Worshipping the True Christ - Juana Moreno
My name is Juana Moreno and this is my story.
I was born in Mexico City, but at 2 years old my parents decided to move to the State of Hidalgo and it was there I grew up. I am from a family of 7 and I am one of the youngest. My parents taught me the Catholic religion in which I was baptized, made my first communion, and confirmation. My mom was very proud. It was important to her that we complied with all the Catholic sacraments, so I went to church regularly with my parents and siblings.
I met my husband at the age of 16 and a year later we married. Because we got married so young, we had many conflicts. Two years later we moved to the United States. It was here where I got to know the true gospel of Jesus Christ, something very different from what I knew in the Catholic religion who taught me to worship images of God, a crucified Christ, and the Virgin Mary. I remember on one occasion kneeling before the images while entering a Catholic church, believing that they would forgive my sins. The curious thing is that I did it with pleasure and satisfaction, believing that my sins were forgiven.
In 2011 I moved to Edmond, Oklahoma with my sister-in-law Elisabeth and her husband Felix. They kept inviting me to study the Bible. I was a little reluctant thinking that I would betray my Catholic religion. They insisted and I thank them for it. On July 9, 2011 they invited me to their house again and explained what the gospel was. I remember they read Ephesians 2:8-9. Felix invited me to receive Christ and without thinking, I asked him to lead me in a prayer to receive Christ. I broke down because there was so much joy in welcoming Jesus into my life.
I now know that I believed a big lie because I have come to know the true gospel. I know that Jesus died and rose on the third day to forgive my sins. I understand that only through Him I am saved.
After this decision, God gave me strength and patience to make changes that my marriage needed and to stay together. Now, I want to keep growing in knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and I want Him to be the guide of my life. My marriage isn't perfect, but God is working in my life. I am a daughter of God.