Rockford Rescue Mission celebrates graduates of Life Recovery Program

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Rockford, Ill (WIFR) -- The Rockford Rescue Mission honored 11 graduates of their life recovery program after changing their lives around overcoming addiction.

The ceremony opened with worship music as speakers explained how the program helps men and women restore their lives. Graduates shared testimonies and described how their paths have been transformed through the gratitude of the mission staff, volunteers, supporters and Christ.

"People in my family kind of said I need help, so I said okay. Here I am now and it changed my life,” said program graduate Brandon Peterson.