“Life” was given to me

My name is Kristina, I am 26 years old and I come from Belgrade. When I was 15, I found the solution to all my problems on the street, because on the street I felt accepted and I found people who understood me. When I was 20, I took heroin for the first time, which gave me all that I was looking for at that time. All of my fears vanished, there was no longer that sense of guilt, the pain that I was carrying inside of me was gone, even my appearance changed completely. That fake sense captured me, and my life became hell. All I possessed I gave for drugs, so that I could be stoned a little bit longer. I lost everything. Even my parents gave up on me. There was no salvation for me. No hope…

But then, in the middle of that darkness, a ray of light appeared. God found me when I was at the bottom, and that was the beginning. I entered the “Raskršce” programme and there I got another chance. My disgusting past was erased by forgiveness. Now I have a life that I couldn’t even dream of. Every need that I have is being satisfied, now I love myself and other people around me because I know that God created me. I wouldn’t replace the peace that I have now in my heart and this freedom that I have, for anything in this world. Now when I wake up in the morning, there is a smile on my face. I have real friends now. My family is reestablished and I have support from them. I am finishing the programme now, I am helping as a volunteer in the women’s center, which is the biggest responsibility I have ever been given. I’m in God’s will, and that’s the only thing that matters to me. In one word, “Life” was given to me.


Kristina after