Hi, my name is Jorge and I have been a Christian since March 23, 2008 and to this day I am still trying to figure out what God has in store for me. My wife left with the kids since January and still to this day, June 9, 2008, I still pray for my family because it is the only thing that I can do. We have been together for 9 years and even though we are not married, I considered her my wife. I am finishing this book called "90 Minutes In Heaven" by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey and I can't begin to imagine how this guy made it through all this pain and suffering. We all go through pain and suffering in our lifetime, I know I have had my share especially these past few months, but it is what we do during these times that will make us or break us. I am thirty years old and I have never drank. There were times when that little voice inside of me was telling to do this and that. I was so miserable and depressed and I didn't want to do anything. I even had suicidal thoughts. My family was very important to me and I was a fool for not reacting right away to get my family back. As I look back, I always to come to the same thought "What does God have in store for me?" He did not put me in this situation for no reason. There is always a purpose for everything. I do not know right now what it is and if my family will ever be back together as one. But I do know that when I talk about God it makes me feel good. It lifts my spirits because I know that I am doing his will and that he will bless me someday, if not on earth than in Heaven. This book has taught me about pain and suffering and the power of prayer. Don Piper is the pastor that got into a bad car accident and there was a time while he was in the hospital where the doctor said he might not make it. So his wife called David Gentiles, and he rush over and told Don that night "We're going to pray all night. I'm going to call everybody I know who can pray. I want you to know that those of us who care for you are going to stay up all night in prayer for you." There was a lot of praying through out this book. I purchased this other book, "Purpose Driven Life" and this book I could only read a chapter a day. So, I needed something else to read and the heaven book was already in my house. I picked it up on Sunday and finished it in two days. By reading this book, it gave me hope. God does answer prayers and it is our human nature to doubt because the storm has gotten too big that you don't see relief in sight. What we fail to see sometimes is that GOD is our strength and our rock. He will never leave us or forsake us. He hears our crys and comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. I started doing this blog to get other bothers and sisters in faith to help me and others in prayer. When we seem to have lost all hope, we need to band together and lift each other up. I would like to designate a day out of the week to pray for each other. Just like in the book when people in faith all over prayed for Don. Please pray for me and my family to be reunited and those close to me.
My younger sister, Mari, for her salvation and reconcilation with her husband
My older sister's husband, Raul, for his salvation and to change for his family
Omar for his salvation and to change for his family
Zach for his marriage
Richard's wife to attend church