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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Hope, Dream, Love – Karen Prescott’s Journey

Categories: Adult Ministries, Homelessness

Karen Prescott likes to reflect while sitting on her front porch, amid colorful flowerbeds and garden sculptures with inspiring messages. “I’m a nature person.”  In her window sill sit three decorative frogs named Hope, Dream and Love.  A small pastel flag with a smiley face and peace sign welcomes guests at the foot of green …

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Homeless Vet Experiences the Rescue of a Lifetime

Categories: Adult Ministries, General, Homelessness, Men, Miracles, Other, Partnerships, recovery

When Fred Barksdale’s Veterans Administration counselor picked him up from the closing veterans’ boardinghouse with only the clothes he was wearing, Fred was homeless, hopeless, and tired. Even though he had been clean and sober for five years, he couldn’t just turn things around. “What I thought was a gutter fall turned out to be …

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