Darren Steyn

Darren Steyn

What/Who is God?

God is love.

What happens when you die?

There is a place waiting. No ear, eye or mouth can communicate it. It’s bliss.

What would you do with your last 24 hours on earth?

I would save as many souls as possible whilst I was making the transition to heaven.

Define what you do?

I am waiting patiently for the end. And in the meantime, I live on the streets saving souls by enabling them to know that the thought is as good as the deed.

If you were given a second chance in life, what would you do differently?


Describe your life?

It is an absolute relief not to have to worry about responsibilities. It is easy to be on the streets. I don’t starve – people are kind enough to give food, clothes, and money on an on-going basis. Converse to what people might believe, we are a little family here and we share our daily gifts. I am not bitter the way life turned out for me. I did not have a happy childhood and have lost contact with my family. I used to use Ecstasy and Tic, but have been clean for 18 months now. I also suffer from periodic depression. I am a dedicated reborn Christian. I keep clean by bucket washing, and I sometimes sleep on the verandah of an unused house - when it’s cold.

Do you get bored on the streets?

No. There is always a lot going on. I sleep a lot, but when I am up and awake, life is full of curiosities and surprises. I keep myself entertained.

Describe yourself in four words?

Clear, content, humble and thankful.

How do others describe you?

Vain, a nice guy, cool oke and happy.

Describe your life in one word?

A test.

Name one surprising fact about you?

Substance abuse has not been the only reason why I live on the street. I am a father (my daughter is 7) and a husband. I am also passionate about entertaining children. I juggle, I stilt walk, I blow balloons, and I love laughter.

Tell me about how you feel about your daughter?

I believe she is happy and well cared for. Her mother is a good mother – although she is now in another relationship. One day I will see my daughter again. I miss her.

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Gossip. People are so quick to judge others and they talk about others as if they know them well.

What does money mean to you?

A mere tool. The age-old barter system is far better.

If you could ask God a question, what would it be?

I asked the question 7 years ago and I get the answer daily. I asked, “God, are you there?” And he always answers that he is always there for me and for others.

What are you afraid of?


What is your greatest wish?

No wishes, only faith to appreciate. I would love to help adolescents in need.

Will home always be on the street corner?

Home is where the heart is. I am always home.

What makes you sad?

The sadness of others. I see many sad, frustrated, angry, confused people in their cars. I see all emotion. People think I don’t see what goes on, but I am exposed to much. Living on the street gives me a full view of the world, and I see life from a unique standpoint.

If someone offers you a job, what would you say?

No thanks.

Do you miss not having a partner?

No, been there, done that.

How would you like to be remembered?

As it comes.

Are you living your life’s purpose?

Now? Yes, I am touching hearts. I love it when I am begging, and the kids respond to me with such openness. Adults are more frightened. They wind up the windows and look away. I want to tell them that I am harmless and full of love and they shouldn’t be frightened. I bear no malice.

Name a skill that you would love, but don’t have?

I have all the skills I need within me.

What characteristics do you like in other people?

Contentment, cheerfulness, sharing, believing.

What don’t you like about yourself?


Describe the world today?


What advice would you give to parents on how to raise their children better?

Don’t limit the spirit of yourself or your children. It is what makes us beautiful.

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