Men's Training Center Graduation

What an incredible night we had last Thursday at the Men’s Training Center (MTC) as we got to celebrate two client graduations from the program and seven client promotions! The Lord is faithful and good! Thank you to all who joined us for the ceremony. If you weren’t able to attend this time, don’t worry! We’d love to have you come to our next one. MTC graduations happen every first Thursday of the month.

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MTC Assistant Director, David Rainey’s face says it all. There’s no greater joy than seeing someone accomplish something so monumental in his life.




During the evening ceremony, we were blessed to have Jeff Smoke, Pastor of Bishop Branch Baptist Church, open up the event for us by preaching the Gospel. We are so grateful for our church partners, like Bishop Branch Baptist, who faithfully minister alongside the Haven. 


Afterwards, the two graduates were given the chance to share some of their story and how the Lord has changed their lives for the better. 

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During the time of testimony for the graduates, Doug shared, “I thought God gave up on me. But I found out when I came to the Haven, God didn’t give up on me…” 



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Dusty also shared that “Through Christ and finding out that I am in Him, I am a man today… [The Lord has] made me a father again; he’s made me a friend worth having… He’s given me so many things I can go on and on… but the most important thing is that I’m free. I’m free!” 


May we rejoice alongside these men as they continue to walk with the Lord and pursue godliness all of their days, and may we be encouraged that Christ, our Risen Savior, did not give up on us, but came to make us alive and free! 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 1 Corinthians 5:17 ESV