I had a great childhood growing up in Roscrea but when I came of age I took the hard man route of alcohol, substance abuse and any other kind of “messing” that was going on. After a relationship went south I began drinking heavily and eventually decided to leave home. After leaving home and going to Vietnam things only got worse. I tried every high and every man made religion I could find but nothing filled the hole in my soul.
Do you know what I mean?
Eventually at the end of myself, alone in a house in Vietnam, I got on my knees and asked God for help. This was the first time in my life that I was really ready to say yes to Him. I asked God to help me and I felt He said that I needed to give Him three things; alcohol, sex outside of marriage and praying to saints. I said yes, and entered into a covenant with Him.
From that very moment I have not drank alcohol or prayed to an idol and I even did not kiss a girl until my wedding day. Most definitely this was not in my power. I am left with many scars from the life choices I made and only wish I had met Jesus sooner, however, to tell you of the blessings would take forever! It’s funny eh? I had to leave home to find the person I learned about in the Sacred Heart, BNS and CBS. He was calling me all along!
If you are struggling like I was, I would be happy to have a chat with you and help you through it. You can get me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org."
"I grew up in Roscrea and I love that town in oh so many ways. For it’s there I spent my childhood, from the fields around Carrick hill to the bogs on the Errill road, I miss it so much when I think about it. Someday I hope to return there but my journey, like that of Abraham has taken me elsewhere for now.