I have had a very tough life. I always seemed to make choices that were bad and got myself into difficult situations. I had no control over my life and one bad thing seemed to lead to another. I had folk around about me that were not good and brought me down. I had never really had good relationships and it seemed to be going from bad to worse.
I have a son now and was finding that the way I was living my life was just chaotic. My son was not getting the home life I had always wanted for my child and I was getting more and more depressed about it. I was drinking and couldn't see a way out.
I came to the Church for help. I have found it tough to make the changes, so many folk around me from the my past don't want me to change. I know the difference it is making to me and my son and that's what keeps me going. I have met a number of new friends who have become a family around me. I went along to parenting groups and the Eat n Meet with my son. I also am part of the men's group in the church. The Network has helped me with practical and emotional stuff along the way.