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Healed of Kidney Disease: The Testimony of Bro. Roger Ibera

The testimony of Bro. Roger Ibera is one that girds up your faith in the Word: Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. (Matthew 10:29, emphasis mine).

Up to 1999, Bro. Roger had lived his life indulging in worldly pleasures and vices. He didn’t have control with his body, giving in to his fleshly desires. He was obese and later on acquired many diseases, like poor eyesight, heart disease, and worst of all, kidney disease.

He had been to different hospitals in Metro Manila, including The Philippine Heart Center. In desperation, he also resorted to different quack doctors, subjecting himself to their dark rituals. But in the end, he found himself at National Kidney Institute where he would be in and out of for 1 1/2 years. During this time, he had become skin and bones from the diseases he was suffering from.

In one of his confinements at National Kidney Institute, he stayed in a semi-private room and he witnessed how each one of his roommates would leave the room dead. He became depressed and hopeless.

One day in the hospital, he temporarily lost his vision and his memory. He didn’t know who he was and he could only see white images. When his sight and memory returned, he wrote to his family in the province, informing them of his whereabouts and situation. All that time, he was alone in the hospital. He was given mats upon mats of various drugs but he wasn’t getting better.

One Saturday, while alone in his room at National Kidney Institute, he looked out the window to the waiting area and saw a preacher sharing the Gospel to the people there. While he was observing through the window, the preacher looked up and their eyes met. The preacher approached the window and talked to him.

Bro. Roger learned that he was a preacher from Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry. He told him his situation, that he was going to undergo a much-needed surgery in a few days hence. The beloved preacher shared to him the Gospel of salvation and invited him to attend the worship service at Cuneta Astrodome.

The next day being a Sunday, Bro. Roger rose up at dawn and busied himself to prepare to escape and go to the worship service. He removed everything that was attached to his body, quietly left his hospital room, hailed a taxi, and off he went to Cuneta Astrodome, full of hope for healing and deliverance at last.

Since it was still dark, he waited outside. Soon, the beloved brethren arrived and streamed into the venue and he observed how the sisters were clothed modestly without the worldly adornment of jewelries and he heard how they spoke about their pastor with respect and high regard. He was in awe.

When the congregational singing began, he couldn’t explain the great relief that he felt in his body. And when the beloved Jesus Finest Generation Choir sang, he was lifted up in the spirit and he felt like he was floating in the clouds!

When altar call came, he was so in a hurry to reach the front that he bounded down the bleachers. He received the Lord Jesus Christ gladly and was baptized in water in His name.

He didn’t go back to the hospital. The next morning when he went to the toilet to urinate, two large stones came out. He took them and brought them to National Kidney Institute and showed them to his doctor. He testified to the doctor how he received salvation and healing in Jesus’ name.

When he continued to attend worship services and serve and love the Lord Jesus Christ faithfully, he received complete healing of all his diseases. That has been 22 years ago and Bro. Roger continues to live in health and wellness by the grace of God.

ALL PRAISE, HONOR, GLORY AND THANKSGIVING TO OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, OUR DEAREST LORD JESUS!

~ written by Sis. Rina R. Peru

“I was blind, now I see!”: The Amazing Testimony of Bro. Michael Garcia

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Bro. Michael Garcia testifying in the pulpit at the Main Church, Amoranto Sports Complex, Quezon City, Philippines

When you see him testify in the pulpit, you will see a diminutive man, thin and small, so much so that the hand-me-down shirt he wears almost gobbles him up, even though he folds the sleeves to reveal his hands. He maybe that in stature, but his testimony is larger than life.

Before Bro. Michael came to know the Lord Jesus Christ, he worked in construction for many years. He was the one who mixed cement and sand to make concrete. According to his testimony, he used potent cement mixes to build sturdy buildings. As he did his job, it couldn’t be helped that cement splashed and went to his unprotected eyes. For years it was like that, until one day, he found himself groping in darkness. He had become blind.

His terrible misfortune happened at work. When he was told to mix concrete, he purposed to go and do it as what he had done before. But he realized that he could no longer see. He had lost his sight and had to grope around to feel his way. His fellow workers noticed the change in him and asked what was wrong. He told them he could no longer see.

The same day, his co-workers brought him home. He said goodbye to them bitterly, saying, “I cannot work anymore. This is the bitter end of my life. When you learn that I have died, just come to my funeral!”

And they left him to his doomed fate.

He was orphaned early in life. When his remaining family and other relations learned that he could not fend for himself anymore, and was in fact very dependent on other people’s help, they all forsook him.

He had absolutely no one to care for him. He was not only destitute for help and care, he was also destitute for food. He lived in a wooden cart. He would go weeks without tasting proper food. Most of the time, he lived only by water.

When he went out, kids made fun of him, stoning him until he sustained head wounds. In fact, he had collected wounds and scars in the head over the years.

One day, feeling so desperate with all the suffering and hardships he was going through, he cried out towards heaven, “God, please end my suffering and take away my life, so I wouldn’t feel this pain in my heart anymore!”

Was he in pain because of his blindness, or the wounds from frequent stoning, or even from constant hunger? Yes, very much so! But more than that, his heart was aching. The pain in his heart was unbearable!

Having experienced illness and suffering myself these past more than 13 years, I know what Bro. Michael is talking about. I know that pain in the heart: the isolation, the loneliness. But for him, it was much more. He was hurt deeply when not a single loved one cared. That hurt him the most. To know that no one loves and cares for you. To know that you are forsaken.

BUT GOD!

God who is rich in mercy and compassion has not abandoned him. He was never forgotten by Him.

One day, beloved workers from JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY came to him and brought him to the worship service in Amoranto. At this time, he had been blind 7 years. He received the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized in water in His name. From then on, he attended worship services religiously. He always arrived early and was never late.

One night after worship service, he didn’t have anyone to bring him home. But as he groped in the dark late in the night, he heard the voices of two men speaking to him. They instructed him to hold onto their hands, one on each side of him. And they started to walk.  At some point, he stumbled and lost his footing. While he groped for their hands, he touched feathered wings instead! He realized what was happening. And in that instant, a light flashed and pierced into his unseeing eyes and for a fleeting moment, he could see through the bright light, just long enough for him to see that he was walking with two angels! Hallelujah! 

Then one Sunday in November 2016, about 6 months after he received salvation, he was early in Amoranto as usual. Morning joggers still littered the oval. He found himself needing to drink (or something), so he left his place and groped for the stairs going to the bleachers. A few steps…grope…wall…a few steps…grope…stairs… And so on.

But as he approached the bleachers as the stadium opened to the vast morning sky, he could see a glimmer of light above. He realized he was looking at the sky! When he reached the top of the VIP area, he could see the joggers jogging around the oval, children playing. He could see the trees and all around him!

The Lord Jesus Christ has healed him of his blindness! After 7 years of being absolutely blind, he could now see!

Because of Bro.Mchael’s amazing testimony, many in his neighborhood are in awe of the wondrous works of God. They know him as the poor blind man that can now see and mingle with them. They come to him and listen to his testimony. Many are being saved because of his story. God’s story.

All glory, honor, praise, and thanksgiving belong to the Lord God Almighty – our dearest Lord Jesus Christ! Amen and amen!