The Luke 18:1 Ministry

A ministry to encourage those in recovery from drug addiction and alcohol addiction.

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Resources

If you’ve recently left rehab, or are just seeking help, please click for resources that can help you through the next steps.

Who is Hannah?

Learn more about Hannah and the reason this ministry was born.

What’s Up with Jesus?

Faith plays a large part in recovery. Who is this Jesus guy and what does He mean for you?

Writings

Letters to Hannah and other writings from her mother, Daria.

About the Luke 18:1 Ministry

The Luke 18:1 Ministry is based on a verse in the Bible called Luke 18:1  “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”

This was Hannah’s favorite Bible verse.  When Hannah was in college studying to become a nurse and the tests were coming and she was studying and worried about whether she would fail (which was, like, never!), I would always tell her, “You can do this!  I know you can!  You know what?  The Bible has a verse in it about not giving up.”  I told Hannah about Luke 18:1, and she loved it from then on.  It was her favorite verse.

Addiction does not discriminate.  Hannah’s life on this website gives you the full and painful picture.  

Hannah Rose Wilson
August 1, 1992 – March 31, 2018

Why we’re here

For those dealing with addiction

This ministry exists to help people reflect and maybe seek help through one of our resource links or contacting us directly. We simply want to make ourselves available for God to do with as He sees fit.  That’s it.

Contact us anytime you need us.

For those that Love someone in Addiction

Addiction doesn’t care how much you’re loved or how well you’re raised. Addiction doesn’t care that you have a successful career as a nurse or a mom who loves you beyond words and would lay her own life down.  

I’ve written a little bit about my experience.  Check the section called “Writings”.

Want to help?

I bring some much needed goods to residents when I visit rehab and they are so appreciative. Check out my Amazon wishlist to purchase these goods which I will deliver. For the address please email me at contact@prayandnevergiveup.com.

Daria & Hannah’s Story

Keep praying!  Don’t give up!
If no one tells you they’re proud of you,
please know that I am proud of you.

What’s Up with Jesus and Why?

When I was 19 years old, I was a sad, lonely and rebellious kid.  My parents didn’t want me to live with them anymore after the non-stop fighting we engaged in, so thankfully my older brother took me in.

I turned 20 years old without a call from my parents on my birthday and no friends to celebrate with.  I was all alone, living with my older brother in Queens.  A book was being advertised on television called “Power for Living.”  I ordered the book because I was so depressed and crying all the time.  I figured it might help.

I read about Jesus Christ changing my life and becoming the center of my life.  I wanted my life put back together.  I prayed the prayer in the book about asking God to forgive me, to come into my life, and that’s exactly what happened.  I gave my life and my heart to Jesus Christ.  I believed.

The book said to buy a Bible, so I did and just started reading.  I had no one to talk to about this.  No one explained anything to me, and I certainly didn’t understand the Bible at all.  I knew I didn’t want to go back to Catholic Church, as they were the same people who called me and mom “spics,” because my mom spoke Spanish.  I was still alone, but I had Jesus and my life, and my outlook was completely and clearly changed.

A few months later I called my parents and asked if I could come home, and I apologized to my parents for being so nasty.  They accepted my apology. My mom said that when I came home, I was different, and she wanted what I had.  She didn’t know what it was, but somehow, I told her and shared with her.  Forgiveness and reconciliation came back into the home and we all got along again. 

A couple of years later, after eventually finding a church, my mom gave her life to Christ, and I watched my mom get baptized and change before me.  She was changed for good and developed a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.

My mom passed away a year ago on January 31, at the age of 87, and I know she is waiting for me in heaven.  She told me that she wished she had a mom like I was with my daughter.  Before she passed, in our last call, she said to me repeatedly, “I love you.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you.”  She said it over and over again to me and then a few days later, she was gone.  My dad, too, gave his life to Christ.  He’s 92 now.

 

How has my Life Changed?

Extraordinarily changed, monumentally changed!!   I got married and my husband believed in Jesus, as well.  We had a child named Hannah.  Hannah was loved tremendously and supported and guided and enriched and encouraged and raised to love Jesus, too.  We had a wonderful and affectionate Christian home and we lived near my parents…until…my marriage went bad.

My husband and I spiraled out of control and got divorced.  I fell away from God and wanted nothing to do with the God.  I turned my back on Him.  A few years later, as my life spiraled downward, God went after me.  The Bible says He leaves the ninety-nine to find the one and that’s exactly what He did.  I came back broken and repentant for what I had done wrong, and He accepted me with open arms and a tenderness that was unlike any I had experienced before.

For the next ten years, Jesus built me back up again.  He built me and built me and built me and built my faith back in new, different, and amazing ways, because ten years later, a tragedy of immense and far-reaching proportions would strike my life, and Jesus knew I needed to be close to Him to survive this.   This tragedy in my life was so significant that, if not for Jesus, I would have died in every way; mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and even physically.  Jesus held me through the violent raging storm of this tragedy and still does.  The tragedy I speak of?  My daughter Hannah passed away from her drug addiction.

My life is dramatically different and rich, in particular in what I call “Part Two of my Christianity.”  Jesus walks with me, lavishes me with His love and grace, and is merciful to me beyond words.  I love Him with all of my heart and my life will be worth nothing if I don’t spend it serving Him and helping others.  The one desire of my life is to do His will and please Him in all I endeavor to do.

Read about Hannah’s walk with God by clicking here.

Do you wish you could Have a Relationship with God?

 

You know what?  You can!!  Some people say, “I’ve been so bad.  You don’t know what I’ve done.”  Or sometimes I hear, “You have faith.  I don’t have that.”

None of this is true.  I’ve done some pretty rotten things in my life.  I have been far from perfect.  Hannah was not perfect either.

So having a relationship with God is not a formula.  I used to say to Hannah, it’s a three-word prayer, “Lord, save me.”

Do you really want God to come into your life and heart?  Just ask Him, “If you’re real, please show me. I’m sorry for things I’ve done in my life that I know aren’t right.  Please come into my heart.”

Jesus died on the cross for you to pray this very prayer.  It’s just that simple.

(If you prayed this prayer and want some follow-up materials, just contact me and I will send you what  I can free of charge.)

 

Contact

Hi dear one. Please feel free to contact me through the information below or email me directly at contact@prayandnevergiveup.com. Either way, I will respond as soon as I can.

2 + 8 =