The 1 Train By Yarina Orellana

A powerful testimony by one of my daughters in Christ. I am so thankful and grateful for her story. She really survived in every way and taught us how to rise above the storm. So many people I know go through the most pressing situations…but they get back up. To the many warriors that have overcame such a tragic and triumphant year of seventeen. This was our year for total victory.

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I got on this train (cancer) with very few passengers heading in the same direction as I.
The train instantly went underground into the deep, dark tunnels.
As the Journey continued you would expect the train to get extremely packed, but not many hopped on.
As time went on, the train slowly cleared out;
the flickering lights (darkest moments) startled some passengers so they departed secretly;
the bright chance of freedom seemed like relief.
They were scared of the uncertainty of this dark Journey and where it would take them.
As the train went deeper underground the air compressed, which made other passengers uncomfortable.
I myself was afraid not knowing how long this ride would be and what derails may occur, throughout the journey I experienced a void (abandonment, loneliness, depression & anxiety) mainly because the ones I expected to accompany me through this journey refused to aboard the train…

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About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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