Nico is a leader in Delt and the first student I met on campus when doing my own outreach. He has been so faithful and integral in starting Greek IV. This is Nico’s reflection on how Greek IV has influenced him over the past year.
Sharing my faith among my fraternity brothers isn’t something I do by bringing up faith and Jesus in every conversation. I know people like that, but for me, that’s not my style. I was never really exposed to evangelism and proclaiming my faith to people while growing up. I come from a Catholic family and most people I knew were Catholic like me.
But coming to college and getting involved with Greek InterVarsity has helped me see how to be a light for Jesus in a respectable way inside the fraternity. I have grown a lot in being a witness this last year.
I am known in the house as a Christian; people know that I read the Bible, that I pray every night, that I go to church. I even have a rosary that was a gift from a friend hanging in clear sight above my desk. Being president of my chapter, it’s easier for me to make my faith known because I have a spotlight on me. That is a double-edged sword, because it’s also easier to see when I mess up and act human, which, last time I checked, I was.
Even though I am not the most verbal guy in my witness, I do make space for people to explore Jesus inside the fraternity. As the President I have started a Bible Study for my brothers that I lead. I am just learning how to do this, but it is important that I make space for people whom are intimidated by church to talk about faith right in the house. I still get really nervous when it is time for me to be vocal about my faith, and some times I shy away, but God is growing me as his witness.
I share my faith with my fraternity brothers because being a Catholic- Christian is a major part of my life – it has defined me. I’m known in the house as such, and I take pride in my Catholic upbringing, so why not tell people about it? Why not show them the best parts of me and proclaim something – Jesus- that has saved my life and made me successful to where I am now?