I had the honor to serve in Tacoma, Wash., working with Discovery Church. It was amazing, because there were many opportunities to share about Christ everywhere we went.
When we went Christmas caroling around the community, I was able to talk with a high school student. He told me he loved computer science and described how he created software that was fully running. He also told me how he faced severe home issues and was dealing with depression. When we got to a point in the conversation where I brought up Jesus, he told me he had issues in truly knowing whether God is real. He had been learning about evolution in school, and he was conflicted about what he should believe.
I talked to him about how God is our Creator. I told him just like how he created his software and gave it purpose, it’s the same with God. I told him: “Look at your DNA. It contains the makeup of who you are and what you’re going to look like. It is our genetic code.” That kind of design points to a Creator. As he listened, he felt like he got confidence to reconnect back with his faith.
As we were ending our caroling around the neighborhood, I asked if I could pray for him. I prayed for God to reveal himself to him, and I prayed he is able to have a true and never-failing relationship with Jesus. It was so awesome seeing him walk away happy, and confident knowing his prayers were heard and that he could know what is true.
Emilio Vega, a student at Texas A&M University Kingsville, served with Go Now Missions in Tacoma, Wash., over Christmas break.