For us to achieve anything in life, we need to have faith and confidence in ourselves. I had faith but was lacking confidence.
I used to follow other people’s opinion and try to please them. If anybody says that I was not good enough, I used to be sad. If I didn’t have the nicest phone like what my friends had, I felt like I was out of fashion.
The disgrace began in my life when I started to follow friends. I was doing well at school, I was always obedient to my teachers, but when I was around my friends I used to drink with them and I used to be a completely different person. My mother never knew about that because every time after drinking I used to go and brush my teeth just for her to not smell the rum in my mouth. One day my teacher caught me drinking at school and I was in big trouble.
At home I was a nice daughter but at school I used to be someone else. I used to have two faces. I used to be around boys at school but when we were reaching close to our house, I used to send them away and come back home with the girls; in this way the people in the community couldn’t say the boys were my boyfriends.
My sisters and I used to be like cat and dog in the house. We used to fight and argue every day.
Sometimes food was lacking at home. I was just fourteen and facing a lot in my life. God really gave me strength to go through all this and overcame my problems, because if it was not Him, I could have done something bad with my life.
The worst moment in my life was when a boy fought with me. That day was terrible and he had a knife with him. He pulled the knife and end up stabbing me. There was so much blood pouring from my body that I thought I would die. I didn’t tell this to my mother because I did not want her to go after the boy and cause the situation to escalate.
I always had bad headaches and I drank lots of tablets which did not help me. My life was a mess. No peace, no joy, just suffering. This press release could be about my death or about something bad that could have happened with me but God helped me and today I am free.
My sister invited me to the YPG (Youth Power Group), I went with her and I took the decision to change my life. Today I am free and happy. I don’t get involved with wrong friends anymore and the YPG keeps me out of trouble. I gave my life to God and now I help youths that are going through the same situation as I was facing.
– Mindey Willie
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