WMOC is making a powerful and lasting impact
My life was full of addictions. Meth, men, pornography, alcohol, and cigarettes fueled by the anger, rage, bitterness, hatred, rejections, abandonment, and worthlessness that was rooted in my soul. I met Working Men of Christ Ministries through a cell mate in county jail. Right after I was released from jail, I made my way to the Ministry and House of Ruth. Since being in the program and the House, I've learned accountability, responsibility, stability, and security in my identity. There has been restoration with my family and me.
I’am a full time student at Washburn University. I have been with the ministry for almost a year and plan to start the WMOC internship after graduation. I’ve gotten my license back and have saved 1300.00 so far for a vehicle. I’ve also sought out and built a relationship with God that I've never had before.
I want to say thank you to Spencer, Shannah, and Everyone in the Ministry for blessing me with an opportunity and the tools to have a life that is successful and blessed.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of The Lord and He will lift you up”
— James 4:10
I spent some time getting involved in drinking, drugs, pornography, and broken relationships. This cycle of destruction continued for quite some time before I ended up in prison. So after my sentencing I remember saying to God “I will still follow you. Just use me for your glory and honor.” I met Working Men of Christ Ministry when Spencer Lindsay first came into prison to speak. I walked up to him and pulled on his shirt and told him “Me and you are going to do prison ministry” So shortly after I was released from prison I paroled out to home, then called Spencer. A couple months later came to live at the House of Jeremiah.
Through my own years of struggle and going through incarceration I came to realize my only real peace came through Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to be a vessel that God flows through with his love. I have been serving full-time in WMOC ever since 2016. I want to continue to pursue all that God has for me.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
- James 1:2-3
I have seen first hand the spiritual death and darkness of addiction, pain, and brokenness all caused by soul wounds created through sin and trauma. I have battled my own gambling and 15-year opioid addiction which landed me in prison for four years. While I was there, Christ became alive to me. I knew I wanted more. Immediately upon release, I went to complete the program at WMOC.
Today, I work with women bound by addiction and pain who are seeking guidance and need help to escape the cycle of addiction. Through my own struggles, I learned that Jesus is the only answer. I get to be a vessel for God's calling on their lives and watch His love transform them right before my eyes.
"And God of all grace, who called to eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast."
- 1 Peter 5:10