Josh Torbich, BCRC Director, speaking to the students of a local middle school during
their drug and alcohol awareness class, as part of their health education curriculum.
At Brunswick Christian Recovery Center (BCRC) we are always striving to involve our residents in as many community functions as possible while they are with us. It is our job to ensure that each person feels a sense of welcoming from the world which they have, for so long, separated themselves from. Coming out of isolation, it can be difficult to face other people, feeling a sense of shame even. Being involved with regular community and church activities can often give a resident a feeling of being “a part of” something positive, rather than feeling “apart from”. There is so sense of shame for a man who feels he has a purpose and a place. This is our desire.
On this newest addition to our website we would like to keep the families and friends up-to-date on the activities of BCRC. We feel that it is beneficial to do this so that you may have some much needed comfort knowing that your loved one is out in the world being a part of something great! Whether it’s work related or recreational activities, these men are always on the move. You’ll find pictures and status updates on a 1-2 week basis.
Check back regularly for more updates!
Friday, April 26, 2019
The men have been busy this year! The campus is looking better than ever. This week we had the extreme privilege of being visited by the members of Sharon Presbyterian Church (Charlotte, NC) who volunteer their time each year to come out and help us do some home improvements. We are extremely grateful for their dedication to doing the work the Lord has put on their hearts. They helped us remodel the entire Fellowship Hall building by installing new doors, windows, and replace the aging wall panels with new drywall. In addition to doing all of that, they found the time to plant flowers and paint the handrails one of our graduates built earlier this year. It has been a major home improvement week for BCRC! Praise God for the constant blessings he sends down to our growing ministry. We do all things in His name!
Monday January 14, 2019
As we begin the new year at BCRC, we have many plans for the expansion of our program AND for the awareness of our cause! We have found that simply being aware of the drug and alcohol problem in our country is a helpful tool in supporting the recovery of many men and women. Today our Director, Josh Torbich, and three BCRC men were invited to speak to the youth of our county. The purpose of this talk was to educate the young minds about how to steer clear from the powerful grip of addiction. They answered many questions, such as what to do if someone offers you drugs and what to do if you see someone using drugs at school. As men who have often made the wrong choice in these matters and who have seen the repercussions (first hand!) they are fully qualified to answer the tough questions. We are thankful that our school system values the experience of these men and have found a way to use it as positive, real life reinforcement for the young people of Brunswick County.
Monday December 24, 2018
On Christmas Eve, David and Shirli Lemieux brought Christmas presents to each of the residents at BCRC. The men were so grateful for the kindhearted giving of the Lemieux’s that they all wore the shirts they got to church that night. It was a sea of flannel and smiles! We appreciate your kindness so much!
Sunday December 2, 2018
The men worshiping at Beach Assembly of God. This is our home church where Worship Pastor Carmen Chase does a wonderful job of leading the praise band to invoke the power of the Holy Spirit so that every person, regardless of their faith or background, can feel the undeniable power of God. Some of these men have never been exposed to Jesus Christ before. Beach Assembly of God is one of the most spirit-filled churches we have ever seen, filled to the brim with spiritual leaders who truly walk the walk.
Saturday December 1, 2018
Every year the BCRC men participate in the Shallotte Christmas parade. This year was the best year for the BCRC float. Pictured here you can see some of the guys (Kevin, Stephen, Chris, Anthony) working all the way until the last minute to have this thing ready to go! The hard work and dedication these men showed were reciprocated by cheers from the crowd as we drove through the thousands of people who were lining both sides of the street.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.