This month, we celebrate the greatest love story ever told. One of great sacrifice — the ultimate sacrifice. It’s a radical story of redemption in which we stake our faith: that Jesus gave His life for our sins and died, but rose again!
As we celebrate Easter and the victory of Jesus’s resurrection, those of us at the Dream Center are celebrating the men and women going through recovery. These are folks who are finding new life while overcoming addiction and the struggles that come with it.
Easter is a time of renewal, a time of rebirth. It is a powerful reminder of hope that, like Jesus, victory over death is possible, and thus, victory over addiction is possible. With recovery comes transformation and a new outlook on life. And for my friend Johnny, his journey is nothing short of that. Johnny’s Story
Johnny’s life before coming to the Dream Center consisted of addiction and chaos. From sexual and physical abuse to toxic relationships and drug abuse — which ultimately led him to prison — Johnny came into our recovery program hopeless and completely broken. Yet his great victory over the strongholds of addiction will inspire you.
“I had a traumatic childhood,” Johnny told us. “At six, I witnessed my mother being molested. I tried to stop the attacker but was not strong enough. Shortly after, I was taken from my parents and sent to live with my grandparents where I was sexually, physically, and verbally abused.”
If that wasn’t enough, Johnny also told us that his own relationship took a turn for the worst and one day his girlfriend took their kids and left.
“I ended up using more drugs than ever before,” he went on to say. “I’d also been committing a string of serious crimes and was eventually caught and sent […]
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
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Thank you and God bless!