I am Mario John Moina from Baguio City, Philippines. When I was a child I knew church and JESUS only by name. My parents had been converted at that time, so I was introduced to a religious church. I served at a local church when I was in my youth years, but even though I was serving in church my life still was the same as the world. My heart had not really converted for the LORD, but I believed that I was a christian that time, a carnal to be exact.
At the age of 27 that was the time I really had encountered GOD. Not in a literal state but HIS WORD came real and true in my heart. I converted to JESUS when I felt that strong experience that my heart had change. I didn’t know what was going on that time. It happened at my workplace when I was a clerk at a 7/11 convinience store and not in a religious church setting. I didn’t know what was going on that time, until the LORD had made me understand that HE gave me a new heart and a new spirit just like HE said in Ezekiel 36:26-27. All I know is I saw my sins that time for I was living a sinful lifestyle. I hadn’t verbally repented but in my heart I saw my sin, how bad it was and I repented from heart and wanted to get rid of my sins, especially smoking. Then, all of a sudden, I felt something came over me and I literally said to myself: I will never smoke again. At this time all vices in my life started to fall away, just like chains broken – all vices in my life I didn’t do anymore…
From this time on I have been on fire in church activities. I’ve been attending every church activities, for my heart was on fire for JESUS. I never miss a single activity, even in stormy days for my heart was brand new, totally different from the former me. I’ve been through many churches since then, searching and looking for truth until I finally watched Torben and The Last Reformation. After I watched his video I knew this was the life I wanted.
I would like to share more, but it’s too long so I’m going to cut it here. This is part of my story. Thank you for reading. Blessings!