I’ve been at St Francis for a year and have been ordained Priest for two weeks. Without other people encouraging me, I would be in a different place. I realise that this is what I was born for. Everything that has happened is so amazing.
For me, meeting God in Jesus has transformed my life. It’s transformed everything. There’s a sense of completion.
I have to convince myself that I’m a priest! That was always something that other people did, people who didn’t sound like me, not someone from an estate. I thought God didn’t call people like me.
If God calls me, then God calls all the people and that validates them, doesn’t it? People nurtured me. We do what’s done to us, don’t we? I have had so many people look out for me and that’s all that I have tried to do here at St Francis.
I really believe that God calls every single one of us. God calls us all to ministry. I want to see every single one of the people here be encouraged. I want to grow disciples who can share their story and share their faith.