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Keith's Testimony

Keith is a resident in the New Life Addiction Recovery Program, advancing from phase 1 to phase 2.  We were blessed to hear his testimony during chapel service.  Here is the testimony he shared.  

I was brought here to Union Gospel Mission from the hospital.  I had been doing a lot of drugs and alcohol.  Earlier I was released from the hospital and took a cab straight to the liquor mart.  This time I ended back in the hospital in the mental ward after wanting to end it all and commit suicide.  I had kissed my kids goodbye, and my mom saw what was happening, so she called the ambulance.

While in the hospital, I knew I was lost and broken.  My children were taken away and put into 3 separate foster homes. I was angry and lashed out at CFS and the nurses around me.  One nurse gave me a bunch of pamphlets and one of them was for Union Gospel Mission.

Now coming here and being sober, I have been dealing with many feelings of hurt, loss, loneliness and being lost.  My parents had money, they bought me a house and gave me everything, yet I was still broken.  It was a culture shock when I came to this area of the city.

I do not know what my plan is from here, but I now know God has a plan for me.  I need to follow Him.  I know I am in the right spot, because my kids ‎are now living with my Mom (at age 69). It is tough only seeing them every couple of weeks for 2 hours, but here I am able focus on healing through God.  I am able to talk with them.   I am looking forward to taking care of my kids again.

My mom sees the change in me.  She has lost 2 of her children already and keeps praying for me.  I am not ready to leave the program and still have a ways to go.

Isaiah 41:10 - "So do not fear, for I am with you;  do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Praise the Lord
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