What is the Freedom Project?
The Freedom Project is a start-up ministry that exists to multiply residences that equip people to live a new life, forever free from addiction and abuse.
Why is Legacy 242 invested in the Freedom Project?
While there are many worthy mercy and justice ministries that we could invest in, this one is particularly near and dear to our hearts. First, we have multiple elders and members who have been saved from addiction or abuse. Second, we've experienced many tragic losses that impelled our church to address the issue. For example, in October of 2019 after hanging with one of our MC's and praying for his first time, Joe, who was wrestling with his sin, addiction and the grace of God in Christ, overdosed in a CVS bathroom. Forrest, Paul, Eric and many other beloved friends & family wrought havic on their lives and loved ones through addiction or abuse. We must act for those we love and others we've yet to meet. Third, there is an epidemic of drug addiction and abuse in our state and nation that desperately needs effective solutions. We're driven to create a supportive environment where residents can rebuild their lives and develop essential life skills while integrating into society as self-sufficient and empowered individuals. By focusing on long-term recovery and holistic support, we aim to multiply the number of residences to reach more people in need and believe this approach to be desperately needed in the recovery world. Lastly, and most importantly, we believe God has called us as a church to launch and support the Freedom Project.
What's next for the Freedom Project?
Three weeks before the COVID pandemic rocked the world, a four member committee and team of about twenty volunteers hosted a successful coffee night fundraiser event with live music. The event saw nearly a hundred people and raised a few thousand dollars. Since then, the Freedom Project has been on hold due to COVID related complications. In May of 2023, we began fundraising, praying and rebuilding the team. We're currently raising funds through Holy Smokes Salsa give aways while seeking God's blessing and guidance, putting together a team of people who will dedicate themselves to launching the Freedom Project, and working on a strategic plan. Stay tuned to this page for detailed updates. If you'd like to get involved, please fill out a Connect Card on this site or reach out on Facebook or Instagram. It's gonna take a dynamic team of people willing to work together to help others live forever free from addiction and abuse. If you'd like to make a financial contribution, go to our "Give" page and add "Freedom Project" in the memo of your gift. Thank you for praying, giving and supporting the Freedom Project!