Believing in God may be easy for some people, but not me. I was in trouble a lot when I was younger. I was a rebel. I didn’t follow anything that my parents told me. I didn’t care if I was failing all my classes. I didn’t attend school at all because I would always go to play pool and hang out with my friend.
My dad moved to New York City when I was 4 years old and we didn’t see each other until I was 10 years old so for 6 years my mom took care of me. I blamed my dad for all the problems we were having during those six years because he wasn’t there to help us. But all of that changed when we move to New York City.
My life changed when I started to have faith in God. I became a Christian when I was 15 years old. I never believed in God back then because He never helped us with all of the problems that we had. There were times that I just begged and waited for him to give me a sign of what I should do. Now I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that’s why I don’t blame God for whatever problems we are having in my family.
Back then, I didn’t believe in God even though my family was Christian. Since my parents were Christian, we went to church every Sunday. But at that time I didn’t really listen to our pastor. My life changed when I became a Christian. It’s been almost 4 years since I became a Christian.
I became a Christian because of my aunt. We would always go to church, but I wouldn’t pay attention until my aunt took all my gadgets. So I didn’t have an option. When I was listening to the pastor that’s when I realized that miracles do happen and it’s all because of God. I do believe in miracles because one happened to me. When a typhoon happened in the Philippines, our relatives and family lost their homes. My family wanted to go and help them but we didn’t have money to buy a plane ticket but a miracle happened. My dad’s friend called us to see if my dad wanted to volunteer and go to the Philippines to help the people in need.
When I wasn’t a Christian, I would get mad for any little reason. I was very impatient, but now I can control my attitude. That wasn’t the only thing that changed about me. Now I’m not afraid to try new things because I believe that God will help me make the right choice.
Interviewed by Trishia