September 2019 Newsletter
1 Cor 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you that isn’t common to man. God is faithful, and will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."
Please enjoy the testimony below from one of our supporters.
A Rescue Mission from God
Paul and Tarra Green spend their lives seeking Gods will and giving everything they have to carry it out. They were called to start The Salvage Yard a number of years ago and recently helped us with a family member who was in a life-threatening situation.
After years of drugs and alcohol abuse Satan had Jim (anonymous name of a close relative) in his grips to the point where his body was failing and he was giving up on life. After a few phone calls, Paul went on a quick trip in early August to Northern Pennsylvania to try to guide him back into AA. Paul suspected that he hadn’t yet hit bottom and was not ready to put a cork in the bottle.
Just three weeks later, Jim was now in an actual life-threatening situation. There were a series of incoherent phone calls and unreturned messages. I called Paul once again and asked him to accompany me on a trip for an intervention (what Paul called a 12th step meeting). In true fashion as is always the case with Paul and Tarra through The Salvage Yard ministry, Paul made some calls, completely changed his schedule and joined me to get Jim into a treatment center.
Over the course of 36 hours Paul was a constant source of wisdom and strength for me and my family as God guided us on this difficult journey. God enabled Paul to take this trip, me to surrender all to Him, and Jim to at last agree to go into treatment though he was terrified. The Holy Spirit filled Paul with wisdom, patience, kindness and compassion to help each step of the way. (At one point we had to almost carry Jim onto the plane).
There were countless moments when I was at my limit yet Paul was there, ready to take over. Jim trusted Paul from the moment he met him because Paul not only understands the insidious nature of addictions, he is led by Holy Spirit with unwavering faith and love.
Today Jim is in treatment and he is on a path to healing with the help of God. He has a long way to go but he’s in the right place. Paul has 35 years of sobriety, is a trained prayer warrior and has extensive experience helping men in addiction who are also suffering in shame and guilt and have lost hope.
There is no way I could EVER have done this without The Salvage Yard. They are a blessing wrapped in love. You call and they show up empowered by the Holy Spirit. They are not only amazing partners in faith for those in bondage, they are a source of great comfort and support for family members who have also been profoundly impacted.
If you or a family member are in bondage from alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, gaming, eating or any other life or family destroying challenges, I strongly encourage you to contact The Salvage Yard.
I trust this testimony from one of our donor’s has blessed you. Please consider supporting this Ministry simply through prayer or financial giving or both. I trust Christ IN you. To make your donation easily, just go to the Donate page.
Paul and Tarra Green
The Salvage Yard