I never grew up in a "religious home" but was taught to be a good person and put all of my effort into that. Really sought myself in other people to fulfill myself which led me down a path of always searching for more. It was not until I met a guy on staff with CO who faithfully continued to share the Gospel with me when I wanted nothing to do with Christianity. But the walls slowly fell down and I saw the joy and love these people had in Christ which is what I have been seeking for my entire life. It was there Christ gripped my heart by showing the grace and mercy of the cross and my need for a Savior. This need pushes me now to share the very news that saved me with people here in New Zealand.