I am Sister Madeleine Cruz Enseñado, married, and a nurse by profession but chose to serve the Lord and preach the gospel. It was my dream to be a nun like mother Theresa because I admired her courage to obey Jesus. I came from a religious family Roman Catholic on the father side and Protestant on the mother side. As a Catholic I was very active in the legion of Mary group and I recite the Rosary 23 times a day.
Being the eldest child in the family of nine I love to pray and go to church daily before going to school. I got married at the age of 21 but unfortunately I became a widow after ten months, pregnant, and was so afraid to face life, alone. But I know God is always with me. When I remarried, my husband was good except he can’t control himself with women. I seek the Lord’s help again, served as Rosary Crusade leader, then became an El Shaddai member and joined the Couples for Christ were we both learned to read the Bible but still for me something is missing. I tried attending other churches.
One time we had a problem that I wanted to commit suicide with all the kids but on the bus I heard the gospel and heard him say Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me all of you who are heavily laden ad I will give you rest…” I closed my eyes and prayed, “Jesus HELP ME!” and when I opened my eyes the sign in front of me was”God loves you!” I cried. That was the time I seek more the truth and I hungered for the TRUTH. We joined the PMCC 4th Watch and still searching for the truth because God’s promise is that if we find the truth He will give us perfect peace and fullness of joy and I thank God that my husband stopped his womanizing and being a drunkard.
I love to watch our church TV programs but suddenly my TV set lost all the signals and my son tried to adjust the TV set and to my surprise the 3ABN channel appeared. It was then that I started watching the shows. It was a 24 hours program and I’m so blessed with the messages of the Bible truth.
One day I heard a preacher teaching about Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath and keeping His commandments. So I was confused what the truth is and whom to believe. So I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to guide me. Then one day, I remembered that I won in a church contest a set of DVD of the debate between PMCC versus SDA (Osie Quillao and Ronald Mercado) held at Alabang, Muntinlupa City last 2007 as a prize and I watched it with my husband. When Bro. Ronald Mercado said on his defense the verse “John 9:16 …This man is not of God because he keepeth not the Sabbath…” my husband rewinded this part of the debate several times then decided with me to attend the Seventh-day Adventist services as visitors. When the service was over I told him now I found the TRUTH that I’ve been seeking for a long time and he agreed with me. I felt for the first the fullness of joy and perfect peace.
After studying the doctrines with the help of Bro. Danny Laureto we decided to be baptized. Our children were first hesitant because they were confused about the day of worship and not eating unclean foods but with prayers and the help of the Holy Spirit finally they decided to join us. I thank God we are now added to the Remnant Church of God, keeping His commandments and having the testimony of Jesus. Now my family and I enjoy serving God and wait for the second coming of our Savior.