While my own process of growth with God was happening, another miracle occurred: my parents reconciled and restored their marriage after almost four years of separation! My father reunited with all the family and sought forgiveness for the pain he had caused all of us. The humility of a heart touched by God was a living testimony of a restored life. Today their marriage is thriving and they are attending Norte together each week.
In October 2014, I took a step of faith and was baptized. I also began to receive help from a Christian psychologist who helped liberate me from the slavery of medicines. It has been one year since I’ve left them behind.
God freed me from loneliness. Jesus took my hand and led me away from there. His powerful hand took mine and redeemed me. God made me understand that He is the center of my life and that Jesus is first before everything else. He filled my heart with humility and took away my pride.
I now serve the Lord by way of music and am an active member of the Worship Ministry of the Norte Church. I direct one of the bands. It is also my privilege to lead one of the discipleship groups for young adults. God has put in my heart a profound love for others and the desire to take His Word to them. I am now sensing the Lord’s calling to become a pastor.
God has given me so much and now I work to honor the blessings that he has given me. His grace is poured out on us and he uses the church as one of his instruments. The Norte Church made me feel welcomed. They made me feel that there was space for me. God used this church in order that I could know his love. There are so many stories of restoration in our church. I consider it a small piece of heaven.
God manifests himself by different ways and people. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past, God will extend to you his hand, he will forgive you and receive you with love.