“I didn’t want to die the way I lived.”
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As he struggled to recover, he also started considering his spiritual health. He wanted to learn more about Christianity. “I didn’t want to die the way I lived.”
He attended a worship service where a man prayed for him, and immediately, Stan felt God’s presence and peace. He also heard God’s voice. “He said, ‘You’re not going to live the way you have lived. You’re going to work for Me now.’”
Stan had heard of Faith Mission – he’d even helped out with some construction of our current facility.
But his pride got in the way of coming for a while. “All I can say is God brought me here,” he says now.
He joined our Training Faithful Men program because “I wanted to be more rounded as a Christian.”
He’s “grown tremendously” from the Bible studies and small group discussions of faith in the Lord, and benefited from the relationships with staff and the other men in the program.
“We learn from each other. We comfort each other. We’re all really tight.”
As Stan’s grown, he’s been challenged, too. He never expected a “grizzly bear” like him would be asked to work at our front desk. But he agreed to try, and he’s learned more than he ever imagined.
“It’s really stretched me,” he says. “I get to be a servant of Christ.” And a co-worker has taught him to read and write!
Above all, Stan is grateful for his small role in helping Faith Mission save lives…just like they did for him.
“I have seen them restore lives,” he says. “The Mission is an amazing place, and I see God all over it.”
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