Phyllis Birmingham – Stories of Celebration

AUTHOR: Holy Scripture


Ephesians 1:15-16

“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers…”


On Saturdays throughout this series, we will hear stories of celebration from fellow congregants. Before that, each week we will read Paul’s expression of celebratory gratitude for the church at Ephesus in Ephesians 1:15-16. This repetition will help to cement our own attitude of celebration toward our local church and the Church more broadly.


Take a few minutes to listen to Phyllis Birmingham share her story celebrating how God has worked in her life through prayer at one of our campuses. 


Take time to remember in prayer the specific ways God is working through prayer in his body, the local church. 

If you have a story of celebration that would bring encouragement to the rest of the church, share it with us through the link below! Or you can text in your story to (913) 379-4440. We would love to follow up and hear more about it!


Week 2 of 14 Celebration


  1. Cate J

    Powerful story! Loved hearing from her, how she spoke to all of us watching the video and asked us to look at where we might be needing to pray boldly and with others in our deepest need. Thank you!

  2. Mitzi Hellyer

    Awesome and inspiring testimony! She speaks truth! Thank you for your witness, Phyllis

  3. Anne McDonald

    Thank you, Phyllis, for your powerful and heart-filled testimony to the Absolute power of prayer. In the end, it’s all we can really do. I know, because I did not stand up for Jesus in the strength and steadfast truth necessary to anchor my heart in him when first our child and then my husband were each diagnosed with the diseases that killed them. Oh, I prayed, and others prayed with me and for them. But reading your story, I know that my faith was a flickering, guttering candle. I am filled with joy for each one who reads your testimony. I know where my beloved ones are, and how they are, and that death is a door we must pass through. But today, dear sister, you have given me hope for the living.


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