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Stories of Hope: Faith Reconnected

Leticia Santiago was an active Seventh-day Adventist but her faith was put to a test when one of her children died.

December 2018 |

 

Her child was also a faithful Seventh-day Adventist but due to health problems, his immune system weakened and he eventually succumbed to his illness. Leticia could still remember her son saying “Mama, keep the faith.” After the ordeal, Leticia's faith waivered. She was upset with God; finally she stopped going to church.

Four years after that fateful tragedy, an evangelistic campaign with the theme “Revelation of Hope” took place in Aniban, Bacoor from June 24 to July 7, 2018. The NPUC president, Pastor Romeo Mangiliman served as the speaker. Through a friend, Leticia received an invitation and she started coming and listening to the messages from heaven.

“When I came to listen to God’s message, I realized how loving God is because He finds a way for me to reconnect with Him. I have been touched by the messages and I felt something different. It was a mixed feeling of excitement and joy,” Leticia said.

The nightly meetings went on without Leticia and her family missing a single night. She found herself connected with her church family again and on Saturday, July 7, Leticia and her family joined other candidates who surrendered their lives to the Lord. About 105 precious individuals submitted their lives to God through the ceremony of baptism.

To Leticia and her family, being reconnected to Christ is the most wonderful experience in life. Death, even for believers, brings difficult realities. The Lord allows such circumstance to happen but His promises are sure, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

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