The Beyond Recovery campus is located on 45 acres in the beautiful foothills north of Travelers Rest. To date the ministry has raised some $544,000 in cash and material gifts. Approximately twice that amount is needed to become fully operational with living space for men going through the training program. The ministry is currently providing training and counseling in a facility north of Travelers Rest.
Freedom from Addiction is Found in a Person, Not a Program
Winn Freeman and his volunteer staff at Wisdom in Living Life Ministries held their Christmas Banquet at Renfrew Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Each year the ministry brings back former students to tell their stories of how Jesus Christ, through Wisdom in Living Life Ministries saved them from death or life in prison as a drug or alcohol addicted individual who became a criminal to support the addiction.
Friends of the ministry invited guests to experience the life changing program that was part of the banquet. Mere words cannot adequately describe the powerful personal stories by individuals who have been drug free for three, four, five years or more. They are now productive citizens with families actively spreading the good news that “Freedom is not found in a program, it is found in a person and His name is Jesus.”
The after dinner program was built around the “Four Corners” of the ministry.
Help for Individuals: “At Wisdom in Living Life Ministry, we don’t just ‘show you how to get clean and sober,’ we teach you how to live!
This part of the presentation featured testimonials by individuals who had been taught how to live drug and alcohol free and were teaching others to do the same.
Hope for Families: “Drug addiction affects the whole family. Wisdom in Living Life Ministry offers hope in finally finding a solution.”
Several success stories were presented that began with a family member helping a desperate relative who had tried every
government and private secular program they could find and were still hopelessly addicted. The comments by Farron’s mother will touch your heart and bring tears of joy to your eyes.
Serving the Church: “Wisdom in Living Life Ministry serves as a resource for pastors assisting church members. We address the sin problem, and train from a Biblical perspective.”
The ministry is available to give presentations on their success in solving problems of addiction in churches when invited. The pastor of one such church spoke briefly at the banquet.
Support for Communities: “Wisdom in Living Life Ministry is driven to improve the quality of life for you, your family, your neighborhood and the business community.”
Employee addiction costs local businesses millions of dollars each year and leads to criminal activity to support the habit that fills our courts and jails. Law enforcement has documented the fact that a large majority of criminal activity is drug or alcohol related.
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher, Times Examiner, Wednesday, 28 December 2011
By Winn Freeman:
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
Have you ever woke up with that knot of fear right in the pit of your stomach followed with what if questions? At that moment if I’m not careful my mind quickly races with images of fear and impending doom. It’s at that time that I must choose to muster up everything that I can and remind myself of the great miracles in my past and what God has said in His word. Been there done that?
“I recently woke up one morning dragging physically and mentally. My sugar was high and my mood was low, but not for long because Galatians 6:9 came to mind. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” I’m telling you that the only thing that gives purpose and finality to my life is my faith in God and His word. He can pick me up in a moment when nothing else matters.
“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
Like you, we’re at a great time for God to show up and answer our prayers. We need a financial miracle! We’ve done everything that we know to do! But, God exists and operates on a different scale than we do. That means that what seems like an eternity to us is just a moment to God. When it seems like God is being slow to act, we’re called to wait patiently for God to act in His own time.
Taken from the Autobiography of George Muller:
With every fresh trial, faith either increases by trusting God and getting help, or it decreases by not trusting Him…If we trust in God, we do not trust in ourselves, our fellowmen, circumstances, or in anything else. If we do trust in one or more of these, we do not trust in God.
If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried. The more I am in a position to be tried in faith, the more I will have the opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance.
When a trial of faith comes, we are naturally inclined to distrust God and to trust in ourselves, in our friends, or in circumstances. We would rather work a deliverance of our own than simply look to God and wait for His help. But if we do not patiently wait for God’s help or if we work deliverance of our own, then at the next trial of our faith we will have the same problem. We will again be inclined to try and deliver ourselves.
God will prove His willingness to help and deliver at the perfect time…All difficulties may be overcome by acting according to the Word of God.
I want to remind our team and our supporters to move beyond our feelings and rid ourselves of all negative inner voices that are contrary to what God has said in His word. Recognize that we serve a great God! Let our conversation be words that lift up our possibilities and potential in Jesus. Let us encourage each other to move forward in anticipation of great challenges and many victories that are before us today and tomorrow.
I continue to personally pray for each of you knowing that God is the only one who can give us the peace we need in difficult times. We’re not in this just for the temporal gain; we’re in this for what is to come after this life and we must press on to the end. I hope that you will be refreshed with new vigor and excitement as we continue to push forward in faith with what He has given us to do!
Thank you again and know that I appreciate each one of you. Your gifts and prayers enable us to continue to invest and plant seeds into the lives of individuals and families who are imprisoned by addiction.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Even when I don’t understand, it’s my faith that always gets me through!
Let’s keep looking up,
Watch as Jack and Kimberly speak candidly with Winn Freeman “The Drug Guy” as he explains how people do not have to struggle with drug and alcohol addiction their whole lives, as most people are taught. An exclusive interview explaining: DRAWING THE LINE IN THE SAND, and moving BEYOND RECOVERY. He concludes to further explain the concept of helping families to BRING THE BOTTOM UP, which is what is taught at Wisdom in Living Life Ministry.
Paul and Angela Oller entered into the drug scene at the young ages of twelve and thirteen. Drugs and alcohol were common and smoking marijuana was a daily pleasure. They even met doing drugs. “I got involved in drugs through my own brothers and sisters that were doing it already. We got together on weekends and that was the thing to do was drink and get high. Living in a small town, I would go to parties with people and see them in church on Sunday. Marijuana was an everyday usage, like cigarettes. It was something you looked forward to try to get a hold of everyday,” says Paul. When Angela was pregnant with their second child, she and Paul decided to get married. A few years later Angela was prepared to do something tragic. Overwhelmed by her own addiction and haunted by the sins of her past, she was ready to take her own life. But God sent a pastor from the church the Oller family had recently attended. He told her about a man named Jesus who could forgive her of all her sin, and heal her deepest wounds. Therefore, she found hope and a week later stopped doing drugs and drinking and began to grow in her relationship with God.
Yet Paul continued in his addiction. Through the years of failing drug tests in the work force, Paul never experienced any severe consequences for his drug use. “Most companies will say go to drug rehab for as long as insurance pays for it. After insurance pays for it, you are released whether you’re clean or not clean, free from (the drug) or not.” Paul and Angela both agreed the AA meeting were depressing and did not help them at all. Angela says, “Literally, they tell you (to find your higher power and) it could be your refrigerator.” Nothing seemed to be helping yet Paul was seeking something, he desired a change in his life, but had to encounter truth first.
Paul experienced a harsh reality when he took his fourth drug test with his last employer. A few days later he was told he failed the drug test, and could not come back to work with them anymore. This really upset him and his wife Angela who was unaware of what was going on, and her husband’s continual drug addiction. DSS came to take their foster child, and Paul and Angela separated. He lost a career as a truck driver, which is something he has always wanted to do, and he was on the brink of losing his family. So, Paul found himself in a motel room thinking to himself, ‘the more I mess with this stuff the deeper I get in that dark hole. If I do this one more time I think God is going to wash His hands of me.’ Since then Paul has not touched marijuana.
“Over twenty years I have been smoking marijuana and thought everything was okay doing that. I still went into work every day. I was still able to function. Most people think…well, it’s just marijuana. But it took a lot of stuff away from me, over time.” Even the church could not seem to help the Oller family. Angela recalls one pastor suggesting Paul would never stop using drugs and that she should divorce him. Therefore, Paul and Angela were searching for a place to go to get help and find truth. Most places Paul called wanted large sums of money up front. Then they heard about Wisdom In Living Life Ministry through John Winn Freeman, Winn Freeman’s son. “This is the only place that has helped me. Jesus Christ has shown me how to overcome addiction. The people I have dealt with here really care about me and teach classes and verses, from the Bible, they sincerely want to see me get away from drugs unlike state affiliated facilities.” Paul stated, “True freedom came when coming to Wisdom In Living Life Ministry, because I came to that point in my life I need to get away from it but I had to have a harsh reality.” Paul and Angela desire to encourage other couples, whose spouses are using drugs, by saying “Don’t give up! Continue praying for them! Be patient, and get out of God’s way!”
A few years ago, The Times Examiner published the miraculous story of Winn Freeman, Founder and President of Wisdom in Living Life Ministry. The title of the article was “Man on a Mission.” For almost two decades, Freeman has been showing others the way to real freedom from addiction. Farron Hancox is one of many who sought and found real freedom from addiction with the help of Winn Freeman and Wisdom in Living Life Ministry. READ MORE>>>
II Cor. 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away. Behold all things become new!
I Cor. 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
While we need to maintain the spiritual disciplines that ensure a victorious life in Christ. There are ways in which others can help us in our freedom from addiction. Nearly every person that is close to someone who has had a battle with addiction is able to easily recognize changes in attitude and behaviors that would indicate a return to the old ways of thinking. Often these individuals may have made attempts to warn the individual exhibiting these “old-life” patterns out of a genuine love and concern for the individual. Unfortunately, at this point, the individual may not be willing to listen to the concerns of those around him. He may view these concerns as “nagging” or a “violation of privacy.” There are many danger signs.
The good news is that, some individuals may be willing to go over a checklist of symptoms leading to relapse with a spouse or an accountability partner on a periodic basis. If some symptoms are recognized and dealt with biblically, the individual will usually try to change his thinking and get “back on track.” A weekly inventory of symptoms might prevent some relapses. This added discipline is one that many who are struggling are willing to try. The following list is a compilation of common symptoms that lead an individual into the Danger Zone of a potential relapse. These areas of “Stinkin’ Thinkin’” are applicable to all that have dealt with and have found freedom from addiction.
Allowing yourself to become too tired or in poor health. Some people have a tendency of becoming workaholics having exchanged one addiction for another. Perhaps intending to make up for lost time. Remember: “Glorify God with your Body.” (1Cor. 6:20) good health and rest are important. If you feel well you are more apt to think well – feel lousy and your thoughts are apt to deteriorate. If you feel bad enough, you might begin to think a drink couldn’t make it any worse. (Practice the HALT method: never be too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired). Jesus, after being in the wilderness for 40 days, was at a humanly weak point when Satan tempted him (Luke. 4:1-14).
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
This begins with a pattern of unnecessary little lies and deceits with fellow workers, friends and family. Then come the more important lies to yourself. This is called Rationalizing – making excuses for not doing what you should do, or for doing what you know you shouldn’t do.
Memory Verse: Colossians 3:9-10. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Things are not happening fast enough, or others are not doing what you feel they should do, what you want them to do, WHEN you want them to do it. (For Christians, this can also include feeling that God is not answering your prayers, He does, but in HIS TIME, IN HIS WAY!)
Memory Verse: 2 Peter 3:8-9. But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Arguing small and ridiculous points of view indicates a need to always be right, feeling others should be reasonable and do things your way, agree with YOUR opinions. This can be another excuse to drink.
Memory Verse: James 4:1-2. What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you
want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
Unreasonable and unaccountable despair may happen in cycles and should be dealt with and talked about with someone. Depending on the drug of choice used, this may be more recurrent in some than in others. Over time, the episodes of depression may become less and less.
Memory Verse: Psalm 43:5. Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
With people, also because things may not be going your way. Remember that everything is not going to come out just the way YOU want it to. (For the Christian, it’s good to remember that “All things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to HIS purpose.” Romans 8:28).
Memory Verse: Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
7. Self– Pity:
Some would call this a Martyr complex. “Why me Lord?” “Nobody loves me . . . nobody appreciates all I do . . . (for them??).
Memory Verse: Colossians 3:23-24. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord,
not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
“I’ve got it made! I’M HEALED of my addiction!”
Not being afraid of it anymore, going into drinking situations to show others you no longer have a problem will erode your defenses. Remember: If you walk into a barbershop often enough, you’ll eventually get you’re hair cut!
1 Corinthians 10:12 warns us that “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
Memory Verse: Proverbs 16:18. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
“Drinking and drugs are the furthest things from my mind. I don’t even think about them anymore.” It is dangerous to let down your guard just because everything is going well. It’s a good thing to remember where you came from and stay aware of the wicked wiles of the devil. “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:11 see also verses 12-18)
Memory Verse: Proverbs 1:32. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
10. Expecting Too Much From Others:
“I’ve changed, why hasn’t everyone else?” It’s a plus if they do – but it is still you’re problem if they don’t. They may not trust you yet. There may be a need for more proof that you HAVE changed. You cannot expect others to change their lifestyle just because you have.
Remember: The only person you can change is YOU! You can pray that God will change those around you, then proceed to love them and try to change YOUR attitude towards them, learning to look at them as Christ does, to love, and accept them as HE ACCEPTS YOU (“warts and all”)!
Memory Verse: Hebrews 10:35-36. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
11. Letting up on Self-Disciplines:
In your praying, Bible reading, meditation, church attendance, scripture memorization, accountability group. This can stem from complacency or boredom. You cannot afford to be bored. “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” The cost of relapse is too great. If you’re church is not meeting your needs, first investigate if they are legitimate NEEDS. Pray, and talk to your pastor about them. Perhaps you may need to find another church AFTER these steps are taken. But remember no church is perfect, because no person is perfect.
Memory Verse: 1 Peter 5:8-9. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
12. Use of Mood Altering Drugs:
There may be a time that you may be prescribed medication from a doctor. Although you may have never had a problem with drugs other than alcohol, you may have a slip in this area. The subtlest way to experience a relapse is this way. Saying you are sober while using drugs, or clean when drinking is only cheating yourself (See #2 dishonesty).
Memory Verse: 1 Peter 4:7. The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
13. Wanting Too Much:
Don’t set goals you can’t reach with normal effort. Do not expect too much of yourself OR others. It’s always greater when good things happen unexpectedly. You will reach your goals when you do the best you can, even though it may not happen as SOON as you want it to. Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you HAVE. Paul said, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” (Philippians 4:12).
Memory Verse: James 4:2-3. You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
14. Forgetting Gratitude:
You may be looking negatively on your life, concentrating on problems that aren’t totally corrected. Rather than focusing on
problems, focus on how far God has brought you and how much better your life is now.
Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
15. Terminal Uniqueness:
“It can’t happen to me.” This is dangerous thinking. Almost anything CAN happen to you and is more likely to if you get careless.
Memory Verse: Jeremiah 17:9. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
This is a feeling that results in a combination many of the above mentioned symptoms. Thinking that you have ALL the answers for,yourself and others, no one can tell YOU anything. You ignore suggestions or advice from others. Relapse is probably the last
thing on your mind, and imminent unless drastic changes take place. “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”
Memory Verse: Jeremiah 17:5 This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
Recently I was asked this question again, “Why do we need Wisdom in Living Life Ministry?” I paused briefly, not because the question was asked but, because of the underlying thought process that had obviously prompted the question: Why do we need a ministry that reaches out to those “imprisoned by addiction?” After all, we have hospitals, drug abuse programs; government funded detox and rehab facilities, and licensed counseling services. What, then, would a Christian ministry have to offer beyond what others already have established?
The crux of the issue is the word “Christian”. The one aspect that they are deficient in is the Christian viewpoint and a biblical approach to experiencing true freedom in Christ.
We spend our lives attending a church; we hold weddings in a church, we dedicate our babies in a church, we raise our families in a church, we form a ring of fellowship in a church, we have funerals in a church. But when a family member, or friend, becomes addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, we throw up our hands of helplessness and turn our family member or friend over to the secular community. Where is the logic in those thought processes? If God was powerful enough and great enough to create us, then he is powerful enough and great enough to deliver us from an addiction.
The Christian community needs an alternative that is Christ-centered in its approach to dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. Wisdom in Living Life Ministry is that alternative because it is a Christ-centered ministry that focuses on changing the heart first and then changing a life forever. The greatest part of the ministry is that it teaches people imprisoned by addiction how to be free from their addiction and, most importantly, how to experience purpose in life and how to live.
This ministry was established for that very reason and is currently in a development phase, transitioning from our temporary training center to a fully functional, long-term residential facility where Christians in need of help with addiction can be ministered to on a 24/7/365 basis.
We continue to be debt free and already have two modular buildings on forty five acres in Travelers Rest, SC and with your help we hope to be in our Beyond Recovery Residential Training Center this year.
Everyone goes to church somewhere and we need you to pass this timely message on to your Pastor, Sunday school class and personal friends so they too, will see why we need Wisdom in Living Life Ministry.
OUR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY is April 10-June 30, 2012. Please go to www.beyondrecoveryproject.com and partner with us in His work and together we’ll accomplish great things with Him!
It is my hope and prayer that you will reap the eternal rewards by helping us to eradicate this devastating epidemic that is killing our children and destroying our homes. We need your prayers, desire your support and welcome your assistance to help people to move “Beyond Recovery” and experience transformation that is only found in JESUS.
God is still working!
Winn Freeman, ”The Anti-Drug Guy”
Founder and CEO
Draxlmaier Automotive of America company donated two former training buildings that are now on 45 acres in Travelers Rest, SC.
Artist Rendering of what buildings will look like by Kevin Henderson, Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville.
Floor plan for 20 bed Beyond Recovery Residential Training Center & multi-purpose room with kitchen by Robert C. Cashion, Architect, Inc.
Money has never been extremely important to Winn Freeman. Had it been, the California native never would have considered serving as director of the Greenville Rescue Mission, where for several years his take-home paycheck was about $75 a week.
Freeman considers that gig well worth his time, however, because it was there that he found his true calling, helping others escape the life-destroying effects of alcohol and drug addiction.
That was his primary goal when he founded the Wisdom in Living Life ministry 12 years ago, with the firm belief that alcohol and drug addictions are not diseases that one must endure for life, but are symptoms of deeper spiritual problems that can be solved.
Freeman says he’s living proof. He saw his family life and two careers crumble as a young man before he hit “hit bottom” at age 32. That was too late to help his younger brother Aaron, who died of a heroin overdose, but more than 20 years of sobriety has convinced him that he can help others.
Freeman, 56, has been doing that since 2000 at a training center near Travelers Rest, where classes and support groups meet regularly to help individuals and families overcome alcohol and drug issues.
The ideal setting for that turnaround, Freeman believes, is a remote Christian-based facility in northern Greenville County. Greenville developer Jim Anthony donated 50 acres for that purpose; several others have provided architectural, engineering, and grading services.
The project received another huge boost recently when the Draxlmaier Automotive of America company donated two former training buildings, both about 2,400 square feet, that will be converted into offices, classrooms and residence quarters for the Beyond Recovery Residential Training Center. The buildings, which already have been placed on land north of Travelers Rest, will be joined by an enclosure, creating 5,000 square feet.
The gifts provide further encouragement to Freeman, who remains optimistic as he builds his mission project the hard way — without debt. It is a slower route, but it’s the one Freeman is convinced he should take.
To date, the project has raised $543,681 in cash and assets. Freeman’s dream is to raise approximately $460,000 more. About half of that amount would complete the building phase; the other half would provide about two years of basic operating expenses.
“God takes care of me as I go,” says Freeman, who makes a modest salary as the director of the nonprofit organization.
Freeman, who founded the Overcomers organization when he worked at Miracle Hill Ministries, had hoped for his prayers to be answered more quickly when he began the project in 2000.
“I thought we’d be in a residential setting in a year or two, but it didn’t work that way,” says Freeman. “But I’ve seen God’s hand in so many things over the last 11 years; I’ve seen so many lives change. I know this is what He wants me to do.
“I don’t look at it in terms of how many months it will take,” Freeman says of the project. “I look at it each day in terms of whether I’m where God wants me to be, and doing what God wants me to do.”
Society’s report card continues to remind Freeman that his program is needed. According to a Tripp Umbach Healthcare Consulting survey, 60 percent of Greenville County residents live with someone or know someone with a substance abuse problem.
“The problem is not going away,” says Freeman. “In recent years, we’re seeing a significant rise in (abuse of) prescription drugs. The problem is going to hurt Greenville families for a long time, and I’m not going anywhere. This is where I’ll fight the battle as long as God wants me to fight it.”
By Abe Hardesty • City People Writer • January 11, 2012
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This is a tangible way for friends of Wisdom In Living Life Ministry to allow God to use YOU to serve in a powerful way for someone else’s life. Your financial commitment means we can continue to reach out to those who need to find freedom from addiction. You are a conduit to help people find the hope that only Jesus can offer.
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Recently I was asked this question again, “Why do we need Wisdom in Living Life Ministry?” I paused briefly, not because the question was asked but, because of the underlying thought process that had obviously prompted the question: Why do we need a ministry that reaches out to those “imprisoned by addiction?” After all, we have hospitals, drug abuse programs; government funded detox and rehab facilities, and licensed counseling services. What, then, would a Christian ministry have to offer beyond what others already have established? READ MORE>>>
The statistics don’t lie. Linked below are some key statistics that affect all of us in one way or another. Wisdom In Living Life Ministry is filling a major need that our community so desperately is searching for; solid answers addressing the drug epidemic. We often think of missions as being something that happens in a distant land. The Upstate is our mission field. Preventing youth from ever falling into the snare of addiction is our calling. Helping those trapped by substance abuse is what we do. READ MORE>>>
Every structure needs to be built on a solid foundation to be a sound structure. In 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul speaks of our lives in builders terms. In 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul speaks of our lives in builders terms. In 1 Corinthians 3:11 Paul says “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” We follow that principle in that, to build a healthy and addiction free life, your life must be built on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ.
At Wisdom In Living Life Ministry, we educate, equip and empower God’s people to effectively reach those imprisoned by addiction. In doing so, we address the issue for what it is; sin and not a disease. We do not follow the disease-model of most recovery programs. The disease is in our hearts rather than in our bodies. We believe that genuine freedom can only be found in Christ.
Many people are unaware of the seriousness of addiction and abuse of alcohol and drugs. This problem is widespread in large communities and small. So, what about Greenville, South Carolina? The facts in this article reveal that, in our own city, addiction is destroying lives and costing untold misery to individuals, their families, and all who know and care about the addict.