A Graduate’s Testimony

Jul 19, 2017  |     |   General

     I started this journey to sobriety in a treatment facility in Des Moines, Iowa, where I was kicked out for drinking. This led me to the emergency room, where I spent several days recovering.
     In January 2016, I arrived at Open Door Mission and joined the New Life Recovery Program in February. It was difficult for me at first, and in June I had to leave for 30 days because I could not quit smoking.
     I restarted the program last August, and stand before you today a graduate! For the next two years I will be a part of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) program, which will give me a two year associate’s degree in Urban Ministry.  
     I have many favorite biblical passages, but would like to end with a quote from Micah 6:8 which reads
He has shown you O’ man what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
     Lastly, I would like to thank the staff and many volunteers at Open Door Mission. Your hard work and efforts have not gone unnoticed.
     Thank you and peace be with you all!

Dal S.
Open Door Mission Graduate