Big, having faith only makes you stronger to deal with things. Its the feeling when you are far away somewhere away from family try to make something out of yourself. Your family back home is a sense of security and that feeling keeps you going. Faith can do that. Of course to those who have faith in their religion, they actually should believe in their religion as well. Faith is supposed to be a convenient thing.
Elisa, are you Nates sister? Do you have an older sister?