My name is Venâncio Henriques Bartolomeu. I am 17 years old and a member of the church.
I was guided to the World Messianic church of Angola on the 16th of December of 2019 by my mother who is also a member and to whom I have a lot of gratitude .
The reasons that brought me to the church were illnesses like: headache, insomnia, bad dreams, noises and scares. I felt my body heavy due to the wrong deeds I committed. I was the leader of a group of thugs and during that period I consumed many kinds of drugs. I was very aggressive and fought constantly with my friends, without fear of remorse. I was unpleasant and didn’t like to greet people and had relationships with many girls. As a result of that bad behavior, I started having the health problems mentioned before.
To solve this problem, I went to a lot of sangomas. One day I went to a sangoma who told me that I had been sold. In other words, I had been bewitched. He did the treatment but the problem worsened. Thus, I decided to look for another sangoma who asked me for a lot of utensils. But I told him that I didn’t have all the money. He asked for my mothers’ phone as a guarantee that I would pay him back.
When my mother found out, she went to the church and explained what had happened. She was guided to thank for the purification with a donation and received the guidance of guiding people on front of the church’s door and distribute flowers. She put the guidance into practice and, after two weeks, my mother met with the sangoma who gave back her the phone saying she didn’t have to pay the outstanding amount. After my mom told me what happened, I realised I needed to change and should start attending the church.
At the Johrei Center I was received by a missionary who, after listening to my suffering carefully, guided me to do the basic practices of the messianic faith.
I followed the guidance received and, two weeks later started to notice significant changes. My headaches, insomnia, bad dreams, robberies and all the other problems were overcome considerably and today I am very happy.
To thank for the changes that happened in my life, I materialised a special donation.
I learned, that when we follow the guidance everything is possible, our ancestors are uplifted and we are also blessed with miracles!
I have been making an effort to guide people to the church. At the moment I take care of three active members including a friend of mine who was part of my former criminal group.
My commitment is to guide all my former classmates to this path of salvation, just like I was guided, to become a full member in order to better serve the divine work of saving humanity and to put more effort into guiding the largest number of people to the church so that homes of light can be created!
I thank the Supreme God, the Messiah Meishu-Sama and my ancestors for the permission to know this wonderful path of salvation!