“I was doing drugs for about 30 years, and I’ve been down here at City Gospel Mission for about 14 months. During that time before coming here, I had a heart attack and a stroke. I’m still working on getting my voice back.
I’m blessed to still be living. It’s a miracle that I’m still here. For maybe about three years I was homeless. I would sleep anywhere I could. I’m 70 years old. After I was 69, I came down here to City Gospel Mission. So, I had no home for the last few years.
A lady at the church where I was raised in, she got me hooked up with the Talbert House, and then I ended up here. This was a good place for me. I got my spirit back together and got back in touch with a Lord.
I mean, that’s what this program is about. The men in the program all respect me. I try to talk to them and give advice. I’ve never had a decent life. I appreciate the space I’m in now.
A Bible verse I lean on is Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication make your requests known to God.” That’s what I lean on. I try not to be anxious for anything.
Church is still a part of me. That’s how I was raised. They all pray for me. I can’t wait to get back to join immersions and stuff like that.
Now, I just have to wait for a place to move in to.
For City Gospel supporters, help in any way you can. It’s used wisely. It really turns lives around. As far as I’ve seen, these people come in and they really turn their life around. I know I’ve turned my life around. I recommend this place to anybody.
NOTE: After this interview, Kenny graduated from our recovery program. He moved into his first apartment in December. He visits the men in the program during their group time on Thursdays.
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