends, or you would rather not face the fear monster in your life. My friends, let me share with you something very precious...When you allow the Pure Love of Jesus to come in to those dark rooms and heal every wound and hurt you will never be the same!!! You will leave a more whole person than ever before in your life.... give Him all that brokeness and grief, He created you and knows every heartache that you feel. Also there is nothing like the pure , sweet Word of God to illuminate your path and to guide you in every way.

    Since that first meeting with Richard I have had many oportunities to be taught and ministered to. My life has changed from one of death and utter hopelessness to one of joy, praise, and freedom and abundant living in Jesus. From control and manipulation to choosing what Jesus would do, living the TRUE victorious life, knowing who you are in Christ Jesus, redeemed from the curse of the law and made an heir of Christ, to be the head and not the tail!

    My friends, will you let Jesus do the same for you? Will you open your heart to His love and let the healing begin? It's okay. Jesus knows how you hurt.... make the choice today to live that abundant life and to reach out to others who are hurting, will you?

    In closing my testimony, I want you all to know that God is not done with me yet, but all honor and glory and praise goes to the One who gave His ALL for us... His Name is Jesus. The truth shall set you free.... and all things work together for those who love God who are the called according to His purpose. May God bless each one of you and may we meet in heaven at Jesus feet, to worship Him throughout all eternity!!


Testimony From Linder Bontrarger

My husband and I grew up in amish homes and until 3 years ago we knew nothing else except just doing those things that were accepted in that group. I would read my bible and I would be confused because it would not match up with what I read. And deep in my spirit I would know that there was more to life than what we were experiencing. I felt constantly like a bird in a cage beating my wings trying to get out, but not knowing how. In August of 2003 we started seeing physical demonic manifestations in our family and we were desperate for help. But no one in the amish had anything to help us with. Most were either scared or didn't believe what we had to say. Through a friend of a friend we came in contact with this pastor that had experience in this area and could help us. This immediately put us under alot of suspicion because we were receiving help from someone outside the accepted avenue of teaching. It wasn't long till we recognized that the teaching we had been under was not sound. The way of life was a religion and it was based so much on tradition and religion and not on the finished work of Jesus Christ. We tried so hard to share what we were learning but by April of 2004 we sensed that we were heading in another direction.But were unsure which way it was going to be. The first of May we went to revival meetings that were held in our town by an evangelist from Africa, Titus Bi. That was a no turning back point for us. This was unacceptable to our church and we were told how deceived we were . How we read the bible too much etc., etc. At this time we had been cutting ourselves free from the promises that we had made to the church and asked to be put in the church of Jesus Christ. We also did a lot of getting ourselves free from generational sins and witchcraft.(pow-wowing) I had been diagnosed with lupus erythamatosus and had been given 6 or 10 at the most years to live.It had been affecting my kidneys and I had been in terrible pain also. We had a lot of physical issues like this in our family. But after we cut those ties with our past I immediately felt a difference and I heard the voice of God saying. I am healing you. And from that point on it was no turning back. If God could cure me of a fatal disease then what else was he going to do in our life yet....It was exciting because from that point on I had no more problems with my lupus.
    We started going to another church and then we were shunned from the amish entirely. We sold our 80 acre farm with the new house we had put up. We had sold our store beffore we were shunned as the amish would not buy from us anymore. A year later we started going to Maranatha and here we met Richard for the first time. God has worked through Richard in an awsome way to set us free from issues we were still hanging onto. I still believed I needed to wear some type of head covering and through the true love of Jesus being ministered to us effectively I was able to see the truth of that issue and simply threw it off. It was a tremendous time of deliverance from a lot of pain and bondages of the past. Every time Richard came to minister to us it seemed to unleash a new level of freedom and wholeness in our lives. I learned that it was important to pray into those times before he would come that we would be open to receive all that God has for us. So that God could truly speak to us and minister in any way he wanted to reach us......A year ago in June we sensed God wanting us to open a new store again which we did. This last May we opened our second location with a small booth in a Farmers Market. Its been a battle all the way but if God is for us who can be against us????? We chose to heed the call of God and follow Him,In doing so we had to let go all that familiar near or dear to us..Mark 10:29 And Jesus replied, "and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News,30-will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses,brothers,sisters,mothers,children and property- along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. Ephesians 3:16 I pray that from his glorious , unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will go down into Gods love and keep you strong.And may you have the power to understand, as all Gods people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May we experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and forever!! AMEN!!!

 


Testimony from Darrell

Dear Richard,

There is no way to express all the greatness in my life the

past few months.The GLORY OF GOD has blessed me and my family. The help
that you have given me and my wife and child is countless. LOVE, Peace are
now the common theme in our house. All of this is brought by the HOLY
SPIRIT which you and your prayer helped to introduce to my family. I pray
that the lost souls of the world can find the love of Jesus, as my family
and I  did.I just want to thank you for pointing out the curses from the
dark side, and praying for me and pointing out to me that Christ redeemed
us from the curse. I just thank God that I was captured by Grace. No
longer did have to live life addicted to alcohol,drugs and
pornography.PRAISE JESUS!!!PRAISE JESUS!!!!! I have been freed by the
blood and stripes of Jesus.Richard Please feel free to use any of this to
help Glorify the kingdom of God.

Your "humble" brother in Christ. Darrell

Testimony from Charles Burgamy (Tifton, GA. USA)

I met Richard Shipp last year during one of his trips to the US.  My life has not been the same since I spent time with him and he educated me to what was really going on in my life.

I had no clue why I felt the way I did about things…I just knew that it seemed as if I was fighting an invisible enemy. I had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as my savior but had never made him Lord of my life.  Richard informed me that I had witchcraft in my family history and generational curses on me from both my mother and father’s families…I was in denial until he led me through deliverance of the demonic forces and cut all the soul ties to the past.

He also helped my wife and I understand why we were going through some of the things we were experiencing as well.  He saved my life by exposing me to the truth of a cult in which I was participating that  involved witchcraft, mind-control, and manipulation. Not only was I ruining my own life but was taking hundreds of friends along with me.

I have personally seen healing miracles where people received their healing instantly. One man had been experiencing congestive heart failure for over 11 years and would get winded just walking to his car after work. After Richard prayed with him he went outside and ran for several minutes shouting joyously…It was an awesome sight.

Thank you Richard & Helen for caring enough to make a difference in my family’s life and in countless other friends lives as well.

We love you and appreciate you.

SINCERELY,

Charles Burgamy
Testimony from Jay and Candace Vaughn

Hi Richard & Helen,

More has happen in our lives in the last several months than the last 18.5 years we have know each other. After I was casually introduced to Richard Shipp at a restaurant in Albany, GA (USA) I witnessed, for the first time in my life, the Holy Spirit going to work. I, along with several at the meeting saw people of all ages healed & delivered – I saw with my own eyes a guy with congestive heart disease run around a building twice with no problem – I saw enough that night to know that Jesus was present – Jesus was using Richard in a special way – I was asked to connect Richard to a few friends in NC/SC the following month – I ended up taking a few friends to experience a little more – Richard was speaking at a barn where friends of mine have Cowboy Church every Thursday Night – a service for all the cowboys in the area who are on the road on the weekends – More people were healed & delivered – I really felt something that night but didn’t know I was suppose to be a big part of it – I thought I did what I was asked to do & that I did my good deed – For the next several months I really thought Richard Shipp’s ministry was great for people – I had a great experience - but he was moving on to bigger and better things for God – What I didn’t know was Richard knew he had to get to know me more b/c the Holy Spirit revealed my wife to him – With in just a few short months he was at my house – people were coming from South Carolina and around the state of GA to be healed – delivered & it was only a day or 2 before my wife was set free from generational curses – pure witch-craft – free-masonry & demonic possession. Our whole family was Baptized in the Holy Spirit and we continue to grow closer to Jesus everyday….As I tell Richard every time we talk – “We are moving at light speed in the right direction” – Our ministry is moving – We have 2 Pastors already within our prayer partner group – We had service at our house the last 2 Sundays and going to rotate around as we increase our prayer partners. The Holy Spirit has given many of us special gifts and we have been using them as He directs us.

Candy – Calla – Sterling – Channing & I would like to Thanks Jesus personally for sending You & Helen to us – We will never be the same – Thank God……….

St. Jay & St. Candace Vaughn
Kathleen, GA (USA)