• happy wishes2016
  • Margaret Carter

    Pastor Rick I have been following you for nearly 8 years I met you at a Celebrate Recovery Summit at a time when my life was truly unmanageable. Since then I have started a new direction in my life however, now there are several different fears that I am facing now. One is in relation to having God show me a new direction that seems to have taken my desires away from my own church. I am in school studying for my Masters Degree in Professional Counseling Christian Studies and Substance Abuse Disorders. While at the same time having my long awaited prayers answered for the return of my family I struggled with an 18 year addiction and have been sober for 8 years from crack cocaine. I am a grand mother of 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grand sons. The fear that I have is that I realize that to whom much is given much is required and so I work as a Celebrate Recovery volunteer Facilitator it has become my passion to get more African American and Minority groups established in the Phoenix area. What I would like to see and learn is how to get people to stick it out. We seem to be able to get the newcomers but they don’t come back. Sometimes they say that the program isn’t build for the way we talk. I get that but I also understand the value of the DNA of CR and want to help what can I do?