Hoy Perdimos a un General de la Fe


Yiye

Mi corazón ha sido conmovido con la noticia de la muerte de este gran hombre de Dios. La Pastora Wanda Rolón confirmó la muerte hoy del Evangelista José Joquín Yiye Ávila al diario NuevoDía.com. Murió pacíficamente mientras dormía a la edad de 87 años. Yiye había sufrido algunos derrames cerebrales, pero seguía activo en el ministerio. Literalmente, este hermano le sirvió a Cristo hasta la muerte.

            Nunca tuve la oportunidad de conocerlo ni de verlo en persona, mas su dedicada vida de oración y ayuno siempre fue gran motivo de inspiración para mi. También el escuchar de su testimonio de cómo perdonó y se ganó para Cristo al hombre que brutalmente acecinó a unas de sus hijas, quizás fue lo más que me impresionó del hermano Yiye.

            Puerto Rico y el mundo entero a perdido una leyenda, un verdadero hombre de Dios, más importante que cualquier artista famoso o figura política. Yiye Ávila no fue el Billy Graham latino, Yiye fue un incomparable general de la fe que sirvió fielmente en el ministerio por 53 años. Mi abrazo sincero a su familia y a todos los que lo ayudaron a hacer la voluntad de Dios en esta tierra.

Author: angelcasiano

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.

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