Hardship inspires evangelist’s book

2019-03-20 06:00
Evangelist Roland Dayaram with his book that will be launched in October. PHOTO: byrone athman

Evangelist Roland Dayaram with his book that will be launched in October. PHOTO: byrone athman

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AFTER dealing with alcoholism, being addicted to drugs and experiencing family problems through all the other turmoil, evangelist Roland Dayaram was able to come through it the wiser and now has written his own book titled Your Destiny Awaits You. The book is inspired by his own events and sparked by the suicide of a young child.

“My book tells my story of hardship, pain and reckless living. I have no experience as an author but through God all things are possible,” said Dayaram, who added that he was at a low point in his life riddled by anger, frustration and alcoholism when he finally received God and began to make positive changes in his life.

Dayaram said his inspiration for the book came when he heard of a 12-year-old committing suicide.

“I thought about what that child must have been going through. I thought as parents we needed to be the voice of reason, the comfort and pillars of strength that our children needed in their lives to prevent this,” said Dayaram, who recalled going through a difficult time with his daughter when she was 14 years old.

Dayaram said that when his daughter was going down a road of destruction he didn’t focus on her faults but rather saw the good in her and encouraged and motivated her to believe that life would get better.

“My book helps parents to understand this generation of adolescents and how to approach them when they are faced with problems and how to handle your child by being patient and rational, so your child does not become a victim of suicide,” he said.

“My book addresses relevant and controversial issues; how to bond as a family, teaches the youth to live a purpose driven life and to reach their destiny.”

Questioning life itself in the book, Dayaram asks whether we are content in the direction we are heading and if we are doing everything we can be doing to become everything we seek to be in life.

Included in his books are the challenges being faced by families across South Africa and does not isolate any race group, according to Dayaram.

“God’s amazing love and grace surpasses all boundaries of religion, race and nationality. Together we can all make a difference.

Currently there are 5 000 books being printed but the book will only be released in October at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Dayaram said the book has been read and backed by various religious leaders across South Africa.

“My aim is to set up seminars in communities that will give our children hope. People can visit my Facebook page, Soul Winners 4 Jesus Music, and post their words of hope as we would love to hear their stories,” said Dayaram.

For more information contact Dayaram on 072 888 6624 or via e-mail on sw4jministries@gmail.com.

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