Teaching Testimonies

It was a revelation to me. Your complete and detailed explanation of how to live the exchanged life became so clear to me that weekend at the conference. Praise the Lord! I am now very aware of why I used to think the way I did.

Linda, North Bay, Ontario

I was exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, defeated... unable to measure up and tired of being me. God was allowing me more than I could handle, but not more than He could. God revealed to me the process of letting go of my life, in order that Christ can live His Life through me. I can rest in knowing that I don't have to be able, I'm not expected to be able, but Jesus' Life in me is completely able.

Danielle, Elmira, Ontario

The understanding of who I am in Christ shows me that God is ever patient with me, and will bring what I need at His right time. I can trust fully in His love for me.

John and Debbie, St. Thomas, Ontario

I have been finding all kinds of things in the Bible that read so much differently now. The Bible has become a whole new book.

Connie, Englehart, Ontario

Thank you for being God's servant in ministering here at Benton. My heart fully resonates with yours in praise to God for such an abundant life in Christ. You not only taught these glorious principles of the exchanged life convincingly, but as one who is living in their reality. Your teaching is scripturally accurate and spiritually motivating. Thank you for the blessing you have brought to our lives.

Rev. James Reese, Pastor, Benton Street Baptist Church, Kitchener, Ontario

I want to take this opportunity to express to you and any who were part of making the Grace Life Conference available to us last March. The following comments are not meant to sensationalize the conference nor are they written with the intention of trying to "sell" this conference to others. They are the genuine expression of my heart as I pondered the significance of the conference to my own life.

Only time and eternity will reveal the true lasting value of this conference to my life. However, in terms of the personal benefit I gained from the conference, I believe the Grace Life Conference I attended was the best conference or seminar of any kind that I have ever participated in.

As the Exchanged Life principles were repeatedly highlighted through the exposition of the Scriptures, it was as though I was reading many of these familiar verses for the first time. Scriptures I had previously thought were unrelated and hard to understand began to fit together and make sense beautifully. Upon the conclusion of the conference, I felt as though, for the first time in my life, I was beginning to grasp the true essence of the Christian life.

The principles taught in this conference have already changed the way I think, the way I pray and the way I live and preach. I thank the Lord for making this teaching available and I am very grateful to you for passing on those truths the Lord has revealed to you. I also praise the Lord for those who encouraged me to attend this conference. May the Lord now also use me to encourage others to come and hear what the Lord has done for them.

Ron, Calgary, Alberta

No one could have searched more diligently than I for information on how to successfully live the Christian life! From a young girl I was very conscious of God although it wasn't until I was a teenager that I heard the message of salvation and accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour.

I attended an evangelical church after I accepted Christ and I participated wholeheartedly in many of the programs. I was one of the only teens who read the Sunday School handouts and kept the meaningful ones on file. I listened late at night to a missionary outreach program and I happily sent my babysitting money to them, one dollar at a time (in cash as I didn't have a bank account yet). I read my Bible diligently and prayed, even did some witnessing to my friends. I was happy that I was a Christian but I never really felt that I had a truly meaningful relationship with God; actually I never felt "good enough" for God to like me. I knew He loved me as I was a person for whom He died but the idea of a close relationship with Him didn't seem possible.

The years passed by and I became a teacher, married, then became a mother and now a grandmother. During these years I was always on the lookout for books to read and learn how to become a better and more effective Christian. I literally had bookshelves filled with books on Christian living. One day my husband casually remarked that with all of the books I had read, he wondered why he didn't notice more of a difference in my life. That was an excellent question and one that I had been asking as well.

Recently I was talking with a then casual friend and she mentioned that she was attending classes on living the "Exchanged Life," based on Galatians 2:20. I was very aware of this verse and I given it much thought but I just didn't know how to put it into everyday practise.

By attending the Monday evening classes at Crossways to Life I was able to learn about the Exchanged Life in a clear and systematic manner. To learn about how Jesus wants to be my life and to live for, in and through me is totally liberating and life-changing! I simply need to trust that Jesus is living within me guiding me minute by minute in all of my activities. Everything I need to live victoriously is right there in Jesus who is always with me cheering me on. I now have a new understanding and appreciation for the verses in Matthew 11:28-30. 'Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.'

Enid, Kitchener, Ontario