A Life Completely Restored

A man troubled by drinking

Kevin was close to death. 

His already serious drinking problem –fueled in part by family tragedies -- had become life threatening. He was often in and out of hospitals.  “I really went off the deep end and dove into the bottle,” he admits. 

One day, he found himself alone at the bus station in downtown Tulsa. Someone had mentioned a place called John 3:16 Mission that would feed and shelter homeless people, but he didn’t know where it was.
“I was standing there, not knowing what to do,” he recalls. “And this man appears and asks me, ‘What are you looking for?’ And I said, ‘John 3:16’ and he said, ‘I know the way. Follow me.’”

The stranger led him to the Mission’s doors and then disappeared.  “I never saw him again, but to me, he was an angel. He changed my life by showing me to the Mission.”

Now, over a year later, Kevin is celebrating his first anniversary of sobriety. Not only that, he is graduating from the Mission’s recovery program. He has a good job and a place to live. 

“My life has been completely restored here,” Kevin says. “John 3:16 is a shining example of hope and a place to renew your life.”