I was brought up in a Christian family and both of my parents were God-fearing. My life was good. We were financially stable and could afford our basic needs. In 1999 my dad (who was the bread winner in our family of 7) went to be with the Lord.
This tragic event brought huge turmoil and upset in our family. I loved my dad so much. I became so angry that I found relief from the wrong company of friends who introduced me to drugs.
I later became an addict of almost kind of drug and even dropped out of my school and church. My life was so terrible. I found myself getting into fights and bad drug deals (which put me in and out of jail).
Everyone in my home-town knew my story. I lost my good friends because of my bad reputation.
After 3 years of darkness, I began to experience a conviction my heart. A voice from deep within said to me, you are on the path to death.
I was terrified and my response was to resume attending my church. That was when my transformation began, the Word (Bible) that was spoken touched my heart and I stopped doing drugs
without going to rehab.
I left the friends that were not good company and even finished high school after receiving Christ in my life.
After high school I got deeply involved in ministry where I learned God’s purpose for my life. I have studied theology, counseling and music. Currently, I am now involved in various ministries (intercessory, worship, youth, missions etc.) in my church and I enjoy helping others through social work.
Whenever I get an opportunity to minister, I share my testimony to other young people who are facing similar challenges.
Everyone in my home-town sees how God has transformed me. I am no longer an outcast but a respected person, adding to my community instead of making it a worse place.
Because of the grace of God, I am currently working with God to become a pastor, writer, socialist and musician. My life verse is: 2 Cor 5:17.