My name is Josué Senén Angulo Tenorio, I was born in 2001 in Esmeraldas. I come from a family of nine siblings, of whom I am the fifth. My parents are Washington Senén Angulo Torres and Olesia Alexandra Tenorio Gonzáles. My parents frequented the Neocatechumenal Way before I was born, and since I was little I always accompanied them to the community, to the Eucharists and to gatherings, and we prayed the lutes together on Sunday mornings. In all that time my parents were transmitting the faith to me since I was little. In 2012, at the age of 11, I listened to the catechism of the Way and began to walk in a community, the sixth of the "San José Obrero" Parish of Esmeraldas, (currently the second community).

At the age of 14, I began to feel a vocational concern, and I got up in a Commencement of the Course coexistence when boys were asked for the Seminary. The time on Camino in my adolescence and youth helped me a lot to meet Christ in the Church, in a community that felt that it loved me, did not judge me, and that prayed for me; In the same way, in the face of my sins in the sacrament of confession, I could feel how the Church never judged me, but always extended its hand to lift me up. Likewise, I saw in my parents how, in the face of a rebellious son, they did not push me aside, but rather loved me more and more and gave themselves for me.

In 2019, by the grace and will of God, I went to World Youth Day in Panama, where I could see more clearly how the Lord, who always forgave me and loved me, called me to do His will. For this reason, I asked the Virgin in each Shrine and Church that we were to grant me the grace to be able to say like her – and as the WYD motto said – "Here is the slave of the Lord, let it be done to me according to Your Word". (Lk 1, 38). In the vocational meeting with the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, I got up for the Seminary. Back in Ecuador I was invited to a Vocational Coexistence in Salinas in the same 2019, where Pino Cottone, the catechist responsible for the Neocatechumenal Way for Ecuador, sent me to the Mission in Quinindé.

I started the mission in Quinindé on April 25, 2019 and I was there until November 6, 2020: this mission helped me see God as an always close Father, who took care of me, corrected me and called me to do His will. Due to the Pandemic, during which no coexistence took place, I was sent directly to the Seminary, where I arrived on November 6, 2020.

Today I am in my first year of Theology, and I have been in the Seminary for 2 and a half years with the Grace of God. I thank you for all your help and I ask you to pray for me.