“Hello, my name is Charles Watson. I have been in the recovery program of Loaves and Fishes for six months now. Over the last 20 years I have dealt with addiction and alcoholism. The reasons I thought I suffered with these things is because of my upbringing and then my father’s passing in 2003. I didn’t have coping skills to deal with these issues, as I needed to. All I knew at the time was that the drugs and the alcohol were helping me with my feelings and emotions. I didn’t have a supportive family, and I always felt lost in life.
At the time, I did not know that I was just covering up what I was dealing with. It’s like the alcohol and drugs would be the answer to everything. I was completely wrong. When I hit rock bottom I knew it. I ask and begged God to take me from this world and this life I was living. At that time, little did I know he had different plans. So I, by myself, got into a detox center and searched and prayed that I would find a recovery center that I would make it in. The first recovery program didn’t work out and so God led me to Beaufort, N.C.
This program is helping me to grow closer to God and learn more of His word. Trusting Him to do His will in my life and not my own. By the grace of God and my willingness to change my life and mind, I am able to write this testimony. I now look at myself and see a young Eagle.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31).