I can never remember not hearing about Jesus. I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, where both parents loved, honored, worshiped, and taught about Jesus Christ and His love for human beings. This is the love that brought him to the point of dying on a cross to take away sin, and rising from the dead to conquer death, hell, and the grave!
In January 2017, while reading the biblical Exodus description of God’s instructions to His people on how to build and decorate their place of worship, the tabernacle, I was struck with the use of almond flowers with buds and blossoms to be used on the golden lamp stand.
Growing up in São Paulo, Brazil, in a non-Christian family, I never gave thought to God or care about any of it. When I was 15 years old, my best friend decided to go to the US as an exchange student. I didn't have any interest in that, but my mom and him started a crusade to convince me to go.