In the mid-90s, New York musician Sean Forrest could be found “hanging out in pubs, being on stage, [and] getting ready to party,” but he couldn’t find fulfillment. “I just knew that wasn’t what God was calling me to do,” Forrest said.
He converted to Catholicism and started a nonprofit called Movin’ With the Spirit, which uses retreats and music to minister to teens and their families. In 2009, Forrest expanded his work to include outreach to Haiti’s poor and suffering. Their need was magnified after the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake.
“When we go, we feed the people,” Forrest told the National Catholic Register. “But we also feed them Christ. We catechize and teach them with the truth of our Catholic faith.”
Forrest has found fulfillment and so have his volunteers. “They come back even more energized and spiritually fulfilled by the faith of the Haitian people.”
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans…to give you a future with hope.
(Jeremiah 29: 11)
Help me, Jesus, to discover my true vocation.