BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Any addiction can consume an individual's life. For years, the John 3:16 Ministries has been reaching out to men in throughout the area who are struggling with all types of addictions. Now more communities are noticing their commitment and want to take part.
John 3:16 Ministries formed seven years ago to change and save lives through Christ. The men come in at rock bottom, and leave with a new outlook on life, "I was broken to a point where, I didn't know if I could recover from it," says John 3:16 graduate Randy Yancey, "I had lost my job, I lost my marriage, my kids...I didn't want to die but I was tired of living...had to go through the program. Finally, I kind of understand what I want in life, and what Gods got planned and what he has in store for me."
The ministry is funded through churches, individuals, and businesses who donate. Currently, the camp has 60 residence, "A lot the rehabs just simply dwell on the problems of the individual we focus on the answer and that is Christ." says John 3:16 President Bryan Tuggle.
He says, "Mayor Perrin has work with us really close, and helped us to get into the Jonesboro area. Now, we're going to build a twelve man Craighead County Faith House. It will be on here on the premises, but we will house the men from Craighead County in those twelve rooms." Several individuals from Jonesboro have gone through the programs, "We have several that are here today from Jonesboro, and the thing I like about it here is that there's no repetition. When you graduate, that's what they call it when they leave here, very few ever have to come back," say Mayor Harold Perrin.
The ministry has made it's presence known in the Craighead County area, and now want to work with the County to raise funds for the new facility. Perrin says, "They are supporting our people that come from our towns here so it's a win-win situation and we're just pleased to have this type of ministry."