Joe Fisher, 1931

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.” How I thank my God through Jesus Christ for setting me free from that awful habit of drink!

Back in 1920 as a young policeman in Baltimore I became a victim of the habit. The craving grew worse until I lost that position and several others and finally my home and family. An outcast, I struggled with the habit for ten long years, trying every available cure but finding nothing that would help me.

At last I arrived in Washington, after traveling back from the West Coast by freight train, and was told that I might find a place to sleep at Central Union Mission. I attended the Gospel service that night and heard a man speak about a Friend, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was the Cure. I knelt at the altar and asked Him to come into my life. When He came in, the habit went out.

That was seventeen years, nine months, and five days ago. I stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ made me free.

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