“I got saved back in 2011 when my step-mother passed away but since then I really struggled with fear of failure and the expectation to live a holy life. It was evident to me that I was falling short, even though I had already come to know Jesus Christ and learn what He has done for me. I was still unable to manage my own actions. What I’ve learned here at the mission is: that I don’t have to be afraid to fail, and that God is able to use all things to work together for our good. Here in the mission no one is perfect and you see that when you’re living in close quarters with people. We’ve all got things that we need to work on but God still gives us His peace apart from us doing everything perfectly.”

“For years of my life I’ve spent it in the grips of active addiction. I grew up in church and I knew it wasn’t the right way to live but as a teenager and on into my twenties I just wanted to do what all the other guys were doing and party. It took a toll on my whole life. I became completely enslaved to drugs and alcohol and that lasted for many years. I hurt my family, the people that I loved the most and did things that I never thought I’d do. When I was 40 years old I heard about Savannah MBTC through my family who were affiliated with the ministry. I’m learning that God loves me and he forgives me and I’m trying to find out what my calling is. I’m grateful for my family and the staff here and everyone who’s helped me get to this point.”

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“As a child I was constantly trying to fit in. I tried alcohol for the first time at age 13 during a particularly hard time at school. The sense of ease and comfort that came with that first drink would be my demise later in life. I drank when I was socializing with friends and I drank when I was gardening. Alcohol controlled my life. I married very young and had a daughter. My first marriage failed and I remarried, and now we have been together for 22 years. We have had some major difficulties but we also have a beautiful son. I had stopped drinking for the most part and life was pretty good, then I had a terrible accident and I returned to my old friend.. alcohol. This time was worse than ever. My son was about 3 when I started hiding bottles of alcohol everywhere. I tried many detox facilities and 30 day programs. It took a while for me to get here to Savannah MBTC but I know I am here for the right reasons. Jesus Christ is my Savior and He sees me for the woman I am. I do not have to “fit in” with Jesus; He loves me just the way I am.” -Lisette R. 2020

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