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Battling an Epidemic

July 25, 2018

I have the privilege of being involved with the leadership of Adult and Teen Challenge USA.It is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehab that was started in 1958 by Dave Wilkerson. He wrote the book, The Cross and the Switchblade, which is the story of how this organization was formed. The  60th anniversary was celebrated in Washington D.C. this past weekend. There are 84 corporations throughout the United States, many of which have multiple centers for men, women, and adolescents. For many of these centers, we cannot add beds fast enough.

Dealing with the opioid crisis that has gripped this country is a big part of our challenge. One of the highlights for a few of us involved with this organization this past week was to sit down with the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams. Faith-based solutions are getting the attention of federal and state leaders, and we are preparing new programs to meet the need. I doubt any of us do not have a loved one who has experienced the grip of addiction.

Please continue to be in prayer that we find God’s favor as we work with those in Washington, D.C. It is very much needed to be able to move forward into what we see God doing.

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