Become a Prayer Sponsor

Sponsor an Addict in Prayer

by Jon Ruby, Director of Addiction Services

At Jericho Road Christian Ministries we have added a program to the Addiction Services called Sponsor an Addict in Prayer. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to spend some time regularly praying for one of the residents in our program.

The idea for this program was birthed from my own personal journey in recovery. I know that I was prayed for from the time I was young. I know that my mother spent hours on her knees, interceding on my behalf. Over recent years, many people that used to go to my parents’ church or knew my family in other ways, have come up to me excited for my new life in recovery and sharing how they also prayed for me for many years. I believe these prayers were and are an important part of the victory I have had in overcoming addiction.

If you have a call on your life to pray, I invite you to join us in this fight to save lives. This is a commitment to pray for one of our treatment program residents as they walk through their healing journey here at Jericho Road (9mths treatment and up to one-year second-stage).

For more information or to receive your prayer sponsor package, email prayersponsor@jerichoroad.ca.

Your prayer sponsor package will include a testimony card  of one of our residents with a fridge magnet so that you can put it up as a reminder to pray for him regularly. 

 

J.B.’s Story:jb hands

Please call me J.B. I have been fighting addiction since the day I was born.  I was 2 1/2 months premature. I came from a very broken home, both my parents were addicts and as a consequence were absent.   I have a brother and two sisters.  My brother and I were separated from my sisters when I was 12 years old.  My Grandparents have been very influential in my life. 

 I began using drugs and alcohol at the age of around 15 and I went downhill very fast. 

 I’ve been to jail, in mental institutions and rehabs.  I have been in very violent situations and had many broken relationships and survived very self destructive behaviours.  I have lived on the street and been in the depths of despair, hopelessness and wanting to die.

 I  came to Jericho Road in August 2012 and have been clean and sober since then.