My Second Chance at Life

 In Youth Development Program

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

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