Depression turned to delight

Sal shares on Vimeo how his life was turned around.


I sat alone and depressed. The lights were off and the silence was deafening. My ex-girlfriend and my recently born daughter were gone for good because of my selfishness.

With nothing left, I prayed to God asking Him to change my heart and give love a chance of existing in me.

I grew up going to church on Sundays but like many, never applied it to my life.

As early as fifteen I remember my first experience with drugs and for the next decade and a half I fought battle after battle with drugs, alcohol and women, trying to fill a never-ending hole in my life.

Finally, at thirty years of age I was completely broken after losing my girlfriend and daughter. I cried out to God to change me and the very next morning I felt brand-new.

I didn't realise it at the time but in that moment, I'd given my life to Jesus.

In April 2015 I was baptised.

I married my girlfriend and became a father to her son and daughter and together we've had two more daughters. We're a huge, happy bunch.

This road has been difficult but God has been faithful. No matter how far you may be or how lost you may feel, I am proof that Jesus changes lives.

I am far from perfect but I am not the man I used to be.

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