With the rising opioid crisis finally receiving it’s due attention by our government, we are obligated to no longer turn a blind eye to this hidden pain that has battered many families in our area. My friends at The Bridge have committed themselves to raising awareness of the crisis, connecting addicts to treatment, and ultimately creating stable, sustainable lives for all involved. I encourage you to open up your hearts and your youth groups to be impacted by the words of The Bridge. Many of us are not experts on opioid addiction; it would be unwise for us to take point on such a serious matter and run the risk of misinformation. Let’s learn to reach out to the experts and hear from the great cloud of witnesses that surround us in this matter.
Grace and Peace,
The Element Youth Team
Westmore Church of God
Jared Waldrop – High School Pastor
Zach Clevenger – Middle School Pastor
Chris Schelich – Priority Projects Coordinator