How did it all begin?
What began following a vision given by God to Demos Shakarian, a businessman, has spread to every continent in the world. We call it catching the Vision. His personal life changing story is told in the book called "The Happiest People On Earth". I was privileged to have met Demos personally at the World Convention in 1991 and from there my adventure really began to happen. I had only been in FGB three years up to this point. My life had changed seven years before whilst working for a living as a Senior Lecturer in Plant Engineering. Then came voluntary redundancy and when I started working for God he turned that around and provided my every need especially when working in a high category prison as a chaplain and as the deputy coordinator on its Kairos Unit until my exit on the 14th July 1999 at 64.
My testimony tells of how God let me know he was real and that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for me and shed his blood for the forgiveness of my sins and all others.
It is only by sharing this and how our lives changed that we can reach others for Christ.
God has brought me thus far so what is my story?
In 1988, I was a new boy in the FGB joining the Dartford Chapter after 2 years as a born again christian. Before that I was not a christian in any shape or form and far from it! I needed help from bad experiences starting in 1984 and the Lord began to reveal himself through those he sent to me which are the major part of my testimony. Before I officially had a date I can say I became a christian I was invited to an AOG church in Florida, USA one bright Sunday morning on July 20th, 1986 and accepted Gods saving grace. This was not only to the great joy of my eldest daughter from my first marriage but also her friends who wanted to pass on every scripture they knew. It was not a mistake but I have to confess at that stage that I had no idea what they were so excited about - but to them it was all GOOD NEWS.
I have to say at this time of writing I am a mature christian at 81, and now 30 years ON THE WAY.
Nevertheless God had a plan for my life which began to be revealed at The World Convention in Orlando, through the late TV Evangelist Dick Mills in 1991.
He said God had something real special for me which I had to be patient for until he gave me the next word to move into the new dimension and the new direction. Can you imagine I had only just begun to get to grips with my new faith. I was President of Dartford FGB at this time and in a few months I was involved in our very own new prison ministry which we called 'Christline'. Most importantly he quoted me some scriptures, Exodus 14: 13/14; 2 Chronicles 20; 15/17, and 2 Samuel 23; 12. He gave reasons. God was directing my path and telling me to stand my ground. This was His appointment and his fight.
If you are ready to serve him and your heart is open he will choose you also if you believe in him. He has plans for us all, this is not just for me. Thinking about taking that step is harder than taking the step so why do you think that is? It is because Satan doesn't want you to go and puts every doubt possible in your mind to stop you. Once you have made the step you'll wonder why you never did it before. You will be completely set free - just don't believe me - no more sin - enjoy the rest of your life.
Every word in the bible is there for our guidance and it was not long before I was advised to keep a diary of the utterances. Some people put them on one side, some stick them in their bibles on pieces of paper and never read them again. And of course there are elders in the church that we can ask, so as to receive considered guidance whenever it is right to do so. It is all in the bible so reading the bible is not optional but a necessity for us all.
I hear people say that there have been lots of prophecies over the South East in the past years but I have yet to see anything posted to that effect, or anything happening about it or we wouldn't be here now in such a place,
I need to get the Prophecy I was given over the South East in June 2008 at a National Council meeting as a Field Rep posted historically. It took ages before I got the tape with it on to preserve it in writing as it seemed to me to be compelling evidence that God was speaking to me.
These were the exact four paragraphs of the prophecy. (Speakers exhortations between and before paragraphs being removed).
- The South East the connection to Europe, under the sea, the connection to Europe, not in the natural but in the spiritual. Lord, I don't know how it is going to unfold, but you will be taking the Living Water and the Glory of God from the South East across to Europe in a new measure, in a new measure.
- Seek Him, seek him and ask and he shall reveal his plans for he is giving you a special anointing for bridging the gap between the South East and across to the continent in a new measure, in a new measure says the Lord.
- People are going to come across, across to receive what is, hallelujah, going to be birthed in your corner of this nation.
- God has been laying connections, laying connections, they are like large pipes that are just going to allow the Living Water to flow into Europe and beyond. You are strategically placed says the Lord.
Some said test the prophecy. I just had the unction to step out and do it. it was like a dog with a bone. And then it began - Terry why don't you come to Ukraine? Once an ex-convict said Terry why don't you come to my baptism. I went and I was in a different world, what I had was acceptable to his church so I moved and I am still there after 24 years.
So, I ventured alone to Ukraine from that one prompt at a Global Prayer Summit from Andre Klementov from St Petersburg. I found myself in Kiev meeting with friends from bible school who I hadn't seen for years. Victor, Sergey, Kristina, Guennadi, including family members. I went to Victors farm where he told his son Pavel to hand me a book. I opened the front cover and it said, "One day I will see you again in Kiev". There was my signature as clear as could be. I never remember writing that in 1993/4. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, this was not just a coincidence.
So I believe that all the prophecies I have received or made are Gods word guiding feet according to his purposes in that new measure, that new measure.
And so my walk began in 2012 with my very first visit to Irpen, nr Kiev in Ukraine and I was to love and talk with those before me although I had been visiting Belgium prior to this for two or three years to receive on most occasions. Let me add a few pictures of those earlier years of which I have 1000's now.
Victor at farm book on table Deaf and dumb children Kiev Snow in Irpen - 12C outside Pauli interprets for me
Receiving Holy Spirit Belgium Ministry time in Irpen A short testimony in Belgium After the meeting was over
Taujenai, Lithuania 2013 Taujenai, Lithuania Valdemares from Kaunus Olexander from Boyarka
In summary after Ukraine I was invited to Lithuania, Latvia, and Ukraine again, also to Russia for Russian Convention in St Petersburg and shared in a church there. I have also been to South Africa, and Singapore, Malaysia and USA in 2016. I have prayed for many on the way, seen God answer so many prayers, some for healing, some for needs. They were all blessed times.
Belgium I visited a few times in the latter years receiving many blessings, a double anointing and the baptism of the Holy Spirit through Roland Bakers ministry. In 2015 my wife and I smelt the fragrance of God before being prayed over for commissioning. Then on my first adventure to the Far East in Singapore for a Global Prayer Summit January 2016 a message came - "Welcome to Singapore, if you have time come and visit us in Kuala Lumpur". It was an adventure into the unknown and turned about to be a real blessing.
May you truly be blessed by what you read and what you do in life that is pleasing to the Lord. He has a plan for your life.