My name is Yemane Aradom. I was born in 1994 into a strong Christian family in a village called Emgerguer, Sudan and raised in Eritrea. I came to England as an asylum-seeker in 2014 after a long and tiring journey which took me eight months to reach England, from Eritrea. To leave families and friends behind was not easy but with the help of God’s grace I am now a happy man here.
When I arrived in England safely I kept praying and asking the question, “What do you want Lord from me?” God heard my prayer. 2018 was a very important year in my life as I met Bishop Marcus to discuss with him all my desires and hopes to become a priest. God bless him, he humbly invited me to join the seminary. That was the happiest day in my life. Currently, I am studying at St. Mary’s College, Oscott, in Birmingham. I was ordained as a Deacon this year in June and am looking forward to my priestly ordination next year, please God.
If there is one thing to share, it is that vocation is a call from God and we can only earn it through a life of prayer and self-denial. A true heart and faith in God will help us to hear God’s voice and be ready to respond. I ask for your prayers and will pray for you all.