Geoff & Holly
God used a yearlong faith based residential program to help us out of addiction. After we graduated, we quickly realized how much harder things really were as we reentered the "real world". We wished we had someone to help guide us through the ins and outs of our new life. We needed someone to ask us questions we didn't know to ask ourselves, and to help us see the obstacles & traps that were waiting for us ahead. Thankfully, by God's grace, we have remained sober for almost 20 years, but more importantly we have also discovered the mission God has for us, The Table PNW.
The Table is designed to be the place we wish we could have found to have helped us back when we graduated a program. We know that there is still a long and difficult journey ahead of you. We want to help you navigate it safely, and help you discover along the way the mission God has for you.
FROM A LIFE OF ADDICTION
TO A LIFE ON MISSION
I’m just a normal guy. No big tragedy in my life to speak of, but something was off with me because I remember how good it felt when I started using. It felt like freedom. It didn’t take long to realize that I was addicted - I couldn’t just quit like I thought and instead I got worse. Toward the end of my addiction I felt completely out of control, like a puppet on a string. I felt empty, alone, and afraid.
Finally, I started looking outside of myself for help. A brief window of opportunity came, and I entered a year-long residential program. That was one of the best decisions of my life. It gave me a safe place to get clean and heal, and safe people to be around to help me get through because I couldn’t do it alone. Nobody can.
I want to be part of the crew of people that helps you find healing for the things done to you, and forgiveness for the things you’ve done. I want to help you find who you are and what you are made to do. I hope we can meet and see if that is a possibility.
As a child I felt like I had a great life. Then one day, when I was twelve, my life was flipped upside down when my parents divorced. My dad had chosen to leave our family. My mom was left to raise three kids on her own. She did an amazing job of helping us stay grounded. My dad basically abandoned my brothers and me. He didn’t want to support us in any way not even financially. He eventually became homeless and then drank himself to death on the streets of Vancouver.
At the time of my parents’ divorce I didn’t realize how broken I was. When I started high school, I was introduced to drugs and alcohol. I dabbled here and there with anything and everything that was available. I was not afraid to try anything even if I didn’t know what it would do to me. Before I knew it, I was a full blown addict. Thank the Lord one day I finally hit my bottom. By the grace of God, He saved me. He pulled me out of the dark pit I was in. He grabbed my hand and whispered in my ear just trust me. I was able to get help by completing a year-long program. Since then amazing things have happened in my life. I am now married to an amazing husband, Geoff, and we have been blessed with five beautiful children. God is good!