U-Turn for Christ is a residential drug and alcohol program dealing with men and women who are seeking restoration from drug and alcohol addiction, through our Lord Jesus Christ. I had the opportunity to learn with some of the women at one of the ranches in 2010. I have to say it was one of the best Christ learning experiences I have ever had. I spent about a year with some of the kindest women you’d ever want to meet. Women who were down and out and had no place to turn.
So many times we look at our own lives and think that things are so bad and that they can’t get any worse. Volunteer at a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen if you want to hear about down and out. Through my experiences with these women I learned what it was like to be truly down and out. They all had different issues they were dealing with and one was not more important than the other. I learned that God will only give you what you yourself are able to handle. It is different for every person. We laughed about funny things that happened with each other. We shared meals together. We cried together about things that we had no control over. Most importantly, we prayed. We prayed a lot for each other. We prayed for the bondage of sin to be lifted from us and we asked for God’s forgiveness.
Pastor Gerry Brown is the founder and director of U-Turn for Christ ministries. After God delivered him from an addictive lifestyle, he devoted his life into helping others. I had the opportunity to meet him. If you or someone you know is suffering from the bondage of an addiction, you can find more information about Pastor Gerry and his program here. If you can’t get through it on your own, you know there is a problem, this program can help. If you feel like there is no one there, no one loves you, just remember God loves you and God will help you. All you have to do is ask and put your trust in Him.
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