It means a lot to me when someone wants to get to know me better.
My name is Vincent H. Chough, and my life really began in 2004 when I was reborn by the Spirit of God. Jesus Christ saved me, and I began to leave behind all the horrible stuff that was murdering my soul.
I’m not a priest or a pastor; I’m a writer.
I bring home the bacon by writing. Most of my wages come from commercial clients. I also coordinate a men’s prison Bible study, and I’m an active member of our parish. I’m also studying to be a deacon.
In the past, I made nearly $200K per year as a physician. I left that profession behind since God called me to a different task. I used to own shiny new cars and lived in a pristine southwestern Pennsylvania neighborhood — today I drive a beat up ’96 Volkswagen (Oct. 2018 update – car engine is shot! Saving up to buy a less used one…), and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Now I’m solidly middle class – but I’m a witness to tremendous spiritual abundance.
“The battle over my soul — waged between fierce angels and hideous demons — is all too real. When I understood and embraced this fact, I could truly fight back.”
My wife and I are united deeply in the heart of Christ. I serve my sons with a dedication that before was impossible for me. I know I’m not perfect, but no one can say that I don’t make an honest effort.
Only by seeking and submitting to God’s perfect plan was I able to leave behind the infidelity, drugs, alcohol, porn, deceit, and arrogance that poisoned me, my family and the world around me.
The battle over my soul — waged between fierce angels and hideous demons — is all too real. When I understood and embraced this fact, I could truly fight back. And not just fight to defend myself — but to also gain territory for the Kingdom of God. If you don’t know your enemy, how can you defeat him?
I know a nun who is a missionary in Syria. She says that people should be able to tell you are a Christian from a distance. It should ooze out of your pores. Sister Guadalupe also says that true Christians are persecuted for their faith. She sets a high standard — and lives by it. I hope to live up to that standard.
This website/blog doesn’t mean that I’ve arrived at a destination. Instead, I’ll share my experience, both past and present. Hopefully my words will inspire others to continue along the Hard Way that our Lord called us to travel. Millions of souls cry out for us to respond to his call.
May God’s hand be upon you always.
Creator & Lead Writer:
Vincent Chough brings inspiration to thousands of readers every month as the creator and lead writer at PrayerForAnxiety.com. His site offers prayers and insight to people from over 195 countries across the world. Vincent earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and practiced medicine in the USA for 10 years. He now lives in Argentina with his wife and five children.
For over a decade, Vince has helped coordinate Bible study groups throughout northern Buenos Aires. This includes hard to reach places such as prisons and poor neighborhoods – he is witness to the tremendous healing power of God’s Word. Vince also dedicates his time to writing and discipleship in schools and communities.
“Depression and anxiety have become the leading health problems for all developed nations,” says Vince. “We must take full advantage of the spiritual tools we have to face this crisis. Jesus Christ is the Great Physician, and I feel privileged to be an instrument in his plan of healing and salvation.”