Hope is Alive sponsors mentoring homes that provide a sober living environment for recovering drug and alcohol addicts. They understand the shame, brokenness, and family turmoil that addiction causes. They get to watch all of this fade away daily through their mentoring homes. They are a tribe of recovering junkies, drug addicts, and alcoholics who have found a new life worth living. Mentoring homes are created for the comeback story of a life renewed and lifetime clean and sober.
Hope is Alive is coming to Weatherford! They will begin a mentoring home for men where they will implement their three phase program that facilitates total recovery, in every area of the residents lives. Residents pay their own rent and work more than 25 hours each week while completing required behavior training. It takes eighteen months to fully complete the program.
Individual residents of Weatherford are assuming responsibility to purchase a home, and then provide resources monthly for the home to function. This will be a joint effort by churches and individuals in our community. Currently I am part of a task force that has been working out details to get the home in Weatherford. We are hosting a fund-raising event on August 22 at the Ballroom on the campus of SWOSU. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Would you be willing to attend? I would like to have you as my guest for the evening. Hope is Alive will be present to explain in more detail about their ministry. Funds will be raised for the purpose of purchasing a home and maintaining monthly support. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has already committed $50,000 toward the purchase of the home. We will need about $300,000 more.
We must do something. The opioid crisis has been at the forefront of the news for some time now. We know the devastating consequences of addiction. Some of us have lost loved ones. Others have lost families and relationships. This is not theory. This is tragedy. Won’t you do your part to make the Hope is Alive mentoring home a reality in Weatherford? If I can put you down as my guest for August 22, please let me know. I will send you a personal invitation. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to make a donation, let me know.
- Sunday Sermon – “Taming the Tongue” – James 3:1-12
- LifeGroup Attendance on July 14 – 619
- 55 & Up Potluck – July 24, 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
- GEAR UP – August 11, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center
- Crowder Lake Baptism – August 25 – 6:00 p.m.