Like most young men,Dumani wanted to be independent. After he finished matric his family expected him to get a job sohe could help with household responsibilities. He could not find a job for a long time and he continued to depend on his family. “Sometimes my family would complain that I was not contributing anything at home.
I became stressed and ended up drinking alcohol. My situation became worse because when I got money I only bought alcohol,” said Dumani. He became involved with bad friends and he only went home at night.
His mother was always worried and she could not sleep. “When I get home at night I would find my mother waiting for me. She would only sleep after I got in,” said Dumani. When he read the Universal News, he believed that his life could change.
He was hesitant about attending church but one day decided to go inside because he needed help desperately. “In the church, I took part in the chains of prayer on Mondays for my finances and on Fridays for my deliverance.
I decided to give my life to God, I became faithful to him and slowly He started changing my life. I stopped drinking alcohol and I gave up my bad friends. My mother does not have to worry any more, because I gave my life to God,” said Dumani.
Later he got a job but he was not happy with the salary he was earning. “I was working but my life was still the same. I wanted to have the best things but I could not afford them,” said Dumani. When the Campaign was introduced he saw it as an opportunity for his life to
“I wanted to see the power of God in my life. I committed myself in the campaign and I asked God to help me financially and in my love life,” said Dumani He continued using his faith and applied for a better job. He also met his future wife.
“God transformed my life. He blessed me with a good job and I am earning a good salary. I was able to buy a five-bedroomed house and brand new Nissan. I got married to Sibongile and we are living a happy life. I thank God for everything He has done for me,” said Dumani.
By Maggie Nyaunda