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Ministry in Moncks Corner celebrates 10 years of helping those in need

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A Moncks Corner ministry is celebrating 10 years of helping people in need.  Changed Lives Ministry assists men who want to overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Up to 10 men at a time live at the facility for 10 weeks while they learn how to change their lives through Bible study and discussing their problems.

Neil Raney is the manager of Changed Lives Ministry. "They wake up at 6:30 in the morning. They're at the table by 7. Then we have Bible study, and we openly talk about our problems.  Things that we're struggling with, our temptations."

13 local churches and a number of individuals donate money for the operation of the ministry, so it does not cost anything to those who need help, other than a refundable $300 medical deposit.

Jerry Lightner went through the program about ten years ago, just months after it started.

Today he assists others in changing their lives. He says his experience was nothing short of a miracle, "I found that I didn't have to carry the burden of guilt or shame anymore. It's like going from the darkness into the light."

The ministry is paid for by 13 local churches, as well as a number of individual donations. That allows the ministry to help those in need at no cost. The only thing a man who goes through the program is a $300 refundable medical deposit. If you would like more information on Changed Lives Ministry, contact them at the links below.

 www.scclm.org

clm@homesc.com

(843) 899-4014

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