Testimonials

Testimonials

Basic Training Student comments…..

“After 2 days of processing all that I learned during our week of training, I have come to a few conclusions that I would like to share with you:
1. My world view is forever changed.
2. I am changed.
3. I am responsible for what I now know.
4. I have learned so much…and still have so far to go!

I have been painfully aware of the huge gaps in my ability to minister in a helpful way. I was prepared to enroll in your training 2 years ago, when my best friend suffered a brain aneurysm and I decided that I was needed long term at the hospital and in rehab. In December, the Lord instructed me, through the word of a stranger, to return to the pursuit of Chaplaincy. After again examining the program offered by my denomination, I decided that I desired a more practical, hands on, bigger picture kind of training. Boy, did I ever get it! To continue, I enrolled in FEMA 100 today and my membership application packet is ready to mail off tomorrow.

Thank you for the field stories, the personal transparency, the advice and encouragement and the sacrifice of time and energy. You are changing the world, one class at a time.”

“Our week with you was life changing…”

“When leaving the seminar, we came upon a car accident. We were first on the scene.
We were able to exercise some of the skills we had learned over the week, and knew
God was confirming things to us through this…We want to Thank You for helping us get started”

“Just want to thank you for your heart and your continual pouring into others to replicate ambassadors of Christ in our world”

“In 3 months since the training, I have been able to apply almost all of the training just
In dealing with my personal life, friends, and family. A relative died, a best friend’s
Sister committed suicide, I have helped someone deal with teen depression/cutting,
And helped 2 women who were going through a divorce, and one that is working on
Restoring a marriage after adultery. – a full 3 months. I am so grateful that I was able
To have the training – being prepared made all the difference in my ability to help.”

One of our wheelchair chaplains re-visited the class for just the “Suicide” portion, and after the class was visited by a person to replace the chair for her. He stayed for a length of time on her sofa, picking up a pillow to his chest, he poured out his grief of his brother’s recent suicide. She was overwhelmed with praise at this clearly divine appointment after having just reviewed the suicide material.

“Thank You for all that you do, it’s made a difference in many lives”

“Thank you for following God’s plan and touching so many lives”

“This course has already changed my life in Christ”

“God is truly blessing people through I.F.O.C.”

“Praise God for developing a marketplace ministry”

“I am so thankful for this class and everyone who helped bring it to us”

“I am truly blessed by your caring for a small community that wants to make
A difference for Jesus Christ”

“Thank You is not enough!”

“About four weeks ago, our neighbors’ home burnt down. I have been by his side many times over the years with death in the family, divorce and now this. Some of the tools that were provided through the training I received from IFOC were in my mind as I stood ministering in the middle of what used to be his home. You just never know when or how one might serve as a ministering hand of comfort.”

“Thank you for all of the training, my life will never be the same”

Sunday at the supermarket (where I generally breeze in and run out!) I took time to visit with the self-check out lady – after years of seeing her there, this time I shared a perfunctory greeting. See how you’re ‘intruding’ in our lives already?!

Basic Training Student comments . . .

After 2 days of processing all that I learned during our week of training, I have come to a few conclusions that I would like to share with you:
1. My world view is forever changed.
2. I am changed.
3. I am responsible for what I now know.
4. I have learned so much…and still have so far to go!a

My world view is forever changed

I have been painfully aware of the huge gaps in my ability to minister in a helpful way. I was prepared to enroll in your training 2 years ago, when my best friend suffered a brain aneurysm and I decided that I was needed long term at the hospital and in rehab. In December, the Lord instructed me, through the word of a stranger, to return to the pursuit of Chaplaincy. After again examining the program offered by my denomination, I decided that I desired a more practical, hands on, bigger picture kind of training. Boy, did I ever get it! To continue, I enrolled in FEMA 100 today and my membership application packet is ready to mail off tomorrow.

Gaps in my abilities