Caring friends like you helped give Jodi a new lease on life, and it shows.
Some kids hardly have a chance. Jodi was one of them. He lost his father to alcoholism. His family was shattered by abuse. Introduced to drugs by an older brother while he was still very young, he found it all too easy to follow the crowd when he got to high school. “I was just a stupid teenager,” he says, “trying to be cool with my friends.”
Lindsay knows what it’s like to be ambushed. After a 25-year battle with alcoholism that began while he was still in high school, he thought he finally had it licked. After enrolling in the Men’s New Life Rehabilitation Program, he quit drinking, and surrendered his life to Christ. He found a good church and enrolled in the Mission’s program for men. In time, he established a new life and even led a Celebrate Recovery class at his church. But, one day, he made a mistake. If not for friends like you, it could have been fatal.
Your compassionate support is giving George the time he needs to build a new life.Ask George what he wants for Christmas this year, and he’ll tell you how much he hopes to see his granddaughter. It’s been a long time since the family wanted George around . . . but this year, with help from friends like you, everything has changed!
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