(25) Towards the Year of Faith: Angel Bangaysiso

[As we move toward the launch of the Year of Faith, we asked our Young Fulltimers to share their faith journey. Read their stories in their own words]

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

This message has been real for me in the past three years and up to now since I decided to become a fulltime missionary. Looking back, I didn’t know that God has a special calling for me to become his disciple since I was young. In His own little and big ways of showing His great love for me despite of my weaknesses and sinfulness, God has been patiently waiting for me to answer Him. Realizing all the blessings that God gave me as His way of showing his love for me, I decided to say a big YES  to him. Truly, my life has never been the same again. A lot of blessings and oppurtunities came, but those were just bonuses of God’s way of showing His immense love and faithfulness to me. My relationship with Him became closer. But of course, I still experience trials and hardships but God never abandons me. He always give me strength and courage to face those difficulties in life because He is with me. Without him, I am nothing. And I really thank God for everything that He did in my life through good times and most especially in bad times because through those trials and diffculties, I was able to see how great my God is in my life. And as I continue to face my journey with him, these experiences must be shared: to share to the people that God also love them and to help people to have a personal relationship with Him.