Before my stay at Mt Zion House my days were consumed with drugs, alcohol, and pornography. I had lost everything - my money, my business, and my friends. I knew I had to change but how? I had the admission information that Mt Zion House had provided for several months but had never given it more than a passing glance until one day when I looked it over and decided to enter the program.
I was extremely nervous upon entering the program but ended up completing the 5 months and decided to stay longer, a total of 14 months. I learned so many things and acquired so many skills that I can see evidence of in my everyday life. It provided me structure, discipline, and an enormous amount of knowledge for which I'm very grateful. Most of all it provided me the time and the environment to establish a relationship with God that I never experienced before.
Marvin Norstrom Jr.
Around the age of 14 I started drinking not because I had a desire to but to be like my friends. Drinking turned into smoking marijuana which turned into cocaine use which turned into selling drugs.
In 2000 I found Mt Zion House in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. When I reconfirmed my faith at Mt Zion God began to work in my life. I was able to develop the most important thing in my life - a one on one relationship with God. I learned how to apply God's Word to everyday life, not just reading but walking in faith daily with 20 men of different backgrounds. God gives us plenty of evidence to believe in him. Doubt comes when we fail to stop long enough to observe all the evidence he gives to us. And when doubt turns to lack of trust, we are in danger of ignoring God all together.
This program is for every man that wants a relationship with God and the knowledge to live as Christ. I wanted to be free to live a life without drugs, alcohol, and uncontrollable sin. I took the first step by asking God for help. I knew that only He could provide what I was looking for.
Joseph C Bowers