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.
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.