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My Story: Elder Martín Hernández

I was raised in a Catholic home in Jalisco, Mexico, with my loving mother and quiet father. I remember having a wonderful childhood. When I reached my teen years, I was quick to enjoy my newfound liberties and began to experiment with cigarettes, alcohol, and even a few times with marijuana. Unfortunately, when I was eighteen years old, I was in a terrible accident in which my best friend died. I went through a very difficult period in my life, full of insecurity, remorse, and depression.

Shortly after the accident—in the hope of filling the void in my life—I decided to come to the United States with my father and brothers. I was unsuccessful in my quest to fill the void and the loneliness in my life. Once again I was confronted with guilt and insecurities.

It was about that time that I began a relationship with Claudia, who is now my wife. Together we began a friendship with another couple, who were both Christians. That new friend gave me a recorded sermon on Psalm 51 from his church. God used that sermon to open my heart to Him. After Claudia and I got married, we were invited to Wheaton Bible Church’s Hispanic Ministry, where we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. My life has been transformed by the power of the Gospel. I’m living and serving by His amazing grace and sacrifice.

Never underestimate the power of your story!
Telling our stories helps others to know us better and gives them a real-life picture of what it looks like to personally experience God’s grace—telling them how being a Christian is not about what we do, but what God did for us.

What story could you tell?
Visit our Stories page at and share your story of how God has changed/is changing your life!

2 comments on “My Story: Elder Martín Hernández

  1. Pingback: Elder Profile: Martín Hernández « LIFE at Wheaton Bible Church

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2012 by in My Story, Summer 2012 and tagged , , , , , , .

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