As a teenager I began to drink alcohol, use marijuana daily, and at the age of 33 I'd also become helplessly addicted to methamphetamine. Finding myself alone, with everything gone, I was approaching death's door and cried out to Jesus and He was faithful. I have been clean and sober since September 6th, 1990. At the Redeemed Ministry we support each other in developing that relationship with Him, so that He can do for us what we've been unable to do for ourselves, which is to live free from whatever form of addiction the enemy is bringing against us, or a loved one. Twenty six years ago while living in a lonely rented room, I read Matthew 6:33, "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." I have been seeking Him ever since, and He has never let me down. Praise Jesus!
Hope Hoffman // Co-Leader
After being a drunk during my teen and early adult years, I received the gift of desperation and the Lord delivered me from the bondage of alcoholism on December 23rd, 1991. I am humbled at the thought of Jesus personally offering me the gift of sobriety. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to and end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." It's been an honor and privilege to be a part of Redeemed. I am constantly learning about God's grace, mercy, and love while getting to experience and see His power working through the ministry, myself, and the women that attend Redeemed. Isaiah 26:4 says, "Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock."
Carlos Rivera // Co-Leader
My name is Carlos Rivera and by the grace of God I have been sober for 11+ years. I thank God for blessing me so much in giving me the privilege of being a part of The Redeemed Ministry. For the past two years I have met many people that I can share what God has done and is doing with the gift of sobriety that I have been given. I am able to have fellowship with my brothers and sisters that have experienced many of the same trials that I have gad. Redeemed is a great part of my walk with the Lord because it reminds me of the love of god and the work He is still doing in my life. "Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6.
Sarah Ross // Co-Leader
Hi I'm Sarah Ross! As of March 26th, 2016 God has helped me stay sober for 17 years. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6. When I am going through a tough time or when I fall off the path of life I rely on God's Word. I believe God has directed me to be a part of the Redeemed Ministry and I have hope for an adventurous future. I trust God to guide my steps on a daily basis.