God had a plan, he added. “I think He wanted me there because He wanted me to know that I was in a family and that I didn’t need to worry about my background and who I was – that my family was the Catholic Church, the universal Church,” Cameron said.
After graduating college, Cameron joined the Army and served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He worked his way up to the rank of colonel. Later on, he led an Army Reserve engagement team, where he helped reserves acclimate to South Korea.
During his time in the military, Cameron relied on Catholic chaplains when things got tough.
“The music, the sermon, just brought tears to my eyes because it brought so much comfort,” he stressed. “In those moments like that, you just know how important they are.”
Today, Sellers resides in California and is studying for the priesthood with the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
“The two things that really brought it to me was - one is, is that, ‘Could you die for your parish?’ And the answer was ‘yes,’” he said. “And then the second is, ‘Did I believe in the sacraments?’”
The answer to that question was also “yes,” he said. “I saw in my own life how the sacraments really healed me, that I wanted that ability too,” he emphasized.
“That’s what I see chaplains - I see what the sacraments are about, and why the Catholic Church is so vitally important,” he concluded, “is because they give us the tools to strengthen ourselves with God.”
Former Washington, D. C., correspondent Katie Yoder covered pro-life issues, the U.S. Catholic bishops, public policy, and Congress for Catholic News Agency. She previously worked for Townhall.com, National Review, and the Media Research Center.