"[During a staff retreat weekend,] I was asking God what to do. He told me to lie down, so I did and put on some worship music. It was an album I had never heard before. I was about to get up to share the cool music and God told me to lie back down, so I did. After I lay back down and I saw myself lying down and stitches were going up my torso. I saw God cutting the stitches and opening me up. He pulled something from my lungs. Then He grabbed a small white ball and put it in my injured knee.The ball was absorbed into my knee. I then woke up with my knee and lungs (asthma) healed." [Later Brayden was able to test it by running, jumping and swimming; he hadn't been able to do that before. Also, earlier on the weekend that someone spoke a word over Him that he world dance to worship the Lord one day, and now he can!]"
ETHAN KEFFER & HEATHER FORTUNE: "Hey this is Ethan and Heather here! First of all we want to express how thankful we are and how blessed we feel by the ministry of Deeper Life at SBC! We have already been super blessed by the relationships that have grown from being involved and how much so many of you have poured into our lives. We feel like the time since our first interactions with you until now has just flown by, but the relationship feels like family. We love the town strasbourg, we love the camp, we love the church, and we love the people that are there. Together, we feel a draw to be there all the time, but you, as a ministry and our brothers and sisters, hold a very special place in our hearts and prayers even from a distance! We have been very blessed by the generous gift you have given both of us. For me, Heather, this money has been a huge help in my studies. I am in my 4th year of a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, and I have had to take student loans out for a total of a year and a half out of all four. God has been so gracious in providing funds for me, and He is continuing to do so. For me, Ethan, I am in my 2nd year of attending Eston College. These funds help provide living expenses, and seeing as I have Attention Deficit Disorder, they also give me access to help afford technology that can help benefit my learning. We are so blessed by you all, and are looking forward to being more a part of this ministry in the future after school is completed. We believe God has and is going to do great and powerful things through this ministry, and we want to be a part of it! Thanks for taking interest in us, and blessing us, and we only hope to be blessings to you in return! We pray that God continues to bless this ministry and all who are involved, and that He continues to stir up passion, vision, and dreams of what He wants to do through all of us! Love, Ethan and Heather!"
JOSH PARKMAN: "In the summer of 2019 I drove out to the ministry centre for my first night of volunteering. I felt a stronger sense of 'coming home' than I had ever felt about any person, place, or thing in my life, even though I had never been out to visit Deeper Life yet. A year and a half later, the Lord lead me out here to start a new chapter of my life as staff, and He has been faithful in leaving nothing for me to doubt in the process."
"I had been fasting and praying for the staff retreat weekend with Marty and Austin. It was the second day, and while the summer staff that was there were eating lunch, me and Austin took the time to seek the Lord. With a very intense, and what seemed to be increasing time with Holy Spirit, I invited them to come join us as those moments are so special. Once they entered the room, we prayed for the three of them. Two of them fell out into amazing encounters with the Lord and the other was getting downloads and lost in praise.... The Lord reminded me He was the one to blame and nothing I did caused any of that (always good to get a humbling reminder from the Spirit). Then we all enjoyed more time of worship and prophesying over one another and sharing what happened over the past couple hours. It’s so amazing When the King can cause everything to stop and all we can do is praise Him!"