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Meet Gregory

“I came here looking for God and I found Him.”

Gregory was raised in a loving, Christian home and planned to spend his days serving the Lord. “I grew up in church, came to know Jesus and was training to be a deacon.”

But he began to fear what God had in store for his ministry and he walked away from his calling. “I was like Jonah. I started running from God.”

He became an over-the-road truck driver, working hard and helping family and friends when he could, but he was growing further and further from the Lord. “I had a severed connection with God,” Gregory says.

Then, one day, while he was driving his 18 wheeler home from a trip, God intervened. “I was thinking that I’d been doing everything for everybody except me, and a voice out of nowhere asked me, ‘What have you done for God?’”

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It shook Gregory to his foundation. When he got home, he called his employers and told them he needed an extended leave of absence because he’d lost something. “They asked me ‘What did you lose?’ and I said, ‘Jesus.’”

Gregory entered our Christian Life Program, where Bible studies, chapel services and faith-based counseling have strengthened his faith. “They taught me to put God first, before everything else, and now I seek Him wholeheartedly,” he says. “I came here looking for God and I found Him and an abundant life.”

I’ve been reunited with God.”

After completing the program, Gregory plans to go back to work, move into his own place and continue seeking the Lord’s will. Though he doesn’t yet know what God has in store for him, he’s not afraid anymore. “I know that when I seek Him first, everything will fall right in line.”

Gregory’s heart is overflowing with gratitude this Thanksgiving because YOUR loving support gave him the confidence and support to rebuild his life. “I was spiritually broken, blowing with the wind, but now I’m spiritually grounded and I’ve found peace.”

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