Jessen’s arrest served as a wake-up call, making him question the purpose of his self-destructive behavior. “I didn’t even know why I was getting high… It took everything.” Caught in addiction Jessen came to Heartland Recovery.
At Heartland Jessen found hope and peace. He acknowledges the damage he caused but remains grateful for God’s guidance and restoration, understanding that healing takes time. When asked what advice he offers others caught in addiction, he emphasizes the importance of finding support within the church community, emphasizing, “Get to a church, man. He’ll snatch you right up and show you you’re not alone.”
Heartland Men’s Recovery Program
500 New Creation Road Newark, MO 63458
(660) 213-4553 (Admissions Phone)
More information: https://hlandrecovery.org/
Our Youth Summer Camp was an absolute blast! Over three incredible days, we enjoyed fun in the sun, playing exciting team challenges and participating in numerous activities. It was all about building strong relationships with each other and deepening our connection with God. We’re grateful for the positive seeds planted and can’t wait to see them grow throughout the summer.
A big thank you to everyone who attended and served to make this camp a tremendous success!
Vacation Bible School at Heartland Community Church is always a fun-filled time for elementary age children. Our team of energetic volunteers led the way in this year’s theme of “Ready, Set, Move!” as they inspired kids to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere with engaging, hands-on fun.
They learned to:
DO What He Says
BELIEVE Who He Is
LOVE Who He Loves
SHARE What He Did
GO Where He Leads
“The very best foundation is to build your life on your relationship with Jesus – by hearing His words, and then doing what Jesus says,” Mrs. Bock shared at the close of day one. “We don’t have to wonder how Jesus wants us to live! We can find out by reading Jesus’ words in the Bible! His words will always show us what is right and what is true. But it doesn’t end there. God sent Jesus out of the deepest love we could ever imagine. And Jesus died so we could have a relationship with God that will last forever. Our life with Jesus is a journey that takes us here, there, and everywhere. As we travel, we get to show love. We can love who Jesus loves.”
As this year’s VBS theme verse says, “Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the one who started this journey of faith. And he is the one who completes the journey of faith.” Hebrews 12:2a NIrV
Donors are invited to give at the next Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, June 22nd in the Heartland Christian Academy Gym from 12-4pm. There are appointments available; donors are welcome to register at the Red Cross website for a specific time to give, or call 1-800-RED CROSS with your preferred time. Walk-ins are welcome, but be prepared to wait if someone with an appointment is ahead of you.
HCA is located at 101 Nations Boulevard, Bethel, MO 63434. For more information on eligibility, visit the Red Cross website.
Save the date for our July 2nd, 2023 SALUTE TO FREEDOM event!
- Sunday morning service at Heartland Community Church, 9am
- Includes a Recovery Graduation
- Potluck at Noon in the Gymnasium
- Gospel Music Show at Shelbina Lake (in conjunction with “Show Me Shelby County” week), 4-6pm
- Fireworks at Heartland at Dusk