Marion Bond West

Marion Bond West

“I received precious advice from a recovering addict in my Sunday school class,” says Marion Bond West of Watkinsville, Georgia. “Don had been a resident at a homeless shelter where one of my sons has slept all this year. ‘I've been praying thirty years,' I told Don, who is now a vital member of the church. He locked his kind eyes on mine and smiled with the amazing love of God. ‘Don't help your son,' he told me. ‘Don't let him take you in. Don't stop loving him. When he reaches real bottom, he will bring healing to your entire family. I was in my midfifties before I allowed God to bring me to the end of myself. My mom didn't live to see my turnaround, but her prayers lived long after she died. Your son's going to make it.' My impatient heart settled down, thumping in joyful expectation.”