My name is Adarsh Jain, most of my friends call me Addy. I am from India and came to Canada one cold winter in December 2014 for the computer science program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Shortly after school started, a guy gave me a flyer and said, “Come tonight. It’s free!” The flyer read FOCUS Club with free food. I decided to check it out and brought a friend. FOCUS Club is for international students. The gathering started with a dinner, followed by ice-breaker games, worship music, and topical discussions. We met many new friends from various countries and found the leaders welcoming and friendly. We felt very much at home! FOCUS Club has become an amazing family for me in Canada. When I can’t attend a gathering, I get notes saying I was missed. Their friendship makes me feel I am not alone. When the semester ended, I went to Vancouver to work and missed my FOCUS Club family. As I reflected on our discussions about life and faith, I had more questions. Back in Kamloops in September, I learned some friends had decided to get baptized. This encouraged me to follow God also and let Him continue to teach me the truth about life and faith. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior in September 2015 and today, am pleased to serve as the president of the Kamloops FOCUS Club.
Published on the March 2018 issue of Doorways
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