Ehrlich de Sousa and Suzette de Sousa have been married for 31 years. They have been a part of CFCI, in Porvorim Goa for 24 years. They would like to share their experiences, lessons learnt and how life has changed after encountering the Lord. Continue reading
I always knew that Jesus was my saviour. However, there was so much of me, myself and I in my life that I never made even a little bit of room for Him.
The Lord showered me with many blessing. In 2009, I was saved from second stage Mycosis Fungoides (a type of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and a year later, I was blessed with a beautiful marriage, yet I had forgotten the Lord’s mercies on me. My faith consisted of a quick rosary while travelling to work and the Eucharist was nothing more than a Sunday obligation. However, this didn’t last for long, my transformation was well on its way. Continue reading
I was introduced to the CFCI community in 2012. However, since I was neither willing to change my lifestyle nor my choices, I decided to abscond from the community.
Meanwhile, I tangled myself into many worldly addictions; one of them being my involvement in a physically abusive romantic relationship. I tried to invite this man into the community, hoping that it would change things between us. However, he was too accustomed to his lifestyle and had no desire to change for the better. In fact, he insisted that I leave the community too. Hence, I decided to leave the community again and as time passed I struggled with more than just one broken relationship. Continue reading
When I began my walk with Jesus I didn’t understand why I would need anyone else’s help me because in my head Jesus was the only One I would ever need. I spent time conversing and building a relationship with Jesus and with the Holy Spirit. On my first-ever mission, I had to give a teaching in Hindi, a language I barely understood or spoke. I just clung on to the Holy Spirit and desperately sought any help I could get. The team members prayed the Rosary and for the first time in years, I decided to join in. I rationalized by telling myself that I was just saying Scripture out loud, so it’s fine, and I am not moving away from Jesus, as I am just professing the Word of God. As I prayed the Rosary I felt a certain peace and contentment that eluded me. Continue reading