It was Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014. I was very happy having two weeks off work to spend with my children and 1st grandson. That day I decided that my grandson and I would go shopping all day. As he does every time I see him, he grabs my leg and hugs me. This particular day when he grabbed my leg I started to fall. I did not want to fall on him being 6ft 5in tall and 300 lbs. I tried to fall over to the side and as I did I felt my knee give out. It was hurting, but not enough to keep from going shopping. I did not tell my wife what had happened because I didn’t want anyone to worry, but she did notice me limping. The day after Christmas I told my wife what had happened to my knee and she made me an appointment at the doctor’s office to see about my knee. The doctor came back with bad news telling me I had a torn meniscus that would need surgery. Since it was around the holidays surgery openings were all booked up until the 1st week of February.
After my two weeks of being off, I went back to work with a huge metal mechanical looking knee brace to keep my leg stable until the surgery. One day as I was going to a production meeting Pat and Margaret asked about my knee. I told them I had an appointment and a surgery date coming soon. I was in a hurry to get this taken care of to get the huge knee brace off of my leg. The next day Pat and Margaret asked if they could pray for me. I had no idea what to expect. As I sat in the chair, as they started to pray, I really felt calm. There two ladies standing and praying and one lady putting her hands on my knee. As she touched my knee my leg started to heat up, as if I had fire inside my joints. The heat was not painful but very relieving; at that point Pat and Margaret asked me if I felt any heat. Not being a strong religious person, I thought to myself, “How do they know I’m feeling heat in my joint where the pain is?” I was so amazed and in a childlike voice I said “Yes.” That is when they said God was working and continued to pray for 5 – 10 minutes. I stood up and felt no pain. Stairs were hard to manage because of the brace, but now I could go down without any problems.
I went home and told my wife what had happened, and she told me to stop trying to make sense out of it and be thankful for no pain. I saw Pat and Margaret several more times. Each time I saw them I felt better and better. I had a scheduled doctor’s appointment that was coming up, and Pat and Margaret wanted me to have them do x-rays before they decided on the surgery. I went to the appointment, they did additional x-rays and to my surprise the doctor told me there was no need for the surgery. My meniscus was healed! He said I had some spurs that could be cleaned but that was optional. I have not had any problems with my knee since Pat and Margaret prayed for me.
I was born in a small town in Mexico. Since I was very young, I was raised by my grandparents. They took good care of me and educated me with much love. When I was 9 years old, I went to live with my parents, and by age 15, I came to the United States to Live with a cousin. At 17 I married and had a daughter and was divorced at 23. By this time, I was facing life alone with my daughter. Life has not been easy.
I have always believed that God exists, but was afraid that God had forgotten me. I met Ms. Margaret and Ms. Pat from SetFree Ministry at my work. During this time, I was in a battle to keep my daughter. Since my divorce, my life has been a struggle to get ahead and to keep custody of my daughter. Many times I would just sit and cry. I felt my strength was gone and I could not continue to fight. However, God has been good to me.
One day I was working and I was very sad. My boss spoke to me about Ms. Margaret and Ms. Pat. He told me about their healing and deliverance ministry. He recommended that I talk to them. I believe God sent them to me at the most appropriate time. During my personal healing sessions, I began to feel stronger and I learned to forgive people who had hurt me. I love everything about this ministry. My faith and trust in God grew.
At the time I came to SetFree, I was 40 years old. In that span of time, I had lived with a deep seated anger from an early age, and had no self-worth. I had experienced lots of sin in my life, two failed marriages, all while serving the nation in the armed forces. The culminating event was a tour in Iraq which resulted in the total undoing of my physical, emotional, and spiritual being. The result was being on 17 different medications and countless evaluations and “sessions” to address all my issues. I realized that I was only a shell of the man that God intended me to be. The total suffering I experienced led me to SetFree. After trying everything I could, I had to do the one thing that Satan didn’t want me to do….GIVE IT ALL TO GOD. In May of 2012, I went through SetFree Ministry. The healing is amazing and continues to get better every day. To start from my earliest memories and clean out “the closet” of all the pain and suffering and willful sin is such a wonderful experience. To really lay all of my hurt, worries, and memories before God and know that he has already forgiven everything and paid the price with HIS blood, is so freeing. To be set free from the bondage of Satan’s hold on my life through pain and misery is a gift that God wants all to have…we just have to ask. SetFree Ministry is the absolute best medicine I could have every received. God wants us to live a full and joyful life. He has already paid for our sins and to not honor HIM by trusting that HE is big enough to take care of our biggest problems is a sin in itself. I learned through this ministry that there is no reason to hold on to guilt, not love myself, put up with abuse or anything that is toxic to my life. I know that I am a child of my Heavenly Father and HE has already planned a full and blessed life for me. All I have to do is trust in HIM, believe in HIM and keep my eyes on HIM. GOD IS BIG ENOUGH! Thanks to Jesus for SetFree Ministry and the wonderful people who do Your work.