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 come to Japan. Currently, I am serving in the U.S.A with Teen Missions International. I hope that with this testimony you will be encouraged and will start to wonder about What God has for your life.