Shondell & Teneka Miles
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him (2 Corinthians 2:2:14). This scripture comes to mind when I think about the transformation that has taken place, not only in our lives but in the life of our family since coming to Kingdom Life Apostolic Ministries. I (Teneka) visited the ministry for the first time on May 21st, 2017 by divine appointment. I was invited to the other Kingdom Life-Kingdom Life Fellowship Church by a friend the week prior. Without knowing the address of either locations, I searched in Google for Kingdom Life and God lead me to where I was ordained to be. I entered the place and knew I had found a home to finally be changed and made whole.
I was so eager and hungry for change! One would think with all the revelation, teaching tools, Holy Spirit-filled ministers, and a personal hunger, transformation would be a quick process. NO, you don’t realize how much darkness you have until the light makes manifest (Eph. 5:13). The journey was now beginning and I was at a crossroad of true surrender. Knowing this was not going to be easy, I decided to enter the Salt Box, a place of solitude and sanctification. I had difficult decisions to make, one being, do I want to remain married. My marriage was riddled with infidelity, porn, and unforgiveness. While in the Salt Box, the breaking began. My husband (Shon) would come to visit on Wednesdays for Bible study with Leigh and I. The only way to explain those 30 days, is to say it felt like Shon and I were climbing out of a dungeon with a backpack of rocks that became lighter the more we were willing to climb towards the light. After that sanctification process, Shon began to attend the ministry more consistently.
I (Shon), the son of Pastors, raised in church all of my life was resentful towards the church. I had been made to attend all of my life. What was missing was a life-changing experiencing with Jesus Christ. I would need this experience to overcome my addiction to pornography, which I struggled with since a young boy. Learning to worship was key to my deliverance. Through worship, meditating on the Word, attending SPOTS class, and meeting with Apostle Gene one on one, the stronghold of porn was broken. I give God the glory that I am FREE INDEED from pornography. I am not the same person I was when I first entered Kingdom Life. I am hopeful that all darkness will be uprooted from my life, and my hope is in Christ, the Hope of Glory (Col 1:27).
We (Teneka and Shon) have endured some dark days, but none greater than the LIGHT, LOVE, and TRUTH we have been taught to access during those times. We look forward to continuing to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen (2 Pt. 3:18)
I am not the same person I was when I first entered Kingdom Life. I am hopeful that all darkness will be uprooted from my life, and my hope is in Christ, the Hope of Glory