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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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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Robert’s Testimony

Robert grew up on a hundred-head dairy farm in southern Missouri. Here is the story of how his choices in life—and God’s intervention—brought him to Heartland. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Missouri. I had good parents and had a good upbringing. Shortly after high school I started to mess around with drugs, and not long after I became addicted to methamphetamine. I had it under control for about four years. In my mind snorting it or smoking it was not as bad. Then in 2004 I started injecting meth and it turned my world upside down. All I wanted to do was stay high. I had...

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Melinda’s Testimony

The faithfulness of God is the first thing that comes to my mind when I look back over my life. My journey began what seems like a lifetime ago. I was raised in church, but really did not know what it meant to have a deep, personal relationship with Jesus. I always knew the right things to say and the right things to do. Sooner or later, though, it all caught up with me and it all came crashing down. Todd and I got married while he was in the Navy, and I brought all the issues I had with me into the marriage. By 2001 we were at rock bottom. I had put us into debt well over $35,000.00. We...

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