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Tough childhood put man on road to deep trouble

June 9, 2016

Drinking, drugs were his way of coping with life’s difficulties

When Kevin Jones’ granddaughter passed away in the fall of 2015, he coped with the tragedy the only way he had ever known how: by drinking and doing drugs.


At the time of his granddaughter’s death, he had graduated from the 12-month-long discipleship program of the Madera Rescue Mission and was nearly done with his six months of aftercare.


“We had done the memorial and everything, and I was trying to be strong for my daughter,” Jones said. “And I guess a month after her death, I went back to drinking and drugging and I was out there again.”


Jones ended up leaving the Madera Rescue Mission for two weeks. He came back in mid-December to start the discipleship program from the beginning...

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