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God’s Grace in New Guinea – Jacob Van der Velden

I made the decision to become a priest out of a deep conviction. I wanted to go as a missionary to the unexplored islands of the Papuas to bring them the message of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I thought that I was well acquainted with all the difficulties that were waiting there for Read More

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New Life for a Jesuit Priest – José Rico

After nineteen years of continual, threatened shipwreck in the Roman Catholic priesthood, on the 15 of April 1956, I arrived on the tranquil shores of peace with God through Jesus Christ. Among the reasons for leaving my native Spain was the call of American bishops in the face of the avalanche of Protestantism in Latin Read More

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I Was Blind, Now I See – Jose A. Fernandez

I was born blind, not only physically but also spiritually in 1899, in one of the most mountainous and inaccessible regions of Asturias, rightly called the “Spanish Switzerland.” My parents were devout Roman Catholics who had the faith of the “coal man” mentioned by St. Teresa of Avila, that is, they believed implicitly everything that Read More

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The Holy Spirit Leads His People – Roman Mazierski

Into the Light and Out of the Darkness The questions I am always asked are, “How did it happen that you have turned to the Lord and become a Bible believer, after having been a Roman Catholic priest for many years? Did you read any Protestant books? Did you approach a Protestant pastor to seek Read More

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The Truth Set Me Free – Toon Vanhuysse

I was born in Zwevegem, Belgium on 13 October 1940, in the beginning of the war years. My parents were very pious Catholic people. Father was an extremely strict man, but at the same time also very affable. Besides family troubles (there were ten children) and the worry with the weaving mill, father found time Read More

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I Was A Blind Leader Of The Blind – Salvatore Gargiulo

“…Can the blind lead the blind? shall theynot both fall into the ditch?” (Luke 6:39) My name is Salvatore Gargiulo. I was converted to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus in 1977, and I am now serving Him in the same place where I previously followed the calling of a Roman Catholic priest. My conversion Read More

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Out of Hell and Purgatory – Peter Alphonsus Sequin

I was born in Rigand County in the province of Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada. I was the ninth child of ten children; there being eight boys and two girls. My parents were exceedingly devout Roman Catholics. They were good, moral, sober, and industrious people who did their best to raise their children for God and country, Read More

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Jesus Saved Even Me – Jose Manuel De Leon

I was born in Viscaia, Spain, on the 9th of April 1925. At age eleven I lost my father, a victim of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Some uncles, sincere, yet deceived, set me on the road to studying for the priesthood. I was ordained a priest on the 24th of September 1949. Although for Read More

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The Professor’s Methods Did Not Work – Celso Muniz

Search for Truth From childhood on, I looked restlessly for reality and certainty. In my youthful opinion, it was through the priesthood that I could best experience truth and salvation for the soul. A schoolteacher once said to me, “It is more difficult for a priest to be lost than for a stone to float Read More