After listening to our men and women speak about their past and future in Christ, I was given a great gift. Sometimes our ministry can be discouraging, so I lose track of the glorious successes and can see only the failures.
Bill W., after much prayer and in-sight gained from fighting his own demons, composed the AA 12 Step Program (based on Scripture). His premise was identified by 4 particular challenges and the chronological progression, if followed; making peace with God, with others, then with self. The final step is to carry this message to others, who don’t know the miracle of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
This resounded loud and clear through the thoughts of our graduates. I continue to encourage my men to dream and to laugh, but most importantly, to know that God is at our side. He will meet you where you are. My Father did exactly that with me.
Hallelujah and amen!
Garland Thompson Men's Center
Journey to Work Coordinator