Hi my name is Jeff Venard,  I am 22 years old.  Before I came to Project Hope, I was struggling with an opiate addiction.  I had a pretty rough childhood growing up, I started selling drugs around the 7th grade which eventually led me to using drugs.  I thought I had my whole life planned out but I became a slave to my addiction.  Slowly I started to lose everything I had.  One day I found a Project Hope flyer in my room after trying to get into a program but couldn’t afford it. Nobody knew where this flyer came from, so I gave it a shot. Since I’ve been here, I have turned my life to Christ, got saved, and got baptized.  God has been working miracles in my life since being here, He’s helped me rebuild my relationship with my family and I’ve learned how to become a leader.  I am so thankful that I now have a personal relationship with the Lord.  Today, I put everything I struggle with in His hands because I know that He is going to work all things together for His plan; He will not lead me astray. I believe that the Lord used this program to save my life.  The scripture I stand on is Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation, the Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”