For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had some sort of relationship with God.

I would say that my parents had everything to do with it – I was brought up in a strong and lovely Christian family in Fiji and I could not ask for better role models than to look at my parents.

I am the youngest of six children, I was the last to leave home searching for my purpose in life.

At the beginning of that search, I left Fiji in the year 2000 when I was 19 years old, to join the British Army along with hundreds of my fellow countrymen, as it is a tradition and honour for Fijians to serve in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

It was a surreal experience for me, living in a completely new environment on the opposite side of the world, and handling the difficulties and challenges that come with that.

I’m so glad that my personal relationship with God has helped me with everything that I go through in life. I feel that the more I seek God the more I understand the meaning of life and its purpose.

A few years ago, I met my wife while in transit from America back to the UK after a training exercise with the US Army. She talked to me about getting baptised and receiving the Holy Spirit. I believe that I had already spoken in tongues during prayer by myself earlier in my life.

I was excited about getting baptised because I had been thinking about it for a while. I felt it was an important part of my search for the truth to meet likeminded people who have the same Spirit. That’s why I love the group in London because I feel connected and it has helped me to grow so much more.

I believe that being spirit-filled is the best experience one can have whilst in this world. It is a choice that we must make every day to follow God in a world where there are so many distractions and life can be unpredictable.

For me, it is the best decision that I have ever made and having a personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit is the reason why I am blessed with peace and love in my life.

Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God shall stand forever.