Silently Guided, revised April 2016
Born into a middle-class family in El Salvador, Mario A. Romero enjoyed a comfortable life until brain tumors took his father’s life. His twenty-seven-year mother worked hard to supply the needs of her four young children, moving the family to Honduras, Guatemala, and finally, the United States.
He walked through a massacre in progress, slept on dirt floors, avoided the green strap of discipline wielded by his grandmother, and just when it looked like life would settle into normality, he developed Neurofibromatosis type II, the same disease as his father.
Mario endured numerous surgeries and gradually lost his hearing. Through it all, he kept his faith in God and ministered to the deaf community as a Sabbath School teacher, an elder, a prayer coordinator, and web master and logo designer for the Southern Deaf Fellowship (a recognized online Seventh-day Adventist Church for the deaf).