Brother Erwin Advincula sings in the Jesus Finest Generation Choir. His amazing testimony truly inspires me and strengthens my faith.
Before He surrendered his life to the Lord, Bro. Erwin had huge dreams in life. He wanted to be successful, so he set his heart to follow his dreams. He knew he had the intellect, good health and strength to see him through in realizing his dreams.
But one day, he found himself afflicted with a terrible ailment – nervous breakdown. He began to lose sleep, and when he did sleep, he was hounded with nightmares. Indeed, Bro. Erwin lived in hellish nightmare even during the day.
He started to see a psychiatrist – one of the best in the field. But to Bro. Erwin’s great dismay, the psychiatrist was not able to help him. Distraught and hopeless, he desired to end his life.
One day, he took the pills that his doctor prescribed in a lethal dose, intending to kill himself. It was late when his mother discovered him. Fortunately, he was still breathing and so, his family rushed him to the hospital.
Upon checking him, the doctors declared that he didn’t stand a chance. The dose that he took was lethal and they didn’t have any medical remedy to purge it out. Although Bro. Erwin was in the throes of death, he was still conscious and he heard and understood the doctors’ words. He suddenly felt an overwhelming fear, an intense fear at the core of his being.
Then he remembered the piece of paper that he had put in his pocket. With a strength he didn’t know he still had, he fished it out, gave it to his mother, and barely whispered, “Mom, please call this number and ask for prayer. This is the number of the Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry that I have been watching.” When his mother left, Bro. Erwin was barely hanging on to life. He knew that it would only be a matter of minutes before he would breathe his last.
It turned out that Bro. Erwin had been following the TV program of the JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY (JMCIM). He even copied the telephone number displayed on-screen. But according to his testimony, he didn’t think of going to the worship service for he wasn’t ready to give his life to the Lord. He had big dreams for himself.
But he got himself to copy their contact number. Was Bro. Erwin thinking of calling them for help when the psychiatrist failed? The day that he attempted to commit suicide, that blessed piece of paper was in his pocket – was he holding on it while he pondered on killing himself? As it turned out, the enemy won at that time…
When his mother returned, she told him that she was able to call the number and asked for urgent prayers. Upon hearing this, Bro. Erwin was instantly awashed with renewed strength, and he began to revive.
On that same day, he requested to be discharged from the hospital. While he waited near the nursing station, he overheard the nurses talking, and he learned that on that day, there were two of them with suicidal case that were admitted, and they all expected that the other patient would be the one to survive and Bro. Erwin would surely die. But by the wonderful workings of the awesome, merciful God, through the prayers and fasting of the beloved Honorable Pastor-Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda, Bro. Erwin lived.
Bro. Erwin attended the Luneta Crusade of JMCIM and there, he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in water in his name.
Bro. Erwin’s beloved younger sister, Sister Sarah Advincula, who also sings in the Jesus Finest Generation Choir, was also miraculously healed of stage 4 breast cancer in 2009.
Together, with the rest of their family, they continue to serve the Lord fervently and faithfully to this day.
If you’d like to listen to the testimony of Bro. Erwin Advincula, you may click on the audioplayer below. To my beloved brethren-in-Christ, I pray this has been a blessing to you and that you will share this testimony, and the other testimonies, to others as well.
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Halleluiah! To God be the glory!
~ Sis. Rina Peru