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Home of Grace Service Draws Hundreds

About 350 people received a message of hope Sunday morning at a sunrise service on the grounds of the Home of Grace Shelter for men in Vancleave. The Home of Grace is a Christian rehabilitation center. The sunrise service was open to the public, but many of the those who attended were men who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

Each man in the audience had his own story.

"I came here because of a drug addiction, but I have learned that God lead me here," said Bert Simmons.

Darryl Green is also recovering from drug addiction.

"I was a drug addict for more than twenty years when I had got here, and I had been in prison, my wife had died of a drug overdose," he said. 

Some of the men, like Marvin Johnson, now sing in the gospel choir at the Home of Grace. They say singing is one way they testify how their faith and the shelter saved them.

"You come here and you learn about the Lord, and it kind of cleans you out, get all of that bad stuff out of you," said Marvin Johnson.

The men say they can't wait for the world to see the spiritual change they've made when they finish their program.

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