Testimonials

 2016 Spring Retreat 

When I walked into the mini hall of The Vine Church in the first lesson, I was burdened with loads of worries.  One of them was my son who restarted his study in high school in Australia for four months after a year break due to depression.  He resumed study in high school for Grade 12, the last year of high school.
 
Then, why I was so worrying and sad? Pastor Chris in the first CSS session shared a message.  Could we love our children unconditionally just as God loves us?  It struck me.  I could not. I could not accept that my son could not finish high school.  I prayed hard to God to change things to the direction I wanted.  
 
After that session, I confessed and repented for my lack of faith.  In the mean time, I read some information on the internet that how negative parenting affects a child’s growing up process.  It seemed he got all the negative effects on him and all because of the mistakes we had made all these years.  It is not my son's problem, it is my problem.  
 
Almost at the same time, I received an email from the international student officer telling me that my son refused to take English tutorials despite he knew the fact that he did not meet the minimum requirement for university.  My son was worrying this could add our financial burden.   Thank God this time I did not blame my son. In fact, I was impressed by him putting us first then his own future.  I knew that it was the side effect of my negative parenting on him.  God urged me to let my son know that it was not his fault.  As a typical Chinese parent, it is quite awkward to say sorry to children.  I need courage to say sorry to my son and saying that 'I was wrong'.  I prayed for two days. Finally, I sent him message to say 'sorry' for what I had done to him because of my ignorance and prayed that God would heal him, undo all the harm that I inflicted on him.  
 
I remembered he called me the same day.  He seldom took initiative to call.  I took courage to answer.  He did not mentioned anything about my apology.  He did not take this chance to vent his grievances.  He just asked how father and I are doing.  I took this opportunity to persuade him to accept the help from teachers, telling him that all we wanted was that he tries his best.  We love him no matter what the result is. 
 
Though he is still working hard for his future.  My husband and I could feel he is much more willing to seek help, much more confident to look forward to his future. He trusts that us and God will be by his side.  Our relationship with our son has moved ahead a big step.

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Before I joined CSM, I thought I need to come multiple times because my life is such a mess and there are so many areas in me that I feel like need to be cleansed. In the part where we were asked to receive the truth that Jesus wash our shame away, I just broke down completely. The lady who prayed for me told me that it is OK to cry but it is also the time for me to move on. Then, God told me that since I have washed away the things that I have been holding onto for so long, you are now free and go live out a life with faith. Also, when I looked back to the letter that I wrote 6 weeks earlier to my Heavenly Father, I found that he has answered everything I have listed out. So I made my promise to God, I will still come back to CSM, but I will come as a volunteer to serve others next time. Glory be to God Almighty!

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The Lord has taught me and healed me from within. Being able to be here itself is already an amazing grace and the power of God.
(by a participant from Singapore)

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The Lord has brought me here to hear His word, to release His grace, and to heal and restore me. He has set me free through His unconditional love and mercy. Today, I no longer carry the orphan heart. The Lord is almighty and powerful. He delivered me from shame and pain, and I received forgiveness that I never thought possible in my life. Our Lord is faithful and He is love. All glory go to him. Praise the Lord!!

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This is my 2nd year joining the CSM Retreat. This year I realized what has been cleansed last year had not come back. I no longer feel pain when I think of my accuser/ abuser. I no longer feel guilt/ condemnatin/ shame taken control over my life. The pryaers at the CSM retreat is very powerful.

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I am fully forgiven and free from shame and condemnation. I have seen God restore my childlikeness – to be able to play like his princess once again. I have the freedom to play instead of to perform. I am His beloved and He is mine. I no longer need to please man bu please God and God alone. Thank You, Jesus!!


I thank God for giving me a way out when I was felling heavily burdened and oppressed emotionally and psychologically due to a conversation with my parents. I ‘ve been feeling this sense of distress, hopelessness every time after I talked with them. The Lord was merciful to me and arranged this retreat at a very apportune time and I was able to be refeshed. My heart is visibly ligther now. I found myself singing the same/ similer lyrics from my heart. Praise God for His mercy and grace and for not letting me dwell in/ be shadowed by a cloud of darkness for too long.

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Past Filipino Retreats

The Lord has taught me not to receive/take any offence. He gave me this forgiving heart to those people who have hurt me. And most of all, God gave me more love so that I can also give more love to others.
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Before I came to join this Cleansing Stream Seminar, I was so full of fear in life (fear from my past, and future), but God showed up and healed me. Now I can face my past without shame and ready to face my future life with God. I know that He will always be there for me, with Him in my back, I can roar to my enemy!
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The Lord indeed is good, because He washes away my sin, my guilt and shame! He gives me freedom and knowing that I no need to fear because He is there and He will never leave me nor forsake me. I thank God with all my heart. I thank the Cleansing Stream Retreat the way to bless us and reveal His Holy name!
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I thank God for His wonderful works in my life for totally changing me. God cast out all the bondage that hinder me to walk with Jesus. Now I'am totally free from all the lies! I want to be more boldly to speak the words of God. I am so blessed and healed!
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I was bound to yoke and chain of lies of Satan that definitely affected my ministries in the Lord. He has set me free in many ways through the Cleansing Stream Retreat. I've been blessed by the Lord greatly. I pray that He will be blessed all the more through all the people who attended this retreat. He is the only one worthy to receive glory and praise. 
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2015 Spring Retreat   

I have struggled with deep fear, rejection and disillusionment ever since my beloved aunt died of cancer last year. On the first night of the retreat, God showed me how much He loves me, how much I resembled Him and that I am not facing this alone and I have the authority to move these fears and rejection away. They are gone! I feel so light :) Praise God!
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This is my second time to join the retreat. I feel lighter in me again and feel empowered that I can freely move forward, which is better than before. After the retreat, I can acknowledge myself more. I am strong and have value in Christ that when I apply for a job I will have more confidence that I can work well on it.

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2014 Fall Retreat

He has provided to me a Spirit of peace, joy, and reassurance for this period of transition and the dawn of a new section in my life, taking away my anxiety and giving me faith to know that He is with me all the time.
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I came here desperate to hear from God and be healed. I wanted to be separated from my sin that weighed so heavily upon my heart. God did it! He has broken the unholy soul ties! I thank God and praise Him and look forward to my hope I have in Him.
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I used to rely so much in my husband to give me joy and attention and has made him an idol over God. Thank God for showing that to me and has forgiven me so I can live freely to please God and Him alone. And I know He is already delighted in me.
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On Friday night when I came into the venue, I felt like entering the heavenly gate. You guys all lined up on both sides clapping and welcoming us. Then I remembered my group leader said there were a group of people praying and fasting two weeks before the retreat started. It was awesome! I felt the work of the Holy Spirit working in me already.
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God really set me free from those ungodly soul ties. I felt so free and joyful after the ministry. God is amazing!
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The anointers' prayers - Their words of truth and confirmation from God. Thank you for the heartfelt hugs.
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I experienced literally a physical uplifting of weight from different parts of my crooked back, which is now feeling smooth and straight from neck, shoulders to the back. The tension and weight that was in my heart is gone. I haven't been able to sing for the past 9 months since depression and medications. For the first time, because of the healing in my heart, body and soul, I can worship! The lightness glowing in my body and soul is amazing.
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I see my growth after my first Cleansing Stream and I am going to walk the journey with The Lord with more clarity and less obstacle because of this wonderful ministry that cleansed all the hurts and bruises (know and unknown) in the past due to broken marriage and betrayal (15 years relationship) and unforgiveness to myself because I forgive him and allowing him to hurt me again and again. Thank you Lord for the ministry and I am going to walk into God's lan for me fearlessly, shamelessly and live the life to the fullest.
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Had digged up all the dirt from the deepest part of my heart; things I have already forgotten and things I didn't know existed. God picked up the pieces of my broken heart and fixed it! My heart is whole again! I have found a new way to love and appreciate myself. The Cleansing Stream Seminar is the beginning of an exciting season God has prepared for me. I'm so full of love, joy and blessings that I cannot wait to share with the others. Thank you, Father.
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I came with a constant neck pain causing often times a spirit of fear in me that causes fainting and instability at times. The Spirit of God has now driven out fear forever. I feel God has given me the Spirit of power, love and sound mind.
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I don't have an earthly Dad and I went to the same anointer three times! God wants me to know that I can receive hug from a man, I do not need to be afraid of male/man! I am free! Thank you Daddy for being my Daddy! 3 times! Daddy, you are amazing!
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When we prayed for breaking emotional soul tie, Lord said I had vowed in the past that I cannot be intimate with my husband. The Lord broke the lie from satan. Amen!
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On the first evening, I was surprisingly delighted in having the few major issues in my life being dealt with - the pride. I felt so free after that. I believe I'll begin to see more freedom in those areas when I go back to my daily life.
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For the longest time I have been looking for affirmation on my longing to be a teacher. God spoke to me today!
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Wondered what Cleansing Stream Retreat would be like. Friday night, I was skeptical, but with the testimonies, prayers and amazing displays of servant heart and ministry, I was able to look beyong myself, to be able to identify with Christ, with His awesome gift of redemption, forgiveness and restoration. It is indeed liberating, to know that we are all precious children in His sight, and now we are ready to step into our inheritance as coheirs of His wonderful kingdom.

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2014 Spring Retreat

God cleansed my past hurts... My past guilt and shame are no longer with me. I finally understand the work of the Holy Spirit. Thank you.
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God has delivered me from bondage of pride and manipulation, and reminding me of my true identity that He has given me. God also showed me how to renounce and break every area in my life that the enemy is taking advantage, through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
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I thank God for I am loved, I am shameless and breaking the bondages in my life. I also thank God for my identity in Him that I am a woman of God, a precious princess of the mighty king.
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He has revealed to me so many things. He told me that he loves me unconditionally and that I am worthy to receive Him.
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Revealed that I had believed in lies about myself. Reminded me that I must abide in Jesus and embrace the Lord and the truth more and not give ground to Satan in my life.
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God is healing my wounded heart and giving me the peace to deal with all lies I have received. Praise God! He has empowered me through this retreat to have my new identity, Hallelujah! God is so good!
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The Lord showed me my identity!
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The Lord reveals to me his goodness and how great He is to me.
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During the 'Abuse' section, I felt a great heat engulfing me as the intercessor prayed for me. I really believe God had healed me of all the bad things that had happened to me and I have been set free. Praise the Lord!
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The teaching in the Cleansing Stream is amazing.
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I thank God for Cleansing Stream for breaking the yoke of rejection.
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I had a cerebral understanding that God had forgiven me of my past choices as I had confessed before, but admitting my mistakes to the anointers and confessing to God in front of them brought a deeper level of understanding of how much the Lord has forgiven me. Thank you Cleansing Stream!
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He has brought rest into my soul. I am rejoicing in the fredom gained for me.
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I am so blessed after attending Cleansing Stream. This is a great opportunity that I know how great is the Lord and know more of how He cares and loves me. I am also thankful that I broke some bondages for my spiritual growth and not ashamed to share God's word to those who don't yet know Him.

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God is telling me to forgive through CSM, to trust, to obey, to surrender to God more and more.
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Through the freedom and truth of Cleansing Stream, God has put a desire to be a vessel to reveal the freedom that we are meant to have in Christ!
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The sins that I was not aware of, I thank the Lord for identifying them and I am released!
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I've been through "demolishing strongholds" a few years ago, so mostly this time was a refresher but it was great. Many in the Body of Christ need to know these truths." 
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The Lord used the Cleansing Stream Seminar to remind me of who I am. To cleanse me from layer of accumulation of dirt. Also, the Lord brought amazing healing regarding fear, rejection and shame."

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"Tremendous healings took place in our marriage. I believe it will be completed by God's grace. God is truly our healer! He is good."
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God love to bless in marriage and house, the first miracle was done in the wedding. He wants to put love and unite in the marriage. May God bless every marriage."
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I believed NO MAN/WOMAN IS PERFECT. Marriage is actually a process to face and handle our imperfection, like bad temper, bad attitudes, selfishness, etc. Good marriage means maturity. A man/woman who can keep a good marriage implies he/she can be trusted in God's works or tasks. Couple is very important to the church. This course [MarriageLive] leads us to a good marriage, which is God's original purpose to Adam and Eve. God will rise up the army of God through couples."
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I battled with illegitimacy all my life - have prayed, strived, tried, strived on and on to walk in the truth but always seemed to be caught in this identity issue. But during the identity talk, it mentioned that the Father affirmed Jesus' identity as legitimate. This really touched me and I felt the Father say the same to me."
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"The Lord released me from all my worries and pain, healed and forgiven me for the things I've done that is not pleasing to God. I praise the Lord."
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"I am thankful to the Lord for showing me my true identity... that I am His precious child, blessed to be a blessing for others and to be used for His own glory."
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"What God did for me on this retreat is really a turning point towards God. With this retreat, I've learned the root of the problems. Satan gave me many lies and stole my joy but now I learned the weapon and have the authority against satan and accept the love of God into my life."
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"God changes me so much and it really helps me a lot. Now I know who I am... It's amazing to know that God is real and alive. God is good. All the time!"
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"I am a person who was abused emotionally, physically and sexually and I had been struggling with this for many years, but today, God wanted that to change and for me to move on in life and also forgive my abusers. Today, God helped me do that and I feel free and light."
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"Praise God, who has given me a new identity today! All my life, I felt I was always making mistakes or being blamed for it. As I joined the Cleansing Stream Retreat, I discovered the problem lied at the womb of conceptioin. My mum was blaming me and tried to abort me at 3 months' pregnancy. I was the one to be blamed to be alive. I had gone through life, 66 years now, and had trouble with relationships with my family members. Now, with the power of the Holy Spirit revealed through prayers, I can renounce it and break off the lies of the enemy! ...I am chosen by God even in my mum's womb. He is my Father who created me to His glory."
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"Really felt God's love and presence during the entire retreat."
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"God has shown me that I can forgive. I am the beloved daughter of the Father, and that He has a purpose in my life."
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"I had been addicted to pornography for many years in my life, even after having become a Christian. I found that this had been caused because I had been sexually assaulted as a child. I lived with the shame and guilt of this for most of my 50 years of life. I wondered why I could not break the habit. After much prayer, the addiction lessened, but the pull was always there. Then I came to Cleansing Stream and through the words of the prayers to repent, renouce and break the satanic forces that had invaded my life - I believe, by faith, that I am set free and can live a new life, free from shame and free of any addiction. The "old" is gone, the new has come! All praise to the name of Jesus Christ and the love of the Father who accepts me as His son, and who has forgiven me and has cleansed me from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:6-9)."
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"I was bound to the yoke and chain of lies of satan that definitely interfered with my ministries in the Lord. He has set me free in many ways. I've been blessed by the Lord greatly."
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"I praise God for the great blessings I had received from Him for freeing me from all bondage that the enemy had set before me. Now I can live freely without guilt!"
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"Lord indeed is good because he washed away my sins, guilt and shame. He gave me freedom and knowledge that I should not have fear because He is there and He will never leave me nor forsake me."
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"God casted out all the bondage that hindered my walk with Jesus. Now I am totally free from all the lies."
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"God healed me and filled me with His Holy Spirit to realize who I am now. Praise the Lord."
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"Before I joined Cleansing Stream, I was so full of fear in life (fear from my past and future) but God healed me. Now I can face my past without shame and ready to face my future life with God. I know that He will always be there for me."
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"Thank God for giving me freedom from generational bondage, forgiving my sins, making me a new creation and giving a revelation that I'm His daughter and He has a great plan for me."
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"The Lord healed my broken heart, my soul and renewed my heart. The Lord has taken away things that prevented me from receiving His blessings. The Lord taught me to forgive and bless others."
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"I thank the Lord for cleansing my sins and giving me new identity to give me new life."
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"I thank God for releasing me from all kinds of pain, hatred, and unforgiveness over my life. I thank God I'm free now from all the ties that bound me."
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"I am so thankful to God for what He has done for me... that I learned to forgive. Now knowing that God beside me is enough to start my new life and know He holds my future."
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"Before CSM, I was a person with a deep hole in my heart. Suffering from a devastating resignation at my first job, I felt this emptiness and incompleteness for almost a year... until I joined CSM! Within six weeks, my life has been transformed! A new vibrant and exciting season has come into my life! I've never had such powerful intimacy with God before, not even when I first became a Christ follower! A great joy and blessing in my life today!"
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"Such a prayerful and safe environment to invite God to re-open some of the painful experiences that I have locked away for a long time. It also provided the time and space to deal with 'stuff'. So thank you all and bless you."
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"Before I came to this retreat, I had been haunted by self rejection and the fear of rejection for almost my whole life. After the retreat, I realized I am and have been set free by the Father God. I understood the symptoms that reflected my fear, like withdrawing from other people and being people pleasers. I can now listen to the voice of God and know I am not rejected by God and there is nothing to be afraid of."
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"I changed from "not so forgiving" to "a forgiving person" after I released an offense that held me for 9 years, I found that my inner self is refreshed - that even affect my appearance - my eyes were once slightly cruel and now they are welcoming and happy!"
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"I came here with the fear of public speaking and I'm leaving without it!"
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"Freed from worry, anxiety, sickness, fears, insecurities, soul ties and past baggage! THANK YOU!"
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"Allowed us (my wife and I) to hear each other's hearts and deal with issues that needed dealing with. God exposed the enemy's work in our lives and we conclusively dealt with and broke the evil one's influence. Talking about our shared purpose confirmed that my wife and I are on the same page - although prepared separately. Finally, personally, I felt the devil robbed me of kissing my wife on the lips on our wedding. The renewal of our vows allowed me to take back this ground, and after our covenant I kissed my wife on the lips twice! Restoration!"
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"Thank you for organizing the MarriageLive Retreat! It was really refreshing and brought so many areas of our marriage back into alignment with the purposes of God. It was an incredible blessing. Thank you!"

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"The Lord has broken the yoke of death in my marriage and relationships."
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"Delivered me from curses and sin that have trapped me from His gracious riches. I learned and received so many practical teachings on how to fight back against the enemy. I can now stand strong in the Lord even in the darkest hours!"
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"I felt very blessed that so many people would volunteer to pray this weekend. I really appreciated the team of people who prayed over me."
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"I discovered that I had an "orphan heart" and that affected every aspects of my life. Through Christ, with the help of the Anointer, now I believe that God loves me for who I am. With God, I will have a child-like heart."
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"God exposed my hidden guilt, sense of shame that has been buried in my heart for years. He urged me to sift the iniquities, the dirt, the inertia to stick to status quo, and replace with a spirit of repentence, to be submissive and to be a vigilant warrior, who keeps alerted to any potential loopholes that might allow satan to take a foothold. Thank God for saving me from the devastating effect of the guilt and telling me that I am WORTH His salvation and grace!!"
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"Since joining the Cleansing Stream, I've been praying that my husband would walk in the same Christian walk with me. My husband is baptized but he is not very devoted, often using different excuses for not attending church, or if he attends, he keeps checking his phone messages. On the surface, he is a perfect husband, the only conflict is with the worship. At the start of Cleansing Stream course, I have seen gradually changes in him, but in between, satan steps in from time to time. But today, my hope is restored and I will leave everything to Jesus and continue to pray."
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"I praise God for what He has done. I was delivered and heald from back pain. I was able to forgive myself and I was so full of the Father's love. His love never fails and never runs out on me." 
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"I thank God for taking out the curse that was spoken by others over me. He also restored the hope that I lost for my son's future. He took away my anger, guilt, shame, and resentment. He enabled me to forgive myself and the people who had offended me. I thank God for the freedom! I'm free and whole again! Thank you Cleansing Stream!"
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"I've been a victim of physical abuse in the past and everytime I've remembered it I felt helpless and hopeless and afraid, ashamed to tell anyone about what had happened. The Cleansing Stream help me to release all the pain and hurt inside in my heart. The forgiveness and trust rebuild again that with God's love for me. I know I am protected with His shield of love... I want to praise and thank God for the healing and for His words that motivate me to grow..."
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"I really thank the Lord for the...healing for my broken heart. Freedom from the lies which bind me and for the peace that God gave me to see the light and to reveal the truth. Yes, I Am Free Now!"
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"Before the retreat, I'm really having a wounded hurt from a broken relationship. While at the retreat, I really sensed the healing power from our Lord Jesus."
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"I came here, feeling so broken, so unworthy, thinking that I am so complicated, no one could understand me. Cleansing Stream opened my eyes, that I've been believing a lie from satan. God healed me that day and freed me from bondage."
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"I am set free by my Deliverer, He has healed my soul from guilt, shame, and condemnation brought about by the sexual violation I experienced when I was six. And for so long, I felt and thought that I am a hopeless case, I'll never get over with the shame and condemnation attached to that mental and emotional 'torture'. By giving this testimony, I am stepping into the light of God, exposing the lie of the enemy that I'm a hopeless case and embracing the truth that "The Lord is my Shepherd...He restores my soul." I praise and thank God for the freedom in Christ through this Cleansing Stream Seminar."
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"It's the very best retreat I had gone [to] through my 50 years of life, and I learned of the true meaning of commitment to GOD. Praise God!"