How The Candle Got Lit

Some of us have been born into a family that believed Brother Branham. Others have received the Message from a missionary who happened to come through their village. Some were on their deathbed, others were in prison, but all are grateful that the Lord saw fit for them to hear His end-time Message.

We received the following letter from a man who heard Brother Branham’s Message from a fellow inmate in a Mexican prison.

Greetings in the Name of Jesus. As you can see I find myself in prison because of doing wrong. My whole life I have been Catholic as I was given that religion from my parents, but I have not agreed with all their dogmas and liturgies that they have.

Here at this prison I had the good fortune of meeting a man named Jose Fernandez who told me about many things concerning God and His Word. This man also lent me a book called the Revelation of the Seven Seals, and as I began to read them I was able to identify myself with what Brother William Branham was saying.

He afterwards brought me three other books including Message of Grace, Man Sent From God, and The Seven Church Ages. I must say that this Brother Branham surprises me with his knowledge and has really wakened in me an interest in God that I never knew, but it was something that I always wanted to find when I was in the Catholic church.

It is a shame that I had to find out about this here in the prison, but I guess that God has His ways. I would like to know if you can send me some Message books by Brother Branham and also help me pray to God or show me how I should pray to the Almighty. I do not believe that the prayers that they teach in the Catholic church are useful, as they seem so cold and not from the heart but there must be a better way, so help me with that.

If God ever helps me leave this place, I would like to teach my children, who are 11, 9, and 3 years old, to love God and to pray to God so that they will not fall into a place like this one. My wife is also Catholic.

God bless you and may God help you in your work of finding the lost, just as I was.

Jesus Ibarra

A prisoner in Mexico