I was born into a Hindu family where we were short of nothing materially. But there was a lot of domestic violence, mental abuse, emotional abuse and I was molested as a child. The pain and hatred that I kept within made me a prisoner, I had thoughts of hatred towards everyone and as I grew up I became a violent child.
I learnt to smoke cigarettes at the age of nine and by twelve years old I was already smoking dagga and mandrax. At fourteen years of age I was involved with the law and was sent to juvenile prison.
I became involved with gangs and I started killing people. My violent acts resulted in my being sent to prison regularly and my life became I roller coaster ride.
Always high on drugs, I never spoke about the pain inside. By 2015, I was consumed and lost in a life of drug addiction and sin. I was by that time homeless. One day I cried out to the Lord Jesus Christ and He used my brother to save me as he directed me to KwaSizabantu Mission where I signed into the CYPSA Programme.
I thought that I had arrived at a ‘rehab’ but in fact I had arrived at a place of restoration, not knowing that God had a plan worked out for me. When I came to Kwasizabantu Mission, I had never experienced anything like it in my life. I was welcomed and loved by strangers that did not even know me but were willing to help me by teaching me about the love and grace of our lord Jesus Christ.
This was only possible because of the faithfulness and obedience of our spiritual father Reverend Erlo Stegen. Reverend Stegen, if it had not been for your obedience to God Almighty I would not be here today. Thank you to Aunt Lydia Dube for being obedient to God’s leading to help people like me and to all my spiritual mothers and fathers that have been such an inspiration to me.
May the Almighty Lord Jesus Christ bless you all exceedingly and abundantly.
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for saving me and loving me when I could not even love myself.
Psalm 34: 4 and 6
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.