I was brought up in Glasgow and from the age of nine or ten, I remember being surrounded by ‘Class A’ drugs and crime. I thought everyone did these kind of things - it was normal to me. By the age of sixteen, I had been in the prison system and was addicted to drugs. By the age of 21 years, I had several prison sentences ranging from six months to three and a half years. I didn’t know any other life – I certainly didn’t know that God loved me and that He sent His Son to die for my sins.
Prison became a break from crime for me, not a punishment. Though being in prison a lot, I missed my mum and dad when they passed away, plus a lot of other stuff.
I had two sisters who got saved seven years ago and they began to pray to God for my salvation – and that came when one of my sisters passed away. At the end of 2018, I asked Jesus into my heart as I needed a Saviour and I still had a problem with drugs. I knew I had to get a relationship with the Lord – He would help and free me from my addiction.
That is why I came to The Haven on the 27th March 2019. The Lord has kept His promise – I am free from what kept me bound up for 30 years! Now I love to let people know what the Lord has done for me. He has got a plan and a purpose for everyone and it’s exciting times for me!
Jesus has filled a void in my life that no drug could fill and I build on that relationship daily.