Our first encounter with today's guest arose out of a cry for help that this woman had placed on Facebook. Essentially, she said that she and her husband were very active in church life in a little town near Fort Worth, Texas. Both had good track records in A.A.; and we have already interviewed the husband Bryce. Our guest is a skilled, licensed alcohol and drug counselor. And her Facebook request centered around their desire to establish a Christian recovery fellowship, but that they had no resources.
On the phone, I determined that they were really serious and that they could do lots more than establishing a Christian recovery fellowship. And her call was like many we have received from all over the U.S. I suggest that such leaders become Participants in the International Christian Recovery Coalition so they can learn of and network with the many Christian leaders and workers in the U.S. and other countries who, without cost, are united in their willingness to learn and disseminate the role that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played in the recovery movement and can play today among those suffering alcoholics and addicts who want God's help and will work for it diligently.
Our guest jumped at that option. Then I suggested she set up a large international Alcoholics Anonymous history conference in her area. I pointed out that there were countless tried and true ways to fund it: (1) Have a modest registration fee. (2) Have at least two top notch speakers. (3) Pass the basket. (4) Alllow organizations to purchase exhibit privileges. (5) Ask for donations on the spot for coffee, beverages, and food. And she began to recite the contacts they had with a large church, musicians, air flights, and hotel accomodations. And that's where we are right now.
I'm expecting her to tell us about her family, education, professional work, drinking period, and plans for the future. And the show is now hers.
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