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
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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.