“This special gift, sent on this special route opens this boy up to hear the most special News he could ever hear. It is amazing to think what God would do to reach this one boy so that he might have a more open heart to the Gospel.” –Phil Wing
Rusty thought his story was broken beyond repair. Addiction to opiates and heroin led to a life he never imagined for himself. But God took his brokenness and repurposed it for His Story. Hear more of Rusty’s story this Sunday, 6:00pm at Apex Kettering for Fear vs. Love: The Road to Heroin Addiction, Loving America’s Most Overdosed City. Find out more at apexcommunity.org/fearvslove.
Years of trauma, abuse, deception, fear, anger, and violence planted a seed of fear in my life which grew into a full-blown forest of isolation. I was no longer merely afraid of people; rather, I had literally convinced myself they were unnecessary.
The point of the story is what God will do when you pursue His mission. He took a woman far from Him and gave her a new life. He used His family to come alongside her to help her dream of what life with Him could be. He took small steps of faith and made them into a legacy.
We’ve all heard “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But in artist Matthew Burgy’s world a picture (or sculpture) is worth far more than a thousand words. It’s the very tool he uses to draw people to the One who created them and who pursues them with passion.
By junior high, Ali developed an eating disorder which would follow her into her high school years. As she rapidly lost weight,she began to spiral and cut ties with friends. In her desperation, she gave God quiet permission to be her Savior.