Dear Family Member:
You can make a difference in the life of a client by partnering with DAP to contribute to the “My Brother’s Keeper” Scholarship Fund that enables men with no resources to experience sobriety and a new life in Christ.
Our mission is to provide a supportive environment for men to experience God’s healing. These men are supported in the development of a personal relationship with Christ through mental, physical and spiritual activities. The program focuses on, not just getting off drugs, but a lifestyle change helping each man return to his family and society as avalued citizen.
The monthly cost of the program is $1,800.00. One-half of the cost is paid by the client through the work therapy program. The balance of $900 is paid by family or raised by the ministry. We launched “My Brother’s Keeper” Scholarship Fund at graduation last month. We raised $10,000, the yearly tuition of one client. The audience response was phenomenal!
The personal testimonies of 2002 graduate and DAP counselor, Wayne Dooley, clients Kendrick Mobley and Joseph Gonzales touched the hearts of the audience.
Wayne, a cocaine addict, was a former Sabbath School teacher and elder at his church. After five years of marriage, his wife, Renee’, found a
pornography DVD that he had left in their computer. He forgot to put it in the cover that he returned to the video store. After discovering that he was using drugs, she scheduled an intervention with Cliff and their pastor. He was given an ultimatum to enter DAP to get help or leave the home. Having no money, we accepted Wayne the same day. He completed the program and graduated with honors. He and his wife are reunited and he has been employed five years at the Riverside Highland Water Company here in Grand Terrace. He is also a DAP counselor and positive role model for the men who come behind him.
Joseph Gonzales, client, says: “When I was using drugs and drinking, my life became so consumed with chaos that my addiction led me to believe that I was a lifetime addict. Stopping seemed very bleak, and I became so careless that the overdoses and hospital visits were a thing of the norm. The insanity left me hopeless and lost, but God’s grace and mercy lifted me out of the dark trenches once again, much to my surprise. As of now, I’m filled with so much joy that I came to DAP and that I didn’t leave after the first week. I have grown a relationship with the Lord like never before, and I want to stay right. My expectations are centered on building a strong foundation with the Lord because for once in mylife, I see that without Him, I am nothing. His blessings have taken over and it’s a gift I want to share with those who are lost and those who I love. Having no money, my life change would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like you. Thank you for your liberality which has allowed me to change my life.”
Kendrick Mobley, client, says: “I was a liar; I stole from my family – wife, mother, daughters – to support my habit. I was unreasonable. I was selfish…I didn’t help anyone by my addiction. I was one of the worst human beings…I have cheated on my wife during my course of using from my family for days… My past affected me so strongly! In desperation, I knelt down and said to God, “Please don’t allow my children to fall victim or in love with the fool I am in my addiction of crack cocaine”! Reflecting on my past character gives me the drive and motivation to guard myself and my future against this unseen foe and allow Jesus to come in and pave a new beginning for me. I want to lead by example and live by God’s Word and to show my family what a real responsible man is supposed to look like. Without scholarship sponsors willing to support DAP, clients with no money like myself, would be unable to experience a new life in Christ. Thank you for your thoughtful and generous gifts.”
In addition to the offering, pledges were made to keep this fund in operation during the year. We want to give you an opportunity to help. In an effort to assist the clients, enclosed please find a commitment card to specify an amount to help support the clients.
We can’t tell you enough. You are the reason for these wonderful stories because you have sent the funds which have made it possible for these clients to come to DAP. You have shown that it is such a blessing to be “Our Brother’s Keeper.”
Thank you so much in advance for the gift you will send. It will help us keep the doors open wide here at Drug Alternative Program. May God bless you for your generosity and your love.
The Drug Alternative Program is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so your donation is deductible from your US income taxes to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax professional to ensure proper filing procedure.