David has been in our men's recovery program for seven months. He had been sober for fifteen years and then, his wife was diagnosed with cancer. They were raising a family together, were active in their church. Her sickness came as a shock to them. Life for David quickly became supporting his wife through her sickness and cancer treatments. A few months later, his wife passed.
“That was mostly what drove me back into my addictions.” He confessed that he was angry at God and he couldn’t make sense of his wife’s death. When David came to the end of himself, he went into detox and came into our program. During a chapel service, he noticed that the hymnals were from the church he and his wife attended. He broke down when he considered that his wife had likely handled one of the hymnals at the Mission.
One of David’s favorite verses is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He will be graduating this summer and moving into a sober-living house. He plans to go back to work and eventually start a Christian addiction recovery ministry.
“My son gave me one of the best Father’s Day gifts. He told me he was thinking of going back to church!”
Please pray for David to remain steadfast in his faith, for wisdom regarding his future plans and for his relationship with his son to keep growing.