Silvestre Finds His Life's Purpose at College

  • by Chris Lawrence
Photo by Ted Wilcox

"I feel like my life is lacking purpose," confessed sophomore psychology major Silvestre Morales to his professor, who in turn introduced the 21-year-old to Cayetano and Zobeida Fresco.

The couple leads Cru on seven college campuses in Guatemala, including the national university, University of San Carlos in Guatemala City.

"We have seen many, many people give their lives to Christ," says Zobeida, who has been working with students through Cru for 27 years.

With a population of 3.3 million, Guatemala City boasts the largest urban concentration in Central America. Here Cayetano and Zobeida bring the message of Jesus to college students.

Cayetano, who has directed the national campus ministry for two years, says there are more than 100 colleges in Guatemala City alone. But he and his wife are making progress, one person at a time.

The couple told Silvestre how he could have a relationship with Jesus. Silvestre, who grew up as an orphan, started attending a Bible study with the Frescos. Soon they became good friends.

"I now understand that God is the One who gives my life purpose," says Silvestre. "I know Jesus and I also have found a family where I receive the love of parents."

Zobeida says that Silvestre wants to go back to the orphanage where he grew up and teach the children about Jesus.