How does someone from Anchorage, Alaska, end up in the middle of Missouri cornfields for addiction recovery?
Brian grew up in a destructive house around addicts who were both physically and mentally abusive. He left home at 16 and lived with a Christian family for a time, which is when he first experienced God and going to church. He admits, though, that he still wanted to go his own way.
Spending the past year in the Heartland Men’s Recovery Program has begun a change in Brian. Experiencing the love of God and the joy that comes from serving others played a key part in that. Now, he encourages others, “Don’t let your past mistakes influence and control who you are, or let them define how you’re gonna spend the rest of your life. It’s not a good way to live… it can be destructive and disheartening. Once you let God into your life, He can take all that away from you.”