I’m 33 years old and came to The Haven on 13th of September 2017. I was broken and full of shame and guilt; I hated my life and the mess I had made of it.
I had worked as a carpenter for five years and then as a chef for another five years but from the age of sixteen I had been taking Ecstasy, smoking hash and drinking at the weekends. A daily cocaine habit followed. And in all this time I didn’t think I had a problem because I was able to work for the money to pay for the drugs.
In 2010 my son was born and I told myself that I would change but I didn’t-I was selfish and it was about me and my needs. As long as I can remember I believed in God but never thought about Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I would blame God for all that was going wrong in my life, saying that I didn’t ask for this life.
Since coming to The Haven, my outlook on life has changed. The staff have been great with me-I was hard work for them. I have found forgiveness from the Son of God. I am now employed at The Haven as a Support Worker and my relationship with my family is so much better. My future is bright and I thank God each day for my life and His promise: ‘It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’ Deuteronomy 31v8.