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IN HER PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, Rachel lost her joy.
Disillusioned with the church, she ran away from God and became disconnected from family.
“In the back of my mind, I cared about family, but I had such a negative view on what being a Christian was, I didn’t want to hear about how I needed to come to God.
“I backed away from trying to have a relationship because I knew I was doing things [my family] didn’t approve of. I cut myself off from them. I wouldn’t return their phone calls… I didn’t want to answer the questions they had for me, like about drinking or partying or about a relationship with God…I was too ashamed of myself.”
Jerry was changed by Volunteering at UGM – not to mention that his professional demeanor makes him a great ambassador for UGM. Read More >
Healing from addiction is all about relationships – it’s about discovering how inextricably linked we are to each other.
As Paul’s strength returned, he was paired with volunteer Mike Updike to work in the Mission’s flower beds a few hours each week. Mike calls it...
“I believe what drives people to bad behavior, whether it’s addiction or abusive relationships or being abusers, is brokenness of heart. They harden their heart because it has been so broken and they can’t risk having it broken any more. So they become hard and cold or run to addiction, anything to escape that pain. I believe broken heartedness is behind everything that every woman who comes into Anna Ogden Hall faces.” – Chris Armstrong, Director of UGM Women’s Recovery.
The love and power of the gospel. It is the very best, most essential thing we have to offer here at the Mission because it outlasts everything else.
"But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself." – Psalm 49:15
Editor's Note: This blog post is from 2012, the year after Candice finished UGM LIFE Recovery. Today, she is working as the UGM Resource Coordinator. If you call for a pick-up of donated items, chances are pretty good you'll be talking to Candice.