The Centre Of Hope

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"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

Tazman Ivan

Gods timing is perfect and his grace is amazing. I now enjoy a beautiful blessing my son Luke John because of his grace. I went to the Centre of Hope last year 28 may 2013.

I went to the centre because of behavioural problems, yes I was an addict as well but my addiction was caused by my behaviour. My behaviour was unacceptable , I was doing the devils work and making the devil proud, which after the Centre of Hope and guidance received from them and the help of God, I now see the errors I made along the way.

I got addicted to pills which consisted of 16 different tablets at night because I the impression that I couldn’t sleep, so the more I said I couldn’t sleep, the more the doctors kept giving me tablets to knock me out. In addition to this they also told me I had borderline personality disorder, for which they gave me more medicine, so I was taking about 600mg of pills in the morning. My ex-boyfriend introduced me to weed, people say it’s not addictive but it is, they say that it has no effect, but how I have changed my perception of what they say, it surely does. I have seen the effect it has on me, and I see what it does to people.

Due to the fact I was on so many tablets, smoking weed, my life fell apart. I failed matric, I lost every job I had, I stole from my mother and gran, I lied about my whole life and was suicidal, I used to overdose at least twice a month and cut myself so many times. I put my parents through hell, and the sad thing is I never saw my family for what it they were. I put them last because I thought I found the love of my life, but I guess God had other plans.

Last year, 2013, my Gran wanted to take me to the Centre of Hope, but I refused, I didn’t want to go. My Gran asked me for many months and I said no, but one day I ran away from home, quit my job and decided I’m going to go to the park, I got out my blade and cut myself and overdosed, today I still have the scars, my ex found me at the park overdosed and covered in blood, luckily it wasn’t too serious a situation that I needed a hospital. But that night I did get put into Akeso for about a month and the one day I got fed up and said I’m going to the Centre. No one could understand why I decided to go, not even I did, but something just said go. That Monday I went into the centre. I absolutely hated it, mainly because I couldn’t get what I wanted, but as I see God had other plans for me, I stayed and slowly I became a better person, four months into the programme, I found out I was pregnant. What can I say, God has his grace over me, and His timing and grace are just amazing. If I didn’t go at the time I did, I’m sure I would’ve lost my child. God’s ways are perfect

At that point I freaked, I just found out I was pregnant, I had no job, no schooling, all I had was my family and then I realized its time that I stop depending on people and start depending on God and that’s when I truly became righteous, people do help yes but God is the answer. I stayed at the centre until I was 7 months pregnant, it was hard I must say, but every minute was worth it. God worked through Angus, Taine Surita, Oom Dannie Celeste and Levon to help me with my addiction, denial, lies and theft problems. I know that what I did was wrong and am no longer ashamed of myself now I stand firm on God’s rock and say I am a child of God, I have been saved and I am never going back to my addiction, because of how God worked through me at the Centre, and how he works through Celeste, Taine Surita, Oom Dannie, Angus and Levon is a miracle.

Because of the team at the Centre I am where I am today, they never gave up on me, they encouraged me and they never saw me for my faults but as a child of God. I am truly grateful to have gone to that centre. My life now is amazing, I have God’s grace over me, I have an amazing son who is so beautiful, I am on my feet financially and I’m going to be doing my matric next year I have not taken any tablets since the centre and I don’t ever think I will. I could never thank the centre for what they did for me because it is just indescribable of the work God does threw them in the centre

The scripture I have with me always is:
James 1:12
“Blessed is the man, who preserves under trail, because once he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”