Alexander Lamb

 

Alex was born in 1980, the youngest of three children with one older brother and one older sister. He was raised by his father and step-mother in a non-Christian home.


As a child he attended seven different schools and at age fourteen was one of the first boys in the country to attend college with the label of a problem child.

Addiction ran rife from the ages of 11-19 with all substances, resulting in a heroin and crack cocaine addiction from the age of 15. Addiction took me all the way to the gates of hell and insanity, with grave mental, emotional and physical disorders. He was written off by society and disowned from the Lamb family. 

In 1999, at rock bottom and at the end of himself he was living in homeless shelters and eating from soup runs. He landed in a treatment centre and was introduced into a 12 step anonymous fellowship where some relief was found from active addiction.

In 2008, despite nine years clean from drug addiction, he was back at the gates of hell and insanity, ensnared by sin with thoughts of suicide and homicide. 

Then God sent a messenger. On the 27th of October 2008 he got saved and had a encounter with Christ, the only one true living, loving God. He was radically transformed overnight, never to be the same again. 


Ten years on, he is a happily married man to his beautiful wife Carly with two awesome children, Isaac and Honor.


On the day of salvation Christ healed him, set him free and delivered him. The war was finally over and the dream became a reality.

 

Gavin Parry

Gavin was born in Islington, London in 1969. His mother decided to give him up for adoption and he was adopted by a loving couple in Hackney, London.


His early years were quite normal until he smoked drugs in the school playground aged 13. He smoked it, turned green and smoked some more. He walked straight out of school and never went back.


His life from that point spiralled out of control and he was unable to control his drug use. For the next 22 years of his life he used every day unless he was locked away in a jail or institution.


Finally in 2004 he surrendered, hitting bottom while using in Weston-Super-Mare and has been total abstinent from alcohol and drugs since. He was working through the 12-step programme and his life greatly improved, but he always had the feeling that something was missing.

 

In 2008 he attended a 12-step retreat that was run by followers of Christ. This was the first time he had spent any time around believers in recovery. He couldn't work out what was different about them. They told him that Jesus loved him and that he was forgiven. He was prayed over and was filled with the Holy Spirit. He fell to the floor and was unable to speak coherently. He said the salvation prayer at the end of the retreat and was told to go to church and read the bible every day.


He would like to say that he did this but that would be untrue. It was a few years later that he learned he was saved to serve, not saved to sit. In 2011 he started attending St Pauls Church in Weston-Super-Mare and was baptised there a few months later. He was adopted again into a family with full inheritance. 

 

Believers In Recovery started in 2015 and he finally understood what it meant to be saved to serve. 

 
 

Aaron Carrington

Aaron Carrington attended Sylvia Young Theatre School as a child.
He was a child actor for many years after  leaving school he travelled many countries producing music.
Being in this environment introduced him to various drugs where his  life took a dramatic turn for the worse.
Aaron  transitioned  from having a bright future to a life of drugs and addiction.
He made many attempts  to slow down but was unable to completely stop. His addiction progressed , he became a shadow of his former self and he begun live a life without hope.

In 2006 Aaron eventually went  into rehab but didn't manage to stay clean for any length of time. Friends and family eventually had no choice but to distance themselves from him for their own protection. Promises were always broken when  he relapsed resorting back to criminal behaviour to feed his drug addiction.

In 2008 Aaron re-entered  another treatment centre and it was here that he was introduced to the 12 step program.
After completing the 12 step programme , it enabled  Aaron  to gain a new lease of life and reunited  him with his family and  the mother of his children , whom he later married.
Externally life looked better  but internally Aaron still felt that something was incomplete . So he began Bible studies while still attended  his 12-step recovery program. Even though  the Lord  was calling he was unable to completely surrender his life to Jesus  Christ. As a result he struggled internally , Aaron attended regular church services it was here during worship that the holy spirit broke through his resistance and through  this divine interruption Aarons  life has never been the same.

As well as still attending 12 step recovery meetings  Aaron is now actively involved in  discipleship he  serves at his local church in Turkey and has become a leader in Believers in Recovery.
Aaron  gives all glory to the father for waking him up and drawing him into an intimate relationship with his son The Lord Jesus Christ who has the POWER to save and set free.