The Centre Of Hope

About Us
"For there is hope for a tree. That if it is cut down, that it will sprout again and that its tender shoots will not cease" - Job 14:7

Jenny Mullin

I have been a Christian for as long as I can remember, but I could never understand why I always felt so depressed, alone, rejected and empty. Even though I was given anti-depressants from the age of 18, all those empty feelings never really left me and by the age of 27 I was prescribed sleeping tablets. I used them correctly for 2 years, but after my first child was born, I started using them to sleep when he slept and this was how I became addicted. Along with post-natal depression, I felt rejected by my husband for not helping as much as he should and would even take the tablets to help me feel more confident when I confronted him on these issues. Eventually I was given over to a reprobate mind which meant that I cared for no-one but myself and my lust for the tablets. Needless to say, my husband took my son and left and 6 months later we were divorced. I lost my family, my cottage, my job and the respect of my parents and friends.

The tablets overwhelmed me and I landed up trying to kill myself by gassing myself in a car, but things went wrong and I landed up blowing myself up. Not only was I now emotionally broken, but terribly scarred too. After learning to walk again and physio to get my hands to work again, I went back to the tablets to find comfort, as my ex now did not want anything to do with me and would not let me near my son. I was up to about 60 tablets a day before being shipped off to “The Centre of Hope” against my will.

This was the most testing time of my life, but thanks to Angus, Celeste, Oom Danie and Tannie Surita, they have given me a new lease on life. It is a hard road to walk and often painful but necessary in order to save lives. They helped me understand I had a problem with self-pity, negativity and that I battled to stand up for myself.

These were harsh statements to accept, the truth hurts, but John 8:32 says: “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Today, thanks to the dedication and hard work of the team at “The Centre of Hope,” they have guided me in God’s truth through His word that there is hope and with a change of mind set which conforms to the word of God, we are set free to live a life of abundance to which God has promised us.

I am truly grateful for what they have done for me and for giving me the right tools to use in the outside world. All have blessed me with new start to life. Without the team at the centre and my caring parents, I would probably be dead or living a life that leads to death. I have found out who I am in Christ and now have a personal relationship with Him. He has filled my emptiness. Thank-you Angus, Celeste, Oom Danie and Tannie Surita for this precious gift. God has been faithful in restoring my broken relationships and I now get to see my son on a regular basis. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;” Revelation 12:11