Testimony of Natalia

Dear Michael,
I would love to share my testimony with you.
My parents moved from Colombia to Miami, Florida in 1985. My father and mother were both raised Catholic. Ever since I can remember my parents always took my sister and I to church. In 1987 my father was diagnosed with severe depression and what I believe to be as bipolar. Our lives were filled with fear and abuse for many years. I did not understand why God would bring this chaos to my family life. So, I withdrew from my faith and never let my heart open to God. Later, I married an alcoholic man and continued to live a miserable life. I blamed everything on God and retreated from his love and his salvation more and more everyday. Now, after seventeen years I can say that I am a believer. I read the Medjugorje book and realized that there was a wonderful God and I found the faith that had been lost for so many years. Looking back, I realize that my life was faced with challenges. However, those challenges were put in my life for a reason and I am a stronger person because of them. I also realize that during the times that I though I was so alone, Jesus was with me every step of the way. I don't know why I was so blind or why I could not find my faith. Now, I feel the salvation of God within me and around me everyday, every minute, of every hour. My heart overflows with joy every time I think of my faith. Recently, I enrolled in RCIA classes with my local Catholic church pursuing my religious education and was Confirmation on Easter of 2007.

I don't know if you can publish this. I do know that I feel wonderful telling you my story and I hope that one day I can pass on the message that I received. I also appreciate you taking the time to write to me.

 God Bless You,
God Bless You,
Natalia McGuire


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