February 10, 2011

Testimony of Rut Ascanta



Although I was born into a Christian home, as a child I would not allow myself to give my life to Christ.  Instead I was demon possessed, which brought much sadness to my parents’ lives.  I want to share my testimony not to give glory to my past but to demonstrate the greatness of God to win my life.

I was demon possessed from the age of 2 until 16.  When I was possessed I couldn’t control my emotions, my feelings, etc. I was rebellious with my parents.  At age 8 I lost all my knowledge after I fell from a tree that was about 26 feet high.  When I became a teen, I became even more rebellious. When I was 12 years old I decided to kill my own brother, not for any reason, only because I didn’t want to see him anymore. I thought my sister was simple trash and that she wasn’t even my sister.  I wanted to kill myself with my own hands.  I thought I was strange and my parents didn’t love me.

July 8, 2007, is a day I will never forget!  It marked a difference in my life, a radical change.  It was that Sunday that I had a stoke and facial paralysis.  I felt I could no longer go on.  That same day an evangelist visited my house.  He preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  At that moment when the evangelist finished sharing the word of God, I decided with all my soul to give my life to Christ. Since that moment I have felt a profound joy and I was radically changed.  Christ changed my life completely!

At 17 years old, I began to go to church and I was a Sunday school teacher.  I continued to pray in God’s name, read the Bible, and meditate on it.  I decided to go the Nazarene Seminary with the purpose of guiding others in the correct ways of Christ. I was able to come to the Seminary because it was God’s purpose for me.  My call is to be a regional missionary.  The grace of God changed my life. Now I love, I sing, I praise because He is always with me and with everyone!
 Although I was born into a Christian home, as a child I would not allow myself to give my life to Christ.  Instead I was demon possessed, which brought much sadness to my parents’ lives.  I want to share my testimony not to give glory to my past but to demonstrate the greatness of God to win my life.

I was demon possessed from the age of 2 until 16.  When I was possessed I couldn’t control my emotions, my feelings, etc. I was rebellious with my parents.  At age 8 I lost all my knowledge after I fell from a tree that was about 26 feet high.  When I became a teen, I became even more rebellious. When I was 12 years old I decided to kill my own brother, not for any reason, only because I didn’t want to see him anymore. I thought my sister was simple trash and that she wasn’t even my sister.  I wanted to kill myself with my own hands.  I thought I was strange and my parents didn’t love me.

July 8, 2007, is a day I will never forget!  It marked a difference in my life, a radical change.  It was that Sunday that I had a stoke and facial paralysis.  I felt I could no longer go on.  That same day an evangelist visited my house.  He preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  At that moment when the evangelist finished sharing the word of God, I decided with all my soul to give my life to Christ. Since that moment I have felt a profound joy and I was radically changed.  Christ changed my life completely!

At 17 years old, I began to go to church and I was a Sunday school teacher.  I continued to pray in God’s name, read the Bible, and meditate on it.  I decided to go the Nazarene Seminary with the purpose of guiding others in the correct ways of Christ. I was able to come to the Seminary because it was God’s purpose for me.  My call is to be a regional missionary.  The grace of God changed my life. Now I love, I sing, I praise because He is always with me and with everyone!

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