My name is Teitati Barairai. I was born on January 1, 1996. I am from the island of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands, South Pacific Ocean). I am the third child of a family of four, and I have two brothers and one sister. Before coming to the Seminary, I was helping teach pre-school children in my sector in my village of Bikenibeu. I completed my studies at Kiribati Pastoral Institute in 2016, and I arrived at the Seminary on December 5, 2017. At this moment, I am studying English at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. I like fishing and playing the guitar. I am so grateful to the Lord for having me in the Seminary to see his love through the brothers and sisters in my Neocatechumenal community. This community is like the second family for me for their support and prayers for my vocation and also for accompanying me through this mission.