I was born in Chile and raised in the beautiful city of Montréal in the province of Québec, Canada. When I was younger, my parents didn’t have a car, so every Sunday we took the bus and we walked on Ste-Catherine Street, which is an area known for prostitution. It was during those walks that God started to share His heart for this neighbourhood with me. I still remember in the eyes of the women working in that area, were emptiness and hopelessness. And at 12-years-old, I promised God that I would dedicate my life to restoring the dignity of these women. Through the years, God transformed this promise into a lifetime engagement to serve Him. On my 20th birthday, I wrote in my journal that all I wanted was to serve Him and I wanted Him to use me for His purpose. The following year, I decided to quit my psychology program to study at École de théologie évangélique du Québec (ETEQ).
I began my studies obtaining a certificate in Pastoral Studies and during those two years, God used it to change my life. God used ETEQ to sharpen His purpose for me and equip me to serve Him better, and bringing me to my current study for a bachelor’s degree in theology.
I’m grateful for my parents that support me in my crazy journey of obedience and for teachers that encourage me and challenge me every semester. Today, as I remember the promise I made to God when I was 12, I realized how it was just the beginning of my journey with Him. My promise is no longer the same because God changed my heart in such way that all I want to do is dedicate my life to serve him regardless of whom or where. And just like when the Lord called Samuel, my answer is “Here I am.” (1 Samuel 3:4).
This story is taken from the Fall 2018 Alliance Connection magazine. You can get a free copy of the Alliance Connection at Alliance churches across Canada or view the digital copy online. We hope you will be encouraged and inspired to go deeper in Jesus and as a result, further on mission.
Myleen Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She obtained her bachelor degree in theology at ETEQ and will pursue her master’s degree of arts this September 2018. She also serves as a youth leader at La Iglesia Hispana Bethel de la Alianza Cristiana y Misionera (Montreal, Quebec).