Believing to See: Allen County Recovery House

Bridging the Gap

The imagery of a bridge is beautiful. A bridge allows us to make progress toward our goal. Without a bridge, it is often difficult, or at times impossible, to reach the desired destination. Yet, the bridge is not the final destination, rather a vehicle that makes our journey between where we are now, and where we want to be possible.

Adult and Teen Challenge Northern Indiana recognized the need to better serve the northeastern portion of the state as calls increasingly came in from the Allen County area. Transporting potential students across the state to the Jasper County Recovery House induction center was often infeasible as it maxes out at 4 students plus staff. The board, staff, and partners in the Fort Wayne and larger community made the need a matter of prayer. In late 2021, a suitable building was generously donated that can accommodate 12 students plus staff. Phase II began by vetting the structure and drawing up plans for the living quarters and offices. We now enter Phase III: securing funding to begin the renovations.

Hospitality: An Indiana Institution

Indiana is known for its “Hoosier hospitality” — a kind and gracious spirit that invites strangers to stop awhile, rest, and be refreshed before continuing on. The vision for Allen County Recovery House represents the epitome of that spirit of hospitality: a place to rest and begin to recover from the ravishes of life controlling issues while preparing the body, heart, mind, and spirit for the hard work of life transformation.

Recovery Benefits Everyone

As communities across the country grapple to meet the challenges of the culture of our day, Allen County Recovery House is poised to bridge the gap between hopelessness and abundant life. When people are healthy and able to live productive lives, the entire community benefits at every level. If you would like to play a role in bringing life transformation to our region, please reach out and let us know how you would like to be involved. If you would like to participate financially in the renovation of the Allen County Recovery House, you may Donate Here.

“Some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don’t want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe His Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now, they’re living just to die.” -David Wilkerson