Help someone like Alexey break the bonds of addiction
Alexey’s whole life was blighted by addiction to drugs and alcohol.
He started doing drugs and drinking alcohol when he was 16 years old. At first, he thought this was a fun way to beat hopelessness, but within a year or two, he felt he could not live without drugs.
Alexey would do anything for drugs — this was a frightening spiritual addiction.
For over a decade, Alexey tried to break free from drugs. Eight times he was admitted to a medical centre where doctors did all they could to help him. But it was all in vain.
In a desperate attempt to turn his life around, Alexey got married to Daria when he was 25 years old. Sadly, a few months into his marriage, he started doing drugs again.
His health worsened, and as he sank deeper into despair, his family abandoned him. They even told Daria to leave him, because “drugs are captors” and “there are no former drug-addicts.”
But God had other plans for Alexey.
It all started when someone told him about a rehabilitation centre run by a local church in Dnipro, the city where he lived. One of the first things the team did when Alexey arrived at the centre was to tell him about Jesus and to invite him to accept Jesus into his life.
Knowing that he had hit rock bottom, Alexey surrendered his life to God. He prayed and sincerely repented of his sins. At that moment, he felt like a heavy load fell from his shoulders—and a big smile lit up his face.
Derek Prince’s teaching gave Alexey the first glimpse of real freedom from addiction.
The turning point for Alexey, that led him to repentance and to breaking the bondage of addiction over his life, was hearing the gospel and reading Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose by Derek Prince.
That first encounter with Derek’s teaching affirmed Alexey in his faith and encouraged him to discover the life-changing power of God’s Word.
“Thanks to Derek’s teaching,” says Alexey, “I understood for the very first-time what God has done for me. I found such joy in knowing that I could be free from the devil’s bondage!
“Also, I discovered the reality of the spiritual world, learnt how to proclaim God’s word over my life, and began to draw spiritual strength from the Bible. I thank God for people like you who sent Derek’s books to Ukraine to help broken people like me!”
Alexey spent a year and a half at a Christian rehabilitation centre where he grew stronger spiritually and physically using Derek Prince’s Bible teaching.
Will you give £18 or whatever you can right now to put Derek’s teaching into the hands of more people like Alexey?
Thanks to your generosity we can share God’s love, forgiveness, and hope with more drug addicts and prisoners in Ukraine, Russia, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi, by putting several copies of God’s Remedy for Rejection, Husbands and Fathers, Blessing or Curse You can Choose and other books by Derek Prince in rehabilitation centres and prison libraries.
Together we can help those who are struggling with addictions and hopelessness.
Thank you for caring,
DPM–FSR Outreach Director