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Breaking the Chains of Alcoholism

Artyom turns from alcoholism to Christianity through an Orphan’s Promise youth center in Ukraine. Read Transcript


WHEN HIS ALCOHOLIC FATHER

DIED, HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO AND STARTED DRINKING.

I WAS ALWAYS DEPRESSED

AND FELT LIKE SOMETHING GOOD

WOULD HAPPEN IN MY LIFE.

I LOOKED FOR WAYS TO GET

AWAY FROM THOSE FEELINGS.

Reporter: HE STOPPED

GOING TO SCHOOL, AND SPENT A

LOT OF TIME AT INTERNET

CAFES.

I STOLE MONEY FROM MY

MOTHER TO PAY FOR MY

DISTRACTIONS, PLAYING

COMPUTER GAMES AND SURFING

THE INTERNET.

Reporter: RIGHT AROUND

THAT TIME, ORPHANS PROMISE

OPENED A YOUTH DIRECTOR.

THE DIRECTOR KNEW HE NEEDED

HELP.

SOON SOMEONE FROM ORPHANS

PROMISE CALLED IN AND

INVITED HIM TO THE CENTER.

I THOUGHT, OH, COOL, THEY

HAVE ENGLISH LESSONS AND

COMPUTER CLASSES.

I LIKED THE WAY THEY

ACCEPTED ME.

I REALLY WANTED TO BE

THERE.

Reporter: DURING THE

NEXT SIX MONTHS, ARCHIAL

TOOK PLACES AND LEARNED

ABOUT GOD.

DURING ONE OF THE BIBLE

STUDIES, HE ACCEPTED JESUS

CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR.

I JUST PRAYED, LORD, I'M

SORRY FOR EVERYTHING BAD

I'VE EVER DONE.

I JUST WANT TO BE WITH YOU

AND COMMUNICATE WITH YOU.

THAT'S ALL.

Reporter: AFTER THAT,

ARCHIAL'S LIFE STARTED TO

CHANGE.

ALCOHOL BECAME DISGUSTING

TO ME.

I REALIZED IT WASN'T WHAT I

NEEDED.

AND I KNEW IT HAD ALMOST

DESTROYED ME.

NOW I NOTICED WHEN PEOPLE

SAW THE SITUATION I WAS IN,

I WAS WORSE OFF THAN MOST OF

THEM.

SO I ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO

SAY.

Reporter: BECAUSE OF

ORPHANS PROMISE, HE WAS

SAVED FROM A LIFE OF

ALCOHOLISM AND IS NOW A

LEADER IN HIS CHURCH.

HE ALSO HOPES TO ENROLL IN

COLLEGE SOON.

THANK YOU FOR TOUCH MY

LIFE.

YOU FOUND ME JUST IN TIME,

GAVE ME THE WORD OF GOD, AND

TAUGHT ME THE SKILLS I

NEEDED TO CHANGE MY LIFE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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