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Since summer began, we have been trying to do some fun activities with the ladies at Charis. A big part of recovery is learning how to have fun while being sober and we are taking advantage of the warmer weather to do just that!
In June, our chaplain took the ladies on a hike at Birds Hill. The best way to enjoy Gods beautiful creation is to be
Our ministry in the community has been going well. It is always a blessing to see those who hang on every word of what is said in our chapel services. God has blessed us with many gifted speakers who care about the people who come here.
There are some people who come through our doors that break our hearts. One of our guests has been in a very destructive relationship that very stressful. His girlfriend is a violent person who uses drugs, which keeps him in his addiction. We have witnessed this hostility firsthand at our Mission.
Please pray for him to see that his relationship with her is enabling and destructive. He has a desire to get clean and he tries to be intentional with his relationship with God. Pray for his girlfriend to be set free from her addiction and all of her rage.
Here is a story of two girls who are about the same age coming to the Family Life Centre. In the morning, a young girl I was looking after told me she believes in Jesus. I wasn't sure she was getting proper Christian direction, because she had question after question about God, heaven, hell, Jesus and the devil. At one point, she asked me to
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“I have come to experience God’s love. I feel wanted in my life and others see me change as my faith grows. It’s the highest compliment when people say I look different; I look good. I tell them it’s because I love our Lord Jesus and we have a relationship. I’ve met a lot of beautiful people along this path I’ve chosen.” – Women’s Addiction Recovery Program Resident
She works so hard to keep it together. Day after day the struggle is real, and she’s not sure where to turn. She knows God loves her, but she doesn’t always feel it. She’s not even sure why He would love her because she always feels she’s not good enough. Why does this recovery journey keep getting more difficult? Why does she keep slipping? She knows that there are people who want to help but they feel so far from her grasp! The words “I need help” just can’t seem to roll off of her tongue when she needs to say those