The Bridge to Untroubled Waters
  The Bridge to Untroubled Waters


    Coming from a loving, but terribly dysfuctional family, it wasn't long until I found myself facing life on my own. Through poor choices, I found myself in the throws of addiction. Trying incredibly hard, for far too long, my world came crashing down. 

     With nowhere to go, God shined light on me and behold, CITA was revealed to me. In the beginning, calling my demeanor "stand off-ish" was an understatement. Though I was disinclined to get with the program, I soon had my heart opened to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This was a beautiful step in the right direction.

     One hundred and forty days into life at CITA Rescue Mission, has left me with much to tell. After my first ninty days of growing closer to Christ and learning much needed discipline here, I began to shine bright and became an example for others; truly something I never would have expected.

     I am now, 2 months into my job off campus. I am rebuilding my life, that by the grace of God is being done within this great enviroment. I am 23 years old, with a lot of life ahead of me. Assuredly, a product of my enviroment before CITA and absolutely, a product of my enviroment after CITA. I believe if I can do it, so can you. Amen.

                                                                                                                   Matthew Patti


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