“God never gave up on me!”
Ken already knew what it takes many people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol years to learn: No matter how many places you go, you take your problems with you.
So when he was laid off in Denver and found another job here in Indianapolis, it wasn’t long before his poor health, due to his drinking, caught up with him.
“My life was out of control,” he says. “My health was suffering because of my drinking and I had chronic pancreatitis.”
Ken’s problems weren’t all related to alcohol. He’d also stopped seeking a relationship with the Lord. “I did a poor job later in my life of adhering to God’s Word and God’s will. But God never gave up on me!”
God put a message on Ken’s heart that he needed to change, to surrender to His will; but it was Ken’s sister who found our Hebron Addiction Recovery Program for Men.
“It was the toughest year of my life,” says Ken. “But with God, all things are possible. I am sitting here today changed in the Spirit, and I am a new creation in Christ. I don’t have to live in self-condemnation anymore for the alcoholism, for the deceit about my condition that I hid from my family.”
One of Ken’s most awesome experiences has been witnessing the reconciliation with
“A very short time ago, these people would not have wanted to sit in the same room with some of us. Now, they hug us and love us and cry.”
Once he graduates, Ken’s goal is to minister to others. “I can serve the Lord just by sharing a story, or leading a Bible study or a Sunday school class, or volunteering my time. Because serving the Lord, fulfilling my need to serve, glorifies God.”