Share Your Victories
Dan and Valerie Yex
kendra & dustin nichols
On March 5th 2017, after a few months of trying to decide where and if we were going to go to church, we chose at random to go to Victory Church for the 11am service. I was at a cross roads in life with three daughters and a wife living in a small apartment. A business failure a year prior and having to make a career change had left me full of anxiety. I had grown far away from being a Christian and spent many years far from Christ. When we went that Sunday I was moved, and we made a decision to keep going and will never look back. Pastor Matt Ware and all the other leaders have a great message that speaks directly to being a follower of Christ and the ways to find victory in your life through the word of the Bible. I now have conquered much of my anxiety and depression. My career has sky rocketed, and in December we moved from the little apartment and bought a beautiful home in Thornton. Though the challenges of life will never cease and raising three daughters will be a challenge, I know with God in our lives we will not only survive but thrive. I have nothing but love for Victory church and plan to keep attending and encouraging anyone looking to be pointed in the right direction toward Christ to attend. — Jadon Tunis & Family
I currently live in Pittsburgh, PA. Last year I had the privilege of attending Victory Church. For about 5 months I lived in Colorado and faithfully attended. I started coming around the time that Pastor Matt was teaching the Skandalon series. Matt had a different way of explaining Gods love for us, and I loved it. I got saved at Victory; I grew up in a Pentecostal Church, but I never understood God the way I did until I started coming to Victory. I moved back to PA and started working as a car salesman. On August 25th, 2017 after I moved back from Colorado, I fell out of a 3rd story window onto a drive way. I had a burst compact fracture in my L2 and a broken tailbone. I ended up getting a spinal fusion. When I tell people this story they normally feel bad for me, but I always smile. I smile because I can share my testimony! I get to tell them how faithful God is! I was able to go back to work after 6 weeks, and my physical therapist told me she’s never seen someone heal so fast!! I can walk! I can dance! I’m alive. Our God is awesome. I used to listen to Earl Nightingale “The Strangest Secret” to get me pumped up to start my day. My grandma Sherri introduced me to the church’s app and it is Victory Denver every morning! I am ready to take on every day after I listen to the sermons. I still haven’t found a church with as much love, fellowship, and eagerness to reach people as Victory. God has completely transformed me and made me new. Victory Denver has played a huge role in my salvation and understanding what it means to have a relationship with Jesus. — Brytni Thomas
My name is Vanessa Contreras, and my husband and I have being coming to Victory for about 9 years now. I can't thank God enough for placing us in such a wonderful church surrounded by so many loving people. My husband Daniel and I started volunteering in the children’s ministry about 5 years ago. Connecting at Victory helped me have a support system during my hardest times - surrounded by Godly people who helped me and my family deal with one of the hardest things we have ever dealt with.
Labor Day 2016 my husband and I ended up in the emergency room I was 10 weeks pregnant and found out at the hospital that I was having a miscarriage. Our hearts broke as we heard the devastating news. It was hard on my little girl to find out she wasn’t going to be a big sister anymore. One of the first people I reached out to was a Victory staff member and she quickly responded with comforting words and offered to pray for us. Wednesday it was worship and prayer so my family and I attended service that day. When it was time to go forward for prayer needs my husband and I actually ended praying with Pastor Matt. He prayed for God to help us through this and not to allow to separate us but to bring us closer as a couple and closer to God. I remember those words clearly because I thought of those words everyday after.
The next months we spent healing and leaning on God. Daniel heard from the Lord and decided we needed to volunteer more so we signed up for the coffee shop and offered to volunteer more with the kids. I would pray daily that if it was in God's will to bless us with another child ... but no answer. I started getting discouraged and Daniel was starting to be ok with the idea that we might just have our one child. He was happy just being able to take care of the kids at church. One day Pastor Matt preached about specific prayers. The next day I went in my prayer closet and specifically asked God to bless us with a baby boy, not just for me but for my husband who deserved to have another child. A month later we found out we were expecting again. It was exiting but scary at the same time. I knew deep in my heart God had answered my prayer so I shouldn’t be afraid but Satan always was put doubtful thoughts in my head. It wasn’t an easy 9 months. I had small complications but because it was God’s plan all along, we had a healthy baby boy Daniel Michael Contreras 02/19/18.
Long story short I don’t know what I would’ve done without God and my Victory family. I am so glad we decided to connect and grow by volunteering and signing up for the Spiritual Warfare class. Not only do we learn the Word of God at Victory but we become part of the body of Christ, and I see why God made the church that way because we do need each other and I’m so thankful for all the support we have received from our church. — Vanessa Contreras