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    Alcohol was drowning my family

    ‘I started drinking from a very young age – in fact, I was under age. It was something that my friends and I used to do a lot’, he told us. Jose’s wife had become accustomed to his drinking, and everything seemed fine; however, it all changed when they had their first daughter. ‘Our fights were […]

    Chain of Prayer, I was absent,

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    A life of misery and despair

    ‘I struggled with a number of things throughout my life from depression and suicidal thoughts to broken relationships and debts. I also experienced spiritual problems and went through moments of having low self-esteem. I had no confidence in myself, I lacked trust in others, and I was addicted to: smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending money I didn’t […]
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    Looking for love in all the wrong places

    ‘Although my dad passed away when I was nine, the reality of his death didn’t truly hit me until I was 13 years old. It’s as if one day, I was hit with the fact that I would never see my dad again. To fill the huge void I felt inside, I got into relationships at […]
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    The Inspiration Behind Reggie Nelson

    Reggie grew up in a council estate in Woolwich, East London. Growing up was hard because he didn’t have positive role models to say, ‘When I grow up I want to be like them’. ‘My parents didn’t get along and I didn’t have a bond with my sister. At school I was average. I didn’t […]
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    My mum had to call the police on me

    Amongst my four siblings, I am the middle child and seeing our parents at each other’s throat all the time reflected on us. We had bad feelings towards each other and would fight a lot. Once it got so bad, that I stabbed my sister in the hand during one of our brawls. This led […]
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    I couldn’t get out of my bed

    ‘At first, my health was absolutely fine up until I felt an excruciating pain across the left side of my stomach and started passing blood. I was soon rushed to the hospital in an ambulance; I had some checks done, but I wasn’t diagnosed. Not long after, I was discharged; however, a terrible pain remained […]

    my faith in God,

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    Breaking down barriers, one at a time

    ‘I struggled in school from a young age. I was under performing, I had difficulty believing in myself and this immensely hindered my progress. There came a point where I thought to myself, “What can I do to change this situation?”. I was 18 at the time and fed up of being aimless. That’s when […]

    my trust in God, the power of faith,

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    An unbearable void

    I was always in pursuit of happiness. Although I looked like a happy person as I was constantly smiling, that was all a front. I showed that I was a cheerful person when in fact, I was extremely sad and empty inside. I was really insecure, constantly comparing myself to others. I always felt inferior. […]

    a happy person, the worst period of my life,

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    Rebuilding myself from the inside out

    ‘I was in a relationship that started out well but somewhere along the line it turned into an abusive one. By then, we had a child together. I remember seeing my then two-year-old son screaming and covering his ears during one of our heated arguments. Seeing my baby like that broke my heart. I felt […]

    give God a chance, letting him down, my love life, Rebuilding myself from the inside out,

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    I Gave Myself The Green Light!

    Gladiz was so easily overcome by her emotions that she would cry about everything and was very insecure. Her husband could not cope with the way she was, so he returned to their home country, leaving her alone with their son.

    attend the meetings, God, purpose of faith, the best thing,

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