Ministry seeks donations for auction

Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM.

"We raised over $12,000 at last year's event," Kyra said.

However, it costs more than $15,000 a month to run the ministry, which also is funded by the Exodos thrift store, 696 N. Ferdon Blvd.

The Christian-based ministry — which can accept as many as five men at a time — reportedly has helped more than 60 men overcome their addictions at a secluded Painter Branch Road facility.

The residential program — which requires each individual seeking treatment to stay at least 90 days —provides spiritual guidance through Bible studies, individual and group counseling and regular worship services.

The ministry contacts each individual's family to counsel them.

"The difference between us and other facilities is that we minister to the family," Kyrasaid. "If you don't get the entire family involved, then what is the point."

Kyra and her family of four boys dealt with addiction when Thomas formed an addiction to prescription pain medication following multiple back surgeries, she said.  

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