My parents didn’t have a loving relationship. Their example made it hard for me to tell them I loved them. I was bullied at school so I “skipped” days and was introduced to cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. When I graduated in 2007 I wanted to be a musician. Music was my refuge and escape from reality. I idolised music artists as I felt like they were going through the same things they were singing about.
I volunteered at a local youth committee and when I turned 18, I started to go clubbing regularly. I also began dating a girl and I thought my life was set. Time passed and I found out I was cheated on. I was devastated! I remember lashing out at her at a house party.. punch drunk. I became angry and bitter. The only way I thought I could be at ease this was to binge drink, smoke “weed” and go clubbing. I was living a double life. Helping the community whilst paying to destroy myself. All I wanted in life was to belong and I was going nowhere.
Several months later the youth committee was helping in an event with the Potters House Christian Church. We were invited to Church. As I entered, I felt something awaken in my soul desiring to find out who this God really was. After service I spoke with some of the church members. Never in my life had I met genuine Christians who love God and people. So I continued to come to church. One day as I listened to the preaching I heard my life story told in front of me. It was scary at first, but it was God who was reaching out to me. I heard the Gospel for the first time and I gave my life to Jesus. The date was 5th October 2009. Jesus had forgiven my sins. I became a “born again” Christian and my life has never been the same.
God set me free from smoking, drinking and fooling around. I’ve forgiven those who wronged me as Jesus has forgiven me. My relationship with my family has been restored. God has healed my mind and my heart and has enabled me to minister the Gospel to other people, in my city & overseas.
I now serve in the church overlooking the AV ministry, worship and concert teams. He has also blessed me with a beautiful wife whom I married in 2014.
I have a purpose in life, to live for Him. I searched for belonging but it was God who found me and said to me, “you belong in My family”. I was lost and now I’m found. I once was blind, and now I see. I was dead and now I’m alive in Christ Jesus.