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Oct202014

When Purpose Found Me

Adam performing on stage (Click to enlarge)What does a successful life look like? Adam Stone was certain it had something to do with fame and fortune. His experience was unlike most people’s. “Although I was born again at seven years of age, I wasn’t really pursuing a relationship with Jesus,” he admits. “I was pursuing a career in the performing arts. I’ve worked with Anthony Hopkins and been in a James Bond film. I was even privileged enough to tour the world singing. However, there always seemed to be something blocking me from true success in that industry.”

Life in the spotlight would prove unfulfilling, while Adam’s walk with the Lord seemed foreign and irrelevant. “In my earlier years, my relationship with God was very up and down, depending on circumstances, really,” he recalls. “I didn’t find my identity inside, and as a result, I lived with a carnal mindset. I’d been confused by religion and bad doctrine. Experiences in life didn’t seem to line up with the Word of God.”

Adam using his gifts and talents to praise God in the CBC worship band (Click to enlarge)Thankfully, God is not the author of confusion, and He was determined to reach Adam right where he was. “My mother came across this American preacher on television called Andrew Wommack. He wasn’t the kind of guy we would normally listen to, but what he was saying resonated with our spirits. We recognized the truth when we heard it. At that point, our lives would never be the same again.”

As the religious misconceptions slowly began to clear up, Adam started to view himself, and the life he lived, through a different lens. “Suddenly, I knew that God had a purpose and a destiny for me that was greater than anything I could ever achieve in my own strength,” he says. “Before, my ambitions were earning a BAFTA or an OSCAR. Now my ambitions are healing the sick and preaching the Gospel.” This newfound sense of purpose seemed new and exciting for him, but left the lingering question of “How?”

Adam and his newlywed wife, Cathrin, in England
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My wife Cathrin and I did not know what God’s plan was for our lives, but thanks to Andew’s teaching, we knew it wasn’t going to just come to us automatically—we had to pursue it. So, we decided we had to step out of the boat and follow Jesus.”

Adam and Cathrin decided to leave London, where Adam had a prosperous job, sell everything they owned, and make the courageous move to Colorado to attend Charis Bible College. He admits, “As soon as we got here, we knew we were where we were supposed to be. It truly is the most amazing feeling to know you are right in the center of what God wants for you.”

Adam adds, “Since being here, we have learned so much every day through the Word of God. The main thing I am benefiting from immediately is realizing how much God loves me and how much Jesus achieved for us. Charis Adam putting his studies into action as he prays for a fellow student (Click to enlarge)is empowering and equipping us with the tools that we need to become usable for the kingdom of God. I believe that God wants to use us more than we want to be used, and I’d say I’ve been getting in His way until now. Through Healing School and prayer ministry, we are seeing the sick healed, the dead raised, and that’s exactly what Jesus told us to do.”

Reader Comments (10)

Dear Adam, When I heard you sing at the summer conferences, I knew I recognized your voice. I thought that you must have sounded just like someone famous I had heard, so reading your testimony here explains it. You must have sung in some movie I saw a clip of, but I know I've heard you before.

I thought, 'that's neat, he sounds so much like that one guy I've heard' You have a remarkable talent and it's so good to know that you're using it for the Lord.

The Charis band/orchestra etc. is so professional, and is the most awesome worship music I've ever heard! Blessings on all you do for the kingdom of God!!

October 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEleanor Lock

Life in the spotlight would prove unfulfilling, while Adam’s walk with the Lord seemed foreign and irrelevant. “In my earlier years, my relationship with God was very up and down, depending on circumstances, really,” he recalls. “I didn’t find my identity inside, and as a result, I lived with a carnal mindset. I’d been confused by religion and bad doctrine. Experiences in life didn’t seem to line up with the Word of God.”

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterabundance

Really touched reading this. God is faithful and can reach anyone.....anywhere. God bless you Adam!

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarion

God bless you Adam!! Thanks for sharing.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDammy

Hi Adam,

I and my wife were so encouraged reading your post. We are about to finish our first year through Charis Bible College Online Program and just like you we will 'be stepping out of the boat and follow Jesus' (from Philippines). We'll be there for our second year on Sept 2015. We're blessed singing with your team at Healing School via online.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFlorendo Indoyon

Thank you Adam for sharing this! God bless you!! (Dios te bendiga )

October 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Terradez

What a wonderful testimony of what really matters in life!! You are both fulfilling your destiny!!

October 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal Koch

You are anointed.

October 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlan and Lori

Hi Adam,

I am very excited in reading your post.I'm also in Ghana of west Africa and this man is really touching my life.And since God has started using you to impart us,so also a day is coming that He will use me also through Pastor Andrew's ministry.May God use you to the fulness even before His returns.

October 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAgyeman-mensah Patrick

Adam, I met you at the Healing Conference 2014. As I watched you sing it was as though the very pages of the Bible were coming out of you. The Word expressed through song. Genuine and anointed. and full of God. I thought...what I see in Adam, I want that too! Once, you drew others to a concert. Now, you are drawing them to a hunger for Relationship. Thank you for allowing Jesus to live His life through you.

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Gower

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