After hearing and applying the message of Forgiving Forward, I look forward to freeing so many from this self bondage of unforgivness.
Praise God for your ministry.
All I can say is, "Thank You Jesus" for the freedom He has given me through His forgiveness of me and my forgiveness to others who have wounded me.
"How do I feel since forgiving?" FREE! The weight is gone. I'm no longer dreading to be around them. I now want to honor them."
I was asked how I felt after forgiving the horrific things that happened to me in my past. My answer: The rage is gone! The rage that has always been there is now gone!
Thank you is in order for sure, but thank you can only graze the surface. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for so many things. Thank you for spending time with me in my car and taking me through the Protocols of Forgiveness. Today, my wife said to me that I was different. Much of what I learned I have put into practice. I have had the chance to use the Pre-Forgiveness Protocol on a few occasions, keeping me out of trouble. I could feel the desire to react but did not. I just forgave. Thank you for your ministry and the truth that transforms.
Toni & Bruce were heaven sent! I will never forget our divine appointment. I was there to serve them but God had another plan—my daughter and I left blessed with the gift of FORGIVENESS. Forgiveness is priceless. There is freedom! I forgave not only myself and but also those who have hurt my family. I am no longer a prisoner of guilt and finally the perpetrator is free from my prison. My daughter was able to forgive those who hurt her, me included. The Hebels will always hold a special place in my heart. My daughter and I are on the road to restoration. I am a redeemed woman—I now understand why I was in a lowly state for so long. The self loathing, resentment, false guilt, self blame and hatred all stem from the inability to forgive. God showed himself mighty in our life. The Hebels expressed compassion, love and concern but most of all I didn’t feel judged. My prayer is now, “Lord show me who I can share the gift of forgiveness to.
What a blessing it was to meet with you yesterday. I was very tired when I got home after forgiving all the wounds of my past. But I am free! Thank you again for being obedient to God's calling on your life and allowing God to use you to set captives free from their bondage of unforgiveness. You are a blessing!
Thank you Bruce for meeting with my husband Wayne. He is transformed! I want what he has, so I plan to meet with your wife next week. I can hardly wait!
I was visiting my daughter in Atlanta over Christmas and attended Elizabeth Baptist. The sermon on forgiveness confirmed what God had requested - Spend the time from Easter to May talking about Forgiveness. It was a great service, sermon and confirmation. Thank You for following God and for this resource!
I would like to give thanks to God Who allows you, your wife and your daughter to help us to understand the importance of forgiveness. Let me share with you this testimony: I remember in 2010, in Haiti, a young girl who used to speak became unable to speak, after she met someone. Fellow brothers and sisters came to pray for her; but she couldn't say nothing. She made only noises and gestures. Me as well, I began to pray God to help her to speak again. And, God directed me to call her grandmother to ask God to forgive her and to ask her to get a knee. After her grandmother prayed God for her and asked God to forgive her, she became able to speak again.
Let me encourage you Pastor Hebel to continue to do this ministry all around the world. God will continue to direct His servants to preach forgiveness in Church and to help us to be really brothers and sisters. May God bless this ministry He entrusted to you! Don't let people discourage you, be always strong to share The Word of our God.
That lunch spent with Bruce and the Forgiving Forward weekend was a significant part of my journey—the journey of finding Christ in me and leaving behind my selfish and prideful ways. I remain eternally grateful for the time spent with Bruce that day.
As for Sandy and I, we are still separated, but we are making progress by the grace of God. We did our first devotional together last night. It was about as smooth as starting up a car for the first time in 20 years, but it started.
Every time Sandy and I have talked over the last month, I have concluded our discussion with a prayer. She heard each of those prayers, every time we were together. She heard them...even when her arms were crossed, sitting across the room and a scowl on her face...not saying a word. (Like I said, I have caused a few bumps in the road.) But when she needed a prayer warrior today, she called me. That was truly a gift from God and an answer to my prayers.
So that is where we stand today, God is working in each of us. I take it one day at a time and let God do the heavy lifting.
UPDATE: Sandy received much freedom after Toni led her through the Protocols. We are now back together happily married. I can’t thank you enough for allowing God to use you to bring my marriage back together!
I hope all is well with you all. I wanted to share some exciting news with you both. Today after taking a blood pregnancy test I found out we are having a baby! This is such a blessing and we are so excited and I wanted to share with you all. After two years of trying, I know God wanted Kevin and I to be at a certain place in our life (spiritually) before He blessed us with this blessing. I 100% believe that meeting with you all was the "icing on the cake." I believe after meeting with you all, God felt we were ready for our next chapter. We were so blessed for our meeting with you. Thank you all for your prayers and support.
--K & B
My name is Diane and I was at Crossroads Church this morning and heard your amazing message. I sat in the 3rd row, middle section on your left. I believe I literally sat with tears streaming down my face the entire time. I am truly at the point that I don't feel like I have anywhere else to turn. The example of forgiveness that you spoke of, the couple that knocked on your door - well, that could have easily been a story about my marriage.
I’ve made a choice for peace in my life whether or not my marriage survives. Thank you for helping me.
You met me at Waffle House almost a year ago and helped me pray through and forgive my animosities. Unfortunately I don't have a great ending to my story yet. My wife still left me and the divorce is almost final. Although I have struggled with forgiving my wife for leaving me anyway I remember what you told me that day and I am working towards that. I am accepting that God hasn't sent my blessing yet. But I still trust in Him and although I may not understand His plan, I know it is perfect. God has blessed me in the fact that I was able to leave my marriage debt free. I am praying for your ministry daily. I am so blessed because of it.
We would like to thank you so much for taking the time to spend with us and help us forgive. We both feel different and it was life changing!
--T & G
"I just can't explain to you what all you all have done for me. It's like I have a whole new revelation. I was freed from the top of my head to the soles of feet. I didn't even know that I was holding all of this in."
I hope this email finds you well. I am sending this email to say thank you and to recognize God's amazing work. Life has change significantly since talked last. Sarah and I (and my two daughters) sold all that we owned down to an 8ft by 10ft by 9ft shipping container and moved to Puerto Rico on January 5th of this year. We live in a nice community named Dorado about 20 miles west of San Juan. We have had our challenges with PR, but God continue to bless us in amazing ways. We have found a great church and have a fellowship group that meets at our house on Friday evenings. I have also found a great group of local guys to have a Bible study with every Wednesday morning. I thank God all the time that He brought the two of you into my life when I needed it most.
Sarah and I are headed to St Barts to celebrate our 20 year anniversary in a few days, which is a miracle in itself. Life is so different from what it was a few years ago it is hard to grasp all that God has done. If you are ever in PR or need a place to escape there is always an open door at our house.
Just wanted to bless you with an update on my heart condition and what God has been doing in my life since I met with Toni at Bardi’s house. First of all, my heart has NEVER felt so light and free. I believe with all my heart that God has released me from my alcohol addiction. I have experienced serenity and complete freedom from any cravings (something I had been really wrestling with). The Tormentors have disappeared. I am sleeping wonderfully every night.