MN Adult and Teen Challenge Choir shares stories of recovery with the community

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The men of Minnesota adult and teen challenge brought the holiday spirit to Redemption Ministry Fellowship, a church that offers the men so much appreciation.

We touched base with the choir as they were going through rehearsals but now they’ve made it to the finish line.

Treatment Director Becky Revier says, “I think that it is critical for the men in our program to know that they have a church that loves them that supports them a place that they can go once they graduate."

New Choir Director Clinton Strother was proud to bring their stories to the church that meant so much to him. He says, “This is my home church, and so I was super excited that we were able to do the Christmas program here. And it was just a blessing the whole experience has just been a blessing."

Becky was also watching the team sing and share a story about recovery. She says, "It was just an amazing experience, I loved watching the men sing, share their personal stories, incredibly proud of them for their vulnerability in front of a congregation."

Now more than ever there’s a need to help people struggling with addiction. Revier says, “So many people can struggle this time of year. You know overdoses are at an all-time record high, so to see 40 men who are actively in recovery sharing their stories, what a beautiful message of hope during this time of year specifically."

Clinton says, “The guys work really hard to make this whole thing happen and it’s such a blessing that we made it through by the grace of God. We don’t do anything alone. We don’t do it alone and we just encourage the men that by the grace of God I go."