LifeGate Freedom Recovery Ministry (See their Facebook page) held a drawing for a motorcycle Saturday, August 17th, at Westside Freewill Baptist Church. The winning $20 ticket, purchased at Ace Hardware, belonged to Duane Hancock of Kiefer. Eric and April Davis, owners of Sapulpa Laundry, donated the custom motorcycle, a Honda 1800 VTX, which was customized by Roy Stubblefield. The purchase price of the motorcycle was $25,000 and the estimated cost of customization was $15,000.
Members of the Covenant One in the Son Motorcycle Ministry, Tulsa Chapter 0204, were on hand to say a prayer over the new owner of the motorcycle, which had been previously blessed. Chapter 0204 members sold the raffle tickets at various Sapulpa Businesses.
Proceeds from the raffle will be used to remodel the dorms at the LifeGate Freedom Recovery facility in Sapulpa.
LifeGate Freedom Recovery Ministry is a seven-step, in-house, faith-based addiction recovery program. Life Gate Ministry Director Kevin Day, said that men recovering from addiction are taught how to live in society according to God’s standards. He says the long-term success rate is 51-53 percent juxtaposed with the national average of 6-8 percent.
Day told the Sapulpa Times that he based his ministry on Matthew 25:35-40:
“I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.”
“ Then those who are righteous will reply to him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?” “When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear?” “When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?”
Then the king will reply to them, “I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.”
The next fundraiser for the ministry will be for the purchase at least two more 15 passenger vans. These vans are used to transport the men to work and to their appointments. The two vans that Life gate currently uses are “worn out” according to Director Kevin Day. LifeGate welcomes any and all donations, which are tax-deductible. LifeGate is in need of pillows and twin-size bed sheets. For more information or to make donations, go to www.lifegatefreedom.com, or call 918-512-6273. Another way to support the ministry is to purchase items from the LifeGate Family Thrift Store, located at 1014 E.Dewey Ave.