On June 12, 2016, the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 and wounded 53 rattled America to its core.
As innocent victims lay in a mass bloodbath that stained the hearts of millions, Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz made it out alive with scarred minds and changed hearts.
Knowing he should’ve been yet another casualty, Colon immediately started praising a God that he had denied for most of his life.
“I look around again and everybody that was around me was dead and I am alive,” said Colon. “And I just started thanking God: ‘Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord.”
“The moment I get out of here, I’m testifying about you. I am worshipping you for the rest of my life,” he vowed.
There’s no question that the two never should have survived the massacre that claimed the lives of dozens of their peers, and they immediately realized they were left on this planet to make a difference.