Welcome to Joy Stories!
This year, our theme is JOY in the midst of circumstances. Many of us are going through our own very personal and very powerful storm. But, as things get more cloudy and tumultuous around us, sometimes it allows us to see and hear God more clearly than at any other time.
We would love to hear from you. How has God seen you through your storm, and given you Joy unspeakable?
Tell us your Joy Story! Go to the above tab and submit your Joy Story.
Kevin Best, retired fireman and currently CCF elder, tells about his difficult journey of losing his wife, and the Joy that followed.
Chuck and Nancy Goldsmith share their heart-breaking story about their son being sentenced to prison for manslaughter, following a long-term struggle with drug addiction. Yet in the trials and difficult circumstances, the Goldsmiths are being strengthened by the Lord and learning all the more that “in His presence there is fullness of joy.”
This is the full version (12+ minutes) of their testimony. A shortened version, edited together with two other “Joy Stories” of CCF members can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/204781928
Cody Bennett shares his gripping testimony of his painful journey in life and how he found freedom in Christ. As a boy he endured the pain of divorce and child abuse, followed by the harsh realities of war which lead to PTSD. Two failed marriages and difficult circumstances drove Cody to attempt suicide, but he found freedom as he surrendered his broken life to Jesus Christ. Hear Cody’s heart as he recounts his heart-breaking story which God redeemed, replacing the heartache with joy.
This is the full version (14+ minutes) of his testimony. A shortened version, edited together with two other “Joy Stories” of CCF members can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/204781928
Firefighter Randy Willmon tells about his journey with cancer and how, even in the midst of the uncertainties, fear and pain, his close relationship with the Lord–as well as love and support from his loved ones–strengthened him, brought miraculous healing and gave him hope and joy throughout the storm.
This is the full version (11+ minutes) of Randy’s testimony. A shortened version, edited together with two other “Joy Stories” of CCF members can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/204781928
As we go through the year, and different folks submit their JOY stories, we will post some here that we are given permission to share.
Have you found JOY in the midst of trying circumstances? Share your JOY story with us via the “Submit a Joy Story” tab.