“Abba, God the father’s love for me, compels me to be a better disciple”
Archie says his journey through recovery is a love story. Almost 13 years ago, his sister loved him enough to bring him to ARM ministry. At the time Archie believed there was no hope left for him; God had turned his back on him. Archie had been to 4 rehabilitation centers before coming to ARM ministry. Each time he would get clean. Each time he would stay clean for a little bit longer. And each time he would eventually relapse into his meth addiction. When Archie arrived at ARM, he was defeated, ashamed, and spiritually empty.
As a client of ARM ministry, Archie got back to the basics of learning who Jesus is through the Christ-centered 12 step program. He developed a personal relationship with God and learned to view himself how God sees him instead of how he saw himself. Archie credits the transparency and authenticity of ARM’s director, Obie Bussey, as well as the program mentors and volunteers to show that God loves unconditionally. “I don’t have to be perfect. The Christian without a spot or blemish. God’s love and grace encourages me to continue on my path.”
“Today and everyday, I long for his presence. I now understand, I’m more than a sinner, I am a child of God”