Thankful For Recovery

Drug and alcohol abuse are on the rise in 2020, fueled in part by the pressures and anxiety surrounding coronavirus. If you or someone you love is caught in the web of addiction, please know that THERE IS HOPE! We’ve asked some of our Heartland Recovery Program graduates to share what they are thankful for this year. Text “GIVE” to 660-235-3377 or donate online at https://www.heartland25.org/ You can also mail your gift to: Heartland Recovery 6417 Shelby CR 150, Suite A Bethel, MO 63434 Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Heartland...

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Adrienne’s testimony

Adrienne says she “really” got saved at church, after being in the women’s recovery program just under a month. “I don’t remember what Pastor Charlie was preaching,” she recalled, “but I knew I had to get up to the altar. Going to the altar and praying this time was very different than the times I had done it before. I knew it was real, and I was no longer playing the “perfect little church girl” game. This time was for keeps. It was the first time I realized that it took a real, working relationship with Jesus to have victory over sin....

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Lee’s Testimony

My childhood was a good one. My father worked, my mother stayed at home and a grandmother lived with us most of the year. We were a solid middle-class family.  I grew up in the Methodist church and we were there every Sunday.  By the fourth grade, we had moved back to Tennessee to my father’s hometown. Making good grades and pleasing my parents and family became very important to me.  I enjoyed the praise I received from doing well. My mother passed away when I was 11. It was devastating for my father.  While my resolve strengthened to be a “good kid” for him, I was lost because my mother...

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Donald’s Testimony

I grew up in South Louisiana in what you would call a very dysfunctional family. My dad was a violent alcoholic who abused me, and my mom. I can remember my uncles giving me alcohol at a very early age just to have a good laugh at seeing me wobble. Mom even told me they put beer in my bottle when I was a baby. I remember smoking my first joint at 10 or 11. I began at an early age to stay out late at night. I didn’t have any consequences from doing what I wanted to do. I remember riding through the neighborhood with my friends, stealing cb radios and bicycles out of yards and selling them or...

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Richard’s Testimony

Richard’s struggle with addiction began at the age of thirteen when his father introduced him to heroin. Listen as he shares his story of addiction, salvation, relapse, and finally living in true freedom in Christ. When I turned thirteen years old my father introduced me to heroin. As a birthday present, he gave me an injection of heroin and introduced me to a life of crime. By the age of 19 years old, I was already in bad shape. I lived a life of selling drugs, and was sentenced to prison. I continued the life of crime inside the prison walls and looked for a way out…so after...

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