June is marked as the pride month in America, and just as the Supreme Court in America redefines sex as just anything that can be imagined, the testimony of two Pulse survivors has been released on Amazon Prime.
The film titled ‘More Than A Victim: The Angel Colon and Luis Ruiz Story,’ explores Colon and Ruiz’s survival of the Pulse Nightclub, where 49 people celebrating gay pride were massacred, the emotional turmoil they endured and how God stepped into their lives, brought them freedom from the homosexual life.
In the night when 49 people were killed, Colon was shot several times and Ruiz was trampled which resulted in both men being hospitalized.
The film features firsthand testimonies from them and others, such as former police officer Omar Delgado who is credited with saving Colon’s life.
“I should have been number 50!” Ruiz wrote in a post on Facebook, referring to the pulse slaughter on June 12, 2016.
Ruiz, while recounting his experience to CBN News also said;
“We hear noises, actually like firecracker noises, but it wasn’t firecrackers.”
“You see people running and screaming and my friend that passed away pushed me towards the door and told me to run for my life,” he said
As Ruiz made his way through a tiny exit, he was trampled by other partiers, and when he was finally able to stand, he escaped to a 7/11 convenience store down the street where something peculiar happened.
“I remember a lady coming up to meet me and she looked towards Pulse and she said ‘what’s going on?'” Ruiz recalled.
“She lifts up her hands and starts praying over pulse. She looks back at me and she was like ‘you’re not supposed to be here,” he said.
Ruiz, who was raised in a Christian pastor’s home knew her message had a deeper meaning, and for him it was an intense call to repentance, which he did.
“I choose Jesus and He is my freedom and He becomes my God,” Ruiz told Christian Post.
His transformation though, wasn’t immediate and Ruiz explained how they attempted on their own part in finding a way out as well as the thought of how those around them might react to the decision to abandon the gay lifestyle.
“For a long time, we tried this pray the gay away and we’ve tried all these things to pursue freedom.”
“We will put our faith in church and books and resources, and they’re all great.
But at the end of the day, they’re not Jesus, they’re not that intimate place where you can be free. Because where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom,” Ruiz said.
Concerning the positive feedback from the testimonies on Amazon Prime, Ruiz says he’s surprised at the overwhelming response on social media.
“The reactions that we’ve been getting from this has been amazing, intense. I’m very surprised that we have not gotten any kind of backlash.
Ruiz, an Army Veteran also thanked God for the response he got for the documentary.
“I have been getting a lot of parents that have been reaching out to me and it has just given them hope. Even my own parents.
“My mom was in tears seeing it live on Prime TV. Sitting there and seeing it on TV and hearing what I went through and even the prophetic message she gave me as soon as it started.
“It started with my mom’s prophetic message, she started bawling, in tears,” he said.
Ruiz also encouraged everyone who will stream the ‘More than a Victim” to review the film and help in keeping the documentary on the mainstream streaming service.
The reviews, according to him, are “super vital right now as they will be the make it or break it,” if they take it off on Amazon because of their message.