I don’t have words to express my gratitude to God. I am a completely different person. The devil wanted to kill me but I know that God will keep me and protect me. I believe in the verse in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that says that if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, the old had gone and all things have become new.

Crispus Maina is receiving help from the Greater Life Concern (GLC) Ministry Rehabilitation Centre in Mlango Kubwa, Kenya. He was brought there by a stranger, an act that saved his life.

My mother abandoned me as a young child. I was brought up by my grandmother. I started becoming rebellious from a small age. My grandmother could not control me. I left home and started living in the streets. I became a street boy where I engaged in stealing, and all the evil things that people do in the streets. I was heading to an early death, but I thank God that he was merciful for me.

Crispus and others at the centre, who are seeking to leave behind lives of addiction and violence, are now receiving spiritual support through the Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH) audio Scripture programme. Staff from the Bible Society of Kenya visited the centre in December to introduce the programme. They met with 30 people who are receiving assistance and heard their moving testimonies of how God’s Word is already at work.

I started taking alcohol after my university education. When I started I thought it was just social drinking but slowly it became a habit that I could not control. I was employed as an accountant in different places but was sacked because of alcoholism. The worst was when I was employed as a senior Accountant at 680 Hotel. Life became extremely hard for me. I was chased from the house I was living in, I did not have food to eat and my friends and family deserted me. I ended up sleeping on the streets. I learnt about this rehabilitation centre from the newspapers and I brought myself here. I accepted Christ in my heart and my life has completely changed. I thank God because he has a good plan for my life.  Jacktone Ogalo

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