Recently, I conducted an interview with Pastor Mike Gomez. He is the Pastor that oversees U-Turn for Christ Recovery home here in Albuquerque.
Pastor Mark: “Who was Michael Gomez before Christ?”
Pastor Mike: “I was born and raised in Albuquerque NM, graduated from Rio Grande High in 1999. Like many after high school I got into the party and drug scene. I was raised in the church in my later teen years but never took Christ seriously.”
Pastor Mark: “What was your turning point?”
Pastor Mike: “After moving to Phoenix AZ after high school to attend a technical school I got into hard drugs and after moving back to albuquerque got into a bad relationship and became depressed when that relationship ended. I tried to commit suicide several times. Being broken and down I decided to cry out to God while I was out on the west mesa of Albuquerque considering suicide again. I checked into detox being Addicted to Methadone and asked my mom to find me help. She told me I could do it my way or I could do it Gods way. That’s when she told me about U Turn For Christ. My heart jumped at the name of Christ.”
Pastor Mark: “Who is Michael Gomez now?”
Pastor Mike: “I am now The Pastor of Uturn for Christ New Mexico I am married and I have two children Sebastian and AbigaiI work every day with people who are just like me to give them the hope of Jesus Christ.”
Pastor Mark: “What is Uturn for Christ”
Pastor Mike: “Uturn for Christ two to eight-month residential discipleship program designed to lead men and women to Christ and out of their destructive lifestyle it is also considered a missions organization.”
Pastor Mark: “How did you get invovled?”
Pastor Mike: ” I got involved because I had a need and that was Jesus Christ if anyone is addicted to drugs or alcohol or they just need God and are living in destructive lifestyle they can get involved.”
Pastor Mark: “Can anyone get in?”
Pastor Mike: “If a person wants to get involved in UturnforChrist They can call our number at 505-217-6888 or go to our website: www.UturnforChrist.org. We also have Friday night service hosted at Calvary Chapel Southwest here in Albuquerque at 7 pm all in the community are welcome to come.”
Pastor Mark: “Anything else you want to add?”
Pastor Mike: “If anyone would like to support us by prayer or by donation (food,etc) our address is 205 Camino Cuatro Albuquerque, NM 87105 U TURN FOR CHRIST NEW MEXICO Thank you!
For those outside of New Mexico looking for help in recovery, you can visit their website to find a U-Turn for Christ near you.
You can also contact me if you have any questions about helping others in addictions 505-600-1027.
Until next time:
Ezekiel 37:1-6 (NKJV): The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. 6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’”