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Abandoning My Future to Christ:
Young man shares his testimony about his experience in the Canadian Conquest summer camps

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"I would not have had the courage without the gift of faith that I received through the Legionaries."

Twenty-five-year-old Ian sent us a testimony via email that we wanted to share with all of you…

Vancouver, Canada -- In light of all the controversies and challenges of recent years, I thought you might like to hear a story of how your (Conquest summer camps) ministry has benefited me. 

When I was a young man, I was filled with fear due to an unstable family life.  I felt I could trust no one. Without realizing it, I didn´t even trust God.

Fear ruled my life to this point.  Even though I wanted to be a saint and follow Christ, I didn´t even last the week at the Legionaries Aurora Borealis leadership camp in Saskatchewan, Canada, when I was 14.

The following year, I was challenged (this had to be the Holy Spirit) to be a team captain for the week. Confronted with such a daunting task (for me) I had no choice but to truly abandon my life and future to God. 

Through the formation and training I received in that week and through being challenged as a leader, I came to confront the reality of God´s action in my life and receive the freedom of following His will, living in the graces won for us in Christ.  That week changed my life and my parents commented months later that I was a completely different person.

I now work as a full-time Catholic lay missionary at the University of British Columbia in Canada, witnessing to the faith in what could be considered the most challenging environment in our times.  I would not have had the courage without the gift of faith that I received through the Legionaries.

Thank you, and God bless!  I´m praying for your ministries throughout the world.



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