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Worker at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Longview turns from bottle to God to change life

Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: 7:26 am, Sat Oct 25, 2014.

By Christina Lane clane@news-journal.com

A few years ago, Michael Eades would turn to the bottle instead of to God whenever he had a problem, and he watched as his life slowly spiraled out of control.

He found himself going down “a dark road,” depressed and drinking alcohol all the time. When he would lay his head down at night, he was discontent.

His family was concerned, but he thought he could handle it himself.

“I was too proud to ask for help,” he said.

Eventually, he found himself in a hole from which he couldn’t make his way out.

“I gave up, and I said I can’t do this by myself. I found myself here,” Eades said as he sat in a chair at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission. “I gave myself up to the Lord. They prayed with me.”

Since that day about two years ago, Eades said his life has completely turned around.

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