Josh is someone that I have been working with for quite a while. Josh has struggled with drugs and has been in and out of jail. He was part of a weak local program which did do him some good for a short while but he started to decline even while in the program. Drugs started to show up in the mission and Josh started back to using. I knew that I had to do something or he was going to be right back where he was. I wasn't about ready to let this young man who I care deeply for fall. He had no stable family that could help him here. Only a distant aunt and his dad and step mom in Arkansas showed concern for him. He was really struggling!
I made some calls, took time in prayer and then settled on placing him into the program at Servants of the Streets Ministries in Elkhart, Indiana. I wanted Josh to be somewhere where I knew the people that would be working with him. S.O.S. is a tough place where the men can not even touch a light switch in the beginning stages without asking permission. Josh needed some tough guidance.
Our prayer is that Josh will get the help that he needs then will be able to reunite with his family and be truly happy. He longs for relationships with family members who have struggled or that are struggling now. Josh is a very good kid that has had a rough life dealt to him. Praise God that he is getting that all turned around now! Please pray for Josh!