Before Bro. Romulo Barrozo came to know the Lord, he was a hopeless drunkard and drug addict. He came from a broken family and grew up without someone to guide him and his siblings. He was very young when he started his abuse with substance like sniffing rugby, until he grew older and became addicted to drugs and alcohol. According to his testimony, he was a “salot sa lipunan” (pest in the society).
Soon, Bro. Romulo had his own family, but this never changed him. The little money they had for food he wasted on his addictions. He loved his drinking and drug-abusing buddies more than his family. He spent more time with his friends, and the little time that he spent at home, he hit his wife and his three children. When his sleep was disturbed by the crying of his youngest child, he would carry him and drop him out the window.
During the times that he was “high” on drugs, he would line up his three children and strike them with his ice pick, like a dart on a dartboard. (These innocent victims were always saved by their angels for they never got struck by the ice pick).
Each night, his family cried in hunger and great fear.
During the few times that he was sober, he would gaze at his sleeping wife, bruised (by him) and thin from lack o
f food. These were the times that he felt tormented, but he had no power over the devil that had enslaved him for so long.
One night, after spending a week with his friends, he came home very “high” on drugs and alcohol. His family was sleeping. The devil whispered to him to kill his whole family to remove all obstacles to his vices and addictions. He readily agreed, and when he raised his arm to stab his wife who was then five months pregnant, he heard a voice say, “Don’t do it! I love you. Switch on the TV.”
The voice in his other ear shouted, “Do it! Kill them!” So, Bro. Romulo raised his arm again to stab his wife, but the voice stopped him again, saying the same thing. This happened three times until Bro. Romulo heeded the voice and switched on the TV.
The program of the JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY came into view and the beloved Hon. Pastor Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda was preaching. At that point, the beloved evangelist pointed right at him saying, “You! If you’re a drug addict or alcoholic, you come to the Jesus Miracle Crusade Ministry and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Jesus loves you and He will change your life…”
Bro. Romulo’s attention was instantly caught, his whole body trembled and he felt cold. Slowly, he sobered down.
He watched the whole program. Afterwards, already sober and thinking rationally, he looked at his sleeping family and saw how they had become so thin. He checked their pots in the kitchen but there was no food in them, only molds. It was then that Bro. Romulo fell down on his knees and begged the Lord to change him. He vowed to serve the Lord all his life.
Bro. Romulo and his whole family received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized in water in His name. The Lord Jesus delivered him from all his vices and addictions, and changed him completely. He made him into a loving, caring, and responsible husband and father.
That was 13 years ago and Bro. Romulo and his whole family continue to serve the Lord faithfully to this day.
Halleluia! To God be the glory!
Endnotes: For more information on Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry, prayer and counseling, schedule of services, and addresses of outreaches all over the world, please go to http://www.jmcim.org.