11 October 2018

My brother ruined my plan

Unable to deal with their family's financial problems after her mother lost her job because of ill health, Busisiwe tried committing suicide.

"My mother was diagnosed with a chronic disease and she had to stop working. She was bedridden and I had to look after her and do everything for my younger brother. That left us struggling financially because there was no income. We did not have food at home and we all slept on empty stomachs," said Busisiwe.

At the age of 16, Busisiwe believed there was no way out of her situation and wanted to commit suicide.

"I took a knife to stab myself in my chest, but my brother saw me and stopped me," she said.

After that incident Busisiwe decided to attend the services at the Universal Church which her mother used to attend before she became ill. 

"I prayed for my mother on Tuesdays and on Fridays I prayed for my deliverance from suicidal thoughts. That same year God restored my mother’s health and she went back to work. I was also delivered from suicidal thoughts. I now occupy my mind with the word of God," said Busisiwe.

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