‘Being brought up in a single-parent family, I found my identity in gangs, and fighting became my way of life, until I was arrested for attempted murder. Believing I was going to prison, I gave up all hope and began to take heroin. I was found not guilty, but by then I was hopelessly addicted to drugs. I lost everyone and everything I cared about.
‘One day, I picked up a Bible and started reading it. I prayed a simple prayer, “God, if you are real… I need out of this,” and, to my surprise, he answered me. Almost immediately, a friend told me, “I know this place that can help you,” and gave me the number for Betel. I went straight to Betel Birmingham.
One day, I picked up a Bible and started reading it. I prayed a simple prayer, “God, if you are real… I need out of this.”
‘I thought my problem was my drug addiction but I soon found out it was actually the wounds in my heart. In my first months with Betel, Jesus gradually healed me, called me to surrender all of myself to him, and eventually put me in a position of leadership. Now, I believe he is calling me to pioneer a new Betel centre in Scotland. Drugs and alcohol have taken the lives of many of my fellow Scots, but Christ came to bring freedom and that’s the message I’m taking to my homeland!’