Hi, my name is Karlo Wiesner, I am 28 years old.
My life has been one big mess, until I found Jesus! I don’t come from a Christian home. I have an older brother and younger sister. We come from a fatherless home. When growing up my mom had different relationships with men, most of them beating her up. I used to witness all of this, and it did not do me any good.
I live in South Africa. When I was 14, I left school to move to my dad in England, thinking my life was going to change. It did not. I started smoking cigarettes at 14, drinking and then also started to smoke weed. When arriving in England it got a lot worse as everything bad for a person was very easy to get.
I started taking harder drugs now cause the weed was doing nothing for me no more, cocaine, crack even heroin. I was really bad now, started to rob people so that I could support my habits. Not good. I was arrested a few times. Now, I was 19 when my dad decided to kick me out. I ended up on the streets of England. I was very scared, was on the streets for 2 years doing drugs, drinking and robbing people before I got arrested for the last time.
I hit a guy really badly to get money. He ended up in hospital for 2 months. I was sentenced to 4 years in jail. I only done 2 years as they gave me the option of getting deported. So, I took it. When arriving back in South Africa my life was still not right, drinking still and still smoking crack.
It was not until 2012 January 4 I went on a Christian Camp Called “Camp David” in Potchefstroom South Africa where my whole life changed. I met Jesus at this camp. Two weeks later I got baptized. I am still involved with the camps. I am a leader in the camp. I also go and do missionary work to help the poor, and go and share my testimony with the young, old and those who are in the situation I was in… OUR GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE. I LOVE YOU JESUS.