William came into the men’s recovery program at UGM in February of 2019. He was in his early 60’s and had been struggling with alcoholism for many year. He had given his life to Jesus about six months prior to coming into the program. Even so, he knew that if he was to grow in his walk with Christ and stay sober, he would need to be in a biblically based recovery program. That soon led him to UGM and William has been
growing in Christ and sober ever since.
William says that the peace he has in his life, now that he is following Christ, makes it so that he never wants to go back to the chaotic, destructive life he was living before. William has walked far enough down the path of life with Jesus that he does not want to go down any of those dead end detours again.
In Psalm 16:11 it says, “You make known to me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy.” William has found that the joy of salvation found in Jesus, providing him with the hope that he needs to keep going every day. Human beings need hope to stay alive. Otherwise we die either a slow or quick death, depending on the circumstances. In Christ, we have the hope and strength to keep going when everything else has failed. Praise God that William has found that hope. My prayer is that many others will find the presence of Jesus at UGM and the hope that only He can give.