God transformed Patrick’s life from a drug addict to a career in aerospace. He has served as a board member for our ministry and married a House of Refuge Sunnyslope gradudate.

October 2009 - January 2012

Old Life

After years of drug abuse, Patrick was hopeless, and he gave up trying to get clean. It was easier to fully dive into full time drug use and not have to deal with the long process of recovery. His life was a mess, always running from his problems when he stepped across the threshold of House of Refuge Sunnyslope.

“God has made a huge difference in my life. For many years I didn’t know I had a God shaped space in my heart where He belonged. I tried filling it with all sorts of stuff that left me empty. With Jesus in my heart I feel truly satisfied.”

“By helping to work on the Carol property, I learned that in giving we find real happiness. “

New Life

"I married my wife Lisa in 2013 and became an instant Stepdad to three girls. I am so thankful that the changes in my life have also included a fulfilling career. I have been in the same work since HRS and have worked my way up the ladder to be among the top performers in Aerospace Manufacturing. I have found that I thrive on serving others and being productive. I also had the opportunity to serve a term as a Board Member for the ministry."

Favorite Verse

"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. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."

- James 1:2-5


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