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DAVID'S STORY You will be saved...and your entire family.

“I always wanted to be a good dad and husband, but I could never stay clean longer than a month.”

David struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for twenty years before coming to New Life for Adults and Youth.

“On the surface, life looked great — I had a good job, a house on DAVID'S STORY Youwillbesaved... and your entire family. some land, and a beautiful woman and kids at home. I was driving two hours each way to work and got hooked on Percocet and cocaine, then Oxy, Fentanyl, and crack. Finally, I lost my job because I was too strung out to show up for work.”

Nobody starts out intending to develop an addiction; still, almost one in ten Americans are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. The word addiction is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled, like David, understands what slavery can lead to.

“One day, I drained our bank account. While I was on the run, I was involved in several hit-and-runs, so I ditched my truck in the woods and was panicking in the middle of nowhere. Then I heard the Sheriff’s dogs barking.”

David was charged with nine felonies and held without bond, facing 25 years in prison. “I was mentally prepared to hang myself in prison.” Sitting in jail, David remembered dropping a friend off at the New Life Men’s Ranch years before and asked if that was an option for him. Because of the charges against him, his lawyer warned that it was a long shot. But God made a way. “I read about King David, then Solomon, Samson, Noah, Adam and Eve, Abraham, and Jesus. I learned that my actions affect everyone around me. I learned that love is an action word and I need to show my kids I love them by staying out of trouble and completing the program at New Life. Through prayer and obedience, God has brought my family back together and I’m trying to lead everyone to Christ.”

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