Reach Restoration is an extension of Emmanuel Church and an additional opportunity to spread the Gospel as we point young people, who had made the wrong choices in life, to the Cross of Christ. After all - addiction is a worship disorder, another form of idol worship and therefore sin.
Unlike popular belief and myths, we do not believe that addiction is a sickness and a disease from which there is no known cure. Rather we believe that addiction can be overcome because of the redemptive work of Christ on the cross. An addict has chosen to turn to their choice of addiction to solve the problems in their life. This only creates more problems and destruction. With REACH Restoration, addicts learn to turn to God by choosing Christ and the Kingdom of God as their destination.
We have deliberately moved away from the term ‘rehab’ as it is more than that. It is a place of restoration.
Currently, February 2015, we have 12 students residing with us.
Our focus is the addict, now known as the ‘student’, and his loved ones coming to the saving knowledge of Christ and in the process being restored to that which God has in store for them. Hence the name Reach Restoration.
We are fully committed and accountable to God and our local church Emmanuel under the curatorship of Bishop (and pastor dude) Glenn Lyons.