,Words cannot accurately express the joy I have from these last 6 months of working in our ministry at ATB. It's as if every day is Always Thanksgiving! For every moment that may be a downer there are multiple moments of encouragement, strength, and hope that propel us to press on toward another day.
There are the accepting of commemorating chips for the clean days with the hugs for the unbelievable Willie Mae who has taken it upon herself to start a group on Saturdays. There are the countless desserts provided by Becky and Shelley, the food by Carolyn and Leah, the great meetings that Jerome and Randy have led, and the moments we have all spent being involved in each others lives.
There were those memorable times of Baptisms where we all gathered around to celebrate the commitments of faith, the Celebrations with great singing by Candace, Dawn, and Jenny, and the times we shared together in laughter as I searched for yet another prop that may make a point. So far I must say, the tie rack is my favorite as it showed God can put us in a truly "spacious place" though things may look confined at the moment.
Most importantly the relevance of the Across The Bridge Ministry has grown, the amount of people we reach has grown, and the number of times we have lifted up the Lord as the solution has grown by leaps and bounds. We have done what the Lord has asked us to do, and we are poised and ready to move forward toward 2018 with an immense hope for what is ahead of us.
Please pray for us, all the people we reach and are involved, and that God will grant us many more days that seem like Always Thanksgiving!
Have a most joyful Thanksgiving!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.