I am writing to you through my mom she is visiting me in jail today 6/14/2017. I am here because of the choices I make when I am high. What I have learned in jail is I am not a person of jail and the politics that come with it. I do not have jail mentality – I chose to keep to myself for the most part, by reading, writing and drawing. I only engage with a few people in my pod. In jail I have learned you have to look and act a certain way – I am committed to not making jail my cycle of living.
I am writing to you to express my desire and commitment to LIVE. I have had one to many near death experiences. I am asking if you would consider praying with and/or partnering with my family to provide a monetary sponsorship to help me enter a faith based rehabilitation program called The Good Samaritan in Coeur D Alene Idaho.
In the last 3 years I have been in and out of treatment both in-patient and outpatient. Faith based curriculum was not included in these programs. I have had a total of 19 months clean in 3 years, 8 months, 6 months and most recently a 5-month period of time. All three times I chose God as my higher power, what I didn’t chose was to learn how to have a relationship with Him.
At The Good Samaritan I will have positive male role models who will walk beside me as I process what keeps me bound to my addiction. I will be taught how to be a man of God. What it looks like to be a productive member of society and how to be one. I will learn how to fill the emptiness I have inside with a higher power that will provide me eternal life and long lasting recovery. I will be surrounded by others who have and have had the same struggles I do. I will have accountability and structure. This is what YOUR sponsorship will provide me.
The program will be a total of eight months. For 2-3 months I will very minimal contact with my family. I will attend classes, bible study, church, and counseling etc. to give me a foundation to move into transitional housing and continue treatment with The Good Samaritan.
I have a journey ahead of me – I am ready to travel. I have consequences to face for my actions and choices while high – I am guilty I have admitted it. I have faith and I feel this faith based rehabilitation program will save my LIFE. That it will provide me additional tools and the spiritual component I am missing. That it will provide me FREEDOM from Bondage and Freedom to LIVE.
Community, Fellowship and Testimony
My mom is available to answer any questions.
Thank you in advance for reading my story, partnering in prayer and considering a sponsorship.
- Susan Lewis
- Smith Boykin
- Nancy Chance
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