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For Brian, a lifelong struggle with anger was proving to be a major roadblock to healing himself and his family. “I was trying to look for work and different things, but I was so uncomfortable because I hadn’t worked for like eight years. But I was being angry at the same time so it was really a dysfunctional situation. I had anger issues ever since I was a child. Outbursts all the time as a child, fighting with everybody, you know. My nickname was ‘black-eye Bri’, you know. And I was a middle child of 11 children. I did have anger issues all my life.”
In coming to the mission, Brian began to learn from God’s word that there is a solution for the issue of anger and that solution is found in Christ.
“About three months in I was reading a Scripture about Christ looked out with compassion upon the multitudes, he saw that they were like sheep without a shepherd, and ever since that point I’ve been compassionate, loving, and kind. I haven’t had a cross word to say to anybody. And the Lord has just totally transformed me.”
Thanks to your generous support of the mission, Brian and so many others like him, have come to know the peace and healing found only in Christ.
“I would say, if that mission wasn’t there and I had to go a different route, I would probably be maybe somewhere in the middle ground, not like this. God drew me there, God transformed me. He used the people there to facilitate his work in me. I would say, the Brian Mangus I once knew is completely, utterly gone and I am a new creature in Christ. I have absolutely no connection to that man.”