Drugs Couldn’t Fill the Emptiness

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Overcomer Graduates, Overcomers Center, recovery

My name is Daniel Coll and I was born in Tucson, Arizona. At six years old I and my family moved to Puerto Rico. My parents were strong Christians, and we attended a missionary church called Maranatha where I was saved at an early age.  We moved to Florida when I was 12 years old, …

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A Tattoo in God’s Collection of Transformed Lives

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Miracles, Thrift Operations

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke these words:  “Judge not, that you not be judged.” But as humans, we often make snap judgments based on first impressions. Be honest.  What are your first thoughts about tattoos?  Signs of rebellion? Poor life choices? A personal or fashion statement? An evangelistic tool?  For Bradley Nivens, …

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Tragedy and Trauma – Recovery is Possible

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries

Addiction. What is it?  A disease?  A choice?  Is recovery possible? So many questions plague the minds and hearts of individuals and their loved ones as they battle a cunning enemy of life called addiction. One addict said, “It’s like being in a dungeon–a filthy, dark, scary place where the gloom of death hovers over you.” As I …

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A Change of Heart, Mind and Soul

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Homelessness, Men, Overcomer Graduates, Overcomers Center

Meet Jason Spears. He is articulate, educated, skilled and mild-mannered. But just like the next person, Spears is a work in progress.  The 48-year-old went from being a happily married construction manager making a six-figure salary to being broke, divorced and living in shelters. He needed more than a change of circumstances.  He needed a …

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