If you are going to fast or make
radical changes in diet you will need
encouragement. Here are the testimonies of
lives touched and changed. If you are
preparing for a change, reading these will kindle
your heart in to action. Please send in your
testimonies. The fasting center talked about
is not in operation at the present but Ron and I
are working toward setting up another facility.
ON, Can, 45 years young, juice fast,
Once, as a child I
heard the call of the Lord. In an attempt to
follow the strong pull into the ministry, I
enrolled in bible college in my mid teens. Just
after my first year E. P. B. C. I became side
tracked by a young man, and dropped out to follow
my heart, thus beginning a series of events that
which took me a away from God.
contributed to my tumble from grace. A broken
marriage, a lovely five year old daughter killed
by a careless driver, a car accident which killed
my brother on my birthday, and a few more life
jarring incidents. Hurting and far from God who
had once been my source of strength, I felt
helpless. Now, out of touch with my creator, I was
sucked in a down hill spiral. Sin and bondage
completely engulfed me, taking over my life.
The climax was
1991, at the end of my endurance, I attempted to
drive of the pier at the Cobourg harbor. My heart
crying from a wasted life and "what might have
I cannot explain
what happened next. First there was a small voice
telling me suicide would not bring release but
take me to a place where the torture is far
greater than anything yet endured. Suddenly I was
in Lake Vista Square in Oshawa at two A.M. with no
recollection of having made the trip. Puzzled, I
started to drive toward Cobourg praying for the
first time in years. "God are you doing all this.
If you want me to stay in Oshawa give me a sign. I
was about to leave the city's boundaries. "As I
uttered these words the head light went out. Ahead
stretched a pitch black highway. In turning the
car around, to my surprise, the head light came
back on. " Oh God" I cried. "It's you isn't it." I
heard no more even though I begged him to
hearing somewhere that one can get closer to God
through fasting and prayer. I needed spiritual
contact! Taking an apartment across the street
from Lake Vista Square I started a ten day water
fast. Locked in the apartment without phone, T.V.
or friends, I prayed and sought God night and day.
As the fast
progressed an amazing thing began to happen. His
presence could be felt then came the sound of a
voice. He wanted me back in the ministry.
"Downtown" he said, "Work with the oppressed and
down trodden. You must set the captives free."
"But" I argued "You have the wrong person! I am
all that myself. How can I help others? Besides
I'm a sinner and dirty."
I was putting away
things in the new apartment and had just picked up
an frying pan cover in years of blackened burned
grease. The spirit said , "Look at the pan in your
hand. See how black and filthy it is? If you can
clean up that pan I can clean you up to do my
work." "There is no way I can do that without pot
cleaners." "Did you look under the sink" came the
soft reply? Sliding back the door reveled half an
SOS@ pad left by the previous occupant.
Skeptically, I grasped the small item and gave it
a few passes over the bottom of the blackened pan.
To my amazement the chard grease gave way
returning the pan to shinny newness, just as it
was twenty years earlier. The astonishment turned
to glee as the cleansing began happening not only
to the pot but within me. I knew God had done the
impossible and even as I watched the old frying
pan became spotless and new again, even so was my
soul. Dancing, laughing, singing, tears of joy
streamed from my eyes. I was now convinced of the
worthiness to do what ever task He had in store.
From then on,
through that fast, I continued to feel incredibly
close to God, penning poetry and song under divine
inspiration, obtaining instruction from the
beautiful soft voice which remained always near.
When the fast was over I was ready, and started
The following poem
was written during the days of the fast. It took
only twenty minutes to pen because He was there.
Oshawa, Ontario, Can, age 51, 17-day juice fast,
weight loss 21 lb., healed arm, spiritual renewal.
needed some answers from God, but a spiritual
barrier stood in my way. I had tried to fast
before when faced with these types of
circumstances, but something was lacking and my
attempt at fasting had failed.
A sister in the
Lord called me about a new book she had read.
After reading the book, I became inspired and
stared a fast. My desire was to see souls come to
Christ. I followed the techniques to do with the
physical aspects fasting written in the book
Fasting to Freedom and read my bible at night.
The first few days
were surprisingly easy, no headaches or weakness
and I still continued my work. The rest fast went
extremely well, only one day did I experience a
bad reaction and this was because I sprayed the
oven and breathed in some of the fumes causing me
to feel sick and nausea. Luckily it cleared up in
I maintained my
spiritual focus and continuously praying for a
revival in our church, and by the Grace of God is
stated to occur. People were getting baptized
every service. Those who had fallen from the faith
returned. The spirit was moving in the church.
Both I and Grace prayed to the Lord to to put the
church on a one day fast -- and it happened. The
pasture delivered an anointed sermon calling us to
fast, pray, and love one another. This message
stirred my soul to fast even longer!
The result of the
fast was amazing, not only did the fast benefit me
spiritually, but my arm was healed miraculously.
What a joy to feel no more pain. For months I had
been suffering now this pain was completely gone.
The severe cramps I experienced premenstrual time
were also gone, and I lost twenty pounds of excess
weight. For a fifty-one-year-old grand mother to
fast 17 days on her first fast, I feel that the
Lord really blessed me.
Fasting to me is a
path for getting closer to God. We have to
sacrifice things of this world to God just as
Christ scarified his life for us. "Man shall not
live by bread but by ever word that proceedeth out
of the mouth of God." We need to find sustenance
IF MY PEOPLE WHICH
ARE CALLED BY MY NAME SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND
PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED
WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL
FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND, (2
- Oshawa, On, Can,
17-day juice fast, weight loss 21 lb., healed
stomach reflex disease, spiritual oppression
friend of mine was tackling a 21 day fast with
vegetable and fruit juices from a book she had
read. I wanted to see the author of the book to
get more information as I still wasn't sure of the
concept. His experience and enthusiasm convinced
The fast was not
for physical appearance but to pray for the
burdens of those I loved. I felt suffering in the
church and in my home. Even before the fast I felt
satanic opposition against the fast. In bed I felt
a force push down on me trying to kill me, but
through pleaded the blood of Christ the feeling
left me. One the first day of the fast I saw a
WOLF. Yes! a real wolf and I live in the city. I
even called one of the children to see it. It was
staring at my house. . . it gave me the chills.
Once again I prayed and it also left. These
strange events firmly convinced me I was supposed
I prayed for my
church and witnessed the power of the Lord move in
our Pasteur on the Friday night service. The
service was on fire, people were singing glorious
praises to God. Two young boys got baptized.
On the second day
of the fast the Lord spoke to me. (JOEL 2 verse 12
&13) " Therefor also sayth the Lord, turn ye even
to me with all you heart, and with fasting, and
weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart,
and not your garment, and turn unto the Lord your
God for he is gracious and merciful, slow to
anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of
By the third day if
felt terrific. I was a peace my four children
would be loud but I was at peace, nothing could
bother me. As the fast progressed it became
easier. I had more energy, I was on a spiritual
high, singing and rejoicing. One morning I woke up
with severe gas crams in my stomach. The cramps
were so bad I thought I would end up in the
hospital, but after 10 minutes the cramps went
away. One day I went through a dip and felt low in
spirit but that was it the next day I was fine.
At the end of the
17 day fast, a physical problems was gone. My
doctor had told me I had a stomach reflex disease
and would have to take pills for the rest of my
life, but after the fast I no longer had that
disease I was completely healed. I has arthritis
in my left knee, it was also gone. I also lost 21
pound excess fat. Before fasting, my skin was dry
-- it cleared up.
To me fasting is a
way of drawing me closer to God and being able to
lean on him. When I was weak he made me strong.
X Phillis - Oshawa,
On, Can, 9-day juice fast
I am a 61 year-old
Grandmother who loves coffee, donuts and all the
standard food that seem to accumulate toxins.
I really believe in
this so much. This is a growing process just like
you have to grow in the bible and spiritually. We
are not just doing it for our bodies it is a gift
for God. I wasn't sick but needed something
emptied out that was in there. It really was a
relief. Even my personality a has changed.
Oshawa On, Can, 35 years
young, juice fast
I haven't been a
Christian for a year yet, but some how it seems to
be much longer. I had a lot of bondage due to a
traumatic past which included a long list of
foster homes. I had endured abuse and was raped at
the tender age of five. The cruelty turned me cold
and resentful causing me to become an abuser. This
in turn resulted in a broken marriage, drug
addiction, alcoholism, and a depraved sex life. In
search of the answer I fell into the hands of
cults who used brain washing and hypnotism. Their
methods opened the doors for demonic activity.
A friend prayed
with me to break the result of this manifestation
and bring me to a knowledge of Christ. Our efforts
were unsuccessful so fasting was suggested. My
friend told me of the extra power and potency of
prayer that can be obtained when one fasts.
It worked! Not only
did the fasting enable us to evict the demons and
free me from bondage, I started to feel the
presence of the Holy Spirit within me, talking to
me and through me to others. Exciting and
wonderful things started to happen after the third
day of the fast. Through me, God was able to put a
marriage back together. I felt the Holy spirit
telling me what I must do and say.
At other times the
spirit urged me to speak. Even when I had no idea
what to say, the words just spilled out. I was
amazed and awed by the beautiful way God worked
through me while I fasted and prayed. Now I fast
regularly to keep my spirit attuned with the Lord.
I am 54 years old,
a United Church pastor, and very skeptical about
fad diets. I would not have changed my diet except
I was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my
hands, back pain and constant digestive problems
which sapped my vitality -- not to mention middle
age spread. These were my incentives to make
changes in my eating habits.
Tom came to my
church one day and talked to me about fasting and
found me intrigued but noncommittal, although I
found his enthusiasm and sincerity infectious.
the church I served. He frequently spoke to me
about the importance of nutrition and fasting.
Other friends had already mentioned that my
ailments were toxin induced. I had read Fit for
Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. The book gave
a believable and scientific context for the claims
made by nutritionists and made a convincing
argument for the benefits of dietary change. I was
convinced of the possible benefits. I bought a
juicer, filled the refrigerator with fruits and
vegetables, and started to eat according to the
principles I understood. I stopped mixing
carbohydrates and proteins in the same meal to
reduce the stress on my digestive system. In the
mornings I made fresh fruit juices and ate fruit
till noon. Not only did I eat more selectively of
nutritious foods, I gave up the coffee habit.
dietary changes have given me wonderful dividends
in health and vitality. I lost 12 pounds of weight
without even trying. My digestive system has
healed and my arthritis is slowly improving. I
feel better and more energetic without the need
for the caffeine crutch.
vitality was brought home to me one morning after
a nearly sleepless night as an on-call chaplain in
our local hospital. Normally, I would have been
exhausted, but instead I had an energetic and
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