My name is Alejandro Chaparro. I was born in Bogotá, in the year 2002.

The Lord found me in the worst phase that my family has gone through. I grew up in great conflict with my father because he went to the United States as a baby. Even though my family was finally reunited in Boston when I was 8 years old, my relationship with my dad remained hurt.

Only when we heard the announcement of God's love in my parish, through the catechism of the Neocatechumenal Way, did the relationships in my family begin to heal. I began to see miracles in my life: I saw how my parents' marriage changed completely and they no longer wanted to separate, and that my two brothers and I began to look for better friends to get away from the sins that the world offers.

But the greatest miracle I have experienced so far has been the reconciliation with my dad, whom I had resented so much throughout my life. This event led me to want to be a father like him: a father who leads his children to meet Heavenly Father. That is why today I am in the Redemptoris Mater "San Pedro Claver" seminary in Esmeraldas, to truly experience the paternity and providence of God in my life, and so that He can also make me a father through the vocation that He has prepared for me. . Thank you for your generosity to us and please pray for me.