“Some People Only See The Land, But I See A Church” Pastor Todd Hoskins”
Dear Friends of the Foundations,
The above message is actually posted on the website of Redemption Christian Tabernacle in Visalia, Ohio. It was given to Pastor Todd years before their church was actually built where it stands today. It was one man’s vision that caused others to move out in faith.
Allow me to take a moment of your time and share with you what this statement has done for me and my faith. In 2011 the doors of the Foundations for Recovery were opened with the understanding of providing Faith Based Recovery through the unique approach of personalized recovery coaching. In March of 2012 our original founder Steve Hale went to be home with the Lord, opening the position of the Executive Director. It was at that time I heard in my spirit these words, “Doug I called you to be an adjuster not of property damages, but of lives caught within the grip of addiction.” It was at that time I left my work at Allstate Insurance and took the position to direct an agency that I truly believe is being a “light” in this community. We are seeing lives change because God’s word is true when it says in 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. “
In 2007 I received a DUI; the damage to my car is a “daily reminder” of that horrendous day. I have yet to fix the damage and some folks can’t seem to figure out why I haven’t. Its not that I am a person that likes to remind myself of the past; what it actually does is to fill my mind with what the scripture says in 1 Corinthians 15:10: “But for the grace of God I am what I am…” In other words it is a daily reminder that God’s grace can be given to anyone who seeks to know HIM. It also reminds that recovery is possible, so therefore I use my vehicle to instill within the lives I am able to influence, the idea that change is possible.
Since the Lord has personally taken me out from the grip of my alcoholism and placed me in a position of service as Director of FFR, I have learned one important lesson. I will continue to use my “voice” in taking the message of HOPE to those within our community, businesses, churches and homes that God can and will deliver.
Please consider supporting our efforts. In the past 4 years we have grown financially because of friends like you. But there is so much more to do. We have an opportunity once again to move into a larger facility as well as add additional staffing at FFR. If you can become a new donor or perhaps increase and lift your support to a new level then we ask that you give not because we have a need at FFR, but rather because you see our vision of changing lives, restoring families and providing HOPE. Thank you again for your support!