I am a newly pledged Full Time Miracle Worker coming from the Kingdom Light Congregation (KLC) of Toronto, Canada. I am a product of the Keepers’ Club International of our beloved Pastor.
I was a normal teenager on a quest for a normal life, to live it in the most normal way. However, normal didn’t seem so great after all. Normal meant that just like more than half of the world, I came from a broken family. I grew up not having anyone to look up to as a role model, because my parents, normally, would have to make a living abroad.
I grew up fast, independent, alone and had to rely only on myself to figure out what life is in store for me, if it had something in store for me at all. Just like you, I also conformed to the blind superficial way of living. I made friends without really making relationships. I went to churches, countless youth conferences without really knowing what I was there for. I prayed endlessly without really believing I would be heard, but I was. Until that one faithful moment when the Almighty Father shattered all sorts of traditional norms in my life and introduced to me His Appointed Son, our beloved Pastor, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy.
At first I was only invited to dance for a Keepers’ competition and frankly, I didn’t want to go. I was busy with my life. I was making a steady living, at a very young age, as a choreographer and a professional dancer at a very established hip hop dance company in Canada. However, the Almighty Father always has a better plan and a greater cause to offer than our own selfish motives. He will work in mysterious ways to orchestrate it in our lives. So, despite my struggles , I was miraculously invited to one bible study at a member’s house in Toronto a week after the competition. Little did I know that the bible study was an invitation from the Almighty Father.
That night all my questions about denomination and religion were answered. Everything made sense and more importantly, I became interested about the spiritual aspect of the ministry and about our beloved Pastor.
I attended my very first Thanksgiving and Worship Presentation (TWP) and what attracted me first was the video of Pastor’s humanitarian works. I have never seen anyone genuinely do so much for all the things he cared about. My first question was, “What was in it for him?”
My question was later answered by our beloved Pastor, it was all for love. Despite our sinful follies, God loves us with such ardent and incessant passion, that He sent us, not only a Begotten Son to die for us, but also an Appointed Son who fearlessly preach without fear or favor, about why He did it in the first place. I wanted nothing else but to return that love so rightfully, so on that day I chose to become a member of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
I participated in all the events as a young people and I was also opened up to the music ministry as a lead singer of the KLC every Sunday. I attended every bible study, every seminar, however it was never enough. I wanted to give more. Just like the Son would say, “You’ll never out-give the Almighty Father,” I wanted to give everything to His Son. That’s why after three months, I decided and told my coordinator, I want to enlist myself as a full-time miracle worker. But that was when things took a twist for the worst.
My family, my friends started to notice the change in me and persecuted me for it. Everyday I would go about my daily routine detached, all the while having to fend off their insults up to the point of them casting me out. Also, aside from the physical battle, I also had a conflict inside, which was far more complicated.
Deciding to become a full-time miracle worker meant I had to give up my dreams, my career, my ‘loved one.’ In the midst of all this confusion, the Father was ever faithful thru His Appointed Son. With all the doubts troubling me, our beloved Pastor said, “Walk by faith, not by feelings. Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” Aside from that, unlike before, I noticed that I’m facing trials with a very light heart. I seem to be unfazed by anyone or anything that tries to hurt me because in my most desperate times, I had this voice telling me, reminding me, “I love Him, because He first loved me.” And that is all I ever needed. Pastor is all I needed.
Even now, I still face trials and testings; they have seemed to have multiplied and strengthened. However, gold and silver is tried by fire, but the heart is strengthened with trials and tribulations. We are all a work in progress and I for one would definitely not miss out on all the things the Father has in store for me through his Appointed Son.
Yes, deciding to become a full-time miracle worker became an avenue of trial and persecution to enter my life. Love may often give you a spot of vulnerability, but it is also the source of the greatest strength you’ll ever muster. Being a full-time miracle worker has given my life a deeper meaning. Thru the teachings of our beloved Pastor, I’ve come to see the real beauty in life. To see it with eyes that see beyond my personal cause.
Our beloved Pastor has graced me with more privileges that I could ever repay. And now, for my birthday, He even granted me to enroll in one of Davao’s most prestigious colleges, Jose Maria College, as an AB Mass Communication Student.
So, to our beloved Pastor, a world full of thanks would not express how grateful I am that the Almighty Father has sent you unto us. You are more than our guide, our teacher; you have given us the strength to overcome our greatest enemy, ourselves. You have given us a love that gives us a life greater than our own. So I surrender, mold me to whatever you want me to be. I am whoever you want me to be and with all faith, believing that one day, the Father can also say to me, just like in creation time, “That’s beautiful. Just like I always imagined.”
And to my co-newly pledged warriors and to all my brothers and sisters all over the world, there is an old latin phrase I would like to share to you, Habeatus practicus. It is a habit in proclaiming the truth without fear or favor and the willingness to suffer the consequences to that proclamation.
Never be afraid of the truth, it’s the lies that kill you. Choose to be the greater version of yourself and according to the teachings of the Son, “Boldly shine the light of truth in this darkened, deceived, world.”