Stories

One Word

Can the life-changing work of Betel be described in just one word?

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Ondrej

Hi, my name is Ondrej Kaderabek. I’m 34 and I’ve been in Betel for just over 6 years. I was born into a good family in a small town in Moravia in the Czech Republic. As a child I was very introverted and withdrawn, with minimal interpersonal skills. When I was 15, I went to […]

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Tanya

Just minutes before attempting suicide, offered hope. Hi, I’m Tanya Weild. I’m 48 years old and I’ve been in Betel for eight years. At school I was very shy and was constantly bullied. In my search for acceptance, I started using cannabis when I was 13, before progressing to amphetamines, magic mushrooms and finally, intravenous […]

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Jan

Hi, I’m Jan and I’ve now been living in the Betel family for over seven years. Up to the age of 40, my life seemed relatively ‘normal’. I was married with three children aged 5, 10 and 15, and I had a good career as a staff nurse at a local hospital A&E department. As […]

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Timon

Heroin addict for 20 years – Now a husband, leader and completely restored! “I grew up in a broken family and by the age of 13, I was smoking and drinking. This led on to my using drugs and at 16, after committing many offences and receiving a number of convictions, I served a year […]

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