About me

Hola! my name is Sherly T. and I’m from Colombia, South America! This blog was created to share about God’s calling for my life as a missionary around the world and How God has been advancing his kingdom on earth!
“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand”. Romans 15:20-21
ローマの手紙15:20−21このように、私は、他人の土台の上に建てないように、キリストの御名がまだ語られていないに福音を宣べ伝えることを切に求めたのです。それは、こう書いてあるとおりです: 「彼のことを伝えられなかった人々が見るようになり、聞いたことのなかった人々が悟るようになる」。
I grew up as a Roman Catholic in Colombia. When I was still in High School, I got the chance to meet with my cousin that I didn’t even know in 2011. He preached the Gospel for the first time to my family and me. After that we kept talking and at the end I asked him if he could help me to go to the U.S.A because I knew that I could have opportunities to be successful. In May of 2012, a time of depression came into my life, when I did not want to live anymore even though I was having a good relationship with my family. I was hopeless, tired and lost. There were many nights I used to cry out to God “Take me because I can’t stand this anymore”. One day I was walking on the street and I saw a man selling rat poison and bought it and waited for the day to take it. One night I decided to take the poison, lied down on my bed, expecting to die… but at the end nothing happened. To tell you the truth I was so mad! I was like “Why am I still here? I do not get it! In September 11th of 2012, I traveled to the United States to live with my Christian Family. While I was pursuing my dream to become an actress, I started attending to this foursquare church named Hope Chapel (http://www.hopenc.org/), where I became interested about Christianity because of the many testimonies that I was told and even the healings that I witnessed in the audience.  I was really amazed about all these things that were happening around me.
So I decided to read the New Testament and began to ask many questions to my cousins and pastors. God put a desire in my heart and it was to become a missionary. I did not even know the meaning of the word, so I began asking to the people…how can I become a missionary? and the only answers I received were prayers.  I guess at that time they were not taking me seriously about the decision of becoming a missionary. Finally, it came the day of my baptism and I decided to step out in faith and accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  One day when I was reading the Bible, I came with the conclusion of why I did not die that night. Because God loves me and has amazing plans for me and for You! And you can see his mighty hand in my life for I’m still living without any reaction of the rat poison that perhaps would have ruined my body.  When I think about it, I get speechless and happy. I wanna let people know that there is hope in this life and His name is Jesus Christ! who is waiting for you! 
So why Japan? well I was thinking about becoming a missionary but I was like, Oh Japanese people are rich, there is no reason to go there. That is how I used to think but someday I met with a Japanese scientist, he was really clever but I asked him, so in what do you believe? He explained it in this way, that most of the Japanese people believe that there are spirits in the rock, tree, etc… I believe that the Lord spoke to me through that person and said: They are poor spiritually, they don’t know anything about Jesus! 
“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest, ask him to send more workers into his fields.”. Luke 10:2 
Knowing that only 1% in Japan are Christians, the desire to go to preach the gospel in Japan was getting stronger than ever! So I began to search and I found the best choice that I could find and it was J-House! I applied and God made the way for me to go to Japan. After that I’ve served in the US for a while, Ecuador and Nepal and later on in Cambodia, Indonesia and Honduras. I make missionary stories and share to the world about our God and Savior Jesus Christ. One of my desires is to become one day in a Bible Translator so that people that have never heard about Jesus will be able to read the Word of God in their own language and be saved.  I hope that with this testimony you will be encouraged and will start to wonder about What God has for your life.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Janis Mosteller says:

    Shirley, That is a BEAUTIFUL BLOG and a beautiful testimony! How I praise God for His precious work in your life. Now He works through you to reach others. May His joy be your strength!



  2. Luke says:

    Thank you for sharing your testimony with us! Keep up the good work, and may the Lord Jesus bless you abundantly!

    May the Lord send more workers into His harvest! 😉

    Loving Japan,
    His grace and peace to you,


  3. Ben says:

    Hi, I just want to say that I am very interested and excited to know more about your missionary to spread God’s love as Jesus followers in Japan.

    By the way, is St Francis Xavier in anyway connected with your mission?

    God Bless You

    From Ben 🙂

    1. sherlytru says:

      Thank you. Francis Xavier is not connected with my mission. what would you like to know?

      1. Ben says:

        I like to know how I can help the mission grow.

      2. sherlytru says:

        Definitely, become a prayer warrior. Pray for Japan, that their eyes will be opened and recognize their need for God. Pray also for more helpers that will be willing to go there and minister to the Japanese people and pray for wisdom. If you are interested to minister there, please check out the links that I put on “Come to Japan”.

  4. Asif Chaughty says:

    Peace be upon you in the name of Jesus Christ. Who’s name is above then all.

    I am Asif Chaughty from Pakistan.
    I am male nurse working in hospital.
    I am very much confused from where I start my talk.

    Well i am very passionated person in the ministry of Gospel according to Word of Jesus Matthew chapter 28 verse 19&20.
    19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    This is mission of Jesus for all nations
    Then this mission took His disciple and now this is our responsibility to spred Word of God.
    Few months back I saw trail of New movie who’s name is Silence. I liked relgious movie very much especially those in which show how Christianity grow up and what was role of missionary.

    I tried to download for watching this movie from many websites but unfortunately I couldn’t.
    Couple of days back I request to my friend I want to see this full movie. So he helped me to download.
    Today I saw this movie completely and my soul is very irritating, irritable and uncomfortable and I am very possessive how they know Word of God, how they become save. Jesus Christ crucified on Cross for all mankind then how we left them.
    Few minutes ago i search on Google and YouTube is church and Christianity prsent and grow in Japan.
    Then I found one of documentary in which I saw people of Japan not know about Jesus and Holy Bible. 1 percent people know about Jesus and accept Jesus Christ as saviour.

    You people are doing job excellent and with purity of heart.
    I will do prayer for you every day.
    I wish and I prayer to God i want to be part of your team. And preach Gospel with you.

    Best regards to you and you team from botom of my heart.
    May God bless you more and more
    Keep safe you.

    Asif Chaughty.

  5. Ce-Ce says:

    I hope all is going well with you in Cambodia. You are awesome. I am praying for you daily. God Bless you on your journey.

    1. sherlytru says:

      heeey ce-ceee hope you are doing well! thank you girl!

  6. Ce-Ce says:

    Hey! Hope all is well. Have a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year! Love you!

    1. sherlytru says:

      Hey CE-CE! have a merry christmas!!! love ya too!

      1. Ce-Ce Korellis says:

        Hey Sherly!
        How are things going now? I miss you lots and hope all is well.
        How was your Christmas and New Year? Praying for you as you finish up in Cambodia and move on to the next country. God Bless! Stay safe!

      2. sherlytru says:

        heey ce-ce!! I had a busy christmas and new years but had fun! what about you? I hope you are doing well!! miss ya too!

      3. Ce-Ce says:

        glad you had a good Christmas and New Years! I did too! I am doing okay. Just finishing up my Senior Year and getting ready to graduate. Are you still in Cambodia? I hope all is well. Praying for you daily!
        God Bless!

  7. Gregory says:

    Sherly…I enjoyed your documentary. I’m really curious to know how you learned Japanese so well. You were only in Japan one year, right? That’s amazing.

    1. sherlytru says:

      Hi Gregory, I spent almost two years in Japan and by God’s grace I was able to learn it at least for normal conversations and God has used me even outside Japan to share the gospel with the Japanese people that I get to meet along the way. My japanese friends helped me a lot and also I just tried to learn with books like “mina no nihongo” and watch videos on youtube. I hope this helps. Thank you for your comment!

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