Hello! I’m Deacon Raul. I have been a deacon for 3 years and a medicinal chemist for 37 years; working at the NIH for the past 7 years. I am married to my wife Christine for 34 years. We have three daughters: Kristina, 32; Alisa, 31 and Olivia (our baby!) 27. I am originally from Cuba. At the age of 16, I had a powerful religious experience reading the Gospels. Ever since then, I have sought to grow in faith in the midst of much noise. This week I will share with you some of the challenges and the great joy of what it means to be a Christian in today’s society.