Nimeshi Fernando

Praise the Lord!

It has always been my ambition to become a doctor and whilst I knew that getting to a medical school was hard, I wasn’t too worried about this, as I had always performed well academically. However much to my dismay, when I finished high school, my ATAR was insufficient to apply for medicine. I was disappointed and frustrated with the wrong decisions I made in my senior years at school. I felt like an utter failure. Around this time, I was introduced to the CRL and attended a Four steps retreat. During this retreat Jesus entered my life with an abundance of love and grace that I had never previously experienced.

On 25th January 2012, I witnessed God moving mountains in my life. The same university that initially rejected me now called to offer me a place. Not only did God get me into med school in His timing but He also carried me through it perfectly.

Over the last few years I have lost some friendships simply because I don’t live their lifestyle anymore. A lot of my friends have felt sorry for me and sympathized that I’m always giving up the good things of this world for God. But looking back on my life I realize that I have not lost but gained everything.

God’s faithfulness in my life overwhelms me and I can’t imagine life without Him. Today I have realized my dreams, not through my efforts or skill but purely by the grace, mercy and the love of God.