Dwayne spent most of his life in programs of one kind or another and describes the timeline of those years as a broken and hopeless existence, followed by desperation and despair. “I cried out to God for help and He made Himself known to me. My life didn’t change immediately in that moment but over the course of the next two decades, I began to learn what it meant to have a relationship with him.”
A big turning point in Dwayne’s life came when he was sitting in a classroom and felt the Lord ask him, “What good would it do if you went to hell sober?” After years of pursuing sobriety and fighting addiction, Dwayne realized that knowing Christ is where true power comes from. “There was so much more to what He was wanting to do with me and in my life than simply just get me sober.”
Today as a Group Leader and teacher at the Heartland Men’s Recovery Program, Dwayne regularly encourages people to do more than just get clean. “What I’ve found to be something that was very effective for me was that I needed a healthy body of Believers to be attached to. I needed a community of people to come around me because we’re prone to try to do this kind of stuff on our own.”
If you’re looking for help to get on the path to recovery and the life that God has planned for you, contact Heartland Recovery today. Staff members and our church community are here to help you every step of the way.