My name is Julianne. Praise God, I am the wife of a recovering alcoholic who loves the Lord, but it wasn’t always that way. The Lord had to take me to a place of complete surrender and dependence on Him, during some of the darkest years of my life. It is only by the power and mercy of the Father that He has kept our marriage of 23 years intact! And now, together, we feel compelled to share how the love, truth and grace of God transformed and healed our broken family. If you’re in a dark place of despair and feel helpless and alone, I’ve been there; I understand. It is my prayer that you would come to a Surrender & Win meeting where you can begin to heal, despite your circumstances and experience the joy and the gift of hope that Jesus offers.
My name is Michael. Thirty-one years ago I was a drug addict and 31 years later I can say by the grace of God, I am still clean. Thirty-one years is a long time and sadly, many drug addicts can’t say that. Many live life on a roller coaster of success and failure. Now I don’t pretend to be the cause, but just an example of a God who heals, restores, cures and gives hope for life and living. God taught me what it means to surrender and win. So, if your story is my story, why not come to a surrender and win meeting where I know lasting, long lasting help is on the way?!
My name is Larry. I did not have any addictions myself, but my son had a drinking problem. His college years and into his 20’s were years of worry and frustration for my wife and for me. We really expected that one day we would get a call that he was dead. My son grew up in a Bible Church and he struggled with going to church through these years. His life was changed dramatically by the power of Jesus. We believe that because of prayer and by the power of Jesus, our son is leading a totally different life today, a life that is free from alcohol. Surrender and Win is the kind of program that can help those struggling with addictions because it helps you to realize that you need a power greater than yourself. You can’t do it alone and we want to help you.
My name is Lori and like so many, I am the mother of a heroin addict. I know what it is like to have sleepless nights, days filled with worry and anxiety. I also know what it’s like to feel hopeless and helpless, but unlike some, I have faith. Faith in a real God who really helps and he helped my child and he helped me. Today the battle is far from over, however, my daughter has been free from drugs for nine months and today we are winning the battle. I don’t know what I would do without my faith in God. Because of my faith and because I have seen God at work, I have decided to dedicate my life to helping family members and loved ones who are experiencing what I have. So, if my story is your story, why not come to a Surrender and Win meeting where I know help is on the way?!
My name is Denise. Drinking was a problem in my family for as long as I can remember. My mother, brother, sister-in-law and other family members all had drinking problems. It was hardest for me when my own son became someone with a drinking problem. I would pray for him when he was away at school, especially on weekends because this is the big party time. I would text him everyday and tell him that I loved him and I never gave up on him. In his mid 20’s he totally gave up drinking and resumed going to church and there he met the woman he would marry. I believe this is an answer to my prayers and that the power of Jesus changed his life and brought him to where he is today. Surrender and Win will provide the help you need because this is a program that
My name is Tim. I was born on the south side of Chicago, into a large Irish-Catholic family, where I am #8 of 10 children. My parents both drank pretty much everyday. After losing my father when I was 16 and my mother when I was 28, I learned quickly to use alcohol to mask my fears, feelings and anxieties. In 2008, I finally surrendered and through the Grace of God, I have been winning my life back! If your life has spun out of control and you want it back, please join us at a Surrender and Win meeting where lasting victory is possible.
Hi, my name is Rafal and I was a drug addict. I’m a Polish immigrant and came over to this country when I was 10. We were a typical Polish family with a pattern of addiction and abuse. Whether alcohol or nicotine, addiction was a part of our lives. I started with marijuana early in high school and added cigarettes to that as I went along. During those years, late teen to early adult, I was very dedicated to my addictions. I hit my peak around my late twenty’s to early thirties. I always managed to hold a job and keep, at least on the surface, everything together. But after many years of the things that define addiction (abuse, lies and broken promises), my wife packed up and left with my 2 children. Shortly after this, my life finally found direction when Jesus Christ intervened and caused me to do things I still cannot explain. I went to a Jesus-focused addiction group at a church and shortly thereafter, started attending Sunday services regularly. I turned my life around and became trustworthy, but none of those things happened because I tried hard enough or it was from within myself. My life changed simply because I gave up doing things my own way and instead started following Jesus, giving all control to Him. It took time, but He restored me, gave me another chance, and now by His Grace, I’m celebrating 10 years of living clean as I daily Surrender and Win.
My name is Fran & my spouse is an alcoholic. By the grace of God we have been married almost 24 years. There have been times of loneliness, helplessness & uncertainty. Yet when I had relinquished my husband & myself to the Lord He has transformed me. I realize I am not responsible, nor in control of anyone except myself. As I let the Lord transform me & walk steadfastly with Him, He helps me surrender my husband & this addiction all to Him. I hope that you have been encouraged by my story & will give Surrender & Win a try so that you too can be set free from your struggles.
My name is Cathy. I’m the adult child of an alcoholic. I spent my childhood and early adult life in fear, learning how to manipulate and control, thinking it might result in a change in the addictive behavior. Through the grace of God, I came to the knowledge that nothing I can do or say will make one bit of difference in the addict’s life. With God’s help, I realized that change needed to occur within myself.
If you are struggling, trying to maintain control in a situation that is spiraling out of control, you have come to the right place. We will help you find the peace you yearn for and guide you to getting your life back on track. I have been in your shoes and today I have joy in my heart. Let us help you find joy once again.
My name is Richard. I struggled for many years with my tobacco and sexual addictions but never tried that hard to get rid of them because, frankly, I enjoyed them. I thought I had my life under control until one day it all fell apart. My family was in a tragic car accident. My wife and I suffered serious injuries but our 4-year old granddaughter’s injuries were fatal. She was a special, precious child and, at that time, our only grandchild. My future was gone. I lost all hope. As I lay in a hospital bed drifting in and out of consciousness, Jesus came to me in a dream. He told me our granddaughter was with Him and when my time came, I would be too. In that moment He replaced my lost earthly hope with an eternal hope. Shortly after that I surrendered my life to Him. The Lord himself lead me through a program very much like Surrender and Win. This program can help you find your way to true hope and peace.