We have been talking a lot about generational healing this year – a concept that embodies the ripple effect of one person’s life-transformation. Misti and her son are a great example, as we have already seen the ways in which Jaxon’s life has been changed and is on the path toward a healthier future.
The programs at Shepherd’s House Ministries have a large outdoor activity component, and Cash is one that facilitates frequent rock climbing trips with both the Men and Women’s Center residents. If you are a climber or have been on a climbing excursion, you have most likely experienced the fear, thrill, adrenaline, and community that serves as a unique bonding agent amongst the group. Cash takes me through a specific excursion that holds a special place in his memory: “We head into the canyon. . .
In a recent interview with Curt, he recounts the story of a man named Tyler who entered the program at the Men’s Center a few years back. Upon his arrival, it became clear that Tyler was ill and did not have long to live. Entering the program, he was desperate for a different life. The community at Shepherd’s House Ministries became just that, a place for Tyler to find healing from addiction and pain . . .
Vinnie came to the Men’s Center at Shepherd’s House Ministries about 9 months ago. I sit with him at the cafe next door to the shelter on Division, and I can tell he is nervous but his smile is genuine and his eyes are warm. Vinnie has a story to share, and I can tell that this is an important step for him – opening up to me (and to you readers) about his past, present, and what he hopes for his future.