Amazing Evidence that God Provides!

06/05/19 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Events

Michael Castillo, from Middleburg, New York, was angry and rebellious during his senior year in high school. That is until one night in desperation, he cried out to God…

"God, if you're real, if you are who you say you are and you can fix things, turn things around. I need your help. I don't even care if you fix anything, I just want hope!"

The very next day, a newly-hired substitute teacher began to share how God had saved her from a 25-year abusive marriage. She explained the power of what we think and say and the love of Jesus Christ. This substitute teacher may have been fired from the public school system, but Michael Castillo was radically saved, and his life was changed forever.

Michael began going from table to table in the lunch room, sharing how much he loved Jesus. He would show up with friends at college parties where they would be smoking weed and drinking and end up with a quiet room of 10 to 15 students listening to his love for Jesus and getting saved. 

He was an evangelist before he even knew what one was!

Michael’s pastors recommended Charis Bible College to him. From that point on, Michael felt God tugging on his heart to attend.

When he finally said yes to God, within two weeks he had a major car accident and lost all three of his jobs! But he stayed strong.

Michael managed to save up $1,500, and despite his friends thinking he was crazy for driving across the country with no place to live when he got to Charis, he was determined. As a matter of fact, while saying goodbye to different friends, he would give them a handshake and find monetary blessings in his hand.

When he finally set out to Colorado, he had been given a car and $3,000. That’s our God! 

Michael is now in his third year at Charis, and when asked what has made the biggest impact, he said it happened while he was on his second-year mission trip to the Dominican Republic: 

“I was about to go up and preach, and I'm just sitting there looking at all the people in the church, and just taking in the whole experience. I said, ‘God, this is so much greater than anything I could have ever dreamed of or anything that I could have ever thought of on my own. Your ways are so much higher. You truly do exceedingly and abundantly above all that I can even ask or think.’

“From that day forward, I realized that sharing the gospel, watching people’s lives be changed by Jesus, bringing people into the kingdom, that's what I want to do with the rest of my life!”

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