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Wanja

Wanja

I can sum up my story by giving thanks and praise to God for keeping me whole this far.

 

See, I should be a cynical, bitter and unhappy person if the experiences I’ve encountered are what I would base my life on. But His grace has drawn me instead to draw from His everlasting well of joy, giving me strength for each new day.

 

So I choose to seek God and dwell in His presence rather than wallow in the ups and downs of life, a conscious effort that is really hard sometimes but after over 20 years of having Jesus as my Lord and saviour is well worth it!


Leigh

Leigh

Growing up I was plagued by all kinds of fear, primarily a fear of death. Having this fear prevented me from taking part in many childhood activities and I had panic attacks at night. As I grew into adulthood the fear became stronger and the panic attacks increased to the point where I was unable to go out alone. I felt as though I was in a prison and unable to break free. I tried many homeopathic remedies none of which helped. I grew up in a Christian family and had always believed in a God who loved me. Finally I cried out to God one day and, by his grace, miraculously He took the fear away. It was as though God smashed the prison walls down and set me free. I am now free to be the person God designed me to be.


Eric

Eric

I attended Sunday School and was confirmed at 13 but didn’t understand what it was all about. At 16 I started living the way I wanted including drinking and smoking. I married and had two children before getting divorced. I then married a lady who attended Church and I started going with her. I realised there was a better way to live and committed my life to God. My life started to change for the better, I got a good job and we were able to buy a house. Even when things got tough God provided for us. My wife became ill and eventually died but even through this God provided for me and my faith grew stronger. I am blessed to have good Christian friends to share my life with and I am thankful that God is a God of second chances.


Dan

DanI have been raised in a Christian home, I have fantastic parents that I am truly grateful for. They educated me about God not by telling me, but by showing me in everything that they did.

But life is not always a smooth ride. At the age of 11, a very low point in my life, I tried committing suicide. For the next 7 years of my life, I battled with depression and self harm and felt like I could tell nobody about it, struggling with not only my own confidence but my confidence and faith in God. It came to one moment… I made a decision to get to know God personally and to go through life in relationship with Him. I suddenly knew I was loved, cherished and accepted by God, despite how damaged and bad I felt on the inside. Now, aged 22, I can see how the grace of God has been on my life and changed my life for the better.


John

JohnThere must be more to life than this? A defensive, inward looking man who loved his family and a few close friends. Work and my downtime just left me somehow unsatisfied; there was something missing and I felt incomplete. So I reached out and cried out for something bigger to enter into my life. God never ignores an open door. Grace entered into my life and I connected to something so much bigger than me. Transformed by God’s grace from hopeless to expectant. I thank my parents that they taught me about my Father who loves completely and unrelentingly. Also for the prayers and patience of so many that God has positioned in my life to encourage and grow me. I am filled with purpose and an absolute certainty that my life is not a waste of time and that I have a perfect destination at its end.