My name is Enrica Petrillo. My family is of Italian heritage. My father was a very independent thinker. When he was just 12 years old, he walked to the Vatican and got baptized - all on his own. He had a broad view of the world, learned five languages, and became a successful businessman.
He married my mom when she was only 16 years old. It wasn't an easy marriage. She got pregnant right away but lost the baby (who would've been named "Enrico"). Then I came along - ENRICA! But when I was born, I was so sick they didn't think I would live, so my birth was not even officially registered. Miraculously though, 10 days later I was doing much better. That's when my birth was registered. (So I actually get to have TWO birthdays each year. If you forget my first birthday on March 7th, you can always wish me happy birthday on March 17th!)
When I was living in Rome, I met my 1st husband. When my father decided to move to Canada for business reasons, I pressured my husband that we should go too. So we did. My daughter Barbara was born in Canada, but my marriage ended.
I was working for the Workers Compensation Board in Edmonton when I met my second husband. But that marriage was worse than the first. Even so, my daughter Sera was born - and I am very glad to have 2 daughters. I have asked them, and they have forgiven me for any wrongs I have done as their mother.
I eventually moved to Langley and came to Home Church Langley in August 2014 when I was invited by my neighbor and friend Margaret Mitcham.
All my life, although I did not have the proper tools or understanding to measure all that God is, the fact that Jesus Christ was born, died and resurrected was never a question in my mind and soul. I just knew that He was. I have therefore taken the New Christians Class three times since I arrived at Home Church in order to help me understand Him more. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Lord AND I LOVE HIM!
A verse I really like is from Jeremiah 29:11-13:
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."