The way I was living was for myself, and myself only. I know now that life is not about me it’s about God and his kingdom… I don’t want people to look at me and see me. I now want them to see God through me. These are the tools that The Mission House has provided me to change myself.
Tyler, age 22
Coming to the Mission House has been the best decision of my life. The opportunity to get away from my old sin-filled and selfish life, and to come here and focus on getting close to God and serving others has been amazing.
God is so good, and he blessed me so much. He restored the relationship with my family. He’s given me a whole new life; a new mind, a new body, a new heart and a love for others that I have never felt before. I look forward to each and every day. God grants me an opportunity to bring Him glory and serve others. Thank God for the Lord – Galatians 2:20!
Gabe, age 24
I grew up around drugs and alcohol; I started with weed and meth. I dropped out of school in the 7th grade at 14 years old and started working a full-time job. This provided me with the money I needed to party as much as I wanted. My mom went to prison when I was 16 and things got worse. I was in and out of jail and treatment centers until I was 31 years old, not knowing anything about Jesus.
When I finally hit rock bottom and realized that I needed help, my mom told me about a place she had heard about through someone at work. Shortly after, I was at the Mission House, thinking it was just another rehab facility. Boy was I wrong. I told myself that I would give it a try, so prideful when I had NOTHING.
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
The director there told me that he couldn’t teach me how to get off drugs, but he could teach me how to love Jesus. I learned not only this, but to submit to authority and to respect my God.
I’m not saying that it’s easy being a Christian because I still struggle at times. But since the time I went to the Mission House God has blessed me with my family, a business and many other things.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.” I did nothing, God gets all the Glory.
Dean, age 33
My wife and I were completely devastated when we first heard about our son’s drug addiction. We turned to God in our time of despair and He directed us to the Mission House. At the Mission House we found hope. Our son found restoration. Lyle and Megan guided us through scripture after scripture in order to help us understand what was happening.
At first, we were scared, anxious, and desperate. God intervened. Our experience at the Mission House taught us that our son would be renewed for God’s sake (Ezekiel 36). Our entire family has been changed as a result of what God did for us at the Mission House. God not only removed our hearts of stone, but He also gave us a new heart and a new spirit.
We now communicate better as a family. We have hope for our son’s future. Our anxieties have turned in to a satisfaction in knowing that God is with us, that He cares for us, and that He has a purpose for us.
If you are considering a move to the Mission House, please know that your life will be changed when you walk through the doors. The days we spent studying God’s word at the Mission House have been recorded in our family book of history as a “turning point.” It’s your move. May God richly bless your next decision.