I'm involved with Nightfever
“At Nightfever I like that Jesus really is in the center”
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Around the world, youth and young adults are involved at Nightfever in over 250 teams. They give their free time to give others a chance to experience God’s love and mercy (anew).
One of them is Isabella Lara Kügler from Bonn in Germany. In the interview, the 20-year-old tells what her faith means to her and why she is involved with Nightfever.

What does your faith mean to you?

Isabella: The faith in my life actually started very unconspicous, a little bit like the famous little mustard seed in the gospel which fell into my heart in my childhood. For a long time faith was rather minor matter or ornamental attachment for me in my normal life in school, in my family, even in my parish. In that time indeed I was going to mass with my family on Sundays but it was not really in my interest what was happening and that God became present on the altar for me personally too. But in the meantime after all my indirections I have started to take the faith seriously and now I uncompromisingly want to go the way of succession of Jesus, the way of sainthood. That means to assamble a tight relationship to Jesus in which he presents me with a lot of things, for example with little lights of knowledge about him or about myself and sometimes also with a wonderful prayer session or deep confidence. However, I also have to work on our relationship each day so that it does not cool down.

You’re involved with Nightfever in Bonn. What is it that fascinates you about Nightfever?

Isabella: At Nightfever I like that Jesus really is in the center and we as young people don’t stay in our usual, small groups but step up to others and invite them. I also like that we open the gates to church distanced people to let them share in the joy of the presence of Jesus. At Nightfever the gospel is proclaimed in the streets, in the middle of the city where people rush between appointments during the day and between parties during the night. I think it is important that we as the youth of the church are excactly there where the people are and say them: Jesus in person is waiting for you with his boundless mercy, with his passionate wish that you get into his love.

Where have you been able to feel God?

Isabella: Unfortunately, I have to admit that I haven’t had a fascinating, big, mystical experience by now that I could tell here. In my life God revealed himself step by step. It was and is a slow process. There was no event that turned me through 180 degrees at one go. As with every believer there are always times of delight and dry spells alternating on my way to Jesus. There are times in which I can feel God – that happens especially during the Holy mass, during adoration, confession, in prayer, in privacy and silence – but also times in which I can’t feel anything. Often I only recognize afterwards how God led me during a certain period of time. But for all that the essential moments of my life were mostly accompanied by a special experience of God. One of them happend at my 20th birthday. The days before I had spent with my friends in the Saint Mary’s shrine Fátima in Portugal. In that place God let me make some painful detections. Thank God that my sister was there who understood me. I cried my eyes out on her shoulder and she just listened and was present for me. When it was over I felt a very deep peace. I was calm as a child and suddenly able to trust. I still know that a little later I grabbed my bible and wrote down every passage that spoke about God’s love in my diary with the firm decision never to doubt it again. Such experiences are always a huge gift, a real encounter with Jesus that completely touches and leaves oneself totally overwhelmed and which will change your own life if you allow it.

Is there a particular person from the Bible who fascinates you? Who’s your favourite character in the Bible?

Isabella: Under the bible persons particularly Maria, the mother of Jesus, is fascinating me. Otherwise my favourite person is Jesus!

Isabella Lara Kügler is 20 years old and studies psychology. She is involved with Nightfever in Bonn.

Around the world, youth and young adults are involved at Nightfever in over 250 teams. They give their free time to give others a chance to experience God’s love and mercy (anew).
One of them is Isabella Lara Kügler from Bonn in Germany. In the interview, the 20-year-old tells what her faith means to her and why she is involved with Nightfever.

What does your faith mean to you?

Isabella: The faith in my life actually started very unconspicous, a little bit like the famous little mustard seed in the gospel which fell into my heart in my childhood. For a long time faith was rather minor matter or ornamental attachment for me in my normal life in school, in my family, even in my parish. In that time indeed I was going to mass with my family on Sundays but it was not really in my interest what was happening and that God became present on the altar for me personally too. But in the meantime after all my indirections I have started to take the faith seriously and now I uncompromisingly want to go the way of succession of Jesus, the way of sainthood. That means to assamble a tight relationship to Jesus in which he presents me with a lot of things, for example with little lights of knowledge about him or about myself and sometimes also with a wonderful prayer session or deep confidence. However, I also have to work on our relationship each day so that it does not cool down.

You’re involved with Nightfever in Bonn. What is it that fascinates you about Nightfever?

Isabella: At Nightfever I like that Jesus really is in the center and we as young people don’t stay in our usual, small groups but step up to others and invite them. I also like that we open the gates to church distanced people to let them share in the joy of the presence of Jesus. At Nightfever the gospel is proclaimed in the streets, in the middle of the city where people rush between appointments during the day and between parties during the night. I think it is important that we as the youth of the church are excactly there where the people are and say them: Jesus in person is waiting for you with his boundless mercy, with his passionate wish that you get into his love.

Where have you been able to feel God?

Isabella: Unfortunately, I have to admit that I haven’t had a fascinating, big, mystical experience by now that I could tell here. In my life God revealed himself step by step. It was and is a slow process. There was no event that turned me through 180 degrees at one go. As with every believer there are always times of delight and dry spells alternating on my way to Jesus. There are times in which I can feel God – that happens especially during the Holy mass, during adoration, confession, in prayer, in privacy and silence – but also times in which I can’t feel anything. Often I only recognize afterwards how God led me during a certain period of time. But for all that the essential moments of my life were mostly accompanied by a special experience of God. One of them happend at my 20th birthday. The days before I had spent with my friends in the Saint Mary’s shrine Fátima in Portugal. In that place God let me make some painful detections. Thank God that my sister was there who understood me. I cried my eyes out on her shoulder and she just listened and was present for me. When it was over I felt a very deep peace. I was calm as a child and suddenly able to trust. I still know that a little later I grabbed my bible and wrote down every passage that spoke about God’s love in my diary with the firm decision never to doubt it again. Such experiences are always a huge gift, a real encounter with Jesus that completely touches and leaves oneself totally overwhelmed and which will change your own life if you allow it.

Is there a particular person from the Bible who fascinates you? Who’s your favourite character in the Bible?

Isabella: Under the bible persons particularly Maria, the mother of Jesus, is fascinating me. Otherwise my favourite person is Jesus!

Isabella Lara Kügler is 20 years old and studies psychology. She is involved with Nightfever in Bonn.

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