MY WALK OF FAITH STORY
Danny Todd is a Mississippi native who truly embodies walking in faith. When he and his wife (Mallory Todd) had their son (Noah Todd) he was born not breathing. Noah was in the hospital on and off for the first year of his life, and still to this day struggles with health concerns. At the time of birth Mallory went into heart failure and was given a 50/50 chance of survival. Danny’s faith in these horrible situations quickly became contagious, and he had an entire army of prayer warriors who was praying for their new little family. Fast forward, to present day and although Noah still has some concerning health issues, he’s striving way more than the doctors ever though he would. Mallory, beat heart failure and praising God for that victory.
Danny founded and co-owns a Christian production company with one of his best friends (Ryan Hanner) and he has made it a point to put God in everything he does. Danny says “I am tired of families having to be at the ready to cover the eyes and ears of their children, and not being able to truly sit down as a family and watch a movie with Christian values. He has also founded a charity called sports ministries where he combined his love for Christ, and sports as an avenue to raise money for people in need. Danny says there was a time in his life where he wanted all the attention on him, but he quickly told us that man no longer exist. He wants to glorify God in ALL WALKS OF HIS LIFE, and he humbled that God is using him in such a powerful way to make an impact that can be felt all over the world.
My name is Emilio Rodriguez and for a decade and a half I lived in addiction to opiates and any mood- or mind-altering substance. I was in and out of jail, chronic relapses, attended inpatient and outpatient programs and eventually prison. It wasn't until July 2016 after my fifth overdose on heroin that I finally realized that I was going to die and that I was not invincible.
My family made the call and got me to agree on going to inpatient treatment at S2L recovery. unbeknownst to me this would be the vessel that God would use to not just bring me to my knees but to bring me into his well. I attended the program and experienced God like I have never experienced him before. Between the curriculum, one on one recovery coach counseling, church attendance, small groups, prayer and fellowship I began feeling a change.
I had lost all trust with my family as a result of my addiction, accrued massive amounts of hospital bills, became a registered felon, revoked license, broken relationships and was unemployable. But! God saw things differently. He took my mess, my shame, guilt and unwillingness to surrender and flipped it all upside down.
I attended S2L recovery went through the program and absorbed as much as I could. I was then offered an internship which I gladly accepted and continue to work for the Lord till this day. They say if you love your job, you'll never work another day in your life. The fruit that comes from remaining obedient overshadows the heaviness that is the calling to work for the kingdom of God.
Today I am a husband, a father to four beautiful kids, a brother, a son and a friend. All glory to God for the restoration.
The Struggle is Real
I am a daughter, mother, and wife of 43 years of age. As a daughter, I am strong, reliable, loving, and levelheaded. As a mother, I am strong, selfless, fierce, forgiving, and loving. As a wife I am strong, patient, a good listener, and everything in between. I know you see one word in there that shows up many times in my life and that word is strong. I’ve had to be strong as long as I can remember so that I could survive life. The life I was giving has not been easy, but through all of the trials and tribulations, I have been given the strength to survive. There is only one person, one entity, that could give me the amount of strength to survive the things that I’ve had to survive in my life! God! He is the only person who has NEVER, never let me down. When I was being abused, used, mistreated, and thrown this way and that way, He is the only constant that I have in my life and as long as I have Him I don’t need anything else. Amen
Terita St. Julian grew up in the church but took a turn from God in life. After she married a party man from Louisiana, her life of sin escalated. It wasn't until God blessed them with their first child that her heart returned to God. Their son started off as a rambunctious child who seemed to search for trouble. Their lives were heading in the wrong direction until one day in prayer, God placed on her grieving heart for her son, "If you want him to be a man of God, you better be a woman of God." That prophetic word began her faith walk and allowed her to understand that faith without works is dead.
I have several divine encounters since I was a boy. I grew up, become famous in a rock band, but I also got into drugs. I was married then divorced after 2 years. I was broken.
I finally accepted Christ because I needed the true love & true hope that my lady friend shared about. And ever since I accepted Christ. He has changed my life for the better!
My testimony is about how I left the new age religion to follow Jesus. Even though I was raised in a Christian household I fell into a deep depression which led me to become involved in spiritualism in order to find a new meaning of life from the age of 14 up until 21 when the Lord reached out to me.
Christian faith is ultimately about following Jesus even though you can’t see him right now with your physical eyes. Faith is about trusting God so deeply that it affects the way you live.