Testimonials of Counselees

Before New Hope I thought I understood God and His Son. But as I was exposed to New Hope and their program I realized how little I knew. New Hope has shown me, from the Word of God, how to dive deeper, to know Him more and learn how He is molding me each and every day. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to go through the whole program and plan on God using me in His service. –Janet Morgan

I praise God that He is using New Hope to help so many who are in need… When I look back and see where I was when I first came and where I am now; I am in awe of how God has done a great work in my life. –Betty

New Hope has helped open the eyes of my understanding of the Lord’s Word. These materials helped me know my new friend and old friend, Jesus. I hope New Hope doesn’t ever stop saving people from the evil one. –John

When I came to New Hope I was down and had no hope. But I have the Word of God now and New Hope gave me a guide for my life. The time I have spent here I would not give up. I have peace and the Word of God. For me, New Hope gave me peace all the time. –Stephen

For thirty years, I lived the life of a defeated Christian. I had talked to pastors, doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, help phone lines, prayer phone lines, taken Prozac, Paxill and nothing worked until I came here. I’ve learned how to have a close, personal, intimate relationship with my heavenly Father. I know who I am in Christ. I know what kind of power I’ve been given. I no longer fear God or think He’s out to get me! I have received freedom from all the things satan tried to use against me for the past thirty years. –Julie

Through New Hope’s teaching I believe I can overcome any situation or circumstance in my life. I believe I am being made whole through God’s Word. I was taught to speak truth and was truly healed. –Teresa

Through the New Hope program I now know God has so much for me. I just need to listen, obey, and not be swayed by anything. I have put on a new way of thinking, not looking around me, but keeping my eyes on Jesus. I am wanted, loved, called, and anointed for service. Nothing is impossible with God. –Betty

Through the New Hope program I learned how to battle the thief effectively! They showed me the love of Christ and helped me to be renewed in Christ. –John

Before New Hope our personal lives were a mess, our children were suffering, and our marriage was split. New Hope taught us to order our private lives, develop our potential, and to release ability. Together we now serve in ministry, reaching out to people locally and internationally. If you would like more information about how New Hope dramatically transformed our lives, please call us at 641-647-2096. –Shawn and Holly Oden

My faith has grown so much. I was also able to forgive and let go of being sexually abused by a relative over 20 years ago. I have learned to deal with things differently, as God would like them to be dealt with. I have learned life is so good when we have God with us in every way. I am now feeling the wonderful freedom of forgiveness and love of my Father/God. –Anita

I believe that New Hope can bring you in a much closer relationship with Jesus and the Father, and bring you to an understanding of why some things are forbidden. I believe that this would be an excellent program for both people if you were a newly formed couple. And the peace and joy attained from studying Scriptures is a rich blessing anyone would benefit from. –Pam

I liked the way the material was set up. It gave me a better understanding of God’s Word. This material helped me immensely. I have a daily relationship with God now. I know now that God does love me and does care about me the way I love my child. I know now to pray to God and seek guidance from Him, not all the people of the world. When seeking guidance, seek it from God’s Word and Christians. I take those thoughts captive and do not allow satan to drive my thoughts. –Angela

Every week of my counseling was a God send for me. It was exactly everything I needed. When I started this program, I was a mess! I was so broken, and depressed, and had been for 10-15 years. My life was dark, nothing was joyful. I had withdrawn from everything and everybody. I quit doing the things I enjoyed doing and became a hermit for the most part. I worked, but had trouble with not wanting to go. When I got there I didn’t want to be there and couldn’t wait to go home. I cried all the time and the sadness was overwhelming! Then half way through the counseling program, I was told I had cancer in my left kidney. Well, if anything would have depressed me further, it would have been this. But, little by little, God had been working in my life from the start of the program, and I had become a different person without realizing it. God had been lifting darkness from me, because I was involved with learning about His Word. (Amazing!) I sailed through the cancer crisis with no qualms. I completely trusted God to heal me. I had come into complete rest in Him. I had my kidney removed and no chemo or radiation was needed. Six months later—no cancer! I know with all my belief in Him, that He has healed me! Now that I have finished my counseling, I really have become a new creature. I can now control my thoughts, and satan, from making my life miserable. I started going to church and I love it! My Counselor and Prayer Partner were the most awesome people to work with and I care about them deeply! God will definitely bless them! All I can say is I’m happier and I have a new attitude! God Bless “all” who were involved! I love you!! –Julia

I have taken on the new way, a “God-fashioned” way, which for me, with the help of New Hope, is being renewed from the inside out! No more lies or pretense or being a “babe in the woods” kind of Christian. I am growing up in the whole truth. I am taking my lead from Christ. I want Him to be my source of everything and my nourishment to become healthy and whole. New Hope has been quite a process for me. Sometimes I think it must have been a war of my stubborn will verses His stubborn love that was played out on those pages! There were times when I felt like Naaman, the leper. I was reading how to get clean, but I didn’t like dipping all those times in the muddy Jordan (the 8 Main Root Problems). I’m so thankful that He didn’t give up on me and that you didn’t give up on me. It’s difficult to express how your commitment to encourage, disciple, and love me has affected my life. I pray that the Holy Spirit, such an awesome gift, will continue to move and breathe in me and make me “fit for my King.” I am so indebted to your Ministry because I have benefited so greatly from your cause. I pray our Lord’s great blessings for every person and purpose of New Hope and that God will be glorified.

What do I believe I have received from New Hope? I believe that I have regained a life that is so much more and far better now than it ever was before. God has truly opened my eyes, my heart, and my ears to make the drastic change that He has made in me. This program has wonderful tools to help us in all situations. God has truly blessed your New Hope Program to reach people in need…The literature and Scripture from the Bible that you have incorporated into this program are extraordinary tools for all of us to learn how to be renewed and live in Christ, and to be free of the chains of bondage. I so much appreciate all of the hard work that it has taken to get this program into the works and how you all sacrifice your time for the good of the Lord to help others. Without God’s help and your help, I would not be where I am today. I praise God, because if you truly want help, you must be honest with yourself (God already knows), you have to be serious about a change (and I was), then God can work in you! I believe this is the best thing I have ever been through. I believe God opened the door for me to go through this program and break the chains that satan had me in. I AM NOW FREE, PRAISE GOD!!!! Thank you for your obedience to God to help others. I know how much I APPRCIATE IT!!! My heart’s desire is that one day I in return will be used of God to help others in their time of need. It should be required that everyone go through this program. How much better would our world be? Thank you New Hope. –Brenda

The materials in the program have helped me to learn and understand God’s word. I have seen the transformation in myself and my family. I now have a personal relationship with God. I have learned to trust God in all things. I can now recognize satan’s lies and replace them with God’s truth that gives me peace of mind. God is using the people of this program as vessels to bring the word of God to others. I am so thankful to be a part of this program. Through the generosity of others, New Hope will be able to continue their mission work, God’s work. –Angela

I believe I have a much more clear understanding of Who my Heavenly Father is. I knew of Him before, but now I feel I know Him even more. I have also learned how to understand my spouse and her feelings, and how I should treat her according to our Father. It is amazing that we think we have the answers, but if you truly study His Word you find you don’t know near as much as you thought you did. I wish I could have gone through this material long before our marriage got into trouble… –Roger

This study helped me understand the Bible better. The materials, the Counselor and Prayer system was such a blessing in my life. I was a recluse for two years and left home only when I absolutely had to. This counseling program made me get out and get close to people again. It brought revelation after revelation, especially when doing the Main Root Problems and resisting evil in my life that I really didn’t even know was evil. And there was a lot! One experience in particular happened…When we were doing the long check list of evil things we had ever done, or been involved with, even had done to us against our will. I had many marked! As I went through saying the renunciations and cleansing prayers, I became so hot I felt like I was on fire. Slowly I became sicker and sicker to my stomach. I was so close to vomiting. I could hardly talk, but I pushed on, and when I was done, I felt a huge weight leave my body. I couldn’t believe it. And I have always had terrible Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from sexual abuse as a child, and had horrible flash-backs. The Lord has taken them away! Praise the Lord. Bless Jesus. This program has literally changed me and my life. My 13 year old daughter even told me, “Mommy, you sure have changed so much.” I asked if for the good? She said, “Oh yah!” –Tammy

I came to New Hope a mess, living my life the way I wanted to, me being in control—always angry. It was a mess. Now I’ve processed the New Hope materials and have a God-filled heart and life. And I can only be thankful to our Heavenly Father for New Hope. If only more people could live like this and feel this good! –Shelly

These materials are phenomenal,

life-changing. I know I am accepted by my Heavenly Father. His love is constant and continuous. I was bought with a price and I belong to God. It's what I wish I would have been taught when I first became a Christian.

~ Paula Oberbeck (Bible Study)
life-changing. I know I am accepted by my Heavenly Father. His love is constant and continuous. I was bought with a price and I belong to God. It's what I wish I would have been taught when I first became a Christian. ~ Paula Oberbeck (Bible Study)