Cameron had battled addiction ever since Afghanistan. Working for a military contractor, his job was to help find and clear out caves filled with drugs – a major source of funding for terrorists. It was common knowledge among his co-workers that if a little bit of contraband went missing during assignment, no one cared - as long as it didn’t interfere with work. Curious, Cameron tried a bit after work one day and got hooked.
Bringing his addiction home with him was the hardest battle of all.
It had success over him on a number of occasions. But he fought back, managing to kick the habit several times on his own. He was in the middle of his longest stretch of sobriety when he found out that his brother, who he was staying with, was also an addict. He knew that if he stayed, he would fall right back into addiction – that’s when a friend pointed him to Gospel Rescue Mission.
When Cameron walked through our doors last August, he was in bad shape. Homeless, on the verge of a relapse, and battling the effects of an inoperable brain tumor. He needed all the help we could give. He told us that he hoped to find two things here: help staying clean and a way to get back on his feet.
Thanks to God and our generous supporters and volunteers, Cameron found both ready and waiting – plus something he never expected to find.
“I went in for a regular checkup in January,” remembers Cameron. “But instead of the usual in-and-out, they kept me there for eight hours doing blood tests and different kinds of scans. I started freaking out because nine different doctors came to see me… finally they told me that they couldn’t explain it, but my tumor was gone!”
The doctors had no medical explanation for what had happened, the blood tests contained no evidence that Cameron had ever had a tumor in the first place!
God is good and He never leaves a work unfinished!
Today, Cameron is a graduate of our recovery program, he is sober, healed and back on his feet -- free from what was essentially a death sentence.
But the work isn't over yet!
How would you like to be a part the recovery and restoration that happens here at Gospel Rescue Mission? You can! Partner with us today by making a generous donation to help another man, woman, or child like Cameron find food, clothing, shelter, transportation to and from medical appointments, counseling, life skills, recovery and Bible classes, and more!
We thank you in advance for your support of the Mission and God bless you!
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