I was baptized on May 28, 2017, but my story began many years before, when a group of Mexican missionaries came to Nicaragua to evangelize my country and make disciples of Jesus. That first year of the mission in Nicaragua (2007) my brother was invited to a Sunday service and he invited all of us. I remember we were very happy because we were praying for a church that would live true Christianity. My sister Gema and my mom Dolores, were baptized within a few months of visiting the church, but my brother and I decided to wait (our hearts were hard). Three years after our first visit, my brother Carlos was baptized (both he and my sister served as interns at the Church for many years). Over the years, God surprised me when my wife surprised me that she was going to study the Bible and for God's honor she decided to be a disciple and was baptized on August 17, 2014 (she is 7 years old in the faith). While looking at my family with admiration, my heart was not ready to accept the call, until a circumstance (a gallbladder operation) made me reflect on how fragile life is, led me to ask my brother to give me studies. Months later, God changed my heart and I was baptized in honor and glory of God on May 28, 2017.
God has changed life, but it has been years and years of struggle with my Ulcerative Colitis disease that has led to the deterioration of my liver and even Cirrhosis. This time it has not been easy for my family, I lost my job because I no longer have the strength due to the medications I have to take. I am fighting to stay hopeful and praying for physical recovery. Your love and generosity is a blessing!