I’ve lived my life in total chaos from a very young age. I found drugs at age 12, which led to heroin. It just took everything away.

I was convinced that my life was empty. While I was using heroin, I only thought the future I had would lead to death. I had no hope for the future. I thought I’m just going to keep doing drugs until I died.

When I was 18, I robbed a woman who was like a sister to me. I thank God I’ve been redeemed because of how sick I was before. When I was using heroin, I hurt so many people. I stole from people and I cut a lot of ties.

I remember when I came to MnTc. I had a total meltdown. In that moment, I finally felt the love of God enter into my life. I surrendered to the fact that this was actually real.

I’ve experienced a lot of deep personal reflection that has led to a change in my attitude about my whole life. I’m no longer convinced that there’s nothing out there in the world. I see that there’s hope and that there’s life.

I have hope that I’ll become a good servant. The things I say, the things I think about, the actions I take are based in God, rather than in what I want to do. MnTC has torn me down to the core of who I really am, and who I really want to be. It’s given me avenues to get to where I want to be.

I would say I’m a child of God. I’ve been healed in the realm of depressive and destructive thought patterns. I don’t want to cause chaos anymore. I don’t want to live in chaos anymore. I want peace. I want to make people smile.

Sometimes I think about where I was, and I think about how I didn’t even know who I was, and all that has changed.

Your donation will go towards:

$28.50            provides Life Recovery Bibles for 3 clients
$51.79            provides room and board for a client for one day
$84.00            provides Teen Challenge curriculum for two clients in the long-term program
$202.50          provides one client with meals for a month
$552.00          provides one day in the schools for our Know the Truth Drug Prevention Program
$725.06          provides room and board for two clients for one week