Real-Life Stories

Real-Life Stories

Teresa Malecama


Until the age of 9, Teresa had a normal childhood. From then on the house she once considered a safe haven became a place where many sad situations began to happen. Her dad would spend a lot of time outside the house and her mother began to drink very heavily each day. Theresa started helping her mum around the from ...

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Tatianna Lino


Before coming to the VYG Tatianna’s financial life was practically non-existent. She was very young at the time and didn’t know what she wanted to do career wise when she left college. She was exploring most courses to gain experience, she then settled into childcare at 17 earning just the minimum wage. Initially, Tatianna didn’t mind her financial state as ...

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Gloria Bennett


Gloria made the decision to return to God in the New Year’s Night Vigil 2017. Before making this decision, Gloria was unemployed and dependent on Job Seekers Allowance, which made her very depressed. She had grudges, anger and hatred towards the church, it’s members and even God. She had bad eyes towards every good thing. This made it very hard ...

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Breaking free

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On the outside, Candice seemed to be living the high life! She had a good career and managed to travel the world. But that was far from the truth. She had an addiction to cigarettes, alcohol, and loved to rave. But inside, she was unsatisfied with her life and didn’t like herself. It was only when she came to the ...

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Her pursuit to happiness


From a young age, Jessica, was introduced to pornography which turned into an addiction, which she found hard to let go of.  As well as this, she suffered from depression and attempted to commit suicide. But she managed to turn her life around and is now a happy and successful young woman. Find out how, by watching her full story ...

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Taken by the streets


When Emiliano came to the UK, his life went from bad to worse. Coming from a broken home, Emiliano, carried a lot of anger within him which led him to become involved in the gang life. To make things worse he slept around and wasn’t happy with who he was. It was not until he came to the VYG that ...

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Taking control of his anger


Having seen his father’;s angry behaviour, Ngemi grew up being a very angry person and always wanted to start a fight with someone. However, a life changing event in his life, made him take the VYG meetings seriously, and experience a life transformation. Watch the video below to see his full story.

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Trying to fit in


After her dad left the house and her mum started suffering from depression, Denise became addicted to pornography, which ultimately had terrible consequences for her. Having suffered from a sexually transmitted disease, an abusive boyfriend, fake friends and internal sadness, Denise knew she needed help. After attending the VYG, she was able to break free from these issues and now ...

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Finding real happiness


Stephen suffered from a bad relationship with his mother and as he got older, he found himself becoming a frustrated person. On the outside, he looked happy, but inside he felt empty and suffered from sleepless nights, had an addiction to girls and was angry at life. However, he was able to overcome all of these issues and now has ...

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Realising her worth


Having moved to the UK to escape war in her home country, Amelia expected to live a better life. But instead suffered from depression, insecurities, drinking, bulimia and a bad relationship. But even though she went through all of this, Amelia managed to break free from all of these issues. Watch the video below to hear her full story!

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