I started smoking cigarettes, but that wasn’t strong enough for me, so I moved onto marijuana. I didn’t want to get addicted so I would only smoke a little, but the inevitable eventually happened. I was unable to go a day without smoking.
Once again, my desire for something stronger grew, and I started using cocaine and drinking alcohol. This involvement I had with drugs affected my family, my future, my studies and my entire life. I didn’t want to do anything, but enjoy life.
Every now and then, I would get involved with drug trafficking so that I could have money to sustain my addiction.
I thought that I could stop anytime, but I was lying to myself. I came to a dead end at the age of 20. I was completely messed up with no perspective in life. The penny dropped and I realised just how addicted I was. I decided that I wanted to leave that lifestyle behind, but I didn’t have the strength.
At that time, only my mother was attending the UCKG HelpCentre, and she would pray for me. It was because of her that I found out about the HelpCentre and started attending. From the positive and encouraging meetings, I gradually received the strength to beat my addiction. I had so much support from the helpers. I no longer wanted to have anything to do with drugs or alcohol.
Freedom never felt so good. With this, came the desire to help others find the freedom and peace I now had.
I decided to dedicate my life to helping others, and it was in this process that I met my wife. Now we serve our mission together.
Today I am happy, have peace, a blessed family and wonderful marriage. Join us, every Sunday at 6pm, if you wish to find a new lease on life.