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I witnessed the Spirit while in rehab.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PunySon, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. PunySon

    PunySon New Member

    United States
    I was in a faith-based drug and alcohol rehab for over a year with a young man from New York. The rehab is based in California and focuses on a Jesus-centric approach to holistically reform the addict. It is live-in and the students study the Bible and meditate on the Word 7 days a week with no access to any outside contact. No internet, no TV, no books, no music of any kind unless it is directly involved with the nurturing of their faith. It was pretty tough, and I saw countless people drop out of the 18-month program.

    I also witnessed the transformation of my friend from a drug-dealing, cussword-slinging drug addict to a child of God over the course of the 18 odd months. What's more? Utilizing his time there he's written, illustrated, and published his own children's book! It was really encouraging for me to witness the Spirit working in my friend, which played a big role in my eventual acceptance of Christ as well.

    Since graduating from the program 10 months ago, he's been clean and sober. He works at a food bank run by a local church, and he was even awarded a reward of recognition for community service by the city. If you met him today, you would never have guessed that this radiant young man abused and sold drugs for over a decade. He is going to donate the proceeds from this book back into the rehab program (it's completely free for students, running purely on donations). This is one of the coolest examples of the living Word changing a person's life, and I just wanted to share it with you guys. [Staff Edit]
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  2. Phoebe Ann

    Phoebe Ann ...yet not I, but the grace of God that is with me Supporter

    United States
    Thanks for sharing.
  3. Andrewn

    Andrewn Well-Known Member CF Ambassadors Supporter

    Welcome to the CF. Hope you enjoy the fellowship and discussions.
  4. Tigger45

    Tigger45 St. Joseph Supporter

    United States
    Glad you decided to join us!
  5. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

    Eastern Orthodox
    Now you have told us about your friend , how about telling us a little about yourself and why you have come here
  6. kingsdaughter85

    kingsdaughter85 Well-Known Member CF Ambassadors

    Welcome and God bless you❤️
  7. NerdGirl

    NerdGirl The untamed daughter

    United States
    That's a wonderful story! May God bless you both as you move forward with your lives and recovery :)
  8. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God CF Ambassadors Supporter

    United States
    Hi and welcome here.I'm so happy to hear your good news.
  9. Recorder Player

    Recorder Player New Member

    United States
    Thank you for sharing my friend.
  10. Deade

    Deade Called of God Supporter

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  11. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

    United Kingdom
    Thank you for sharing with us. It is good to have you with us on the forums!