Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alan Hamilton and I’m the Pastor of Elim Ammanford, a church I lead with my beautiful wife Jackie along side me.
God has been so so gracious and loving towards me. I spent over twenty years of my life struggling with a Class A drug addiction problem. I tried everything to get clean and stay clean with, if I’m honest, hardly any meaningful success.
I eventually worked out that ‘I’ was my real problem. Drugs for a long time became my solution to me and they eventually stopped working for me too. 8 years ago I was in the middle of making a very serious attempt on my life when God supernaturally interrupted my life. It was in St. Cadoc’s psychiatric hospital in Caerleon just outside of Newport when God spoke to me so clearly in the middle of a ward round. As the psychiatrist was explaining my care plan, I heard a very clear voice outside of me say, “Alan, you’re broke, they can’t fix you but I can”. Within hours I was released into a christian couple’s care. That was the miraculous beginning to my very different life that I have today. I haven’t used any drug since that intervention was staged by God.
My life is very different today. God has faithfully brought me through time and time again. I can’t imagine ever going back to that old life. God is a God of miracles and he can do for you what he did for me. It’s just a question of inviting Him in and then following his plan for your life faithfully. I’d rather crawl into my future than run back to my past. I’ve never ever had it so good!
Pastor Alan Hamilton