After 24 years in the Armed Services and being medically discharged i started my own business. Within a year I was diagnosed with clinical depression and PTSD and my life was falling apart and so was my family. After months of suffering, losing weight and generally not wanting to exist I cried for help. My call was answered and I became born again on my own doorstep and was healed of depression after accepting prayer. From that moment on my marriage started to repair itself and my family life flourished with a new lease of life. Within months my whole life had changed for the better with the help of my Christian family. My business started to be blessed and I found myself not worrying or striving about anything. My walk of faith has led me to new pastures and my journey is exciting and rewarding but above all I know that I am not alone as I continue my journey with God at my side.
One of the first things you realise as an adult is how hard life is. I've definitely experienced that, but having faith in the one true God, does help you get through the bad times and understand the reasons behind the situation. I am not perfect, I constantly make mistakes, but with the guidance of Jesus, working through my spiritual family at The Well, I always come out of the bad days knowing that I am perfectly loved, and secure.
Success, fame and wealth are all some people want, but how empty and cold are these material things? I would rather have the knowledge that God loves me, and that He has an abundance of love and spiritual gifts for me, over any material wants. It's thanks to the leadership team at The Well that I am reminded of this when times are hard. Yes I still make mistakes and I am always going to be learning, but since I gave my life to God last year, the learning process has become significantly easier. I am forever grateful to Liz and Mike, who always pick me up again when things go wrong, and with God working through them, I know the truth and the everlasting love of our Saviour.
My dream since becoming a Christian is to help people but nothing was in my heart until this morning. This year is a new beginning for me, my dream is coming true. I am to help the homeless but it's something I cannot do on my own. I know God is working with means He will help me when I need it. I only have to ask. Since becoming a Christian people have noticed a change in me especially in the Day Centre. They say I'm calmer and more relaxed around people I don't know and that I also don't get into arguments and am defensive. God is changing me.