The Mission Was a Chance at Life for HenryMary Lee, | 0 Comments
My name is Henry. The way I was living my life was out of control doing drugs. I was living on the streets before coming to the Mission. Until it happened to me I thought it would be easy to do, but I found out it was not. No matter how far drugs took me down it was hard to stop using them. I had no family or friends because I blamed them all for what was going on with me.
It was at a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting that I let some people know what was going on with me. I couldn’t believe what happened next. These people went to work on my behalf to find me a place to stay, and that place was the Macon Rescue Mission. It blew my mind that I was not alone, it wasn’t who I wanted to help me, but who I needed the help to come from. The next day I was to report to the Mission, and that night one of the people from NA let me sleep at their house.
The next day was one of the most important moves I ever made in my life at that time. That’s entering the Macon Rescue drug program. A chance at LIFE. I thought I would just get a bed, some food, water, a change of clothes but I got much more than I thought. The number one thing is finding out about God—how He loved me and could change my life if I let Him. I started learning how to trust people and that everyone is not out to hurt me. In the NA and AA meetings I am learning I don’t have to use drugs, I can live life without the use of drugs.
Being here at the Mission has helped me get on top of my health, because I was unhealthy the way I was living. Instead of blaming others I had to take a good look at myself and find that I was to blame for everything. I am grateful that God saw it fit for me to come to the Mission, because that’s when God stepped in. I am looking forward to the future because I will have God in everything I do, that don’t mean I will be perfect but I will be better than I was. Because of my stay at the Mission I have a different outlook on life, and I would like God to use me to help others in need of help.
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