I grew up in a loving family in Mauritius. I was a shy, high achiever, who excelled in sport and academics. I loved my family and wanted to make them proud.
At 19 years old, I moved to Australia to study. English wasn’t my first language and I began to feel isolated. I connected into a local Church, which helped until I started working Sundays. I was overwhelmed with loneliness and began to drink and smoke marijuana. I got sick and began to vomit up blood to the point I could hardly eat. My parents were so concerned and they were planning to come to Australia to take me back to Mauritius. I felt terrible that I had let my parents down.
I cried out to God asked for help. The next day I went to church and had a strong feeling that I was “home”. I knew this was God’s way of telling me that He was guiding and protecting me. That day I asked Jesus to forgive me and be my Saviour and friend. I wanted Jesus to be with me always.
My parents are thrilled with my new life and that for me is the greatest thing of all. I am glad that I decided Jesus for eternity.