A series of life choices found Stanzel sleeping in a shack, lying to the people that were dear to him, and robbing and stealing to support his drug habit.
While he was at Lofdal International Restoration Center in Cape Town, he attended an Alpha that was being run there. He answered a few questions for us:
What did you learn on Alpha?
Alpha taught me that, as a young person in Christ , I can enjoy myself in the Lord, but there are boundaries. That loving God is the most important thing, so that he can pave the way forward!
What is your life like now?
Because I have the Lord Jesus Christ in my life now, life is so much better. I have forgiven myself because I believe it starts there. I have made peace with the past and looking forward towards a bright future in Christ Jesus. I am walking in my purpose that God has created me for!! He is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
What happened at the Holy Spirit Session?
There was such a phenomenal presence of God at the Holy Spirit session. I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence so tangibly. The worship was flowing and I felt the warm embrace of the Holy Spirit just filling me. I can gladly say that I have a relationship with the Holy Spirit as I speak to him he responds. He is SO REAL, more than I ever hoped to know.