From Broken to Blessed
I am so grateful that Jesus saved me! God rescued me from
darkness and despair and moved me into His marvelous light. God
had a calling on my life before I was born. Now each and every day
is a wonderful gift and adventure as I walk in His plans and
purposes for me.
Adopted into a good, loving family in Salt Lake City, Utah,
they tried their best to raise me right, but at a young age, I
decided to be rebellious.
Influenced by bad things in the world, I made a series of poor
choices and spiraled downward into a life of drugs, alcohol,
pornography, sex, and crime.
First I was addicted to heroin and eventually meth. Then I ran
far from God and dove into witchcraft and satanism. I lost
everything, including a five-year marriage, family, jobs, friends,
etc. For almost two years, I was a homeless, drug-addicted
After filling my life with all the wrong things, I was broken
and worn out.
I was done with living. I had hit bottom. I was at the lowest
of the low.
In the Seattle area, I went to a Foursquare church. The worship
music that was playing pierced me deeply. God touched me. I broke
down and cried.
Godís love opened my eyes and heart. I wanted to know Jesus.
When I moved to Spokane, Washington, I entered a rehab center
that was one block from Spokane Dream Centerís Menís Discipleship
program. While I was in the rehab, God began to woo me by placing
Christians in my path to minister to me. They gave me a Bible and
invited me to church. A man named Dean even invited me to
fellowship at his home. It was an amazing time. Led in a prayer, I
gave my life to Jesus.
A member of the Dream Center church led a Bible study at the
rehab center. He told me about the Menís Discipleship program. I
attended a Sunday service and felt an overwhelming touch of Godís
love, His very presence!
After I met with Pastor Vince, the director of the Menís
Discipleship program, I decided it was the best step for me.
While I was in the program, many miracles happened in my life.
God did the impossible! I experienced breakthrough, healing,
restoration, and deliverance! My mind was renewed and washed by
Godís Word. For a whole year, I was discipled by godly counsel.
Godís favor was poured out over my life as I made the most of this
opportunity, a second chance from my heavenly Father.
Nearly four years after graduating from the discipleship
program, I am now the assistant manager. Glory to God! Only God
could have taken this broken man who had run far from Him and
restored me back to life.
Every day is an adventure with God. I am blessed to see men
from all walks of life come into the discipleship program and
become who God meant for them to be. Daily, I witness miracles in
their lives. What an honor and privilege.
Jesus is the answer. Jesus delivered me from a life of sin and
misery and brought me into a relationship with Him that is
indescribably beautiful. The truth is that He can do it for you,
too. Whatever it is in your life that leaves you empty, Jesus is
the answer to fill you and complete you. He is the only one who
Spokane Dream Center has both a menís and womenís discipleship
program with the same purpose, life recovery. It is a great place
for someone who is lost and broken like I was to learn to walk in
all God has for you.