Grace Testimony From Toronto, Canada

by csnyder 22. June 2010 22:01
This is a testimony from a young Christian I met in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. She had driven from Toronto to hear me speak. It is a testament to the power of God's Grace to us. Your brother, Craig Snyder

Hello Mr Synder I wanted to send you an email after meeting you yesterday. I was so pleased to meet you I am sorry I didnt get to see you in the afternoon but had to get back to pick up my husband from work. Your messages on the Gracewalk website through Grace Givers teachings and the ones on your website have been so important for me you can never know how much, they have saved me and guided me so amazingly. I have consumed everything Steve has recorded and written and was so thrilled to see the sheer volume of messages you have recorded. I am working my way through them. I am a new christian, only a year old. I had no background in the church or religion at all.Mike tells me I am lucky I have nothing to unlearn,I can start fresh with Grace and I feel blessed by this message. I want to get baptized in the river by Mike in September. I dont want to tell you a long story about me but last year in June I was praying in my bed on a saturday morning. I knew I needed to know God. I had tried to read the bible ,tried churches in Toronto but they didnt feel right and the bible was a mystery to me....totally. I prayed not even knowing how to pray... someone had told me just speak to Jesus like hes a freind you are talking to. So I did I said in my head...not even out loud..."Lord can you help me I tried reading the bible I am sorry I dont understand it I want to read your word and know you. I wish there was bible in a language I could understand, I know you are real but I need help" I got up made coffee ,sat on my couch and turned on the TV,I watched for a minute then suddenly my TV turned completely off. Poof!!! just like that. I got up looked out the window,there no cable guy fixing the cable box. And there was still electricity in my apartment. I fiddled with the TV , it came back on and reset to channel 1 but the guide was highlighted at channel 4 "Listen Up". I went to that channel ,its like a voice in my head said listen up. This is a faith based news show in Canada and the host Lorna Dueck was interviewing Eugene Petersen who wrote the The Message Bible. I could feel the presence of God in my room. I guess I needed a strong sign.( I got that Bible and graduated to a NIV Study Bible. I consumed them both) I gave my life to christ then and again with a freind at work. The next week I discovered a bible study at my work... I feel that through Gracewalk God prevented me from falling into a church and getting lost in doing...I know I was vulnerable and would have embraced doing things to belong to something. I know He is doing great things in me and am learning from Steve, Mike and you to rest, to abide and know I am loved. I can see the peace of God, the power and the love of Jesus present in some people. I want that above all else in this world. I know that for sure none of us are getting out alive and there is nothing in this world that comes even close to what Jesus has given to me freely. Thank you for your messages they mean everything to me to be able to listen to them and feel the rest of God and the power of His love. Barbara Sigurdson Toronto Ontario

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Grace Testimony From Toronto, Canada

by csnyder 22. June 2010 20:50
The following testimony of God's Grace to a new believe is so exciting. I met her in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. She was a blessing in person but her testimony is remarkable. I asked her if I could share it and she said of course and I could use her name. It needs no further introduction.

In Him,

Craig Snyder

Hello Mr Synder I wanted to send you an email after meeting you yesterday. I was so pleased to meet you I am sorry I didnt get to see you in the afternoon but had to get back to pick up my husband from work. Your messages on the Gracewalk website through Grace Givers teachings and the ones on your website have been so important for me you can never know how much, they have saved me and guided me so amazingly. I have consumed everything Steve has recorded and written and was so thrilled to see the sheer volume of messages you have recorded. I am working my way through them. I am a new christian, only a year old. I had no background in the church or religion at all.Mike tells me I am lucky I have nothing to unlearn,I can start fresh with Grace and I feel blessed by this message. I want to get baptized in the river by Mike in September. I dont want to tell you a long story about me but last year in June I was praying in my bed on a saturday morning. I knew I needed to know God. I had tried to read the bible ,tried churches in Toronto but they didnt feel right and the bible was a mystery to me....totally. I prayed not even knowing how to pray... someone had told me just speak to Jesus like hes a freind you are talking to. So I did I said in my head...not even out loud..."Lord can you help me I tried reading the bible I am sorry I dont understand it I want to read your word and know you. I wish there was bible in a language I could understand, I know you are real but I need help" I got up made coffee ,sat on my couch and turned on the TV,I watched for a minute then suddenly my TV turned completely off. Poof!!! just like that. I got up looked out the window,there no cable guy fixing the cable box. And there was still electricity in my apartment. I fiddled with the TV , it came back on and reset to channel 1 but the guide was highlighted at channel 4 "Listen Up". I went to that channel ,its like a voice in my head said listen up. This is a faith based news show in Canada and the host Lorna Dueck was interviewing Eugene Petersen who wrote the The Message Bible. I could feel the presence of God in my room. I guess I needed a strong sign.( I got that Bible and graduated to a NIV Study Bible. I consumed them both) I gave my life to christ then and again with a freind at work. The next week I discovered a bible study at my work... I feel that through Gracewalk God prevented me from falling into a church and getting lost in doing...I know I was vulnerable and would have embraced doing things to belong to something. I know He is doing great things in me and am learning from Steve, Mike and you to rest, to abide and know I am loved. I can see the peace of God, the power and the love of Jesus present in some people. I want that above all else in this world. I know that for sure none of us are getting out alive and there is nothing in this world that comes even close to what Jesus has given to me freely. Thank you for your messages they mean everything to me to be able to listen to them and feel the rest of God and the power of His love. Barbara Sigurdson Toronto Ontario

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Craig Snyder has been married to Jonni Gooden Snyder for 37 years.  He has three grown sons and one grown daughter.  He has eight grandchildren.

Craig has been in full time ministry since 1974, having been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has pastored for over 25 years.

Craig has ministered  with Grace Walk Ministries since 2001 and serves as Director of Missions and also pastors a home church.  He travels extensively in Latin America, and the U.S. and Canada sharing the Grace Walk of our Lord Jesus Christ.