Šimo and Nada Šarčević came to Medjugorje from Croatia (Belišće) to take part in the 16th International Seminar for Married Couples. They've been married for 36 years and this is their third seminar here in Medjugorje. This is what they told us: „When we came for the first time, we were filed with the strength and love. That is why we decided to return here each year. We always go back home filled with the new strength. It was really beautiful in the beginning when the lecturer Stjepan Lice said that Mary is the beginning of the better world. We decided to surrender to Her, to allow Her to work in us“. Mrs. Šarčević says that she came to Medjugorje more than 30 times: „Međugorje changed my life, in the beginning I did not believe, but I married in faithful family and I wished to get to know more of the spiritual nature. After the 4th Anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions, I came to Medjugorje for the first time. Each time I would return home different, I got to know something new. I feel that Gospa's love is lifting me up, carrying me and takes me in life. I could no longer live without Medjugorje. Medjugorje is my second home." Her husband Šimo says that in the last 20 years they came to Medjugorje many times and fruits can be felt in their family.