I now believe in myself
Attending the Amandla Ngawethu event at Ellis Park Stadium taught Alex to believe in himself and trust God in order to change his life.
"I was a shy person and found it difficult to reach out to people or make friends. I ended up believing that no one loved me. That resulted in my short-temper and anger issues that I battled with for many years. My attitude pushed many people further away from me. I became a loner and I lost confidence in myself. I didn’t believe that I was worthy of anything in life," he said.
In 2014, Alex was invited to the Universal Church.
"I accepted an invitation to the Universal Church and I attended different services. However, it was three years later, after attending Amandla Ngawethu at Ellis Park that my life changed. The bishop emphasised that if I could believe in God and myself, I would be able to change my life.
I understood that I didn't need anyone to validate me. I started building my relationship with God and I was able to build my other relationships. I became an outgoing and joyous person because I now have the spirit of God in me.
I also started a pest control business. I'm now in control of my emotions and no longer short-tempered or have anger issues," said Alex.