I was baptized catholic when I was a baby, but that was only because it was a tradition of the French culture. My parents never forced religion upon me and I was never against it, but I never tried to understand it or give it a chance. I am the kind of person who needs hard facts to believe in something, so everything that had to do with religion did not seem realistic in my eyes.
When I entered college, I was the happiest I had been in a long time. I was in the city that I love, playing the sport that brought me joy, I made my dream come true and I was now living it. As time progressed, and the season was coming to the end, my past was catching up to me and my happiness was going away. After the season ended, reality hit me: my life wasn’t all about soccer and there was a lot more to it that I now had to face. I was stuck in a dark place but had already exhausted all my resources to get out of it.
One day, Bianca, one of my soccer teammates and a dear friend, invited me to the Fragua Course. At this point I knew I needed to find something to relieve me from the state of mind that I was in. After the first discussion, I realized there was evidence and truth behind religion, Jesus and God. As the course continued, every week the discussions all just seemed to make sense and bring truth. By no means has this journey been easy, but finding a relationship with God has been by far the best thing that has happened to me. I am so full of joy and love, and for the first time in my life, I am now at peace with myself.