Hello Mauro, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for this course that you have given us and for all the work you do for Christ, for his Church, for all the people to find Him. May our good God, who sees you and all your needs and desires bless you on every step of your journey.
My participation in this course for me is a tiny miracle and I would like to share it with you.
I am from Slovakia, I live in Slovakia but I lived in London for about a year (I left in 2017). (I used to go to the St. Patrick 's church in Soho, I loved the Friday adorations. But I have nothing to do with Youth 2000, I didn't even know of its existence.
One day, a few weeks ago I received an invitation on FB from a friend from London to this course. We have not spoken for months, maybe even since I left London, but she somehow remembered me and invited me to this online course even though she didn 't take part herself.
I took a look at it and got excited, so I decided that I will join. I mentioned it to my fiance (we're getting married this September). Surprisingly he got excited as well and asked if he could join me. This really surprised me because even though he is a christian and believes in a loving God and he knows a lot about God and faith and he does read the Bible (sometimes) and we go to church together and he does receive the Eucharist, he never really met Jesus and it is not easy for him to talk about God and faith and to share about these things. He is on his journey, just like we all are.
So we joined the first course and only then I realized that we will need to share in the small groups and that there is no way out for us. I got stressed. Really. I thought he would chicken out. Well...He didn 't. It was so beautiful for me to listen to his opinions and to what he had to share with us about God and all the questions you asked us.
It's not like we never talked about God before, but this was different. I saw him in a whole new light. This course (or you) gave him questions to think about, I believe he met God in a new way thanks to this course.
After the courses, after we turned Zoom off we used to stay and talk about things we heard and share our minds and even as he walked me home we kept talking and talking... Such a beautiful experience. I am so glad this has happened so shortly before our wedding. God's timing is the best :)
So this is a little story from my perspective and I thank God that he made it so that we could take part and that you made it possible. And obviously, other than that we both learned so much, loads and loads of new information! Thank you Mauro!