Recently this was shared on our Facebook wall, and I’d like to share it with you too:
This supportive sister actually sat in on our WorkNet class the day before our last graduation, and I was able to see the joy and relief in her eyes as she talked about her sister and how far she had come. It is a blessing to be able to witness families being reunited through recovery and God's love! I felt honored to share that moment, share some laughs, and see the Lord's work being done!
My sister is a recent graduate of your WorkNet program. Before she came to Open Door Mission, I had been counseled to write her off as dead. After learning what drug addiction does in most cases, I thought that was going to be the advice I must follow. I figured my sister was gone, that the drugs had become who she was, and that wasn't anyone I knew or, frankly, anyone I wanted to know or to expose my kids to.
So, from a distance, I did the only thing I knew to do--I prayed! I prayed for her life, soul, and safety. God answered my prayers through the staff at your organization! You put your faith in my sister, teaching her how to put faith in Jesus, and eventually in herself! Thank you for not only saving my sister's life, but for saving her Soul
She has given her life to our Lord and after being able to spend five days with her during her graduation week I can say, it is a blessing to have my sister back! It had been six long years since I had last seen her, and with tears in my eyes, I can honestly say that you are the best thing that could have ever happened to her! There could never be enough money in the world to compensate you for what you do in so many peoples’ lives each day! Thank you for doing the Lord’s work. God Bless each and every one of you!