Thank You

Gary Arthurs

MAY, 2017
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Thank You for Helping Ray

After battling alcohol for many years, Ray decided it was time to make a change. We met when he came to Open Door Mission last summer. I was privileged to have Ray in my weekly small group and shortly thereafter he asked if I would mentor him. While at the mission Ray lost four people very important to him, his father, step-father, grandmother and girlfriend.

Ray is still mourning, but said he could think of no better place to be when he received the news, in recovery with a network of people supporting him. Even so, Ray is now gainfully employed once again as a plumber, staying sober, and reconnected with his mother in Albuquerque. We invite you to join us in praying for Ray as he takes time to grieve the loss of loved ones.

“Blossom” a few days after we found her in my engine compartment

Ronnie is Ready to Work

After repeat encounters with drugs and addiction, even with years of sobriety in between, Ronnie decided he needed help. We met when he came to the mission last fall, and since then we’ve had several one-on-one discussions about trials, perseverance, and making wise choices.

Ronnie has also regularly attended our Thursday and Saturday group meetings. He has 18 years of experience as an electrician and is now taking classes to become a licensed journeyman electrician. Through your generosity we were able to pay for his course materials and remove some obstacles for Ronnie. He is close to graduation and will be finishing his classes on June 15th.

Ronnie has also expressed a desire to start leading and teaching others in recovery. Please join us in praying for Ronnie as he looks for work and begins the process of restarting his life. Thank you again for helping us give renewed hope to men like Ray and Ronnie.


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