Pedro Guardado

“Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving…Without sacrifice, there is no love.”

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Where I serve

I serve at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska

My Story

While growing up I was always involved in the church, with the youth group, or as an altar server. But I never felt that I had a true relationship with Christ. I was always told how by many people around me what my relationship with Christ should be like making the relationship forced and fake. This caused me to have a foot outside the Catholic faith always looking for something better.  I always sought attention from many people in school, sports, and the church. When I wasn’t receiving the attention that I wanted from the community at my church, I separated myself from the community.  This led me to a path full of sin and anger that caused a lot of tension in my life.

It wasn’t until I transferred to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, that I figured out that the better thing I was looking for was always at the church. After meeting a great Catholic community, that led me back to Christ, I still thought I wasn’t worthy of God’s mercy and that it was too late for me to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. But with the help of the missionaries at my campus and many friends, I realized that God has always wanted a relationship with me, all I had to do was accept him. ” Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come to him and eat with him, and he with me” (Rev. 3:20)  After a lot of prayers and guidance, God has called me to give back and help those students who feel lost and are seeking a relationship with christ Christ, by becoming a FOCUS missionary.

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