God is Changing Lives

Sep 13, 2011  |     |   General

We have a woman who has been here at the Lydia House several months and has struggled with her addiction the entire time. She’s been abusing drugs for many years and this is the longest she’s been sober. She isn’t ready to move on yet, but she’s making great progress. I got to witness how much she is growing a couple of weeks ago. She came to me at medication time and told me she was really struggling to stay sober. By this she meant she was struggling with taking only the zolpidem prescribed and not more. She said she knew how to sneak it out without staff knowing.

She asked me to help her by checking her every time she came for meds, to make sure she only took one. I praised her for being so honest. It’s amazing how much she trusts staff to tell them something like this and to ask for the help. She’s come a long way. To make things even better she attended chapel this week and rededicated her life to Christ in front of everyone! God is doing amazing things in this woman and I’m so humbled that I get to be a part of it!

God is changing Lives at the Open Door Mission and we could not do it without the support and generosity of the community. Thank you for being apart of all the exciting things God is doing.

Jessica Klinetobe
Family Support Worker
Open Door Mission / Lydia House