"God is definitely not done with me. If he was done with me, I would have gone to prison," says Patrick. "But I'm here and I'm telling my story." Powerful testimony from Apex Church in Colorado!
Bente and Brian Newbury have always been the hospitable type, with a knack for gathering people together and nurturing new friendships. When the couple moved from a rural area to the suburbs of Lacombe, Alberta, they saw an opportunity that came with the move.
Dakota woke up soaking wet in the freezing water of a creek bed. “That was my breaking point,” he remembers. “I didn’t want to be homeless anymore.”
Dakota had been living in a range of places in downtown Denver, Colorado, from ‘the platform’—a slab of concrete next to a fence that was good for putting up a tarp on wet nights—to ‘the hole,’ the wooded valley where he woke up in the creek.
Dakota felt broken and forgotten during his days on the streets. “You get into this lifestyle and you keep going day by day and days turn into weeks turn into months turn into years.”