There’s a question that I was pondering about: “Bakit ka tatakbo?” Then, I realized I’m always running away from God! I don’t know why I am always coming back to Him? – Bro. Dennis
“At the age of 14, I saw how my life was destroyed because of my decision to join a particular fraternity group and use of illegal drugs. My life used to have no meaning and purpose, but there’s one thing I’m sure of, and that is to satisfy myself. My family was displeased at that time because I was not listening to them. I always did what I wanted to do. In 2010, my mom entrusted me to my aunt for her to guide me. When I was in high school, I used to bring illegal drugs and hid these inside my bag. I just went to school not to learn, but to sell drugs instead. However, despite of my uncertain situation, my ambition in life is to become a policeman.
Until such time, the Lord used my aunt to change my life by inviting me to come to church. I moved from Manila and started to live in Cavite around year 2013. I started attending church services, learning God’s Word, and even baptized here at Church of God. In spite of everything, the process was not easy. I still tend to fail in obeying the commandment of the Lord. My agenda while attending church services is not to hear nor give attention to the Word of the Lord but to come and bear with my aunt, because it’s what I am obliged to do.
In 2014, there was a conference held by Youth Empowered, Young Adults and Kid Movement Ministry. I didn’t know how I did get there and all I know is I was attending the church service at that time. I struggled with how I’m going to leave and run from that situation. In spite of that, the people I met there encouraged me to share my testimony. I don’t know what I can share to everyone how God transformed me. However, it was the first time that the Lord spoke to me through His Word in Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Moreover, there’s a question that I was pondering about: “Bakit ka tatakbo?” Then, I realized I’m always running away from God! I don’t know why I am always coming back to Him? Until finally I got involved in the ministry and that time I truly accepted the Lord. I surrendered everything to Him and started obeying His agenda for me. Despite all the things that I’ve done, I’m always coming back to Him!
Then, I have started attending ExCEL services, I often knelt in prayer for my board exam because I really wanted to become a policeman. Indeed, God has been faithful to me through prayers! One of the miracles, He performed in my life, since I accepted Him is that I passed the exam. However, things didn’t work according to my plan. I failed during my job application at NCR Philippine National Police because of my height. Until I tried to apply in Region IV Philippine National Police, by the grace of God, finally, I was able to pass the screening! My height was surfeit, it was 0.7. I didn’t do any efforts for I know God is the one who always delivers and provides! I’m just doing my part and I just surrendered everything to Him.
By the grace of the Lord, in February of 2017, I passed the job for the Philippine National Police. Currently, I am destined and assigned at Bacoor, Cavite. I remembered in John 15:5 it says; “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”. And in Matthew 7:7 it says; “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Nothing is impossible to God! Just pray to Him! God is using me to be a living testimony. There is no time and effort that will be wasted because everything, it’s all for Him! All Glory belongs to God! Thank you and God bless you!”