Actually, I was born in a Catholic family in Quebec. My family stopped going to church when my older sister converted to Islam.
I did have a very hard time going through adolescence as many teenagers did. In college, I met a young man whose father was a preacher in a Brethren Church. He explained to me God's will. The young man became my BFF.
One very night, he actually said that he was so grateful to God for having a friend like me around, but that he was so sad that I wasn't saved.
I asked him to give me a Bible, which I read. I started reading John, and when I got to Nicodemus' story