Michele Colon Ruined Our Marriage Pt.1
Michele Colon has been very vocal about her membership in the World Mission Society Church of God. She created a website and also appeared in several articles telling a one-sided story: “The World Mission Society Church of God ‘brainwashed’ me and destroyed my marriage.”
Unbeknownst to readers, this is part of Michele Colón’s larger effort to incite the public against the Church of God by any means possible and blame the Church for her failed marriage.
I would like to present the side of the story that has not been covered yet: the story of Michele Colón’s ex-husband. Through his story, readers will be able to understand the series of events leading up to the present, the truth about their relationship and the role the World Mission Society Church of God played. After I read a certification that was submitted to the court, I reached out to Colon’s ex-husband, and this is what he told me:
Michele Colón and I met at a salsa dance studio. We had been taking the same class together and became dance partners. Michele was engaged to be married, however she ended up breaking up with her fiancé. Not too long after that, Michele and I began dating.
Our relationship was good in the beginning, but became rocky after approximately one year. Around that time, Michele invited me to the World Mission Society Church of God. I was a little bit hesitant at first, but I decided to try it out. Michele had already been attending the Church for almost two weeks before she invited me and had gotten baptized in the Church.
I was shocked by Michele’s invitation because she never mentioned that she had any interest in going to church before. Later, I found out Michele invited herself to the Church after overhearing her co-workers talk about attending, and was very enthusiastic about going to study.
When I went to the Church of God for the first time, I attended a worship service and did one Bible study about the Sabbath day after service. I was so impressed with what I had been shown in the Bible that I decided to become a member of the Church. I received baptism that night.
Michele and I continued attending the Church, kept a service on the Sabbath day and went to the Church at least once during the week to continue in our Bible studies. After being members of the Church for a couple of months, we came to realize that many of the members would stay at church for the whole Sabbath, joining in the services and then fellowship, study the Bible, or just enjoy each other’s company. It was more than a church, it was like a community center. At first it was all new to me—coming from a different kind of church, the type where you only keep service for an hour and then you leave. But after spending time with the members of the Church of God and studying the Bible, I started to realize that they really love God and understood God’s love for them. I found it inspirational and comforting, in the way religion can often comfort and inspire people.
During this time, Michele felt the same way I did and she had great things to say about the Church. Although she was the one who invited me, we both made the mutual decision to go to church more in order to understand more about God. As we attended church together, we were both loving it.
However, as with most relationships, differences arose. Michele and I had some serious relationship issues but, thanks to the guidance from the Pastor of the World Mission Society Church of God, we were able to stay together.
Michele Colón blames the Church for “brainwashing” her and former husband, and for “destroying” her marriage. But from the former husband’s story, we can see that he joined the Church at Michele’s invitation and enthusiasm. They also jointly made the decision to attend the Church together and more frequently.
In Part 2 of Michele’s ex-husbands story, we will find out how the Church helped him and Michele Colon stay together during their relationship problems.