When you can’t feel God’s Presence

Experiencing pain and failure is often one of the most difficult things anyone may deal with in life. Olympic Weightlifter: Ms.Hidilyn Diaz shares her journey about going through a series of losses both in her sport and personal life which others may call as the “dark night” she discovers how God eventually used it as a source of His wisdom to bring her to winning an Olympic Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She also shares her experience of encountering God through the Holy Mass and her discovering her weightlifting team who she says are God’s instruments in has become her family and helped on her way to winning.

The raw resilience, strength, persistence hope and faith that shines through Hidilyn, shows that the human spirit with the help of God, through the Sacraments and prayer, can also get through this all.

She would like to teach people especially the young to not give in to the temptation to despair amidst all the losses and darkness one may face in life and to anchor oneself firmly in God as life throws its weight at you. Let us discover on how a girl who once lifted wooden branches as a kid now competes and wins a medal for the Philippines (after a 20 year medal drought) in the Olympics.