Before He came to know the Lord, Bro. Willy Navea lived in worldly pleasures, indulging in many vices like alcohol and cigarettes. He was such a hard drinker and chain smoker that he developed many diseases, two of which were liver and lung diseases.
He was in and out of hospitals, but his diseases progressed and he became very weak and lost a lot of weight. He couldn’t work anymore, so he had to quit his job. Also, the doctors had given up on him. He was only 35 years old, and he was dying.
Bro. Willy knew he hadn’t much time to live. He decided to go home to Bicol province because he was thinking that the funeral expenses were so expensive in Manila and he and his wife couldn’t afford it. So, he left his wife (who was working in Manila) and traveled to their hometown.
Bro. Willy was desperate. He knew he was going to die but he wasn’t ready. He thought he was too young. The thought of facing death tormented him.
When he arrived in their home in Bicol after a long travel, he found out that the worship service of JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY was being held in their house.
As it turned out, the Gospel was preached to him and he readily received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in water in His name.
He poured out all his hope and faith to the Lord. He continued to serve Him. It didn’t take long that he got completely healed and he recovered. He testifies that his friend, who also had liver disease, but didn’t choose to accept the Lord Jesus’ offer of salvation and healing, died in just a few weeks.
Bro. Willy received new life from the Lord almost two decades ago. He continues to serve the Lord fervently to this day.
Halleluia! To God be the glory!
– Sis. Rina Peru