Turning Pain into Victory
May 12, 2014
The Philippines — “After what I have gone through, I decided to build a home to help disabled people like myself. Even though I have experienced painful circumstances in my life, I believe God has a greater purpose for me. The Lord knows everything, and whatever happened to me can be turned around for good by Him. This is the truth I learned from your program.”
So says Ignacio, a 61-year-old listener of TWR broadcasts in the Philippines.
Ignacio lives in Pagadian City. He worked at a bank for 10 years until he met with an accident that caused half of his body to be paralyzed from a spinal injury. The home accepts elderly people who have illnesses or health conditions similar to his. To help offset the overhead in running the home, Ignacio goes around asking for donations. He also takes things a step further, even providing wheelchairs and crutches to the blind and lame around the city.
What keeps Ignacio going despite his own condition?
“I do all these because of your faithful proclamation of God’s Word through your programs,” he explains. “Your messages have made a difference in my life. That is why I like them very much and share them with others as well.”
Ignacio did not simply stop at setting up the home and meeting the practical needs of the sick. He also promotes TWR Philippines programs in his church and neighborhood. What’s more, he makes the programs available for everyone at the home so that they can have a chance to listen.
“It is my prayer to the Lord that your ministry will be blessed. Many members living in the home are grateful toward your programs. They know the messages they are receiving will improve their lives.
Truly, the Lord is powerful because he used that fateful accident to give me a mission that I can do as long as I live. May the Lord grant you more strength and power to proclaim his Word!”
Praise God that he is using TWR’s programs to inspire people to reach out and help others in need.