Kastle S - Kindness and Compassion for All - Speaker Meeting #5
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Guest Intro and Bio: Kastle is just another recovering addict who is striving to live in the present and take things one day at a time. He believes that there is hope for all of us and that all people deserve kindness and respect.
Kastle started his reluctant journey of recovery by sitting in a parking lot outside of a meeting for 45 minutes trying to convince himself that he wasn’t an addict and that “those” people who attend meetings could never understand him. Unsurprisingly, those people were just like him in so many ways, and he was proud and grateful to be among such honest and vulnerable people.
He began attending the addiction recovery program run through the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and also completed the 90 day program through arpsupport.org with an amazing sponsor which was the beginning of true and honest recovery rather than sobriety. Kastle has been sober since September 2017.
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Organization For Contributions this week is Operation Underground Railroad: https://ourrescue.org/
“Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262 Used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.
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