In the Spirit
I met Sister Donia during my Pentecostal experience and I am so glad The Lord brought her in my life. She is an old widow from Africa, living with her son and her niece. She spends all her time in the scriptures, in prayer and in fasting, trusting the Lord for every single thing in her life. And it works!
She is always in the Spirit. Always seeking for the Lord, always seeking for a revelation and her entire life is full miracles and amazing testimonies. The Lord taught me a lot through her.
Fruit of the Spirit
Sister Donia was married to an adulterous non believer man and this situation led her to the Continue reading “Mighty woman”
My car key obeyed
I took my 18 years old Renault Clio to MOT last month and after a few repairs it passed fine after the retest. I thought that I was sorted for 12 months when realized that the car was shaking when I go over 30 m/h.
I took it to my mechanic who told me that he will have to change the drive shaft. I’m not sure what it was but I had to pay another £40 on the top of £315 I had already paid for the repairs for the MOT.
After 3 days without a car I finally got it back and rushed to Lidl as I had to do some shopping. When came back to the car it would not start!! The car key would not turn in the barrel. I was thinking what’s going on with this car!!! Is there a ghost or a demon in this car ? 🙂 (only joking)
Continue reading “Spiritual Dominates Material”
All about persistence
In April 2017, I began to feel the desire to put myself available for the Lord again. I knew I had done it before and it had not worked out as I was expecting. But I also knew that I had learned humility and I was willing to learn more with the Lord.
I was working full-time as an IT Analyst. My work contract was going to terminate end of May but I had the opportunity to apply for a permanent role. Even if I was afraid of being ashamed as I felt in 2015 (shame then glory), I knew that the Lord had taken care of me and would always do so.
I spoke to my team leader and notified to her that I was not going to apply for the Continue reading “Second attempt”
Nothing is wasted
In March 2015, I was listening to some tapes of Charles Finlay about revival and I began to feel an urge to put myself available for God. I was still working at the Law firm where I met Fermina but I knew that when the Lord calls you, he takes care of you.
He told us: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” Matt 6v33.
We eventually sold our second house in France I knew we were going to have some money in. I spoke to my pastor about leaving my job and putting myself available for God but he thought it was not a good idea. Continue reading “Shame then Glory”
Spirit and Works
One day, my wife handed to me a leaflet for a Christian concert with rap music, reggae and so on. I was not deeply moved to go as I still had painful memories regarding Rap with Christ.
For some reason she was insisting that I should go as I would like it. So I eventually went with our daughter with me. She was 7 at the time. I really enjoyed this concert! There were around 30 people in a hotel but I was impressed to hear the youth testifying about Christ and what he did for us at the cross. They were so young but yet so bold!
I had a nice chat with the pastor at the end of the concert and I was enthusiastic about what they were doing. They were strong on evangelism and discipleship. Basically the concept was 1) Reaching people with the gospel, 2) Disciple them in Jesus’ way, 3) Release them as pastors so they can “reproduce” themselves. Continue reading “Pentecostal Experience”
She was called
In May 2013 I started a new job in a Law firm as an IT Analyst. I had spent 11 months in a call center and the Lord had opened the door for a better job with a better salary and more than that!
This new job was really challenging as I had to do everything in English. In my previous job I was speaking in French 70% of the time. In that new job, I had lawyers and PAs over the phone and all day!! I jumped from 20 to 40 incoming phone calls a day.
One day I heard one of my co-workers speaking French and that was so nice to hear my language at work. I introduced myself to her. She was French and had joined the company 2 weeks after me. We will call her Fermina. Continue reading “Fermina”
Giving to the Lord
In June 2013, I made a step of faith in the area of finances. This changed my way of thinking and my approach when it comes to finances.
I remember hearing my pastor preaching on tithing and that was quite new for me. I was born in the spirit in a Baptist church and they were preaching to give according to what the Lord put on your heart.
My pastor in the pentecostal church was telling me that we rob the Lord when we don’t give 10% of what we earn and I was challenged by this. I went to my bible but I could not find a scripture supporting that statement in the new testament.
It’s about trust
However I noticed that I was afraid to give 10% of my salary and I knew that this fear Continue reading “Trusting for finances”
Next to the house
I was saved in a Baptist Church in 2002 but since I was baptised in the Spirit in January 2012, denomination was not an issue for me. I was more interested in hearing from the Lord and go wherever he would send me and do whatever he would like me to do.
After three days in Belfast, I found a room to rent in a house in the Ravenill Avenue in East Belfast. I was praying the Lord to show me in which church to go on Sunday. There are so many churches in Belfast! Each 100 meters or so you have one and it’s not a joke! Continue reading “Methodist friends”
All was planned
I had been in Northern Ireland for 6 months on my own and my wife and the kids were supposed to join me for good in January 2013. Before this they came for a taste of Belfast during the Christmas period. They enjoyed the city and my Methodist friends.
After new year’s eve, they were supposed to fly back to France on the 1st of January 2013 but we were 2 minutes late at the airport and they would not let us check in.
I was so angry! For 2 minutes! I was arguing with some members of the company but they would not let them go.
Then I was arguing with wife blaming her because they spent too much time to get ready. She was blaming me because I knew we were late and I did not take a taxi but instead I still waited for the bus. We were blaming each other but it was too late to change this. Continue reading “Crossed the Channel”
On 23rd February 2012, I was going to meet my cousin as he was going to introduce me to a friend of his who was selling a car. That was a Ford Mondeo and the price was really low. I had a Citroen Xantia before which had given me a lot of headaches and I was so excited to move on.
With my wife and our two children, we travelled over two hours to meet them. My son was only four months. Eventually I was happy with the car. My cousin’s friend had done the MOT the same day so we signed the papers, handed the money and after a quick coffee we started our journey back home. Continue reading “In a dream”
When I was in the Caribbean, with my friend and two other members we started a rap band called “Warriors”. Norbert was the one introducing us to this type of music. I then discovered the Wu Tang Clan, Killah Priest, Killarmy and some French rappers also like IAM, NTM, Oxmo Puccino, Arsenik and so on.
I developed a passion for writing rap songs. It was a good way to express what I had inside of me. Even if we were ambitious and I think talented, we never made a serious step to produce something like an album or to organize a local gig. I wrote my first rap song in 1997.
I left the Caribbean two years later with this seed of writing rap songs inside me. When Norbert joined me in Paris in 2000 both of us had improved a lot. Our texts were more mature and deeper. Continue reading “Rap with Christ”
A special day
This 19th January 2012 around 3pm was definitely a big turn in my journey on Earth as I began to walk in the power of my heavenly Father.
A few months earlier the Lord had arranged for me to make contact with my friend Norbert that I had not seen for 7 years.
He was my friend for many years as we grew up together in the Caribbean then we move to France with 1 year interval, me before him after.
We shared many deep experiences together good and bad. We were born in the Spirit around the same period too.
Continue reading “Spirit Baptism in 2012”
It was hidden!
I had a “friend” that I will call Giovanni for confidentiality purposes. We went to school together for three years in the Caribbean and we used to mess around together. I mean, a lot!
Like every human being my natural tendency was to do evil and Giovanni was helping me to translate this natural tendency into reality.
From smoking to stealing things from people, I was introduced to a life when evil was at the center.
Praise the Lord, I gave my life to Jesus a few years after and I know that my sins were forgiven! I am washed by the blood of the lamb. Continue reading “Lesson of forgiveness”
Darkness before light
The year 2011 was full of important events for me. My wife became pregnant early in February which was a good news!!! I was praying the Lord for a boy as we already had a five years old girl; but I was quite flexible and would be happy whatever gender it was going to be.
We had moved to a bigger house but we had some works to do on the first floor to extend the house.
Meanwhile I was looking another job closer to our new house. The journeys between home and work had become very tiring. Over one hour by car. Over two hours by transport. I was exhausted!! Continue reading “Number 11”
We started well
Once I was born again, I had a strong desire to be with believers, to talk about scriptures and pray in a corporate way. What I was doing in church was not enough for me. And my best friend Norbert had given his life to the Lord around the same period and his sister too.
As he was living with his sister and her husband, we started to meet every fortnight to pray and to spend time in the word. I enjoyed so much these meetings. Everyone could share his or her experiences in the past fifteen days and we would build each other. Continue reading “Holy meetings”
I experienced that one too and I know it’s true.
In 2007, I successfully applied for a career break and, leaving wife and daughter in France, I went to London for 9 months to learn English.
In France, after a certain number of years in the same company (5 years minimum), you can apply for a career break for a training of your choice while your company maintain your salary.
The government then refunds your company. The government launched this to help employees to change career. Continue reading “Bad company corrupts”
Inside and outside water
It took us almost one year to be water baptised after our conversion, my wife and I. We were saved in a Baptist church, North of Paris and we attended a few meetings with the pastor so we can fully understand the implications of the water baptism.
I really enjoyed this preparation time! I could ask questions and I was really excited to be baptised. I wanted to be a disciple and to follow Jesus everywhere he would take me, whatever it would cost me. I still have the same fire today!
I remember that we had to give our testimonies before the day of the baptism and even if it was easy for me to write, it still could not speak front of people without sweating like marathoner. Continue reading “Water Baptism in 2003”
The Lord’s agents
I was born again and so delighted! My girlfriend came back to the Lord as well and we got married two months after our repentance.
I was then a child of God but also a husband. A few months later I felt the need to make some progress in my career so I can support my wife as she was still studying. I was also thinking about having children so I enrolled in an IT evening class in the attempt to boost my career. Continue reading “Maria’s Auntie”
Filled with emptiness
August 1999, I moved to Paris from the Caribbean to start a new life!
I was supposed to go to Uni to study IT Software Engineering but for some reason, I felt tired of studying.
My brother was working in an IT company providing services to a very famous French bank and they were looking for some IT field technicians. My BTEC in IT was enough and I got the job 3 weeks after landing in Paris. I was so excited!
I had my driving license for 4 months only and here I was driving in Paris with a company car. What a privilege!
I was living on a campus in the South of Paris, as I was supposed to be a student. I was not allowed to keep the room but I was following the flow. Many people would illegally keep those rooms once finished their studies.
They would pay a small fee to register at Uni but would never go as the campus administration would check this only at the beginning of each year.
Even if my conscience was telling me that it was wrong I could not resist the desire to save money and many people were doing it so I did it!
I made new friends on the campus (most of them were from the Caribbean) and I started a long cycle Working, Partying, Sleeping, Working, Partying, Sleeping, Working, Partying, Sleeping. Continue reading “Born in the Spirit in 2002”
France hosted and won the football world cup in the summer 1998 and
almost the whole country (The Caribbean included) became united like one man.
One year later everybody was talking about this as is if had happened the week end before. I was a big football fan and I too had a tape record of the final and I would watch it from time to time. I was feeling so good each time I was seeing Zidane scoring his 2 goals. Pure joy!!!
I witnessed how victory in sport can put people together (at least for a short period). It seemed as if nobody was concerned about the color of skin or origins anymore.No classes, no discrimination, no differences, just pure happiness. Continue reading “Move to France in 1999”
Life was going on for my family and for I like for anybody else. Two of my elder sisters had already left the nest. They went to live in France. Dad was working as a painter and mum as a housekeeper. Both of them working for the same company.
One weekend they decided to take the whole family to the beach for a barbecue before going back to school after the summer break.
My dad was not driving but a friend of his and my brother-in-law, who was in holidays in the Caribbean, took all of us to the beach in 2 cars.
We found a nice space to put all the stuff, food, drinks, etc.. and we started to enjoy to warm water, the sun, and the sand. Everything was just perfect! Continue reading “Shaken by death in 1989”
Nothing happens by accident
The Lord had decided that I was going to come to the Earth on the 9 January 1979 around 10 am and guess what ?? It happened just as he had decided. Continue reading “Born in the flesh”