An INCREDIBLE 10 Years!!!

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I will remember the deeds of the Lord;

yes, I will remember Your wonders of old.

Psalm 77:11 (ESV)


Today marks the 10th anniversary of Forgiving Forward! This day, March 19, is a very special day in our journey.

  • It was on March 19, 1979, when we (Bruce & Toni) after hearing Bruce Wilkinson teach the Prayer of Jabez, went to the altar and prayed, “Lord, please use our life together to make a great impact for your Kingdom in a way that can only be explained by the recognition that You did it.

  • It was on March 19, 2006, in our darkest hour, when a local pastor, in front of his congregation, washed Bruce’s feet and spoke life-giving words to him. “Don’t give up—God has a plan for you in all of this pain. I am for you.”

  • It was on March 19, 2009 when our mentor, Tom Rowe, confirmed what Bruce Wilkinson was challenging us to do—take the message of forgiveness to the world, exactly thirty years to the day that we yielded to God at that altar. Later that day we clearly heard God say, “I trained Jesus for 30 years before I sent Him into His public ministry. I’ve trained you 30 years, now go share the message of forgiveness to the world.

When we say yes to God—when we believe what we cannot see—when we choose to move even though we don’t know where we are going—when we live moment by moment, completely dependent on Him for everything—God acts.We are here to testify of His amazing grace, faithfulness, and power. We are in awe of all He has done. Countless people have been freed from addictions, depression, and anger issues. Countless marriages have been healed and restored. Countless families reconciled. The stories are endless—thank you God for all you have done through us.

We want to take a moment to thank you as well. Thank you for saying yes to God by accepting His blood as payment for the wounds you have experienced. Thank you for forgiving the most painful of wounds. Thank you for glorifying God by choosing to forgive. Thank you for your encouragement, support, and prayer. Thank you for sharing your story of freedom with those God brings in your path. Thank you for spreading the message of freedom through forgiveness!

We are trusting God for even greater things in the next ten years. Will you join us? We are looking to expand the ministry of Forgiving Forward. More than ever, we feel an urgency for believers everywhere to embrace the cross and forgive. The need is great and we cannot do this alone. Here is how you can be part of the Forgiveness Revolution:

  • Send us your story. What happened in your heart when you applied the blood of Christ to the wounds you have suffered? What has happened since? What is YOUR forgiveness story?  We are rewriting our book and would love to hear from you to possibly include your story in the new edition.

  • Let us know if God is leading you to come alongside us through your giftings. What talents and gifts has God given to you that can be used for His glory to expand the Forgiveness Revolution?

  • If you have been part of a small group using the DVD Series, please give us your thoughts on what we can do to improve it? We are looking to re-produce it and we desire your input.

  • Bridge us to your church or group. The connections you have are not coincidental. Your voice is valuable. We would be honored to come share the Forgiving Forward message with people in your sphere of influence.

  • Join our Coaching Team. Do you want to be trained on how to coach others to freedom and experience God move mightily? Let us know.

  • Consider becoming a monthly financial supporter of Forgiving Forward.

Will you join us as the Forgiving Forward ministry expands? Will you prayerfully consider what role God would have you play? We will pray alongside you and we can’t wait to hear what He says... and does.

With much gratitude,

Bruce & Toni

Upcoming Trainings:

Amy Smithwick