Isn’t it amazing when you stop to think of all the people around the world that we will get to spend eternity with? I (Jake) asked Liliana, a sister in Christ here, to tell the amazing story of her conversion over the last few years. Here’s what she wants to tell you (translated from Spanish).
The day that I started to change was when I met people who really loved God. Thinking about all I have done with my life scares me but the God that forgives all things was patiently waiting on me to change and these wonderful people cared about me. The change in my life was as tumultuous and drastic as a storm.
Sarah and Justin Morgan were the main catalysts change in my life. Now they have moved back to their country. I miss them a lot but I try not to dwell on that too much. I dream about them often and they are always present in my heart. The Blairs and Daggetts remain here. I don’t see them quite as much but every time I do it brings me happiness because they love God so much. I also have other people from here in Peru: Paty, Lola, and others who are very special and have also helped me change.
After I decided to make a change in my life, I totally cut ties with my old friends who were mixed up in bad things. But in reality, with the Morgans’ help it wasn’t all that difficult. Sarah, even though she was younger than me, was more mature than me. I loved her so much. They both taught me the Word and saved me. Every once in a while I get the urge to rebel but reading the Bible keeps me grounded.
Justin baptized me on the 24th of September 2015. Everyone was very excited and on the inside I did not cease to thank God. Sometimes when I think back on the Liliana from before I think that it was a different person, a person that was dedicated to destroying herself. My normal back then was to be high on all kinds of drugs. I had gotten myself into a hole that was almost impossible to escape from. I think that had I not gotten help, I’d be dead by now. I was withering away but am fully recovered now and feel loved by God.
I still have a ways to go. I have a few things yet to overcome but being in the church filled with good things is good for me. All of this has been like a resurrection for me. My hope is that good things keep happening and everything that is bad in me gets extinguished.
I left everything behind; I buried it and chose these people. They were on the side of good, something that I really appreciate. I had to eliminate the pleasures and carnal passions and now I am completely different – a woman who wants to be better and better each day. They guided me, they settled me down, they saved me and I came to the light. They baptized me and renewed me and now I feel full and happy. If anyone deserves heaven, it’s all of these blessed people who have saved my life and recovered my soul. Thanks to these incredible people from the church which I now belong.