Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inviting men to Standing Stones

Dave and Gail Garton relaxing on te SSM grounds
I enjoy sharing with men about the Standing Stones Ministry of PFC which is in Wapato, Washington especially after spending several days there with the program participants and Dave Garton, the program manager and his wife Gail, last year.  

Just today, during a one-to-one sharing time in one of the units at the RJC, I learned Alex is very interested and praying about Standing Stones. Alex is 26 and sent in an initial letter with information required for consideration.

He received a response from the Standing Stones team and is awaiting the next step while he is in process with the courts at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Greg Von Tobel and Bob Jordan at SSM
The Standing Stones Ministry (SSM) provides a healthy environment for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol dependencies to deal with issues that have drastically attempted to knock the slats from right underneath them.  This is a regeneration ministry focused on:
  • Bible-based teaching
  • classroom instruction
  • job work ethics programming
  • family reconciliation
 For information about applying directly to the program, individuals may contact:
SSM, P.O. Box 1530, Woodinville, WA  98072

Standing Stones Ministry is located in Wapato
SSM is located in Wapato, in the foothills of the Cascade mountains of eastern Washington on a 40-acre fruit orchard ranch site. 

Program participants in the drug and alcohol component stay for ten months for successful graduation. 

The participant may then be invited to complete a Phase II, a six month leadership training school. 

There is a Phase III 12-month staff training or missionary training school, also by invitation.

While candidates do not need to be Christians to enter SSM, it will be understood the Bible is the sole source for instruction and practical daily application. 

The financial obligation for the Phase I  drug and alcohol ten month program is $4,000. Further details about raising this amount and for indigent candidates could worked out with SSM staff.

Those eligible for the program are men who are 25 years-old or older suffering with life-threatening drug and alcohol addictive lifestyles.  Individuals with sex-related crimes and mental health issues will not be approved.

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