He is fondly called beloved Doctor Ric Alarcon or “Beloved Doc” by the brethren for he is a dentist. Coming from a well-off family, Bel. Doc had fine schooling, graduating from the famous Catholic school for boys, Collegio de San Juan de Letran. But Bel. Doc had been suffering from asthma from childhood even until he got married and had a family. He was also living a life indulging in many kinds of vices – cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, and women.
His bronchial asthma attacks made him suffer frequently. Although he took maintenance medicines, he never really received healing but only temporary relief.
On top of this, he was also diagnosed to have an infectious hepatitis. He was brought to the hospital but there was nothing they could do to stop the disease from advancing. He was told that his liver disease had the tendency to develop to cancer of the liver. His body was covered with jaundice. He endured terrible piercing pain due to this disease. With the onslaught of his liver disease, he also suffered from hypertension. He knew then that his life wouldn’t be long.
One day in 1983, he was invited to a crusade of the JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY in Luneta Park, Manila. There he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in water in Jesus’ name. Then he was prayed over and laid hands on by the beloved Hon. Pastor Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda.
Not long afterwards, he received complete healing from all his diseases, without the help of medicines.
After his miraculous healing, Bel. Doc continued to witness various miracles as he continued to serve the Lord. He was one of those beloved brethren who were delivered by the Lord from the rebel soldiers attacking the TV station where they were then attending the live TV broadcast of JMCIM during the 1989 coup d’etat.
Bel. Doc continued his dental practice, having received healing from the Lord. But he had fallen so in love with his Savior that he would close his clinic at noon to sing praises to Him. But he wasn’t contented with the set-up, he felt he wanted so much more. He had received and felt the true love of the Lord Jesus Christ that he wanted to offer his life to Him. He then decided to close his clinic and give up his dental practice, and entered the Pastoral House to become a full-time worker. He surrendered his life fully to the Lord. Later on he became an ordained preacher of the Church.
Halleluia! To God be the glory!
– Sis. Rina R. Peru