Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Donation Nusroto

Start date 01-07-2017
End date 01-07-2020
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Nusroto is a Syriac word; it means chants of joy. -In 2000, Father Marwan Ghanem established Nusroto Al-Anashid choir and in 2002, he established “Father Marwan Ghanem Institute for arts and music”. -The choir evolved into a charity organization named “Nusroto- Al Anashid Charity Association"(Acknowledgment note 203/AD) dated 04/10/2005. -In 2006, the organization established the "Cenacle of the Son of Man” to rehabilitate alcohol and drug addicts, internal category. -In 2011, the association became a member at Prison Fellowship International. -In 2012, the association enrolled in the World Federation Against Drug. -In 2014, the association was elected to represent the Asian continent in the World Federation Against Drug. -In 2014, the association opened up a rehabilitation center to follow up and prevent drug and alcohol addiction, external category.

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I was born 1980 with a clear mind and an angel heart as every child in this world. I lived a quite nice life under a free blue sky. Fifteen years passed in the blink of an eye full of excitement and ambition . In 1996 a girl came into my life and changed every dream and every thought in my daily agenda. At that time all I was thinking about is to wake up every morning and see her beside me.
For her, I was  simply a guy with  needs. But she changed  my life and turned it into unbearable hell . With her, I discovered marijuana for the first time in my life.
She was so proud of herself, so proud of the life of addiction that that she made a long term commitment with Lucifer and chose me to be her partner. I believed  her and never realized that such an innocent and beautiful girl could  act so badly with such an amount of lies.
Few years later, in 2000 I went with her to a cocaine binge  in a party of her friend. She soon disappeared.   A week later, I heard  from a friend that she died from a drug overdose.
I lost all my hope and my journey to hell began. Three years of struggle after her death, I decided  to travel  to far east saying to myself that this could be like a cure to me so my life would   be   back on track again but I was wrong.
There, I learned crack and speed and free base, the most dangerous drugs of them all which  blacked out my mind and destroyed my life more than ever. Deep inside,  I Knew that was wrong, I couldn’t trust myself anymore and always found a reason to escape my life  by taking drugs . After  all I was lying to myself with no sympathy. So I started praying every day and night asking God to release me from devil  inside me but my prayer weren't answered .
2007, I started my new business  and  succeeded to make good money but the problem I faced was how to keep all this money with drugs addiction possessing  my life and  pushing me to  lose the trust of my family and friends.
Every night , I used to lay down on my bed and  hear myself saying silently: "I want to stop" from the bottom of my heart, then the voice of my other self, my bad self, said no and sometime me and my bad self used to have endless conversation, sometime  my good self wined  sometimes my bad self did. Life is so short ,how can I live this desperate life with my family?
Of course, I couldn’t let them catch me and they will never understand... How could they? The only way to make them understand is to tell them the truth but I couldn’t .
I was living my life in the fast lane and it surely made me lose my mind and made me reach the last limits.
Every day and every night I used to ask myself  in bed and tried to imagine what it looks like to be normal? How can I change my life again? I can’t even remember when was the last time I was normal .I was longing to have a  normal life. I didn’t want anybody to know how different I was.
27/8/2007 I was arrested for drugs use and   for almost 28 days.  What a nightmare!!!
Years and years of struggle, I could not find my way to the light.. Dark thoughts.. Nightmares… Lies… It had been a long hard trip but after all I was alive praying every day. It is said that living is higher perfection  than being, and understanding is higher than living.
20 years of drugs addiction  and lies I didn’t gain anything from it .Moreover, I was losing all my friends and family members one after another.
2013 I decided to stop so I took a real decision to change and have a good life, a new life just like a new born child.
My father and mother sister and brother supported me and gave me   mental support, month after month from shrink to another but they unfortunately failed. Nevertheless, my prayer   didn’t stop and I was asking God desperately to help me.
2014,  I realized  the truth that drugs are illusion and I could gain nothing from it.
It was like a frightening dream somehow, I was alone.. it was very dark... I grabbed through stifling blackness, trying to find a light but all I found was darkness.
Darkness and the sound of my own breathing, harder and harder as I was grabbed more and more madly through the darkness.
Once, I heard myself saying: Lord is  greater than I can see so I prayed to change my life forever and will never be  afraid to close my eyes.
It’s hard to know where you are going if you can’t know where  you have been
Here I am standing in front of you my friends and brother in life with my story  as a Muslim in a Christian  Rehabilitation Center where I feel no difference in treatment and believe.
“St. John says: when God shall appear, we shall be like to him because we shall see him as he is.” If you wish to attain to his likening to God in our heavenly country you must take pains to be linked to him in good works here on earth: Jesus Christ came to send peace upon earth. “Thomas Aquinas writer”
And I feel that I was recovered  from my thoughts and my daily life and I have new vision in life from my experience. I think it is enough to look forward and begin to live for tomorrow and save my soul before it is too late.