My Second Chance at Life
By Mateo | Youth Development Intern
I didn’t want to be in the house alone on Saturdays so I started coming to Ciudad Refugio´s Saturday program in Manantiales. After some time I was allowed to be a part of the group who came to Ciudad Refugio on weekends to sleep.
Through the weekend activities I made friends with another boy from Manantiales who was now living in the foundation and I began to ask if it could be an option for me too.
The biggest difference in my life since arriving at the foundation is that before I didn´t have Christ and now I do.
Before I was very confused about religion and I didn’t like to go to the church. Here they helped me understand well what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus. On the 28th of November of 2017, we were in the second day of a church fast I made the decision to give my heart to Jesus. I felt the presence of God strongly and it made me see the reality of my sin. I spent that night in my room praying.
My life has changed a lot after this time. I was living only for myself and I never looked at the seriousness or consequence of sin. Now I think more about other people and about the consequences of my action