In the year 1998, addicted to drugs, criminal, homeless, hungry, angry, rebellious, almost dying, in and out of police cells, living in the slums of Nairobi, someone told me about the book am holding in photo 1. I took it, loved it and held it firmly in my heart and life after a while the prodigal son Alex went back home to his parents.
I kept my faith in the BOOK, the preacher told me to dwell in Joshua 1:8.
after a while the addictions and perversity disappeared from my heart and life.
it took a process, of sacrifice, commitment, risk taking, hard work, prayer and continuous trust in the Lord.
the hopeless, rejected boy/man started reconstructing his life.
its never an easy journey, sometimes its toooo lonely, no one is nearby and God seems miles away.
called Him many times and didn’t get any answer.
Married and raising a family in Nakuru, Jobless and many days of walking and hunger, a lot of guilt of past messes but I kept holding to faith.
here is hope for everyone of us.
never look down on a person unless you are lifting them up.
you can rise from zero to hero, from trash to triumph, from victim to victor.
many times I have fallen but I rise up after every fall.
His Grace is ever sufficient for us.
Have had some great misfortunes, like car accidents and the worst was the fire accident in that photo, but GOD, through it all I have come.
NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF OR ON ANY PERSON, AS LONG AS YOU ARE AWAKE AND YOUR NAME ISNT ON THE OBITUARIES THERE IS STILL HOPE AND MORE HOPE.
life just gave me a second or is it a fourth chance??
it’s not over until the Lord says it’s over.
Now the former reject is a family man, and I love the ministry and the job I do.
every day is a day of grace and thanksgiving.
life is a great blessing, be positive, many friends will turn foes along the way and many foes will turn friends that’s life anyway.
WEEP NOT, GIVE UP NOT! YOUR STAR CAN SHINE AGAIN AND BRIGHTER IF THERE IS DARKENESS.
YOUR SCARS CAN TURN TO BE YOUR GREATEST STARS.
this is just the highlight of a movie like life of alex maina.
No wonder he has founded the walk center and 2ndchance as a way of reaching out to the community