Hi, my name is Judi and I want to share this with you because I think this is a wonderful program. I am a recovering alcoholic, addict and cutter of 21 years. During my addiction, I thought I was an atheist — someone who does not believe in God. Then I thought, perhaps I am agnostic — I believed in something, but I didn’t know what it was. In my response to getting well, I work a 12 step program. Also, I sponsor many, many women.
Recently, one of the girls I sponsored was in jail for five months. Her father could not find a place for her, so out of 21 years of being a sponsor, I let someone come into my home to stay for a night. After she came to my house, I said to her, “Why don’t you go take a shower and get cleaned up, and then we will have a cup of coffee.” She went and took a shower, I made the coffee and then sat down in the living room. She was in the kitchen now getting her coffee when I heard a thud. The next thing I knew she was on my kitchen floor.
She was out of jail for three hours. That’s it.
I hurried and called 911, and the fire station is right up the street, thank God. She was laying on my kitchen floor, unresponsive for quite a while. When the paramedics got there, they had to intubate her and then they gave her two shots of Narcan (to reverse the effects of the drugs she had taken). Shortly after she had gotten to the hospital, she developed pneumonia. They said her heart stopped twice that night, and they had to bring her back both times. On top of everything, as soon as she was stable, she would be immediately going back to jail.
I put her on a prayer list that night and trusted God to take care of this girl.
Now, she is alive, clean, and at a rehabilitation center where for the next two years, she will have the opportunity to get the help she needs.
God is loving and caring and the father of us all. I believe in God today and I believe prayer is the most powerful thing in the world. I believe prayer moves mountains.