My name is Julia. I am 35 years old, 12 years of which I used drugs. All this time I have not lived but existed. It is as if I have stopped – I am in an abyss and do not know how to get out of it. I’m like a hero of a horror movie: everything is dark, it’s constantly raining, brothels, in every pocket there are syringes… you’re in constant search of another dose and still see the cemetery because my “colleagues” died quite often. And every time I realized that tomorrow would be me in their place, I just did not know when “tomorrow” would come.
This is all that remains in my memory of the past. I was completely destroyed without the desire to live like an outcast, with a full set of various diseases. God took me to the rehabilitation center for mother and child “Bertine House” with a criminal past and a small child in my arms. For the first time in a long time I was accepted as I am. Nobody tried to change me, to condemn or humiliate me… People who served there taught me to love. They showed me by their example what care, compassion and love are.
It has been three years since God gave me freedom. Now I have a completely different life. A life where there is sense, a life where there are goals and dreams… And now I can say with certainty that there is a way out and it is Christ! And if you feel bad and you don’t know how to continue your life, just make a decision to change your life and appeal to God. He will give you his helping hand and lead you on the right path!