Hello, my name is Get and I am 23 years old. I grew up with my aunt and my grandma in Bangkok. My parents got divorced when I was still little. Later, in my teenage years, I was alone at home often. Therefore I used to hang out with my friends a lot. I started smoking and enjoyed night life. I tried out drugs and in the age of 19 I used to inject heroin. I started to loose control over what was happening in my life. I couldn’t finish my education and was kicked out of school. I had a lot of relationships to girls as well. When I was 21 years old I became a father, but the relationship with the girl didn’t sustain. She and her relatives took care of our child, but I hadn’t hit rock-bottom yet.
A silver Lining
Finally my grandma, who believes in Jesus, brought me to ‘The Shelter’, the rehab center of HELP International in Bangkok. After my arrival I expected to experience a painful heroin withdrawal, but surprisingly my drug withdrawal went very smoothly. This was a miracle! At The Shelter my life changed radically. I could start all over again und learned to live with Jesus. God revealed his love to me and blessed me with a lot of good things. For example: At the rehab I was surrounded with people who were really interested in me. They gave me a new chance.
Later I asked my mother and relatives for forgiveness for what I did to them in the past. All of them forgave me. This encouraged me a lot to keep improving and changing my weaknesses. From now on I wanted to have a proper life and do the right things - an attitude what I wasn’t able to keep up before. After I finished my program at the rehab I moved into the “House of Friends”. Here I go through the aftercare program for one year while supporting the slum ministry and the rehab. In the slum I like to take care of the children. This is a joy for me. I also like to help at the rehab because I can give what I received myself. In addition I support the selling of our second hand cloth project to raise funds for the ministries and catch up with my education to graduate from school. I’m really excited to see what God has in store for me in the future.