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A Surrendered Life: The Testimony of Bel. Dr. Ric Alarcon

Beloved Dr. Ric Alarcon at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, January, 2011.

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

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Freed and Healed

Bro. Jerry Solano in his JMCIM Finest Choir Wednesday uniform at the Sucat Outreach (Paranaque, Phils.), Nov. 17, 2010

In 1994, Bro. Jerry Solano was suffering from a heart ailment, hyperacidity, and poor eyesight. When his family brought him to the Philippine Heart Center, the doctors there didn’t want to admit him for his disease was highly infectious. They transfered to another hospital, and after he was examined, they found out that he had acute Hepatitis B, and that there was no hope of healing.

They went to another hospital inside the military camp where they lived. After examining him, he was told by the doctor that he had probably about one month to live. The doctor advised the family to separate all his things, confine him in a room, and avoid communicating with him. Then, he was sent home.

The family locked him up in an ammunitions supply room for soldiers. They put a chain in the door and padlocked it. When they fed him, they opened the lock and left the tray at the door.

Because of  his illness, he became weak, experienced body tremors, and his whole body had jaundice. Added to his suffering, he also developed insomnia.

One day, it was a Tuesday, around 2:00 in the afternoon, he was feeling sick, lonely and hopeless. He taught of ending his life. He opened the drawer and got his brother’s gun. Suddenly, he heard a voice say, “Child, switch on the TV”.  Because he knew he was alone in the room, he didn’t pay attention to it. For the second time, the voice spoke again, saying the same thing. Bro. Jerry then stood up and looked around but saw no one. For the third time, he heard the voice again. This time, Bro. Jerry heeded the voice and swiched on the TV. He saw the TV program of the JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY. He watched the whole program and listened intently to the testimonies of God’s healing miracles.

The following day, a Wednesday, Bro. Jerry desired so much to attend the midweek service of JMCIM. He found a steel and smashed the lock of his room, and he escaped.

By God’s help and mercy, he arrived in JMCIM worship service. That night, he receieved Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in water in His name. He believed with all his heart that Jesus will heal him. 

The next day, he went back to his doctor and requested for another blood test. His doctor explained to him that he has terminal liver disease, and there was no point in doing the tests again. But Bro. Jerry insisted, so the doctor reluctantly agreed.

After the tests were done, he was summoned back to the doctor’s office. The doctor advised him to listen well as he reads the result. But when the doctor saw it, he was surprised, then bowed his head. When he looked up at Bro. Jerry, there were tears in his eyes as he asked, “Who healed you?”

Bro. Jerry, crying now, answered, “The Lord Jesus healed me”. And he went on to say how he came to know the Lord. The doctor believed him and said, “God healed then, so He still heals today. Mr. Solano, your tests show you don’t have Hepatitis B. You’re healed.” 

Before Bro. Jerry acquired Hepatitis B, he was heavily addicted to drugs. But the Lord Jesus did not only save and heal him, he also delivered him completely from his addiction to drugs.

Bro. Jerry fully surrendered his life to the Lord and served Him fervently, to this day.

Halleluia! To God be the glory!

– Sis. Rina R. Peru