Kristi is a recovering IV drug user who grew up in a home where drinking, drug use and violence was their normal. Moving around a lot, living with grandparents and her aunt and uncle, provided little of the stability and guidance a young girl needs to get a good start in life. While there were many challenges in Kristi’s life, she managed to thrive and excel as a student and used school as an escape from the everyday realities she dealt with; but, the escape of school was soon replaced by a interest in boys. At the tender age of just 15, Kristi gave birth to her first child who was soon given to her mother. Following this, Kristi had her first encounter with cocaine, and from here her life quickly spiralled out of control. Kristi tells a painful story which includes drug use, abusive relationships, prostitution, the death of multiple family members, including her 20-year-old son, and suicide attempts. Thankfully, Kristi encountered God’s grace and love, and today she shares how she is now working at VisionQuest where she is actively involved in helping other women overcome their addictions by trauma informed practice. Kristi looks forward to celebrating two years of sobriety this coming January 1, 2020.
Recovered from chemical dependence (cocaine, alcohol etc.). He is involved in street ministry, planting house churches, equipping churches to share the gospel, leading international mission trips around the globe. His last mission trio was Africa. He is newly married. As a child, Brody grew up in a loving, hard-working and supportive family. Growing up they didn't practice going to church, but overall he had concept of who God was. At a early age Brody struggled with learning, anxiety and depression. In grade school Brody began to smoke Marijuana, which led to an addiction to alcohol and cocaine. Over the course of 10 years Brody overdosed 3x, was arrested countless times and hospitalized. He spent time in provincial jail, in rehab institutions, attended addiction classes, mental health classes, and had multiple near-death experiences. About 6 years ago Brody hit his lowest point and life was totally unmanageable. He ended up at a private rehabilitation center and during the first conversation he had with a man there, he was told “Brody You need God”. When he asked who God was? He said, "Brody that is for you to find out." That comment started him on a spiritual journey of searching who God was. Brody said, "The best decision I ever made was to turn from my sin and put my faith in Jesus Christ. Today because of Jesus his life & focus has been completely turned around. Brody works for e3Partners/ I am Second. He is a fulltime self-funded missionary raising support. His position is a Canadian Coach. Brody is involved in mobilizing multiple church’s in Canada to evangelize the community and around the World, providing teaching tools and ways to engage others with the Gospel. http://e3ministry.ca http://iamsecond.com