While coming upon the end of my inpatient alcohol treatment program, I prayed to God to help me with the next step in my “Recovery Program”, as I was not yet strong enough to meet the world head-on, alone and fragile.
I awoke the next day, nervous, afraid, and intimidated by the fear of potential failure in my sobriety. A few hours later, I was referred to several different “sober living houses” in the Bismarck area, one being “Blessed Builders Ministry”. The moment I saw their name, I knew, they were the place I needed to be. God had clearly spoken to me. My fear of the unknown had instantly subsided, and my faith in my sobriety was restored. By the grace of God, they accepted me into their sober living house, and my Recovery continues to this day, without fear.
Blessed Builders truly lives up to their name, building lives, including mine, through God’s blessing and grace, by providing the solid foundation and program, that is essential to a successful “Recovery”. I continue to feel stronger everyday with the love and support of Blessed Builders.
– Jody K.
I was lost with no hope.
I was addicted and homeless.
Blessed Builders stood by me and helped me while always speaking into my life. That’s something I’ve never had growing up. I always felt like a burden and had no purpose which lead me into addiction.
With Blessed Builders guidance, I was able to complete treatment and enter into their sober living home.
They have been kind and patient, even when I didn’t feel worthy of it. I will always be grateful to them.
They showed me what love really looks like and how to enjoy life as it should be.
Thank you for not giving up on me even when I struggled.
I came to Blessed Builders just beat down by my addiction/alcoholism. Blessed builders provided me with a safe and sober home. With increased privileges and trust as time passed. I was able to learn a sober way of life while I reconstructed my life. I’m so thankful for the Sober Living House and all Shane and Krystal Bloom do.
Without Blessed Builders, I would have been homeless or worse. I could still be addicted to the drugs and alcohol that ran my life. For many of us in addiction, jails, institutions and death are our outcomes. Mine is always jail. I was 39 years old and when I got out of jail, all I had was a pair of borrowed pants. I had to start over yet another time. Broke, hopeless, and depressed. I was certain that life just wasn’t going to be very happy for me.
Then I got an opportunity to change not only my life, but to ﬁx all these broken behaviors thoughts and patterns. I began a program of recovery on 11/16/20. I had lost all my family’s trust, I had no friends, no license, and no tools to combat my alcoholism.
Today my life is more than I could ever imagine it would be. Today I’m a brother, I’m a son, and my family is a huge part of my life. I’m no longer invited to family things out of pity or concern. I’m welcomed instead and that means so much. I managed to pay my ﬁnes, acquire insurance, and buy a car. All entirely legal and that’s a pretty good feeling! With that car, I can drive to work where I am employed full-time and with a growing company. I show up every single day as an employee there. To add a little bonus, I started college at BSC a couple of weeks ago. For the ﬁrst time in my life, I’m earning a degree but most importantly, the transformation in my thought process and behavior is makes me proud.