Taking the next step in faith
People all over the world are in desperate need of a Bible and the Good News of Jesus Christ - and I want to do something about it. I've started a campaign with The Gideons International In Canada so more people can receive very own copy of God's Word.
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Nicaragua's Mission Trip will take place from April 27 to May 7, 2018 more details soon.
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My name is Marcos Henriquez and I'm 59 years old and This is my story.
My life testimony of salvation...
It was Sunday morning when I woke up from a hard partying night. I was in college studying to be an architecture technician and had some homework to do. Money was a big issue for me since I had lost my job, and all I had was the severance pay to go to college. I got involved with the wrong people and made the wrong friends, and peer pressure was the adrenaline that kept me going.
I awoke with a strong headache as a result of a crazy night with my "friends" and felt like I was dying. I started my homework and turned on the radio to find something to get me going, but nothing—all I could find was hard rock music that in those days I couldn't understand. I started thinking about the kind of life I was living and realized it wasn't worth it. I thought to myself, "I could put an end to it." Since my family was more than dysfunctional (my Mom separated from my stepfather and my sisters all living wherever they could), I ended up living with my aunt. But that morning was going to change my life forever.
I remember tuning that old radio and stopping when I heard a preacher talking about drugs, prostitution, alcohol, and all those little things that were my company for a little while. He made me realize how miserable my life was and how dirty I was feeling, remorseful and guilty.
And then he mentioned that name that was haunting me for a little while. You see, I was a kid when I started having supernatural experiences with voices and spirits that made me call upon that name... JESUS. Yes, the same name that, years before when I was in university, two students were killed just because they professed their faith to Him... JESUS.
I remember clearly that day when the soldiers asked who were Christians and those students responded that they were believers, so they were set apart to lie down on the floor facing down. Both of them were shot three times each, to death.
After they were killed, the soldiers said to the rest of us that since we didn't believe in God, we were going to die too and they shot one by one those that were laying beside me. I was so terrified, at that moment I asked God, if He really care about me, He would get me out of there alive, the soldier pointed his gun on my head, pulled the trigger, and guess what—the gun misfired, not once but three times!. I saw all my unworthy life going in front of me like a movie in fast-forward, and all I heard was the soldiers running away from press reporters and humanitarian volunteers. They didn't want to get get caught doing that killing and left us there.
I couldn't believe I've survived that terrifying moment; God gave me an opportunity of making changes in my life right then. Instead, I joined the the guerrilla movement, 0fighting against the atrocities that the government at that time was committing against the people of El Salvador.
So, going back to that moment, listening to that preacher on the radio was another opportunity that God was giving me to make that life-changing decision.
I decided to go out and meet my girlfriend (now my wife) and talk to her for the last time. In my mind there was the thought of suicide. But once more, God had a better plan. Instead, God sent my wife's sister and she asked me to go with her to church. I hesitated to go but she insisted; I decided to go with her. Though I said, "I have no money for the bus fare." She just replied, "I will pay it for you."
So there I was sitting, waiting for the service to start, when I heard the voice of that preacher. I was shocked; His voice sounded the same as that voice on the radio early that morning. He started talking and explaining God's plan of salvation and finished with the words: "If you are here, it is not by chance. God is talking to you and wants to have a relationship with you, no commitments other than just giving your willing heart and real repentance of your sins. We are not talking about religion. We are talking about God's forgiveness of your sin. Just stand up—it is not to shame you. It is just as a sign that you want to receive that salvation and be part of His family."
My whole body started shaking, and my sister-in-law grabbed my hand and started praying for me. That was the moment I stood up and made the prayer of repentance, to accept Jesus as my personal Saviour and receive His forgiveness. From that moment my life has a purpose, driven by the sacrifice Jesus made for me at the cross. He paid the price so I could live, and live forever.
Since that moment God never stopped showing me that my life have a purpose; to glorify and worship his holy name and give him praise.
"With a purpose you have a step by step design; without a purpose, you live by default. Your purpose is your compass. It keeps you on the right path and aligns your life when you get off track."
Jesus said, “Woman, believe me. A time is coming when you will not worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know. Salvation comes from the Jews. But a new time is coming. In fact, it is already here. True worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth. They are the kind of worshipers the Father is looking for. God is spirit. His worshipers must worship him in the Spirit and in truth.”
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