I had completely shut myself away from the world.
I remember the times my mother, to vent out her frustrations, would beat my brothers. I wanted to shy away from it all and believe that everything good.
My childhood was no fairy tale, but more like a living nightmare! By the time I was 16 years old, I had already been sexually abused twice. This stirred up a lot of hatred and anger in me, and I became a very aggressive person.
"Before coming to the church, my life was a complete mess; in fact, I was the mess myself. I was in a relationship with a man who initially was very warm and caring towards me; but later on, he became very abusive.
Before used to suffer from depression, suicidal thoughts and a low self-esteem. After my invitation to the HelpCentre, I took part in the weekday and Sunday services and, slowly, my life started to change.
“My story takes place on the streets of Madrid in 2009. At that time, I was homeless and I was sitting on a bench in a park when someone handed me a magazine, inviting me to attend a meeting at the HelpCentre. They told me that if I came, my situation would change. Ever […]