Why our donor signed up:
Three years ago my mother passed away, I was going through an extremely difficult time because her death was so sudden. She passed from an unexpected car accident.
It really broke my heart and I did not realize it but I went into depression. I used to be sad all the time, avoid any contact with people, I never left my home. I felt really guilty for all the times I could have spent with her but passed it up for either studying or going out. She was also a busy individual always out of the house for work or meeting with clients. We always said we would make sure we try to spend more time together but that never got to materialize due to the unexpected tragedy that hit us. I was shattered and I felt betrayed.
That is when a friend came to me and they took me for spiritual counseling in Umhlanga. I was new to this, I had never explored Christian faith before. But after the first meeting and speaking about everything, I felt like a load was lifted off me. I was given many books and booklets to read so that I could understand Christ and His purpose and how much God loves us. I blamed my mother for leaving me at such a young age because I felt alone truly. After my first counseling session I started going for more and more, and that was when I had a breakthrough, I realized that my mother and father are just my earthly parents. I can’t control what happened to my mother, neither can I change it or hold it against her for “leaving me”.
But I realized that God is my Heavenly Father and He is always with me, He knew me from the time I was formed in the secret place, He knew me before my birth and He loves me dearly. From then on I started feeling happier, I wasn’t sad, I used to go out to meet people and I didn’t feel so alone anymore. I feel that accepting Jesus into my life really helped me overcome my moms tragic passing and get out of depression that was binding me down. He really turned my life around and despite going through hard times I can be happy in His grace and purpose. That is why I strive to add joy to everyone’s lives. I believe we are here to love everyone as God loves us, unconditionally. Shortly after that I got baptized. It was beautiful. I have never missed a day of Church and I am out to explore more about our faith through connect group. If Christ can pull me out such a dark place especially being a non Christian, I believe He can do ANYTHING!