3257 "Loraine" (Abuse, Alcohol, Depression) Loraine grows up in the Depression, poor and hard-working. Her father makes the children work in the fields and takes their money to buy food. Loraine graduates and leaves home, marries a drunk and works hard to support their growing family. She is saved and the Lord sustains her. After 18 years of abuse she divorces, goes to college and slowly gets a degree. She remarries and is still happily married after 40 years.
3256 "Woody" Part 2(Drugs, Psychologist) Woody spends a month in jail for heroin abuse and when he's released, no one will help him. He goes to Pacific Garden Mission, then to a drug treatment center. His sister's best friend's pastor visits him in jail and at a medical clinic, urging Woody to trust in the Lord. Woody asks God for help, and stays sober. Helping other addicts, he learns empathy. He helps his father who is dying. As Woody studies the 12-step program, he learns the Biblical basis for each step. After his salvation he completes a doctoral degree in psychology and counsels others.
3255 "Woody" Part 1 (Drugs, Crime, Selfishness) When he's two, Woody's parents divorce. His father is an alcoholic. His mother remarries and life is good until, as a teenager, Woody gets hooked on drugs. He resorts to crime to support his habit, and his mother evicts him when he's 20. Using women as enablers, Woody spends three decades and all his money on various drugs; dealing, stealing and reeling from the effects. The first part ends as his sister's best friend's pastor witnesses to Woody after he is arrested for assaulting his father.
3254 Kenneth Watkins - Part 2: (Alcohol, Violence, Korea) Ken takes up drinking and becomes violent like his father. Serving in Korea, however, he has several close calls. He comes home and marries Geneva; then his mother has a stroke. They move away from his drunken father. After a baby daughter dies, Geneva is saved. Ken finally goes to church and surrenders to Christ. He prays for his dad; then reads Revelation to him and his dad is saved. His dad finally quits drinking.
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