Journey To The Freedom

Testimonial – Jeffrey

My name is Jeffrey Ng. I am 41 years old and married with a girl. Ten years ago, due to feeling bored at work, I started gambling on 4D and TOTO; sometimes also shared with my colleagues.  As time goes by, I began to start betting more and more; and due to insufficient money, I borrowed from relatives and even resorted to borrowing from licensed moneylenders to feed my gambling addiction.  As of Jun’18, I already borrowed from seven licensed moneylenders (total: $13,000 ) and as I was unable to service my loans in time, the licensed moneylenders sent debt…

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Testimonial – 杰

杰 我从小就生长在一个小康之家,父母都很疼爱我,在我读小学六年纪时因跟同学打架,被老师记了大过,之后我因无心向学,就辍学了,跟着父亲在巴刹里买鱼。十六岁时,很幸运的,我得了一笔横财,赚了我人生的第一桶金。因金钱来的太容易,从那时起,我不务正业,转去做偏门行业,每天都和一些三教九流的人在一起。十八岁那年我结婚了,而且也很高兴做了爸爸。当时,我的偏门行业也做的风生水起,在两年里我有了自己的房子和车子,感觉要风得风、要雨得雨,生活很自满,每天都过着花天酒地的生活。不久,我的恶魔开始了,朋友介绍“做球”,从那天开始我不知不决的染上了赌瘾,也常常与那些损友一起。     人家都说”十赌九输”,但对我而言,我是逢赌必赢啊!刚开始赌博时,我每天都赢钱,因此我每天混在赌场和赌窟里,不见天日的沉迷赌博,越赌越大,不能自拔。好景不长,过了大约一年的时间,我就一直输钱了,我甚至一个晚上可输掉八万元,到最后我把钱都输完了,还借了大耳隆,最后,为了还债,我把自己的房产卖了,还把我爸爸的地皮也卖掉,都还不够还债。当时我好像瞬间失去了很多财务、产业与亲情,我的人生快崩溃了。赌债像雪球一样,越滚越大,我实在无法清还,就想方设法,找了很多的宗教与神明来帮我,但也无法救我脱离大耳窿的逼债,我心里非常痛苦、焦虑与惧怕,担心他们是否会对我的家人做出什么不利的举动。    经过表哥的介绍,我来到升望社区服务机构寻求帮助。这是一家特别帮助那些染上赌瘾和有债务问题的人。升望的创办人 Pastor Richard (谢坤平牧师),除了帮助我从组债务,还给予我辅导,使我了解到我必需处理掉我赌博的瘾好,人生才能有转变。我也忠心参加戒赌支援小组,得着很多义工们的接纳和鼓励,使我对我的人生慢慢燃起盼望,更有信心戒掉赌瘾。现在,我也参加升望社区服务机构的乐龄活动,去帮乐龄人士剪头发,回馈社会。感谢我的主耶稣!也要感谢升望社区服务机构个于我的帮助。 杰 2018年7月15日

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Testimonial – Bern

Hi. I am Bernadette, 35 years old, single female Allow me to share my simple yet powerful testimony during my lowest season. In June 2016, I tried to apply for a new job in Texas, USA. The offer was great, the benefits and accommodation are good so I decided to grab the job offer online. I had an interview with the Master and everything went well. I don’t like to miss out this opportunity so I decided to make payments as per the Company’s requirements. Since I don’t have sufficient funds that time, I took a loan from a licensed…

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What is Gambling?

What is gambling? Gambling is a game. A game that is fixed by a set of rules, in which a person wages his or her possession in hopes of winning a desirable return. In general, gambling is a game of chance: it can be exciting when you win big, or worrying when you lose, or perhaps, even intoxicating, without using alcohol or drugs. For some, gambling provides some form of entertainment or recreation. And for others, gambling becomes a problem. Problem gambling is an addiction condition, and it is classified as an impulse-control disorder under Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…

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