There is only one way to approach addiction recovery, and that is with a humble attitude and a spirit of powerlessness. Step One talks about it and a key phrase is that "our lives have become unmanageable". There is a fog present when we stop using, and that fog can only clear up if we are patient enough to endure however long it lasts.
That is where we come in as well as a host of other wonderful organizations, that provide Steps, suggestions and spiritual solutions that lead to recovery. It is imperative that we all work together for the common good of those we serve, and for the ultimate good of leading people into a relationship with the Lord. Patience, as well as humility is a fruit of the Spirit, and we who support this effort to recover need to be extremely patient with the process.
As ATB continues to grow and add meetings, partners and services, we must be humble in asking people to support us, and patient that God will provide what we need. But we must always ask, because the priorities of life are different for each person and the only way to remind people we are here, and that we need support is to continue to ask for it.
And, as we ask, we do so humbly imploring others that what we do benefits them, their families and our community by contributing to our cause. Their own children, spouses, friends and extended family battle addiction, who is there to help? Who answers the call at 2 AM when the caller has caused so many problems that they are cut off from all those who know them?
In many cases, we, and those like us, are the last resort before dire consequences. We are on the front line because somebody has to stand in the gap, somebody has to provide an avenue of hope when all the rest of it has been used up by that lost soul. We are not God, but we are the ones he has chosen to act on his behalf with open arms and forgiving hearts when no one else is left to do so.
We are here, only by the grace of God, and by your generous hearts. Please continue to stand with us and offer your financial aid so that the call will not go unanswered. May God bless your giving!
Glenn Yankowski, Executive Director
Across The Bridge Inc.
Mailing Address: 6600 Sugarloaf Pkwy #400/281 Duluth Ga 30097
Physical Address: 900 Cripple Creek Drive Suite A Lawrenceville Ga 30043
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.