In a refreshing but solid approach to conquering dysfunctional behaviors, Celebrate Recovery® (CR), an international leadership factory group founded 17 years ago by Rick Warren [New York Times best-selling author of “The Purpose Driven Life”] and John Baker, have achieved gratifying results by offering “wholeness” to people everywhere. Baker a believer, who struggled with alcohol, is associate pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and sparked the empowering idea.
A new 90-day kick off (open-share) program in the Waikoloa Area is slated for Thursday, January 24 (6:30pm) at The Learning Center, 68-1845 Waikoloa Road #113, Waikoloa, HI 96738 in the Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center.
Sponsored by Abundant Life Ministries, lead pastor Lani Larrua believes the CR biblically based program is an ideal way to reach out into the community. Rick Warren says, “We’re all in need of recovery, we’re all broken, we’ve all the missed the mark and we’ve all fallen short”.
Spearheading the launch of this new group, leader Lani Larrua emphasize, ”When people hear the word “recovery” they think it only involves those struggling with drugs and alcohol. We have individuals dealing with overeating, anger, shame and guilt, co-dependency and other hurts, habits and hang-ups. This life-changing program provides a safe environment where people can deal with their issues in anonymity”.