Pastor Maria

I was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States at the age of eight.  I lived a fairly normal life until I entered my teen years at which time my choices led me into extreme debauchery and darkness in every area of my life.  For starters, I joined Santeria and was ordained a witch.  Drug abuse and perversions of all sorts were a part of my daily life. I was addicted to cigarettes and prescription pills as well.  My parents divorced and the troubles that come with it affected me to a point. Most people look for someone to blame for their behavior but really the choices were all mine, because after a certain age, it is all our choice and we are accountable for the things we do.  I believe that many people cannot be set free, not because God can’t, but because they spend their lives blaming someone for the choices they have made. 


I want to make it clear that not all situations are the same, like when there is a child being molested or physically abused, etc.  Nevertheless, when you come to Jesus Christ he can set you free from any past life. 


It’s funny, when I came into the things of God, I didn’t come because I thought there was something wrong with my life on the outside.  I was a successful woman, working as an Assistant Vice President of Insurance Company.  Nonetheless, I felt empty and hopeless and it drove me to try and end my life.  I yearned for God and I searched for him through different religions, including Scientology, but it wasn’t until I surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ that I was made whole and set free from it all!  It’s been thirty years for the Glory of God!