I had no model for living. My father left and I filled my life with sex, and bad, bad stuff. Pregnancies that resulted from my choices were issues to be dealt with, nothing more. I did not value the life of a child.
Now, when I hold my son in my arms and I think of how much God loves me I am filled with joy because of the grace God has shown me. I want to bless my son and my wife with this kind of love. This would not have been possible without Christ in my life. I want to keep Christ at the top of our lives. I read the Bible with my family and pray with them every day. I am working hard to care for them, and I am committed to being faithful to my wife. As a family we trust in God, and work through our conflicts. A family is a gift and we want our example to cause others to follow God’s plan.
My father was not good. He didn’t care about me, didn’t treat me like a son. He never took me to church and I had no idea about what it meant to be a man. Before I came to HTC I forced eight women to have abortions because of my lust and lack of respect. I roamed the streets looking for trouble.
Today my life is totally different; I live in the “fear of the Lord.” I am married and I am a dad! I have discovered great blessings in my commitment to my wife and know that my role is to lead my family to God, protect them and provide for them. I now understand much more about God’s love when I think about how I love my little girl. I take my family to Rendez Vous Christ Church and I see what strong families are like. I want this and I want my wife and children to see God in me. Our commitment is to put Christ first. In every family there are highs and lows, but our church family supports us and gives my wife and I the skills to love each other even when it is hard. I don’t want my daughter to go through what I put other women through. I want her to know she is loved and I want to model what a good family is like to make a difference in my country.