Fall 2020 Ministry Update

A Quick Update on Living Free Ministry Progress So many words have been used to describe the times in which we find ourselves. However you describe it, lives and routines have been disrupted and many have been overwhelmed by the chaos.

Living Free has had to make uncomfortable changes, but the present situation has provided many more opportunities for ministry.

Here are a few of the opportunities that God has given us

The Living Free Podcast

We would like to introduce the Living Free Podcast. Come join us as we embark on a new aspect of Living Free. 

We're on a journey to showcase the heart of Living Free, and the stories of those who have been called to serve.
From its humble beginnings to ministry in the trenches, click the link below to access our first three episodes, and follow to be updated about future episodes!
https://thelivingfreepodcast.podbean.com/

Does Media Play A Role In Addiction?

As I worked a drug prevention program in public high schools a few years ago, I was surprised to hear the conversation [concerning the addictions] of rural area students very similar to the conversation of urban area students.

Stages of a Life-Controlling Problem

Vernon E. Johnson, founder and president emeritus of the Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, observed (without trying to prove any theory) literally thousands of alcoholics, their families, and other people surrounding them. He writes, “We came up with the discovery that alcoholics showed certain specific conditions with a remarkable consistency” (8).

2019 Training Opportunities

Online training for Group Facilitators, *Faculty Certification and General LF Info:

For registration:

Go to www.livingfreetraining.net and click the "Create Account" button. 

Complete account creation, including confirming your account after receiving email. 

Then go to www.livingfreetraining.net and log in to select the desired course date and register for the course.  

 

 

What If They Don’t Want Your Help?

What can you do for your loved one when they don’t want help?

A father came to me recently with great concern for his daughter. “She is 23, living in our home, working a job, and using drugs. She has refused our advice and rejected our offer to get help with her drug use problem. What can we do?”

Let This Next Year Be The Beginning Of Your Ministry

You will need a good foundation to build an effective Living Free ministry. You can do this by learning as much as possible yourself and then sharing what you learn with others.

Our office will help you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are glad to help.

Wishing You A Merry Christmas from Living Free!

Hello dear friends,

During a season that is typically filled with hurry and pressure for so many people, we wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on God’s incredible provision of His Son, Jesus.

Without Jesus, all the work and ministry of Living Free would be fruitless.

Without Jesus, all the small groups and curriculum would hold no power over bondage and shame.

Without Jesus, all the donations and hours and service would be pointless.

But thankfully, we have Immanuel — God WITH US — who equips, empowers, and sets captive FREE. This is why we rejoice this Christmas season!

We are thankful for you, our friends and partners, as well. Thank you for allowing Immanuel to fill you and work through you in the lives of others.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

— The Living Free Team

Families Everywhere Are At Risk. Help Us? – A Letter From The President of LF

Dear Friends,

As we’re coming to the end of 2016 and we’re preparing to launch new initiatives in the coming year, I’d like to ask you to consider a year-end donation to Living Free.

If your family is like mine, at least one member has been harmed or has died from an addiction to prescription pain drugs or heroin. The hardcore drugs that used to be found mainly in urban areas have spread to rural areas with devastating impact.

When life goes smoothly, when all seems right with the world, God’s faithfulness is rarely a concern. But in the midst of struggles and adversity, when the future looks unclear, or problems seem to defy resolution, we need assurance of His faithfulness. In “Faithful, No Matter What,” Dr. Jimmy Lee has assembled a rich and varied collection of amazing stories from men and women who have trusted in – and experienced – God’s faithfulness.

We were honored to have Dr. Lee join us for a brief interview on the book:

When you stop enabling — when you stop offering the wrong kind of help — you have no guarantee of quick solutions in the life of your loved one.

Your loved one may become very angry at you-and for a “good” reason. You’ve stopped rescuing them. Now they are beginning to feel the painful consequences of their irresponsible decisions.

Am I Enabling Someone I Love?

Are you offering the wrong kind of help to your loved ones?

One of the most common problems I see in Christians today is confusion about how to help a loved one who has a problem. Offering the wrong kind of help, they end up feeding the problem-and working against what God is trying to do in the life of their loved one. Every day we get calls and letters from people asking – how can we help our son or daughter or grandchild who is using drugs, running with the wrong friends, rebelling against their parents?

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