I was born and raised in New York and had a great life until my teenage hood. I stepped out into the world of selling and transporting drugs. I was apprehended in NC and sent off to prison and in 2009 I met Mr. John Jennings and was introduced to The Favar Reentry Program. Later I was released from prison and entered the House of Favar where I was able to focus on my future.
Favar Ministries help me to redirect my life and to find God. It was at that time Mr. Jennings and his collaborators sent me to truck driving school and I finished at the top of my class with a 96.5 avg. I went on to receive my CDL permit and later my CDL license. By being in the program nothing was able to distract me from studying my school work, I was afforded the comfort of a nice warm bed, and a computer resource center. Upon completion of school Favar assisted me with referrals that later lead me to the truck driving job that I am still working on now for 3 years. My credit score is up, I bought a car and I'm shopping for a house. Till this day I have not been in trouble with the law and I'm still drug and alcohol free. Thinking back where I was before the program I would have never thought that I would have bank accounts and credit cards. I would highly recommend any man to come to the House of Favar if you need a place to focus on doing the right thing and starting a career. There were things I didn't like about the program and that was the 6:30 p.m. curfew but it kept me out of trouble and gave me more time to study. The program made me a better person. I give all my glory to GOD. I also give high praise to Mr. John Jennings for being a mentor and father figure for a young man who had neither at the time. Thank you Dear God for Favar Ministries and my second chance.
Mr. Jamie McCall….
My name is Kermit Simmons and I’m from Washington DC. I came to NC in 1971 to college and received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1976. I had an
obsessive compulsive disorder long before I picked up my first drug. It started with alcohol and progressed to harder drugs as time went on. In the beginning it was fun or so I thought but it became a real task to support my addiction to drugs and it subsequently negatively affected every area of my life. My relationship with family and loved ones suffered greatly because of my drug use. I’ve had three different professions in banking, insurance and social work. All of which, lacked because of an addictive life style and riotous living. I was killing myself one drink, one hit, one pill, one shop at a time, finding ways and means of getting and using more dope. I progressed to a life of street crime, thus began my involvement with the judicial system. I’ve been to prison on four (4) different occasions and to jail countless times because of drug related activity. On this last stint with dept. of correction, I decided I needed to change my life or die. I serve25 months for possession with intent. Through inmate.com.
I heard about Mr. John Jennings of Favar Ministries and decided to take this initiative to become a part of something that would be instrumental in bringing about that change as I transitioned back into society. Meanwhile, I started attending church and reading my bible. I also became actively involved in attending the 12 step program. Now a resident at the House of Favar. I believe the structure, the group sessions and helping me to come up with a personalized plan in my endeavor to become a productive citizen is very real to me. I’m thankful to Mr. John Jennings for his vision, in helping those of us who have to deal with the stigma of having been previously incarcerated. I’m excited about the possibilities! I too want to be used by God whom I rely on daily to meet my need and to be of service to others. To become all I can be.
Mr. Kermit Simmons…
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