My name is Gerard Demoulin and I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for washing me in His blood and filling me with His Spirit on June 23, 1986, and allowing me to have a testimony that I am able to share with others and lift up the name of Jesus.
I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana into a Roman Catholic family. I had very good parents. I was taught to go to school and get a good education. I went to church on Sundays and was taught to believe in God, which I did. I believed that there was a God in Heaven and that there was a devil in Hell; and in the Roman Catholic church we were also taught about this non-existent place called purgatory.
Growing up as a boy, I did the normal things that a lot of boys did; played Little League baseball; I started playing music as a young boy, tried to collect as many friends as possible, but little did I know what was in store for me in the very near future.
In the late 60’s and early 70’s came the drug movement, the psychedelic music, soldiers coming back from Vietnam; people being introduced to marijuana and other drugs. I became part of the big experiment that the enemy of my soul, Satan, was setting up through the drug culture. At first it started out with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. What started out as a little bit of fun turned to addiction for myself and many others who had become a part of this demonic drug movement from the devil.
As time went on, I found myself selling drugs, using drugs, hurting and using anybody around me, and destroying myself. But thank the Lord for His mercy! One day when I was completely strung out on heroin and cocaine, I came face to face with Christian sisters from the Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation. They were out on the streets on 5th and Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, distributing literature and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was not looking for God, I was not thinking about God, I didn’t volunteer for this, but God in His grace and mercy, through the power of the Holy Spirit, brought me face to face with these faithful witnesses.
One of the sisters witnessed to me in the power of the Holy Spirit, and the power of God came down upon me and opened my understanding and made me to know that what this sister was telling me is true, that Jesus Christ was coming back to earth again and that you must be born again of the Spirit of God if you want to make it to the kingdom of Heaven. God made me to know that if I died in the state that I was in, which was a state of sin, that my soul would surely burn in the pits of Hell throughout eternity.
So I knelt down with this sister on the corner of 5th and Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, in broad daylight and she led me through the old fashioned sinner’s prayer of repentance. I asked Jesus Christ to wash my sins away in His precious blood and to fill me with His powerful Spirit, and He did just that. I was instantaneously saved and I was instantaneously cured of my drug addiction. The drugs that I had indulged in earlier that day had no more effect upon me at all. I had become born again of the Spirit of God.
The Lord has given me a love to read His Word, a love to pray, a love to witness and testify and it has been 26 wonderful years since I accepted Christ as my Savior. God has given me the fear of the Lord that makes man to depart from evil. I’ve never gone back into a life of sin and I praise and thank God for His saving power, His healing power and His keeping power.
In closing, I would like to thank my Lord that through reading His Word I know the difference between religion and true salvation. I was born and raised into the Catholic religion where the Bible was not taught, but thank God that now I know the truth, and the truth has set me free from religion and Satan’s bondage. I also thank God that He has given me Tony Alamo as my pastor, and has brought me to the Alamo Ministries where I can get rooted and grounded in the Word; He has given me a pastor that truly knows through the gift of God how to rightly divide the Word, that does not compromise with Satan or the sin of this world and that preaches the all-important message to repent or perish, Jesus Christ is coming back to earth again.
I give God all the praise, the glory, the honor and the thanks in the name of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.