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Responsibility (Nicola T.)

Hello I’m Nicola T. I’m 55 years old. I’ve been married for 37 years now and I have four daughters. I was born in Militello (Catania, Sicily) where I’ve lived until the age of 18, before I moved to Germany. I was born in a Christian family and as a child I used to attend the church with my mother. I’ve been a “privileged” guy. Around my 14-15, I began to go my own way. I frequented my friends and I liked to have fun with them, like every boy would. I lived my life, but there was something that made me stand out from anybody else; but I couldn’t understand what it was. In 1978 I emigrated to Germany. I was alone at the beginning, but later my wife and my daughter came along. There began a new chapter of my life. All of a sudden I was alone, with a family to care of and a lot of responsibilities. Thank God, we succeeded in goingon even though I missed my relatives. The years passed by and I looked for something real and important inside of me. I felt an emptiness I could not fill up. I remember I invoked God’s help during my hard times, and then, as soon as the issue was solved, I came back to my ordinary life. My life was meaningless! I’ve always kept many Christian memories and a lot of Bible verses in my mind… I used to accepteverything Iheard unquestioningly. I was positive everything was right but unluckily I still was far from the Lord, my heart didn´t belong to Jesus yet. The change came when some Jehovah’s witnesses visited me. We became friends, we had the same age, and all from Sicily! This frequentation led me to read the Bible and that’s when I found myself in a huge spiritual fight: I read the Bible and the New World too but I couldn’t understand much. At the same time, I saw my uncle ConoMonelli who spent a lot of time talking to me about the Gospel, so I decided to attend the meetings in Mannheim. This church had prayed for me and those prayers were granted. The Lord granted them. One day, during my Bible reading and I surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ; I confessed my sins to Him and He had mercy of me. Only now I realize the Lord has been guiding me all my life, since I was a little kid. He’s never left me alone.

JOHN 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them”

Nicola T.

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