Renewal Story: Greg

Posted: March 25, 2019

“God, either take me or save me,” Greg prayed. Sitting alone in his car by the side of the freeway for seven days, Greg hadn’t eaten in nearly a month. When a concerned trucker stopped to look in on him, Greg knew he had been saved – and that is was “a miracle.”

After eight days in the hospital to get his strength back, Greg came to Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. Here, he began to face the issues that had cost him a six-figure job and a lifestyle that most would be grateful for. Greg had used alcohol to relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder, only to find that it robbed hi of everything, including his will to live. 

“The only reason I didn’t commit suicide is because I didn’t want to go to hell,” Greg admits. “I know God saved me and put me here for a reason. I’m here to help somebody else down the road.”

Today, as an ALPHA leader, Greg lives his faith by sharing it with others. “It’s powerful,” he says. “You just feel the Holy Spirit. Once you experience it, you want more of it. It’s addictive in a good way.”

Even when he’s back on his own, Greg says, “I’m still always going to be part of the Mission.” Greg is studying psychology in college, hoping to be able to encourage others through their struggles with addiction and homelessness. “I’ve been there, so I can say, ‘I know what you’re going through. There’s hope.”

Greg tells us that your support inspires him. “When you donate, you’re giving back,” he says. “That’s what I want to be, a contributing member to society. When we’re a society, we’re whole and we’re strong. That’s what the Mission is building.”

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. – EPHESIANS 2:10

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