A short film about a daughter’s journey through addiction recovery and getting through her using dreams.
The winner of the 2015 Oakland Community College Film Festival, One Last Run is the story of two women at the brink of a life changing decision that could ultimately destroy them, or bring them to the Light. What road will they take?
Please check out our newest video, a music video featuring the song “You Found Me” by Loud Harp.
Its in Christ that we were saved, its in Him that we find the strength to pull through!
Natalie’s relationship with Christ started when she was 8 years old. She has discovered that following the Lord isn’t just something we have to do. She believes that walking with God can be fun also! Natalie has never had a father in her life. That is who God is to her. He is her father and her best friend. Natalie shares that following God has helped her relationships with others. She appreciates that the quality of her relationships is based on happiness. Natalie also expresses her beliefs in repentance. She knows that sometimes she still sins. Yet she also believes that God’s love is enough. She knows that God loves her unconditionally. She even knows that her failures can help others to believe in God and believe in themselves.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.”
Courtney shares that she was raised in a Christian household. She also shares that the pressures of high school caused her to fall away. One night she realized that she no longer felt she had purpose in her life. After becoming involved with a Christian organization, Christ’s purpose for her life became evident. It was at that moment she learned to serve and to develop her personal relationship with Christ. Courtney learned about the unconditional love of God. This is what motivates her in work, relationships and prayers today. She currently helps with young teenagers and the struggles they go through. Helping these kids have become part of the purpose God has placed in her life. God has a way of turning our struggles into what He uses for us to help others. Courtney is also involved in ministry with her church, one of those ministries is an outreach ministry that travels all over the world to preach the Gospel. Right now she is helping train a group that will be going to Guatemala in the summer of 2014.
“Direct your child on the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
Here it is! The day we have all been waiting for. April 20th, 2014 Grace Gospel Fellowship opened the doors to their new home. After years of prayer and many months of construction, the doors were opened to the public. Over 1000 people arrived this Sunday. Over 100 had to be turned away due to lack of room. What a glorious day! On Easter Sunday we praise God because this is the day He rose from the grave. With Him came life!
We just want to say thank you to everyone that helped to make this day what it was. Thank you to the Luther family for their donation. Thank you to every laborer that put it in the countless hours. Thank you to all the people that prayed for this day. Thank you to everyone who believed it could never happen. What a great God we serve! He is the God of this city!
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer”
Esther is a woman who is strong, beautiful and courageous. She had many challenges to overcome to become the woman she is. She was orphaned as a child. Esther was adopted by her cousin, Mordecai. She grows up to become a woman of beauty. It is her beauty that draws Xerxes to Esther to make her his wife. It is through the love that Xerxes has for her, that gives her the strength and courage to fight for her very own people. She wins the victory over Haman and rises to her position as queen and wife. Many of us, as women, are faced with challenges early in life. Yet those tribulations are often the very thing that God uses to make who we are meant to be. The hard times we face in our lives give us strength and character. We also learn what we are fighting for. We learn that love can overcome everything. Most times, we also discover that the pain from the past can be what has brought us to this moment. Now is the time that we can stand up for who we are, for what we have been through and fight for ourselves and those we love the most.
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”
We would like to offer our thanks to the Luther Family. Their donation to Grace Gospel Fellowship helped us on our mission to purchase Clutch Cargos. We have dedicated our new chapel to this family to show our appreciation. This chapel will be used for marriage vows and marriage vow renewals. After 15 years, finally the Clutch Cargo sign is removed! Glory to God! Hundreds came to see this on March 26th, 2014. Easter Sunday is the day that Phase 1 will be completed and Grace Gospel Fellowship will have our first service in our new home!
“Being confident that he who began a good work in you, will continue his work until it is finished until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Drugs and alcohol lead Jill to finally surrender to Christ. She has come to know God in so many ways. She knows Him to be her friend. She knows Him to be her comfort while she hurting. She knows Him to be her healer and her counselor. Jill expresses the freedom she experiences when she prays to Jesus Christ. Her greatest desire is that others will see His love working through her. Jill has also found a family bond with others in her church. Through her intimate relationship with Christ, He has taught her to have meaningful relationships with other believers. She even goes on to say “The spirit is thicker than blood.” As Jill continues to go walk with God she also mentors other women. She is a wonderful witness to the love God has to give to those who call on His name.
“ I do not call you servants for the servant does not know what his lord is doing, I have called you friends for all the things I know of my Father I have made known to you.”
Wanda Chapman shares how she eventually decided to surrender her life to Jesus Christ. Because of an addiction she had suffered for many years, she decided to go to a rehab that was Christian based. She shares how she had a hunger to learn about Christ and how through that need to learn and to be loved by Him, she began to see a change in her life. Through learning about the knowledge of the book of life, she began to realize the intimacy she shared with God and how her name was important to Him and how she mattered to Him and because of that love and mercy, she pursued Him and His love. She has begun to have meaningful relationships with others, and has learned to spend time alone with Christ and to be completely lost in His presence. She shares this love with others, with those in her church and learning to love and not judge, everyday. She explains how to share that love with those in her church, and how important it is to always be thinking of God in all that you do to perform His will on a daily basis.
“We love because He first loved us.”
– 1 John 4:19