For over 30 Years the Joshua 1:2 Home has been serving the Concho Valley and surrounding areas!
Joshua 1:2 Fellowship
Christian Rehabilitation Home
'Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel' Joshua 1:2
Weekly Bible Classes Schedule (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Monday through Friday: 10 am-12 pm
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7 pm-9 pm
Founded in 1988 by Mike Sr. & Linda Suarez
"FROM JUNKIE TO PREACHER"
Society says once an addict, always an addict. But Jesus says I Am the Way the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. I grew up in the streets of San Antonio, Texas, with a lot of anger and hatred towards others. I was always fighting and getting into trouble. I was sent to reform school for 2 years when I was 15 years old for stealing a car and assaulting a police officer. (Mountain View State School, TYC in Gatesville, Texas) At the age of 17, two weeks after release from reform school, I tried my first fix of heroin. For a few months I was able to control it, but before long I realized I was hooked! I had lost control over my willpower. Heroin became my wife, my mother, my life , and even my god. I would do anything under the sun to get a fix. For nine years I was hooked on heroin, methadone, and smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. I tried everything in my power to change, but I always found myself with that needle in my arm. As an addict, the only way out for me was an overdose, or a shootout with the police, in other words the morgue. I became a misfit and outcast, a reject of society. One day, my younger brother and I had just scored a lot of heroin, and after fixing my brother, I had intentions to end my life with an overdose. I injected a lethal dose of heroin, more than ususal, and to my surprise nothing happened. The next day my older brother invited me to a church service. I was so desperate and tired of being a heroin junkie that I went with him.
On October 27, 1979, we attended a small church building. The Preacher who was preaching was an ex-addict, covered with tattoos. I could tell he used to be a junkie. As he was preaching about "The Love and Saving Power of Jesus Christ," I remember him saying, "Jesus has the Power to change your life if you just believe in Him.That Jesus loved me so much that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood on the cross in order to forgive me and to wash away all my sins." When the preacher made an altar call, I felt a tug in my heart to respond. I was full of fear, thinking God would kill me for all the wrong I did in life as a junkie. But I got up, went forward, and kneeling down at the altar I prayed, "Jesus if you are real please forgive me for all my sins, and change my life. I'm tired of sticking that needle in my veins!" Suddenly I felt the power of God coming into my life. The desire for drugs was gone, and even the desire for cigarettes and alcohol was gone. The love of God set me free from the life of drugs and alcohol in less than a second.
Today, I am still free from drug addiction. I am married to my lovely wife, Linda J. Suarez, with a beautiful family (3 sons and 4 daughters). I am the Senior Pastor at the Joshua 1:2 Fellowship Church. We established our Ministry in San Angelo, TX on April 21, 1988. We have a Christian Rehabilitation Home for drug addicts and alcoholics, providing a place where they can stay free of charge so that Jesus can set them free. For 30 years God has been delivering drug addicts and restoring families in our Home! Jesus Christ, who set me free has the same power to set you free.
Here is a suggested prayer: "Father, In the Name of Jesus. I recognize that I am a lost sinner, in need of your forgiveness. I believe you came and died on the Cross and you were buried and you were raised on the third day. I open the doors to my heart and invite you into my life to be the Lord and Savior of my life. In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen."
1526 S. Irving Street,
San Angelo, TX 76903
1526 S IRVING ST.
SAN ANGELO, TX 76903
JESUS SET ME FREE
At an early age I began experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol, and weed. I remember always saying, “I’ll never use hard drugs,” little did I know sin always takes you deeper than you plan to go. When I was 15 years old, I begin using hard drugs. Because of this, I was sent to juvenile detention numerous times and to two drug rehabilitation centers by the time I was eighteen. I thought a change of scenery would fix my drug problem, so I moved to California, but things only got worse. I knew I needed help but everything I tried did not work. Soon after moving back to Las Vegas, New Mexico, I became pregnant. I desperately wanted to be a mother, but I knew if I did not get help, I would lose my baby. At that time a pastor told my dad about a church/rehabilitation home in San Angelo, TX named Joshua 1:2 Fellowship. Days later I checked into the church and after hearing the pastor preach about how Jesus could change my life, I made altar call and as I wept in my mother’s arms, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. From that day on something inside me was different, unfortunately I chose to leave the Church after 2 ½ weeks, but this was the start of a new journey. This was the first time in years I stayed sober longer than 3 months. I still struggled with addiction, but with less frequent relapses. I knew I no longer wanted to live like this, but I did not know how to get free for good. By the time I was twenty-two, I was strung out on heroin and still trying to keep up with the ways of life. After my first marriage and my second child I turned to God again. My deepest desire was to be free from the cycle of backsliding I was stuck in. My prayer was that God would heal me and bless me with a family that I would quit destroying. After two years of prayer, God blessed me with another husband. It seemed as if the drug life was all behind me, but there were many hardships living in a blended family and to cope, I turned back to drugs. My husband did not know how to deal with this because he had never experienced living with a drug addict. He tried so many things to help me, but after 6 years my drug use was out of control. The last episode was the worst because it tore our family to shreds. At that time, he gave me an ultimatum, he told me that if I did not get real help he was leaving. I knew then that if something did not change in me, I would lose everything. It was then that I returned to the Joshua 1:2 Fellowship. I knew if I did not completely surrender my ENTIRE life to Jesus, I would lose my family for good! I also feared that I would spend the rest of my life on and off drugs and eventually end up in prison or dead. It did not take long to know that God had taken me back to finish what He started. In 2018, God planted our family in San Angelo to help serve in the Joshua 1:2 Fellowship ministry. We are following God’s call for our life. For the past four years I have seen Jesus restore my life in ways I never thought possible. My husband and I are happily married and God has blessed our children with a mother who loves and cares for them. God is still in the process of restoring my life, but he has blessed me tremendously with peace, joy, my health, our finances, and many other things! When I completely surrendered my whole heart to Jesus, He changed me 100%. There are no words to express my gratitude to God for sending His Son to die for my sins, a no-good drug addict who was always back and forth in her faith and who many times was bitter and angry with God was now set free from that life FOR GOOD! Jesus laid down His life to set me free because He loves me just like He loves you! I give Jesus Christ all the glory and honor for the salvation of my soul and the forgiveness of my many sins.