Guys join our 12-month residential Spiritual Recovery Progrm every week and graduate 1 year later. Over the past 5 years we have averaged 2 graduates a week.
But last week was very exciting as we tied our record of 6 graduates in 1 week! I’m also happy to report that we have another 5 graduates this week, too!
Admittedly, I probably sound like an cowboy gunslinger who puts another notch in his gun every time another guy graduates. But because I have spent so much time with almost every one during his year here, I tend to feel like a proud papa!
We started keeping graduation records in 1999 and are somewhere around 970 graduates to date. Number 1,000 will probably come sometime around the end of the year — a big deal for us, but a much bigger deal for him!
Each graduate represents a man making important life changes and, generally, a family reconnecting, as well. I regularly see grads all over the community and it is a joy to have played a small part in each one of their spiritual recovery journeys.
One Grad at a Time,
Pastor Gary Byers