Freedom never felt so good

January 27, 2016 
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inAt 14 years old is when I started along
the path that took me to rock bottom. My friends would use drugs and I became curious and wanted to experiment with them.

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.

in2At 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.

Eduardo Moraes

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