You always hear about how bad things are with heroin and addiction in Dayton. So, what is God doing? What is making a difference?
Something's always God going at New Hope Church and Dan on Xenia Ave. near Keowee.
New Hope is a storefront church across from the twin towers St. Mary's Church. New Hope and Dan are faithfully and effectively reaching people who are addicted in one of the most challenged neighborhoods of Dayton.
Dan Renfro's roots are in Community Church.
Community Church's branches reache into East Dayton. We partner with the Life Enrichment Center, Linden Avenue Baptist Church, and other Christian ministries and organizations.
There will also be an opportunity to partner with Dan in God's ministry at New Hope.
》Come to Community Church this Sunday:
☆ 9:45. Get a sense of what God is doing through Dan and New Hope Church.
☆ 11:00. Hear the stories of lives stabilized and transformed from impossible addictions with some explanation from Dan.
Below, read what Dan himself says. Get warmed up to come on Sunday. Bring someone with you who needs to hear this.
Likely you’ve read that Dayton, OH is the epicenter of the opioid epidemic in ALL OF THE UNITED STATES! That is an incredible and scary thought. But it’s true. Every single day, two to three people are dying in Montgomery County of a drug overdose.
Just last week, as we left a recovery meeting at church, we found a man dying on the sidewalk of an overdose. It’s into this crisis I have been called.
Pastor Jeff Cartwright, the lead pastor of New Hope Church on Xenia Avenue in the heart of this crisis, has asked me to help. And this was his ask: “Dan, we have no money to hire you and we have no idea how this could work, but we have hope. How would you like to join us in the fight to help people find that hope one life at a time?”
That call was right up my alley. As you might remember, I love to take risks for Jesus. To do things a little outside the box.
I’ve been humbled much in the last few years. And I’ve learned a ton. And what I know is that if anything like this could and would ever work, God MUST BE AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL.