In the early 2000's I was wandering the streets of Houston high from "crack cocaine" for almost 11 days in a row... paranoid, hungry, confused and 2000 miles from home (Toronto, Canada) - a friendly man stopped his car and asked me if I was ok? Turned out... he was the then director of Star of Hope.
He picked me up and brought me to the center, turns out he was on his way to work that morning. Praise God!!! I was only there a week, I received a call that my dad was dying from cancer back in Canada - of course this upset me and I just had to leave.
I've never been back to Houston since but never forgot the warm welcome and help I received there - Texans sure are a friendly bunch... and can they ever sing!
I am now currently married and father as well as step dad, self-employed and studying at McMaster University in Addiction Studies as well as completing an on-line Christian Counseling degree. The road wasn't easy... close to 20 years. of crack use on and off was rough on me... Praise God for all His mercy and places like Star of Hope!
I also attend church here in Canada - and have the privilege of hearing Charles Price preach live just about every week (pastor at The Peoples Church Toronto - Canada) where I am also involved with men's ministries and recovery ministries.
Early this morning I launched QuitCocaine.ca and linked to your site for others to see your work. Please pray that my testimony soon to be a book, "WHERE TOO FAR IS," will bring glory and honor to The Lord... and that my life would help others see that there is nothing to difficult for Christ and HIS perfect plan of love for our lives!
May Star of Hope and those who diligently either work or volunteer within your organization continue to touch lives near and far... as you once did mine. And may our Mighty Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to work through you to save lives and lead them into freedom and hope for HIS GLORY!!
Thank You Star of Hope!
Ken Blackburn Jr.
Founder - Heart Knocks Ministries