Recovery: Facing Anger at God

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jun 20, 2018 10:25:37 AM

“I was really angry with God and confused about…Well, if God really loves me, then how come I had to go through all this stuff? You know, there’s plenty of people out there that didn’t have to grow up the way I did or see the things I saw or get exposed to the things I was exposed to…And so, why me?”


Justin Norwood was born in Chicago to an alcoholic and a drug addict. His parents split up when he was five. When he was seven, he had to choose whether to move to Washington with his dad or stay with his mom. He went with his dad. They were homeless for two years.

“We bounced around, lived in his van a little bit here and there. My dad has a lot of family in the Tri-Cities, but they didn’t really want us staying with them for too long because my dad’s an addict and I had a lot of anger issues.”

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Empowering Youth: Adam

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer May 27, 2016 5:06:11 PM

As an intern on the UGM Student Impact Team, Adam has taught, mentored, and led youth at UGM shelters, local high schools, and Juvenile Detention.

Now, the school year’s coming to a close and he’s graduating from Moody Bible Institute.

Before finishing his internship, Adam shared how God has used him, what he’s learned about leadership, and how his actions spoke louder than words.

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Empowering Youth: Christa

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer May 24, 2016 4:11:20 PM

These days, millennials get a bad rap. They’re called lazy, selfish, rude.

But when it comes to the millennials on the UGM Student Impact Team, these descriptors are far from true. Better words to describe them would be compassionate, insightful, and passionate.

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Lose the Label: Delinquent

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Feb 19, 2016 9:52:27 AM

By Ryan Brown, Youth Outreach Director

Every Wednesday and Sunday there’s a particular group of young people who gather to hear and discuss the word of God, share stories, ask questions and pray. One might think that this would be happening at church - but it's not. It’s happening in jail.

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