March 26, 2005 at 9:02 pm #995AnonymousInactive
Hi my name is Victor Mesina, and fired up for my faith which is the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. I’m a “barrio kid” from Orange County (next to LA) that grew up seeing people do drugs, people shot within a close proximity and so on. I am literally the only male figure in my family that is not in jail or in a gang. Was blessed to get through all that and managed to be the first in my extremely large family (grandma had 18 kids. 9 boys and 9 girls) to gradutate high school and eventually get my A.S. in mechanical design and now working to get my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Been married for 3 years now and have 2 boys (2 month old and 15 month old). Was Mormon at the age of 12 for about a year or so, then Protestant (Church of Christ and pentecostal mostly) all the way until I was 19 until I met my cradle Catholic wife. And boy did that cause a problem. Was atheist for about 2 1/2 years or so until I took many of my science classes in college.
Gave my wife a really hard time and she eventually got fed up and said:
“Search the answers you seek from the RCC and if you don’t find what you are looking for then we will have to split.”
I got upset but we continued to date while I was doing my reading and research on the side. Took me almost 3 years of struggling to finally become Catholic. Thats it in a nutshell.
PS-Jon, any interest in doing some articles in Spanish. I am fluent in Spanish and would be more then happy to help. I forget most of you are not from Southern Cali and prolly dont know what “barrio kid” means. Anyone know?March 26, 2005 at 9:39 pm #3947About Catholics TeamKeymaster
Welcome, Victor! “Jalape?±o Catholic” – that’s pretty clever, lol.
Sounds like you have a fair deal of experience with other Christian traditions as well as Mormonism. ” title=”Smile” />
Doing some articles in Spanish – that would be awesome. I got your e-mail and will get back to you after the Triduum. My family is in town and I am just checking the computer real quick.
Nice to have you here and eager with support!
-JonMarch 27, 2005 at 2:30 am #3948AnonymousInactive
Ready and eager to help out. Have fun with the family.
PS-My wife is a graphic designer and would also like to help out. So if you have any projects you need help with just let us know.March 27, 2005 at 2:32 am #3949AnonymousInactive
Welcome Victor. I hope to hear much about your experiences.
” title=”Very Happy” />April 19, 2005 at 10:20 pm #4198AnonymousInactive
What’s a [b:14v3vt7y]”barrio kid”[/b:14v3vt7y]??…j/k victor… I think I know.
Just wanted to say Hi… hey I didn’t know it took you three years to become a Catholic. That’s a lot of effort you must of put in… ” title=”Very Happy” />April 19, 2005 at 10:22 pm #4199AnonymousInactive
Yup….took a while.
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