The Unseen Story

Behind the Unseen Story | Supernatural Testimonies

Adam and Brooke

The Story Behind TUS

(Please listen to Adam and Brooke’s story by clicking the white play button at the top of this post. You can read the transcript of the story below.)

Brooke: Hey, guys, we wanted to do a little podcast of our own to kind of give you guys a glimpse of why we’re doing what we’re doing and how we got here. If you haven’t already listened to Adam’s podcast on that, this will give you a little more insight. But I encourage you to go and listen to that as well, if you have more questions. We just wanted to give you an insight into our lives and what it looks like from our end of doing The Unseen Story. Why we’re doing it the way we’re doing it. Why we’re doing what we’re doing. And we just wanted to clarify some of that.

Adam: I believe that we were called to do this. I believe the church is headed in a direction where it’s, Spirit and truth. That we’re raising up an army to engage the enemy, to push back darkness. And I think that it’s not just an army that is intellectual in nature. I think there’s got to be power. Paul talks about that, that He didn’t come just in words, but He came in power. That’s just my hope for this podcast; to cast a vision through the power of a good story on what it looks like to move in power.

Brooke: And I used to be like, “Oh, well, I haven’t seen that; so it must not be happening. Well, I’ve never heard a story about that; so it must not be happening.” Or when I did hear a story, I’d be like, “Bull! I don’t believe that.” And sometimes I still feel that way. But man, once we started this podcast, or even began to pray about presenting these stories, they just started coming out of everywhere. Like, “Oh, you’ve got to hear this, and you got to hear this, the Lord is so good. You’re not gonna believe what He did.” And for me, it was very eye opening and gut wrenching that I had been missing, or not necessarily missing, but dismissing that part of who God is. He’s just crazy creative, crazy intimate, and pursues us in the most reckless, but loving way.

Adam: The vision for sharing these stories was based in Scripture comes from Revelation 12:11, “overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.” So we know that our testimony has power to overcome, to present the gospel through what God is doing in and through us. Another scripture says, “exceedingly abundantly, beyond all we ask or think, according to the power working within us.” Okay, so the Holy Spirit has power. What has that power for? Well, I believe that power is to move in ways that are supernatural. They’re there to move in ways that only God can do, to bring people a glimpse of God’s power, of His kingdom.

Brooke: And His love. He does it from a place of love. Everything He does is from place of love.

Adam: I mean, we can really cut to the quick on theology, if you’re having an encounter with somebody and you’re sharing God’s love and all of a sudden they get healed. Or you know something that is impossible for you to know; you have an insight into that person that speaks to their heart in an instant. Something has happened that’s supernatural and now the ball’s in their court, so to speak. [They consider] okay, well, how do I grapple with that? What do I do with this? So I think that’s one of the reasons why the gifts are so valuable, so important. This is something that the enemy is working very hard to steal from believers. That’s really what’s on my heart, behind sharing these stories, I think this can be normal for us. I think often the way we think about church means that when we go to the building, and we gather on Sundays, we listen to a message, and we sing songs. We can function in that environment, thinking that God, what He does, is confined within what that routine looks like…That theology or best practices of our church, of our local church, God works within those confines. And, if God is doing something that maybe doesn’t fit within those confines, then we’re reluctant to accept that, to believing that that’s how it is. So now you see, there’s a denominational sort of division because, ‘well, actually God looks like this, and He functions this way, and being a mature Christian means that this is how I do things. By sharing these stories that would be across denominations, not tied to a specific ministry. These aren’t from believers from a specific body. This would be, as we get more and more stories, it would become increasingly more and more diverse from more and more states, more and more countries. That is a better reflection of the church. It’s a better reflection of how God is moving. God is doing things that are outside of the walls of our church. It’s outside of our doctrine of our local church. I’m not saying local churches are bad, and their way of doing things are bad. I’m just saying…

Brooke: It’s bigger.

Adam: It’s my hope to expand our collective concept of what God is up to, and how big He really is, and how He can circumvent some of our rules and our way of viewing Him. You know, His love surpasses knowledge; it’s a peace that surpasses understanding. That means it’s beyond, what God does, has to be beyond our intellect. If we can understand God, then we would be God.

Brooke: Right. So that’s kind of why we present these podcasts and these stories in the way that we do. Because we see that some of these issues can be uncomfortable. And some of these issues are so divisive, and we don’t feel that they need to be. We hope that it would stir questions. That it would start a conversation. That the Lord, by the power of the Holy Spirit working within you, would stir you to search the Scriptures and search Him in prayer. And just meet Him where you are; whether that’s fear, that’s doubt, that’s questioning. Whatever that looks like. We wanted these podcast to be kind of like, umm, not an interview type thing, but more of a…Hey, grab a cup of coffee with your friend or with this complete and total stranger; sit down and listen to their story. And then take that story and wrestle with it. Wrestle with the Lord on, “Is this You? Are You really and truly the same yesterday, today and tomorrow? Are You really still doing these things? Is this possible for me? Why is it so uncomfortable? Why is it so strange? Why does some of these things make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up?” But also, that it would encourage you. For a long time I was going to church and I just was so not encouraged. I just felt more and more discouraged. Every time I left [feeling] I’m not doing enough. I’m not serving enough. I’m not righteous enough. And no one was telling me that. I was feeling that way based on how I felt I should or should not be behaving or the things I should or should not be doing. Instead of letting the Lord told me what He wanted me to do, how He wanted me to process His word, and how He wanted me to spend time with Him. It wasn’t a relationship of intimacy. It was more of a contractual relationship.

It’s my hope to expand our collective concept of what God is up to, and how big He really is, and how He can circumvent some of our rules and our way of viewing Him.

Adam: Regarding the Holy Spirit, I think there’s a lot of confusion and disagreement about the Holy Spirit in particular. The Holy Spirit is our Guide, our Comforter, our Advocate. How the Holy Spirit moves is a big part of this podcast. How can the Holy Spirit empower you as a believer? Think about what Paul said. He said, “Walk by the power of the Spirit and you will not desire the lusts of the flesh.” Paul also said, “Walk in newness of the Spirit.” So there’s this encouragement to walk by the Spirit. What does that look like? Well, I think through testimony, through story, we can share what that looks like. Now, you may not agree with every story. I’m not asking you to swallow every story. I’m asking that you would consider every story and say, you know, there’s this tension, Spirit and truth. Take these stories, and then wrestle with truth of Scripture and prayer. The Holy Spirit’s in you; He’s your guide. He can guide you. Scripture was written by men, physically, but through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Every person I pray over them, and we ask the Holy Spirit to lead them, to guide them, to give the story to them. Sometimes we don’t know what story is going to be shared. We’re really asking for the Holy Spirit to show up and give them the words and how to navigate the story. So I’m not equating these stories that we’re gathering as the Bible. But, I’m implying that they have value to give us a vision for what it means to walk by the power of the Spirit. These are stories of people that are trying to walk by the Spirit. I don’t know that we do a good job of opening ourselves up to these kinds of stories that are supernatural in nature. Because we’re of Western mindset, we like things tangible, we like things, you know, “scientific.”

Brooke: And, we like lists, and we like order.

Adam: And we’re more, I think often, more prone to function from logic, from process, from procedure. And the Holy Spirit’s like the wind, Jesus said, you don’t know where it’s going and where it’s coming from. I know for me personally, these stories have really challenged my faith. They’ve opened my eyes to some things that I didn’t know that I would be stepping into. But to me, the end goal is dependence on the Lord.

Brooke: I think it’s so good that you said that, because even for me, I’m like, “Oh, Lord, I want that gift. But, don’t give me that one because that other one, that one’s weird. But I’ll take this gift, or that gift, but that one, that one’s too weird. And I don’t want to seem like any more of a total nut job than I already appear to be. So don’t give me that.” So there are things that we’re sharing on here, that even for us, in in sharing all this, like Adam said, it’s making us dive deeper into the word and into a time of prayer with the Lord. Like, WOW! Whaaat? This is crazy! And, we’re wrestling with things too. I mean, I cannot even begin to tell you how far out of my comfort box I have been through this whole process. I feel like the Lord is just taking me from one thing, to the next thing, to the next thing, of just calling me out of comfort. I love to be comfortable. And man, this lifestyle is just pushing me right out of that. Lifestyle of following Him and lifestyle of trying to obey what we feel He has called us to, and the lifestyle of looking like Jesus every where we go. Even if that means that we look strange, we look weird, or that people think we’re crazy. And I think that one of the biggest areas for us in that is that you left your job for this. I mean this, we’re doing this ministry full time. We had savings that we feel like God provided for us, or guided us, in putting away for a season such as this and it is allowing us to basically, do this first year of The Unseen Story. But really, our income is solely based on financial provision from donations and partnerships.

Adam: We hope you like the stories. We hope that you share. We also hope that you’ll pray and consider partnering with us. We desire to do this long term. For as long as the Lord wills us to do it. In order for that to happen, practically, we need folks that are willing to support us on a monthly, a month to month basis. That’s a real ask; a real need that we have. And we would love for you to pray about that. We hope that we’ve cast vision; I have a lot on my mind and a lot that I want to say. I don’t know that I’m saying everything that I want to say. If you have questions, I’d love to grab coffee with you or have an email exchange or however you want to communicate.

Brooke: Or we could both grab coffee. I’m happy to meet with women; Adam will meet with men.

Adam: We would love for you to pray about it and say, “Lord, do you want me to participate financially in what they’re doing?”

Brooke: We need you.

Adam: Yeah, we need your help.

Brooke: Yeah, we’ll keep bringing you stories because they’re out there and we want to go get them!

Adam: Love you.

Brooke: Yep.

DONATE NOW TO HELP US BRING YOU MORE STORIES

Latest Stories

A Buddhist Hears From Jesus

Growing up Buddhist, Allison sought academic praise and worldly achievements, doing all the right things but never finding peace. In the midst of a suicide attempt, she hears the voice of Jesus [...]

A Friend of Jesus

He's carried a 12 foot wooden cross all over the world, has story after story that movies are made of, and only wants to be remembered as a friend of Jesus. He has given us an invitation to sit [...]

A Journey of Trust

Jordan grew up in the church experiencing the miraculous. He learned quickly to defend his faith from the bible and to trust God in the journey.

A Message for Single Mothers

Veronica has experience and victories as a single mother, God compels her to write a book expressing His love and compassion for single moms.

A Mother’s Wound

Anita offers a simple honest prayer to God after years of pain as she begins the process of hope and restoration from the mother wounds that she experienced in her childhood and now must face as [...]

A Picture of Grace

Prison seems an unlikely place to receive a picture of grace. But for Delton, 47 months in prison gave him a sense of anticipation to see God working daily.

A Really Big Yes

A few high school students say yes to God, and a culture shift happens at the school. Students are changed, revival breaks out and the Kingdom advances.

A Step of Faith is a Step of Faith

A single step of faith begins a journey that takes Danny and his family from India to the United States. Trusting God, even when everything seemed bleak.

An Answer to Anxiety

Gripped with anxiety and desperate for hope, God's presence becomes the answer Alzavian has been searching for.

An Impossible Conception

She has battled cancer multiple times and through those challenges is told conception is impossible. But God...After 17 years of infertility, she becomes pregnant.

An Intimate Vision

Seeing God's word as an intimate love letter draws Craig into encounters with Jesus that change his vision of himself and a deeper relationship with God.

An Order to Prophecy

Knowing God is a God of order, Pierce needs confirmation and direction before sharing the prophecy he feels he's received from the Lord.

Awakening to God’s Love

God's reckless pursuit of Seth, despite his anger and drug use, comes to a head as his parents' deteriorating health leads Seth to his knees and an awakening to God's beautiful love.

Break Through

Addicted to drugs for over 23 years, God uses what should have been a fatal car accident to break through the noise in Todd's life and draw him near.

Co-Laboring In Love

A shared love for hair and Jesus finds two stylists co-laboring to bring the beauty and hope of the gospel to their downtown salon. The safest place is in His will. And, the revealed will of God [...]

Courageously Weird

Stepping out on a limb for God but not wanting to be seen as weird, Molly pushes through her own fears to be courageous in the Lord. These are the stories--- these are the ones that encourage me [...]

Created to Create

For Codye, painting is like breathing. Growing up there was a holy restlessness in all she saw, heard, and felt as she read God's word--Codye was created to create for His glory despite the [...]

Daily Desperate Dependence

When life's challenges become too great, Joe discovers the only thing that will get him through is a daily desperate dependence on the Lord. I began connecting with the Holy Spirit, but I didn't [...]

Dance with Me

Being single and having a deep desire to marry leads Meredith to an intimate, raw encounter with Jesus, when she hears Him say, "Dance with Me."

Defined by the Father

Trying to live up to his father's expectations, Colin was depressed, hopeless and lost. At a conference Colin encounters the living God, he is healed physically, spiritually and now his life is [...]

Don’t Give Up. Rise Up.

On a mission trip in Nigeria, Ayelen contracts Ebola. Upon returning to Argentina, she is hopitalized and left for dead. As she cries out to the Lord for help she hears the Lord say, "Don't give [...]

Facing Mental Affliction

Years of mental affliction was destroying Anthony and his family. He encounters Jesus through love and inner healing and is instantly healed.

Father to the Fatherless

Growing up without a father left a void in Zach's life. He looked for life and acceptance in everything but God. Now he's partnering with God to make a difference in the lives of the fatherless [...]

Finding God in Disappointments

Despite divorce, cancer, and other trials, Denny found God's greatest blessings in the midst of life's disappointments.

Freed from Anxiety

Afraid to go anywhere by herself, Tiffany was gripped by fear, worry, and anxiety. For years she prayed for freedom and found healing when she least expected it.

Freedom Behind Bars 1/2

Sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Gene finds Jesus and true freedom behind bars as his pleas for mercy are denied by the courts. "Unshackle him, release him from his [...]

Freedom Behind Bars 2/2

After 34 years of serving the Lord behind bars, Gene is released. Looking back he shares some of the supernatural God moments in his life of freedom.

From New Age to New Creation

Seeking peace, Michelle begins a spirtitual journey through the New Age movement. An answered prayer leads her to Jesus and life as a new creation.

Give Jesus a Try

Holiday YouTube scrolling is used by the Holy Spirit to entice Machelle to give Jesus a try instead of numbing out and her identity is transformed.

God Has the Final Say…Not Cancer

Doctors sent him home to die. Sure that God had the final say and not cancer Jeff maintained, prayed without ceasing and the cancer ravaging his body was healed.

God is After You

Joseph needed more than religious do's and don'ts to comfort his broken heart. A new friend told him "God is after you!", which led to him hearing from God and his healing.

God Speaks a Better Word

Two of her three boys are diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome but God speaks a better word to Jeffie through the Holy Spirit prophetic words, and the Bible.

God’s In a Good Mood About Me

Delivered from the fear of man, Bri learned her identity in Christ and now lives in freedom to bring that revelation of His goodness to others.

Going All In

Unable to go under water due to his tracheotomy, Landon gets completely healed and is going all in for the first time at his baptism.

Hal-Le-Lu-Jah

Born with severe sleep apnea, 21 month old Landon receives a tracheotomy and doctors say he will never talk. His parents pray for complete healing and receive a miracle with one word, Hallelujah.

Healing in Unbelief 1/2

An obedient messenger of the Lord, Lee finds himself facing the greater challenge of unbelief than the hope and possibility of healing when he meets Camille.

Hearing God’s Voice

A string of bad choices leave Baylee broken and homeless. Desperate for help, her hope is restored by the prayer of a stranger and hearing the voice of God.

Heart for the Homeless

Circumstances in her own life gives Karen a deep understanding and heart for the homeless that leads serving in South Dallas faithfully for over 23 years.

Hope’s Family

Little moments can transform a life. That's just what happened to Lindsey as she spent time with Hope's family. They gave her a hunger for God's Kingdom that she now shares with her neighbors.

I Give You My Life

Fourteen years old Chethan plans his suicide. He cries out to God, "I give you my life" and is overwhelmed by the presence and power of the Lord.

In Need of the Gospel

Through missional outreach, Jesse finds that he is in need of the gospel as much as those who haven't yet received it.

Inmates Pray. Cancer Healed.

Usually the one praying for the inmates he faithfully serves, Wayne is diagnosed with cancer and the inmates pray for him to be healed.

Jesus Came in Like a Boss

After years of addiction and lies, Jamie says that "Jesus came in like a Boss" and delivered her from all of it. Her life has been redeemed and restored.

Just One

Despite the challenges of running a group home for troubled teens, Tiffany and her family discover it's all worth it if they can save just one from the system and introduce her to the love of Christ.

Keeping a Promise

Diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age in Mexico and ostracized from her family for her faith, Tethe keeps her promise to the Lord.

Knit Together

Ultrasounds revealed and confirmed, in utero, that Ashley's son August had polycystic kidney disease in both kidneys. After months of prayer, God knit together a miracle for family and doctors to [...]

Leaving Everything for Jesus

Searching for fulfillment and satisfaction in what the world offered left Lance broken and longing for something real. When he encountered the reality of the righteousness available in Christ [...]

Made Perfect

Left with two options, believe the doctors or believe the Lord, Krissia chooses the word of God, that He made her daughter perfect. Her faith in that promise changed everything.

Made to Worship

Learning to pray to the Lord through singing, Aiva became connected to God. It is in worship that she found His comfort and peace in the midst of tragedy.

Moved with Compassion

A young boy is shot in the head and on life support. Moved with compassion Justin pushes past his fears and enters the NICU to lay hands and pray for him.

Not Ashamed

Her heart is for women caught in sex industry and life on the streets, but Nadia shares how Holy Spirit directed her to share the Father's heart for a pimp.

Partnering with God in Business

Taylor describes how God led him to start a Kingdom Business and gives examples of how Holy Sprit has empowered them to focus on Godly principles.

Persisting In Faith

As Lauren fights an incurable disease, she wrestles with the truths and promises of God despite her physical results. After trying every medical treatment possible and every inner healing [...]

Power of Hope

Living in abundant hope, faith and power, Caroline refuses to let her diagnosis of infertility define her faith, her purpose, or the goodness of God.

Precious Pain

Paralyzed by the pain of arthritis, forced to rest and unable to care for her family Sayo hears clearly from the Lord. Her illness becomes precious.

Provision for the Journey

They sold everything and set out on a journey, not sure where the Lord would lead them. They've learned to trust Him every step of the way.

Purposefully Homeless

Led by God on a purposefully homeless journey, Rachel leaves her job, home, and modern day comforts to find the one thing money can't buy.

Reclaiming the Past

Unable to trust God after the loss of his sister, EJ looks for answers and is able to reclaim the past when he has multiple encounters with Jesus.

Reconciling Race

A purposeful engagement and wedding become the catalyst to reconciling race through the union of marriage and the grace of God.

Resource Room of Heaven

Financial plans crumble, car totalled, Clint feels he is being punished by God. He has an encounter with Jesus and learns about the resource room of heaven.

Running With The Gospel

After multiple confirmations of his calling, God anoints Peter's feet to run with the gospel. When a father affirms a son, there's nothing more powerful.

Setting Captives Free

Once a slave to addiction and pornography, Anthony is now setting captives free through his non-profit and restoring their God-given identity and value.

Sharing God’s Love

Lonnie's desire to share God's love with his community transforms an entire town. From trimming hedges to baking cookies, God uses it all.

Silencing the Inner Critic

Growing up Christian, David saw himself as a disappointment. God's audible voice silenced the inner critic that had tormented David most of his life.

Simple Prayer of Faith

Wade shares how a simple prayer of faith and following Jesus' example of laying hands on the sick has lead to supernatural healings and salvations. The ultimate goal is to follow Jesus.

Sowing Seeds

As racial issues divide a nation, Eniola shares her desire to go beyond unity to sow seeds of oneness for the next generation.

Spiritual Roots

After years of unexplained medical issues, Renee hears that her symptoms have spiritual roots. At the end of her rope, she considers the supernatural. Renee's faith is challenged and deepened in [...]

Stop Rejecting Me

He spent his entire life rejecting God until kidney failure went from dialysis to a nearly fatal organ transplant, causing Chris to stop running from the only One who could save him.

The Father’s House

When things don't add up, God's miraculous provision provides further confirmation for missionaries to create a discipleship house for lost sons –The Father's House.

The Forgiveness of an Adulterer

A broken past leads to lies and adultery as the foundation of their marriage. Through God's incredible grace and forgiveness, hope is found and a marriage is restored.

The Forgiveness of an Adulterer

A broken past leads to lies and adultery as the foundation of their marriage. Through God's incredible grace and forgiveness, hope is found and a marriage is restored.

The Gift of Trust

Faced with infertility, Rod and his wife choose to trust God and His plans for them through the gift of adopting a child with Cerebral Palsy. God has supernaturally revealed himself through the [...]

The Height of Grace in the depths…

Abortion leaves many in the depths of despair, it is only through the heigths of the Father's love and grace that Brooke is able to forgive herself.

The Power of Story

As a sports writer and pastor, Tyler knows the power of story and shares the profound impact stories have to encourage others, lift spirits, and honor God.

The Process of Becoming Free

As Cody sings and worships the Lord, he has a revelation that leads to breakthrough in his anxiety. He walks us through those emotions and steps, as he surrenders control to God.

The Risk of Faith

Looking for opportunities to celebrate God, Daniel goes out expecting God to show up in a moment and his faith is increased with every risk he takes.

The Story Behind The Unseen Story

His love surpasses knowledge; it's a peace that surpasses understanding. That means it's beyond, what God does, has to be beyond our intellect. If we can understand God, then we would be God.

There’s Power in the Presence

When the world and all it offers no longer works for Kim, she finds the power and presence of God through worship music and the prophetic.

Two Words from a Stranger…

Jeremy prays for an opportunity to share God's love. He receives a word of knowledge for a stranger. Those two specific words change both men forever.

Unbelievable Expectations

From prison to praise, God redeems Mike's life in unbelievable ways causing him to have expectations for hope and favor despite his past.

Vehicle for the Gospel

Rapping and preaching the gospel all over the country turns out to be quite difficult when you don't have a vehicle. Moses prays and fasts for a month asking God for help. The Lord shows His [...]

Voice of God

The appearance of perfection was important for Craig as a Pastor's son, but when he hears the voice of God everything changes. I heard the voice of God in a way that I didn't know was possible. [...]

When All Seems Lost

On suicide watch all seems lost when JD loses nearly three quarters of a million dollars in three days. But faithful obedience pays off. I thought God was going to bless me. And here I am all of [...]

Whoa, God is Here!

John begins each day with expectancy of what the Holy Spirit will do. Lead by the Spirit, he gets to share in some incredible supernatural experiences with God and His children.

Send this to a friend

Hi, this story is AMAZING! Please take a moment to listen: The Story Behind The Unseen Story!
link: https://theunseenstory.org/portfolio/the-story-behind-the-unseen-story/