I find myself so blessed these days; I can feel the joy of the Lord in my life. It is a beautiful thing when our emotions are in line with the Word. I must confess that it is not always like that with me. There are days I feel depress, sad, frustrated, angry, anxious, tired and disgusted. I suppose I am the only one that has experienced these emotions. J LOL!
After much tears, mistakes, tragedy, pain, personal failures, and personal sin and after experiencing the brutality of God’s discipline in my life I can honestly say that God is faithful, even in the mix of my imperfections. His love brought me to a place of repentance and brokenness. Beloved, no one need to tell me how nothing I am without God, for I saw the nastiness and shame of living a life ruled by the desires of the flesh. It almost killed me! But God did not give up on me even when I gave up on Him and on myself! Restoration is real!
Now, I feel like I am about to explode; the passion for God’s presence, the passion for ministry, for God’s people and for the lost is burning in my heart like never before. It is not about doing something for God, but when you experience such love and such mercy, serving HIM is an automatic and a normal response.
Today I am in the mix of a great transition in my life; decision time is approaching for me. I don’t know what to do to be honest. The transition has to do directly with ministry and what to do next. I appreciate your prayers!
I want to share a video of a beautiful time of worship at the local church I am currently a part of; Abundant Hope. You will see my lovely wife Rayette accompanied me on the piano, my son singing with me and my dear brothers and sisters at Abundant Hope Worship Team. I hope you enjoy and be bless!
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot.
In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.
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