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I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

Emil Tamayo

Within our ministry, we have had the honor to have a sister be part of everything we have done since Day 1. Everyone has a story / testimony to share and we were fortunate to have our sister Miriam show her strength to share hers in her own words with all of us. It takes a lot courage for people to share any issues they go through or things they have witnessed. But within those troubles, there's ALWAYS triumph if you just put your faith on God. So, please take time to read her story and join us in prayer for our sister Miriam:

MIRIAM'S TESTIMONY:

My name is Miriam and I’m from Italy. I think everybody has a story to tell, so I thought I could finally share mine too.

It’s been a while since I first met this wonderful team of Our Savior Watches, sooooooo… here I am! I feel totally lucky and blessed to be part of it.

I was born on May 13, 1992 in a small town in a family where both  parents were nurses. I also have an elder sister named Elisa and a gorgeous nephew named Daniele.

My story is probably nothing special, it could be like any other you’ve listened to, but I believe that it’s the contribution you give that makes it unique in every single case.

My family has always been formed by believers, in fact I was introduced to Christ when I was only 6 or 7 years old and went to primary school. I remember sharing, especially with my mom, moments meditating on the Word of God, reading the Bible by myself, going to church, stay with amazing people whom I’ve learned from and even writing love phrases for Jesus everywhere! Haha! On papers, diaries, walls, everywhere possible! It was like being in love!

From 2000 to 2002, my family and I moved to Bristol, England, where we lived the best two years of our lives. It was magical! I attended school there, while my parents worked, went to Bible school and my sister also worked and went to college. We had a blessed life there and the people we met were so cool! The church we were in helped us a lot even in our difficult time and I experienced a very deep relationship with God.

When we came back to Italy our lives changed. It was nothing compared to what we lived in England. Everything was so different and probably that’s when our crisis began. We had normal lives, I still went to school, but I realized that all was changing. There’s been a period of time when my father left us and fell into the sin of adultery, but then my mother forgave him and he came back into our family and all carried on as before. That was when our relationships with the Lord started to change and I also changed.

I have always been a very active girl, a brilliant student at school with high marks and practiced a lot of sports, including gymnastics, swimming, soccer, karate and bodybuilding. By that time, that was when everything started to fall apart, precisely in 2006.

My body has always been perfect, I was very fit and could eat everything I wanted without gaining a single pound, but something was slowly changing inside my mind. I started exercising at the gym and lost the first kilo. I thought it was normal, as a result of the movement I made. It seemed like nothing, but it turned into an obsession. I then lost the second kilo, the third, the fourth and so on. By then, I also decreased my portion and my weight became so low I couldn’t even stand on my feet properly, I couldn’t afford to play sports anymore because I was too weak and at serious risk of cardiac arrest.

I started developing an eating disorder, became dangerously thin and my parents started to take contacts with doctors, who told me that if I didn’t start to eat again they would have put me into a hospital.

That was it! I was so scared I started to eat again, but the dark thoughts were still in my mind. This carried on for many years, which have been full of rises and relapses, but never so dangerous as they would have been in the next years to come. I was really down!

Because of my illness, my relationship with God has also declined. 

Sadly, in 2011 when I graduated in high school with great results, my uncle died at the age of 60. That made me so depressed because he couldn’t even see me as a graduate. I got my diploma in July but he died in May. He always believed in me, even when he saw me so ill. He was always there for everybody, was also kind, considerate and always made me happy in the best ways he could.

My anorexia at the time started to get even worse and that’s when I dropped down at my lowest ever. In 2012 I started attending the Molinette hospital in Turin with weekly check ups in ambulatory. I was never willing to collaborate. I was always up and down with my mood, but took nothing seriously until October 2013, when I was such in terrible condition I was admitted to a feeding clinic, weighing only 35 kilos (77 lbs).

I stayed into recovery for three months and decided to finally come out of the disease, so my path went really well. When I came out I was quite healthy, weighing 42 kilos. I got my period back and all seemed to go fine.

But only after a very short amount of time, I started to lose weight again because I began restricting and purging again, dropping back at 33 kilos once again. In March 2014 I risked another cardiac arrest because of my potassium  which reached a value of only 2.2.  I couldn’t go home and had to stay there in hospital. So the hospitalization procedure started again. I was again admitted then got out after a month.

My mind was still the same, it never changed. I was still willing to stay anorexic and not gain weight at all. I put my life in danger to stay thin at any cost. I didn’t care.

So the last two years have been entirely based on coming and going from hospitals and clinics. I have been hospitalized so many times I’ve lost the count. Ambulatories, emergency, day hospital, inpatient recoveries. What a load of disgust! It all sucked!

Finally, the turning point came in March 2016, when I was admitted again to a feeding clinic because my weight was the lowest ever: only 31 kilos (68 lbs). I was in such a terrible state they had to put in the nasogastric tube, which I carried for almost 2 months.

But something in that stay was different this time. When I first stepped into the clinic, I vowed I would have come out of anorexia and made all the efforts, even if it would have been painful and I had to suffer. I was determined to never go back! I was sick and tired of suffering and desperately wanted to change.

I remained there for three months and during that period I turned back to God and started my relationship with him again... praying each day for strength and that He never let go of me. I felt that everything was different this time. Before entering the clinic I made the promise that I would heal once and for all, so I couldn’t allow myself to make mistakes, otherwise I would relapse and die. So I started to eat properly and change my mind.

What has helped me to go across my healing path was also the reading of probably one of the most beautiful books I ever held in my hands: The Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren. While reading it, God has entered my life again and I felt stronger than ever. It helped me to make many things clear in my daily Christianity, I committed myself to read a chapter each day and pray afterwards. Each time I finished, I felt better than after a chat with my psychologist! 

You know this, guys! God is the best psychologist ever! He’s the only doctor who can cure you!

So I got hooked into the power of God and this was the only reason to hold on until the end.

I got out of the clinic on June 22, 2016 and felt so free! I did a great job and fought like a warrior to win my battle and start a new life without anorexia.

I must thank all the doctors, therapists, nurses and each member of the unit who helped me throughout my journey. I must admit they saved my life, even though I couldn’t understand this concept at the beginning.

I have been suffering from anorexia for many years and only now I’m on my way to recovery. These have been years of sadness, pain, darkness and all kinds of negative stuff.

Years spent coming and going from clinics and hospitals, where I had to stand the terrible experience of intravenous drips, feeding tubes and supplements to make me recover more quickly. Years where I never accepted any type of help, in spite I knew I was on the point of dying. Years where I never listened to anybody who tried to get me out of the disorder and watched me with tears in their eyes because I was so sick. Years where my weight was so damn low I couldn’t afford nothing, even the most simple thing.

I now have a healthy approach to food and life and there’s nothing more beautiful than living as a free person! I am completely renewed and I don’t regret anything at all of my old insane past!

If anybody asks me if it was worth undertaking such a hard way to stay better, I say YES, go for it! It is for the sake of your health and life. You may suffer at the start, but later you’ll feel awesome. I guarantee you that!

I hope this testimony could help other people who have this problem and any other sort of mental illnesses. Claim your rights as daughters and sons of God! You are not alone, don’t forget it!

As Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Anyhow, I am so blessed to have Our Savior Watches and other people from the San Diego community support me in my life. Their prayers and thoughts help me to be closer to God and achieve the chosen purpose for the future that awaits me. I guess the Lord has put them into my life for a reason and nothing happens as a result of chance.

I feel so honored to tell my story for this team and all the other people of the world. I promise you I will never go back and what’s more… Did I mention I am making a documentary on my story? If not, well… I’m telling you now! I will publish it as soon as possible so you can know more about me and learn some stuff.

If you are about to struggle with your mind, if you are about to fight a spiritual war, if you are about to do any sort of negative thing, remember: God is watching over you from up above and embraces you in His arms.

I would be pleased with anyone who wants to share their stories with me. I would love to stay in contact with y’all and don’t hesitate to ask me any question you desire. I am here for you!

God bless you. Peace.

Miriam

WOW! What courage Miriam had to share that with all of us. What she went through is a very serious issue. In America alone, one out of every 200 women suffers from anorexia. 

Lord, we thank you Father for laying your healing hands on our sister Miriam and ask that you continue to heal her and give her the strength to keep fighting. We thank you Lord for allowing her to still be with us today. We ask that you continue to bless her life Father and shine your bright light on her so she feels surrounded with your love at all times. For others going through the same issues she's going through, I ask that you intervene in their lives Lord that they may heal like our sister Miriam is healing right now. We ask that this testimony she shared touches the lives of those who are fighting their own battles so they could too, seek you for refuge. We ask this in Jesus name... 

Miriam... God Bless you! We love you and thank you for sharing this awesome testimony with us.

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A TESTIMONY FROM THE BROKENHEARTED

Emil Tamayo

***FOR THOSE BROKENHEARTED***

At a very early age in my life we had taken my dad in for a routine surgery that was supposed to have been in and out.  I remember before I left the hospital, I was talking to my dad and joking with him as we always did.  I remembered him telling me before I left that he loved me with all his heart.  The last thing I did was kiss his forehead saying "I love you too pop!"

That night, I came home and there was a gathering of family members in the living room.  They all had a look of despair on their faces.  My uncle was the first to approach me with a solemn look on his face that made my heart drop.  He pulled me aside and all he could say was "Your dad...."  I immediately knew what he meant and rushed out of my house, to my car and sped to the hospital literally doing 110 mph.  I was the first out of my family to arrive at the hospital.  When I finally got to the room I saw my dad lying there lifeless in his bed.  He had passed away from complications from his surgery.  In that very second I went into shock, I felt alone and devastated that my life had been destroyed.  I lost my best friend, my hero, the person who was teaching me how to become a man.

Prior to his passing I considered myself to be outgoing, ambitious and full of life. That night however, I became broken and my spirit was shattered.  I became angry. Angry at the doctors, angry at the nurses, angry at the hospital, even angry with God... my life from that point on began to spiral out of control.

The night of my dad's funeral I had my first encounter with alcohol.  I had gotten extremely drunk with some friends and family.  At the time I thought it was the only way to numb my pain.  Unfortunately, I began to self medicate with alcohol and this pattern of drinking became heavier and heavier throughout the years.  When I found that I couldn't fill my void with alcohol I added smoking marijuana and partying to the mix.  For such a long period in my life, I went from party to party and from hangover to hangover.  I thought these things could fill my reality with a little bit of comfort, instead I grew more and more empty.

My life became such a broken record.  I caught myself doing the same thing, hanging around the same people week after week and still drowning my sorrow in booze and marijuana.  I came to a point where I could no longer mask away the pain and hurt that I carried for so many years in my heart.  A change finally occurred when someone special came into my life and literally fought to pull me away from my recklessness.  They reminded me about the person I once was and reintroduced me to someone who could change my life and make me whole again...God.

The day I surrendered my life back to God I fell to my knees begging for forgiveness. I said "LORD! Forgive me for my foolish ways, for turning my back on you! For blaming you Father in Heaven! Lord you have given me life! Now I am crying to you Lord to heal me and take me back into your arms!"

From that moment, I felt a relieving weight lifted from my spirit.  God immediately began working on me.   He started to heal my heart and completely delivered me from alcoholism and substance abuse.  Jesus came back into my life and tears ran down my face faster than the 110 mph I was doing to get to the hospital years before!

Psalm 34:18 says, "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit."

My spirit was crushed, my heart was shattered into a million pieces and one by one, Jesus put those pieces back together and added so much more.  He added the gift of joy... the only real joy that comes from Him, Jesus Christ.  Nothing and nobody else could have done it, only Him.   My spirit has been restored and it brought me here, sharing with you the miracles only God can give and has now given me.  I confess with my mouth that I was once  a lost, but now I'm found.  I am saved!  I could only be saved by accepting the fact that Jesus is Lord, that he has died for my sins, rose from the dead and now sits at the right hand of the father, God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.  Thank you Lord for touching my spirit and saving my life!

There are many stories in this world similar to mine, just know that no matter what, The Lord is near, and He and He alone will heal our spirits and make it whole again.  Amen.

-Anonymous

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THE WALKING PASTOR OF UGANDA

Emil Tamayo

Kusasira Stanly of Kampala, Uganda

Kusasira Stanly of Kampala, Uganda

***FOR THOSE WHO WERE IN THE STREETS***

I'm sure that we've all seen movies and documentaries about what goes on in parts of Africa, but there are very few of us who have actually been there and witnessed things with our own eyes. There are many places throughout the world where people do not believe in God but do in fact believe in spirits in some cases, black magic. In every country, poverty can swallow people whole and can make one's ways lost forever, but there are also many that through divine chance, can make a radical 180º change in their lives for the good. We at Savior Watches had the pleasure of talking with a soul who's life changed forever.

Kusasira grew up in the streets of Uganda. He left home at the age of 12 because of certain hardship at his home. Shortly after his parent's divorce, Kusasira's father who was a very important part of his life passed away and staying home was not an option, so he decided to go to Kampala which is the capital city and the largest city in all of Uganda. With no relatives there, Kusasira had to turn to a criminal life just to survive. As a kid, just to make time fly by and nights less cold, Kusasira would drink alcohol heavily and smoke cigarettes to calm his nerves. At times, he would go days without eating and would have to rob others just to feed himself, then... he got a girl pregnant.

While walking the busy streets of Kampala and crossing a road, a terrible accident happened, Kusasira was struck by a car and rushed to a hospital where he spent the next 8 months of his life with nobody there for him at all. Inside the hospital, there was however local preachers praying over the sick and injured. They approached Kusasira and began praying over him for Jesus to heal him and enter his life. Day by day, these preachers would talk to him teaching him the word of God and the more they talked to him the more they fed Kusasira changing his life forever. The moment he was released from the hospital, he rushed to the church the preachers were from and gave his life to Jesus Christ. He actually thanks God for allowing him to live in the streets, stealing from others and the accident that occurred because it allowed him to be introduced to the higher power, the truth and the light.

So day by day, Kusasira would pray to God, read the bible and be taught by these preachers so he could get a better understanding of what his faith actually meant all while maintaining a job that pays very little. The more he was fed with God's loving words, Kusasira decided it was time for him to fully surrender to Jesus Christ and was baptized in the Kibale River in Uganda. Opening his eyes to a whole new life, he decided to take his learning even further and become a pastor himself.

Kusasira praying over people at a village in Uganda

Kusasira praying over people at a village in Uganda

Without a car to drive or any other type of transportation, Kusasira traveled by foot to different villages within Uganda to spread the gospel and introduce others to Jesus. He felt strong in his heart that his people must know Him and accept his loving ways especially with everything that goes on within his country. Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world with 37.7% of the population living on less than $1.25 a day and it gets even more harsher in the country's rural areas. The poor cannot support their children and their schooling so dropping out was frequent forcing the children to help their mothers with domestic work or even get married at a young age. Others engage in prostitution and as the result puts them in a higher risk of contracting HIV / AIDS accounting about 57% of all adults living with HIV.  

Though Christianity takes up 84% of their nation, practicing the word within the villages is not seen or heard as much. In fact, as we mentioned earlier, black magic was commonly practiced in this region resulting in thousands of children being sacrificed for another man's "gain." In Kusasira's city alone, rural districts around the city were badly affected by child kidnappings for sacrificial purposes. These witchdoctors would consult with these spirits by which we know them as demons for anyone who wanted to to pay a fee. Children were not the only one's getting sacrificed, they would also sacrifice various animals including goats to appease these evil spirits. These witchdoctors actually made a ton of money conducting these sacrifices especially dealing in human sacrifices, and since young children were easier to abduct, they fell victim to these murders more often than adults. They would bring the heart and blood directly to these spirits  putting them in tins which they placed under a tree which voices of these spirits would communicate with them. Do you see how the devil works with these people to bring more souls to him and away from God? 

On top of everything else, thousands of refugees fled to Uganda from neighboring countries such as South Sudan, Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda due to violence, civil war and genocide. Kusasira clearly remembers bodies floating down Ugandan rivers due to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. 500,000-1,000,000 people lost their lives due to the Hutu targeting the Tutsi people and many fled to his country only to be placed in these tiny refugee camps which exists till this day. These are the types people that Kusasira preaches to. 

Kusasira walks to different villages to speak to those trying to contact witchdoctors who try to fill a void in their lives which may be monetary wealth, women or power. He tries to get them to know that there is a higher truth, a higher power, and that these material or bodily things these people want hold no value whatsoever. He walks to these villages to introduce Jesus Christ to those who came from these war torn countries only to let them know that regardless of what they've experienced, all the suffering they endured... the love of Jesus Christ will be with them and that if they themselves accepts Him... if they themselves believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, who suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried in the tomb only to be raised on the third day, that they too will receive all of God's glory and His riches... That whatever sins they committed, whatever filth they went through... their bodies and their spirits are washed clean because of the blood of Jesus Christ... and with that said, Kusasira has brought plenty of people to the cross who let go of themselves and gave their lives to Christ.

Because of Kusasira's faith, he falls victim on being attacked on many different levels. He constantly gets accused of worshipping an "American God" and following an "American Religion..." we put parentheses only because little do they know the global impact of the Christian faith. Witchdoctors wishing death to him, trying to send demons to attack him when he sleeps... Lets stop here for a minute... demons attacking you while you sleep... How many of you have had dreams where you were aware of your surroundings and something unholy tries to attack you? I personally have had several attacks like that, in fact, it happened during the time I fully committed to the Lord. Fully asleep, I would feel pressure of something trying to attack my soul... I would hear voices cursing God and would sometimes witness someone in my dream being possessed by that spirit. But within this dream, no matter of the situation, I felt that Jesus Christ was with me and I would say strong prayers over that person or that spirit casting it out, "In the name of Jesus Christ" I would scream casting that presence out of my life, my house and all of my surroundings... and that presence would leave. The power and love of Jesus is strong within us all, but we just have to accept Him, just like Kusasira accepted Him. And regardless of what people say or how he gets attacked, with the strength of the Holy Spirit, Kusasira holds the bible strong within his hands to spread the Word of God to save more souls just like he was saved himself.

Matthew 28:19-20 says...

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

God instructed us to spread His Word throughout the land... to people of every tongue... that all shall know that Jesus is Lord and that the only way to get through to God is through Him... our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kusasira is an example and inspiration to us all, how our faith should be strong at all times... that no matter what sins we committed, our sins have been forgiven. That no matter what and no matter how we get there... whether it be by car or by foot, we must all trust in the Lord and go make more disciples. Kusasira heard of Savior Watches through our social ministry and everyday he prays for each and everyone of us in full support of what we do. We are much more than just a Christian watch brand, we are united Christians from different denominations who all accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior who's main objective is to bring more and more people to the cross... We are all one church, cleansed by the blood of Christ. 

To this day, Kusasira still travels by foot to preach the Word of God to different villages in Uganda and also prays to have a building of his own in Kampala.  Kusasira was a man living in the streets of one of the poorest countries in the world... although he did sin just like everyone else on earth, God did not give up on him or his life. He had a purpose for him and that purpose was to spread his Gospel. To those who lived in the streets or living in the streets now... never turn your back against God and His will, continue with your prayers and God will show mercy to you whether in this life or in His great kingdom. Kusasira also asked us if his testimony would touch people from the States.... Kusasira, your story, your faith and your love touched all of our hearts over here at Savior Watches... and we look forward to working with you in the days to come to help spread God's word. We say to you brother, God Bless you and Hallelujah! We thank you for all that you do and pray that God will bless you on your journey to save even more souls throughout Uganda and beyond... In Jesus name...

 

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Kusasira with an Ethiopian family of Jewish faith

Kusasira with an Ethiopian family of Jewish faith

Kusasira preaching the Word of God at a Ugandan village

Kusasira preaching the Word of God at a Ugandan village

Kusasira preaching the Word of God at a Ugandan village

Kusasira preaching the Word of God at a Ugandan village

Kusasira, The Walking Pastor of Uganda

Kusasira, The Walking Pastor of Uganda

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Emil Tamayo

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