The last two years have left us all a little worn out. Things have changed dramatically to our lifestyle and to our contact with others. It has been a challenge but true to the American spirit, we have adapted.
While my personal health has taken a bit of a hit due to the severe COVID that took me out for a month in 2020, the health and well being of ATB has never been better. I have backup in two beautiful souls in Joel & Jen, we have been blessed by generous donors and grants. Some of the long haul affects of having COVID linger but God has truly blessed me with incredible people and family during 2021 and I am immensely thankful.
Now we embark on a New Year filled with much promise but also the sense to navigate through the continued troubled waters of public health concerns. We will strive to make a safe environment for our people but also remain on the front line of recovery which means, as always, that we have to take some risks. We have new ideas, new programs and a whole lot of love to share in 2022, so we invite you to join us in this amazing adventure.
As we leave 2021, we have touched the lives of 25,338 people in 530 plus meetings and handed out over 2100 recovery chips. We have Baptized 52 people, given out 40 one year plus medallions, awarded 8 -$1000 Scholarships to families affected by overdose, held 6 Under The Bridge events, and assisted 100 plus homeless people, We have distributed hundreds of food items and meals and given out over 10,000 articles of clothing. It has been a year where many were blessed through ATB, as we ourselves were blessed.
To put a bow on it, we go to the words that guide us so magnificently as we go forward from the book of Joshua: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Move over COVID, let's go into 2022 ready to rumble!
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 email@example.com.