Walking Through Recovery: Brandie’s Story

Brandie acknowledges being so heavily into drugs and alcohol that, “I couldn’t get out of bed without knowing I had a drink waiting for me.” Her addiction led to multiple arrests and she found herself spiraling. Then, Brandie followed the advice she now gives others, “You have to ask for help.” “Heartland brought truth to my life, and they knew how to talk me through things,” notes Brandie. “There are people here who have been through the same things.” And while a 12-month recovery program may seem like a long commitment, we’ve...

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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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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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Theresa’s Testimony

I’m really not sure what happened to me along the the way. I was a good kid, loved my parents and they loved me and all of a sudden at thirteen I thought I knew everything and could do whatever I wanted — and I did. I started smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, smoking pot, sneaking out every night, and stealing my parents’ cars. At the age of sixteen I was pregnant, and at seventeen I was married. I was a child having a child and didn’t know how to be a wife or a mother because all I cared about was myself and partying. I got a job in a pharmacy at seventeen and by then I had a pretty big...

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