Giving God all the glory, honor and praise to Him for forgiving and restoring my life through Him dying on the cross for my sins. 2 Cor 5:17-18 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation: old things have passed away; and behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation!"
I grew up in the Christian Church in San Gabriel right outside East Los Angeles, but in Junior High/ High School it wasn't cool to be a Christian and I backslid into the world of popularity, drug use, and gang life. By the age of 17, I had dropped out of high school, was in and out of Juvenile Hall, and buying and selling drugs for the benefit of the gang.
I began seeing a girl I went to high school with and immediately we were engaging in sex outside of marriage and using drugs constantly together. I truly was not trying to be in a relationship with her, I was sadly just having fun and not looking for any commitment. Soon enough, we discovered this lifestyle comes with consequences and we became pregnant because of the way we were living in sin.
Immediately, I wanted out of this problem that I thought could be easily fixed through a simple abortion. I became part of the 85% of men that initiate the thought of abortion in a mother's mind. I blamed her father who is a fire captain using his own words, saying if she ever got pregnant she would be cut off, etc. I convinced her this was our only option as we were barely 18 and unable to be parents. We went to Planned Parenthood Pasadena where we had received faulty contraceptives so they could help us abort our child, thinking it wasn't a big deal if we took care of it in the first trimester. I thought it was her body her choice, and it really didn't have anything to do with me.
I truly don't remember the month of the year this happened because of the amount of drugs I was using, but shortly after this our relationship ended, the drugs stopped getting me high, and all of my "gang friends" became enemies. The Lord was drawing me back to Himself. I rededicated my life to Christ and he was faithful and just to forgive me!
I met my wife at church and we were married at the age of 22. We now have 3 precious girls.
God opened the door for me to be involved in pro-life ministry at our church after meeting and sharing with Norma Murakami, who helped me into a post-abortive healing Bible Study.
Now almost 15 years later God has opened the door for me to be a full-time missionary for the unborn. We lead teams to pray peacefully at local abortion centers and share the hope of Jesus Christ and local resources for women in crisis pregnancies. We've seen over 120 babies saved from the hands of abortion in Southern California just this year. God allows me to use this testimony in speaking to many others in the same situation of going to Planned Parenthood to kill their child. God truly redeems all things and this is why I will be silent no more!