“Back home in Venezuela, I had this great friend I would hang out with almost every day. After we started high school, we grew apart. Then, after I moved to the United States, we lost contact completely.
“I remember one day after saying my prayer in the morning, that same friend came to my mind, after three years of not even thinking about her. I felt that I should look for a way to contact her, so I looked through all my social media accounts until I found her.
“I reached out to her, and it felt good to talk to her again. It was hard the first couple of months, since she was not very interested in talking to me. However, I wanted to keep in contact and try to build a better relationship with her, like the one we had before. I cared about her, so I kept communicating with her.
“One time we had a great conversation in which she finally opened up to me. Turns out she had been going through a hard time. She told me she had just left our home country, like I did. She feared leaving everything she knew behind, especially her friends and family. She was still trying to adapt to the new culture, language, and lifestyle of the country she moved to.
“Since I already went through something very similar, I was able to talk to her and help her out. We bonded together again. She told me how grateful she was that I kept contacting her. I remember her sharing with me how happy she would feel whenever I texted her. She was happy to know there was someone who cared about her.
“Now we even FaceTime every week and text almost every day, and we do not miss anything of what’s going on in our lives. We help and support each other, which made this a great experience. So I am very grateful sharing God’s love helped me reconnect with an old friend. ”