WHAT AFFECTED YOUR STUDIES?
‘My life was predominantly clubbing. I used to go out and waste my time with the wrong people. Every week was the same – my weekend started on Thursday, we would go to different parties and spend hours dancing and drinking. This lifestyle really affected my studies, because I would feel extremely tired in college, making it difficult to concentrate. Although I had friends, parties and a boyfriend, whenever I was alone, there was always a void inside of me. I used to cry a lot and I couldn’t understand why.’
One day, as Ruth was walking on the street she received a newspaper from a member of the Universal Church.
WHAT MADE YOU COME TO THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH?
‘As I read the real-life stories in the newspaper, I believed that as there was hope for those people to change their lives around, there would also be for me. I began to attend their weekly meetings, including the ‘Nation of the 318’ on Mondays, focused on finances. I saw that this place was different, people were genuinely happy and eager to help.’
WHAT ACTIONS DID YOU TAKE IN ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR SITUATION?
‘I first let go of the lifestyle that I was living because I knew that it was only harming me and I began to practice everything that was being taught there.
I also took part in challenges of faith – challenging myself to do something different by using my faith; I believed that, in a similar manner, God would do something different and extraordinary in my life. Soon things began to change for me, starting from inside. I was no longer down all the time or feeling empty. I started to have peace inside of me.’
WHAT RESULTS DID YOU ACHIEVE AND HOW IS YOUR LIFE TODAY?
‘Consequently, I was able to focus more on my studies and I finished college. I then went on to university where I did a Business Management degree. I finished university and began to work in my field as a facility administrator. However, I wasn’t happy with my wages and I didn’t accept that. I used my faith and acted by going to speak to my boss about it. At first, he didn’t accept it, but I continued believing. Within a week I was offered a really good pay rise and they are also paying for my transportation to work. I am really happy with this. I am financially improving and striving to excel continually in my area of work.’
Ruth Ana Airosa
Join us every Monday at 7.30pm (also at 7am, 10am & 3pm) for the Nation Of The 318, a meeting focused on helping people succeed financially, like Ruth did.