“I missed out on my childhood and teenage years because my Dad was ill and I had 6 brothers and sisters so it was hard for my Mum to cope. I got in with the wrong people and became trapped in a cycle of addition, coming clean and relapsing. It’s a sort of torture.
When I came to Emmaus I realized how much support there was. I like the fact
that everyone here is working to keep their own home going. It is a joint
I do electrical work and I’ve learnt quite a bit, checking out that things are working and doing PAT testing. I came up with the idea of stripping down appliances that can’t be mended and recovering the metal and copper wiring. We make money from the salvaged metal and save on landfill. Emmaus has given me a purpose, stability and shelter. It’s given me back some sort of control of my life. I’ve built up trusting relationships with the guys here. I met a couple of friends recently. They saw me three years ago when I was gaunt and thin from drug abuse. They didn't recognize me. I feel it’s quite an honour to be involved in a worldwide movement.”
Please support the work of Emmaus and pray that their communities will continue to help those who find themselves homeless and without hope.
Written by the Minister & Members