“By His Stripes We Are Healed.”
This is the testimony of a young man who was under the chains of drug addiction. In company with the wrong people, he got himself into something he had no power of his own to come out of. Thank God he came across Teen Challenge Rwanda. Today he is a living testimony of what God can do in the life of a person who submits to Him. He has a testimony to share with you below.
My name is Serugo Guilain and I am 28 years old. I am from Kigali-Rwanda. I came from a good Christian family and my parents did all they could to train me well. I started drinking and partying when I got into high school. During my high school time, I started hanging around with wrong friends; and it was not too long when I had got myself into all kinds of trouble. I tried even to kill somebody; but by the grace of the Almighty God, my mission failed. My family was desperate and hopeless about me because my situation of drug addiction was worsening day by day.
I tried many times to get out of the ‘hole’ by myself; but I could not make it. Somehow, God made a way through a meeting between my father and Pastor Willy Rumenera – the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Rwanda. The Pastor listened carefully to my father’s plight and the frustration of my family. Pastor Willy then told my father about the rehabilitation program he had just started; a program that was providing help to young men with addiction problems such as of drugs and alcohol.
With many struggles, my father managed to get me into the Pastor’s program; that was December 17, 2013. By God’s grace, I began to see some sense in the activities – and soon I began to see my life getting better through the counseling, teaching, and skills development. By the grace of God, I am among the first graduates of Teen Challenge Rwanda. Most importantly, I have come to know Jesus Christ as my Saviour; and I am learning how to live a successful Christian life.
I can never regret coming into this program because God used the program to change my life. I thank the Lord for His love for me – so much a love that caused Him to send Teen Challenge Ministry to Rwanda in order to help people like me. As if that wasn’t enough, the Lord has entrusted me with leadership opportunity by which He has considered me worthy of serving Him as Assistant Program Manager in Teen Challenge Rwanda. I am forever grateful to God, through Christ my Saviour!
God bless you all!