More Pulse Club Massacre Survivors Who Abandoned Gay Lifestyle after Shooting Come Forward: ‘Thank You, Jesus
Since making the decision to follow Jesus, both Ruiz and Colon have started a ministry called Fearless Identity, specifically designed to reach those in the LGBTQ community.
[Faithwire.com] Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz probably shouldn’t have survived the 2016 massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. But they did, and the deadly shooting sparked radical transformation for both of them. (Screengrab image)
Colon and Ruiz sat down recently with Christian blogger Julie Roys, who recorded a podcast with the two men.
After realizing he had miraculously survived the June 16, 2016, killing, which left 49 people dead, Colon thanked God and promised to use his life to share the Gospel.
“I look around again and everybody that was around me was dead and I am alive,” he said. “And I just started thanking God: ‘Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Lord … The moment I get out of here, I’m testifying about You. I am worshipping You for the rest of my life.'”
Colon’s transformation wasn’t immediate, though. Weighed down by fears of how those around him might react to his decision to abandon the gay lifestyle and embrace Christianity, his conversion took time.
But after watching Ruiz step out, Colon had the courage to embrace the faith that saved him. Colon, when he finally spoke out, said he and Ruiz “became these men, these soldiers, these generals that aren’t scared anymore to share wherever they go the Gospel of God”… Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
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