"I was a very independent person – owning my own home and working full time. I met Warren and he moved in and life was good. Due to difficult circumstances my niece, who was 10 years old, came to live with us and I decided to give up my job to look after her. One week later Warren unexpectedly resigned from his job too, but we were able to sell an investment property and I thought we’d be OK.
A short time later I discovered Warren had developed a gambling addiction and in nine months had gambled the profits of the property sale totalling $200,000!
I also found he was being unfaithful and this was just the beginning of bad times! In the next six months Warren committed suicide, my Mum, Dad and grandmother died, I was diagnosed with a large tumour in my kidney and while waiting for the operation developed septicaemia and almost died. This left me an emotional wreck with HUGE debts and in financial disaster! As if this wasn’t hard enough, I had debt collectors ringing and severely harassing me EVERY SINGLE DAY!
The Mental Health Department would ring me each evening to check that I wouldn’t harm myself.
My social worker suggested I contact Christians Against Poverty which I did. My life took an immediate about face.
I gave my life to Jesus and CAP started to sort out my finances. I found genuine, caring friends in the church and am very happy to say that I am now debt free, have learnt how to budget and now volunteer some of my time to helping other CAP clients to get their life back on track.
Having my life and finances under control again is positively fantastic and I couldn’t have done it without Christians Against Poverty, but the absolute best thing is that both myself and my niece, Christina have become Christians and now have a wonderful future."