Bob Sofronski, the Executive Director of Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministry, shared on his Facebook page this morning:
I know about addiction far too well for it has impacted my life and that of my family. My biggest pet peeve is when people say "you had the perfect life, how could you mess it up like this over alcohol or drugs" or "if you want help you should just ask" or "We've already been down this road before, and that it didn't work last time..." addiction literally consumes your soul and it's all you can think about! No one wakes up one day and says I want to be a heroin, cocaine, or alcohol addict for the rest of my life... So today more than ever, I pray for the healing of addiction for all that are still struggling. There's a personal reason for asking everyone to put this message on their status for at least 1 hour. I know who'll do it! Think of someone you love who has had an addiction or who is trying to fight this evil whether winning or losing. I hope to see continuous efforts towards fighting addiction & this status on all of my friends walls. Don't share, but copy and paste!! The pain hurts more than just the addict, we hate the addiction not the person!!I Jacksonville has reported a 9-1-1 call is made every 3 hours for an Opioid overdose; this is an epidemic; it is real!
Bob, your message will be on my blog more than an hour - it will be here indefinitely. In fact, it is the first post on my new blog, The Gramazin Treasure Chest. I will collect on this blog treasures that I discover as I explore Christian culture and Christian organizations over the next few years. I will share the websites of ministries. I will share links to sermons. I will share books, videos, art, graphics, etc.,. I will share testimonies that I come across. The goal is to build a rich treasure chest of hope for anyone who may be despairing of life.
I have had the pleasure to know Bob Sofronski since early 2013 (perhaps 2012). Bob was a man who was lost in addiction who encountered the love of God when he was incarcerated. He surrendered his life to Christ and launched a ministry in Bensalem, PA that helps addicts and prisoners come to faith in Christ and recover their lives. Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministry is:
"a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to helping those incarcerated and to stop substance abuse in the community by offering support to those actively struggling with addiction, as well as to their families. We offer recovery meetings, resources, counseling, and referral services to those who wish to seek treatment."
I want to commend Bob for several things. First, his dedication and perseverance. He is faithful to the calling God has put on his life day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year. There have been difficult times. The road is not always smooth. However, Bob doesn't quit. He keeps moving forward, committed to his love for Christ and his love for those who need Him. Second, I am blessed by Bob's transparency. He's real. He's genuine. I cite as evidence his Facebook message above.
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December 7, 2017