Enter Dean Davis - September 2021
"My name is Dean Davis. I Was raised in a “normal” home by my parents and grandparents. My brothers and I went to church on Sundays with my grandparents and I thought it was only necessary to be Christians on Sundays. When I was 18 when I started abusing alcohol and soon became a “weekend warrior”—drinking and using cocaine. On October 21, 2020, I was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle. My right leg was severed and though the accident was not my fault, since I had methamphetamine in my system, I was charged with a DUI. On March 19, 2021, I entered Restart and in the midst of mourning my loss, God opened my eyes to all there is to gain by being obedient to Him. God’s Truth is the only true perspective."
Steve Barr - August 2021
"My name is Steve Barr. My home environment was very chaotic and dysfunctional growing up. I was exposed to drugs and alcohol as well as physical, mental, and sexual abuse. I struggled with alcohol and chemical dependency off and on my entire adult life. Since I’ve come to Restart, I’ve been able to quit drugs and tobacco as well as get a handle on my anger and codependency issues. I no longer talk down to myself or get my self-worth and value from other people. I have learned that I am infinitely valuable to God, that I no longer have to live a life shamed by the sins of my past. I want to lead others to the same freedom I have found in Christ."
Francis Gillmore - July 2021
"My name is Francis Gillmore. I was born into a good family with a dysfunctional father, whom my mother kicked out because he was an addict. Throughout my younger years, I always had an authority problem. I started smoking by age 9, and as I went into middle school, marijuana and drinking became normal for me. I met my wife and we had 2 children together, however, because I continued to live in my comfortable dysfunction, we divorced. Depression and anxiety took over my life at this point. Here at Restart, I made the decision to give my life to God and seek a relationship with our Lord and Savior. Since I have come to know the Truth, I have finally found peace. Today, I can honestly say, there is POWER in the name of Jesus and He will set you FREE!"
Joseph Weaver - June 2021
"Hi! I’m Joseph Weaver and I am 21 years old. I was born in China. My first memories are traumatic ones from my foster family. When I was 8, I was placed in an orphanage where I stayed until I was 10 when I was adopted by an American family. Growing up in a Mennonite home has a lot of benefits and I thank God for giving me my family. Through my teenage years, I made wrong choices and I only did what I wanted to do. I put gaming at the center of my life instead of God. I gamed all day, but never find satisfaction through any of them. I entered into Restart, and I have learned much here, but the most important one was “practice what I learn – that is wisdom”. I am going through the traumas that I have experienced and replacing lies with truth."
David Kauffman - February 2021
"I was born in the mountains of Ukraine and raised from birth in an orphanage. I was adopted at age 7 by an American Mennonite family. It has been a process growing up and adjusting to the world. I’ve made so many mistakes that seem to ricochet and shatter all my stability. No matter how many times I fall Jesus raises me from the ashes. Pastor Jaime has taught me that I definitely have hope. So here I am, David Kauffman, born from brokenness and mended by Christ Jesus."