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John G - His Experience, Strength and Hope - Speaker Meeting #3

July 03, 2020 Justin B Episode 3
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John G - His Experience, Strength and Hope - Speaker Meeting #3
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John G - His Experience, Strength and Hope - Speaker Meeting #3
Jul 03, 2020 Episode 3
Justin B

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom meeting, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes.  Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes.  If you are hearing this podcast recorded and would like to participate as a live audience member, or if you would like to be a guest speaker in a future meeting, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations or to submit to become a guest speaker.  

Reco12 is an ad-free service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  in the chat of the live meeting.  Or, if you use Venmo, you can also contribute there.  Our handle is @Reco-Twelve. When you contribute, please specify the meeting number.  This is meeting number 3.  And John has kindly chosen to have all donations from this meeting go to Reco12.  We are very grateful for that, John.

John is a 73 year old Alcohol, Heroin, Methadone, and Cocaine addict. He got clean in NA in 1992.  He lived at a 12-step community for approximately 7 years. John has been attending AA for the past 6 years. Always has had a service commitment in whichever is current home group, had a coffee commitment last year for 6 months and has done service at the intergroup level, and with H and I, which stands for Hospitals and Institutions.  It is a way that one can give back to the addict who suffers in hospitals and institutions.  John has always worked with a sponsor, and has gone through the steps of recovery several times. He sponsors men quickly through the steps as outlined in the AA Big Book. John is also friends with 14 cloistered nuns who reside in a Monastery.

Thanks again, John!  That was a great Reco12 weekly speaker meeting for all addicts and those wanting to learn more about addiction and the recovery therefrom.  If we didn’t get to your question or if you have other questions, please go to https://www.reco12.com/forum and join in our community and ask those questions and answer others’ questions that will come up.  I invite the audience to come back next week.  If you have not yet gone to www.reco12.com and submitted your email address (you only need to do it once), please get on the invitation list, so you can join us live, each Friday at 12:00 noon, central time. 

If you would like to contact John G about working the steps, please email us at reco12pod@gmail.com and we will get you connected with him.

“Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262  Used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.

Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)

Show Notes

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom meeting, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes.  Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes.  If you are hearing this podcast recorded and would like to participate as a live audience member, or if you would like to be a guest speaker in a future meeting, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations or to submit to become a guest speaker.  

Reco12 is an ad-free service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  in the chat of the live meeting.  Or, if you use Venmo, you can also contribute there.  Our handle is @Reco-Twelve. When you contribute, please specify the meeting number.  This is meeting number 3.  And John has kindly chosen to have all donations from this meeting go to Reco12.  We are very grateful for that, John.

John is a 73 year old Alcohol, Heroin, Methadone, and Cocaine addict. He got clean in NA in 1992.  He lived at a 12-step community for approximately 7 years. John has been attending AA for the past 6 years. Always has had a service commitment in whichever is current home group, had a coffee commitment last year for 6 months and has done service at the intergroup level, and with H and I, which stands for Hospitals and Institutions.  It is a way that one can give back to the addict who suffers in hospitals and institutions.  John has always worked with a sponsor, and has gone through the steps of recovery several times. He sponsors men quickly through the steps as outlined in the AA Big Book. John is also friends with 14 cloistered nuns who reside in a Monastery.

Thanks again, John!  That was a great Reco12 weekly speaker meeting for all addicts and those wanting to learn more about addiction and the recovery therefrom.  If we didn’t get to your question or if you have other questions, please go to https://www.reco12.com/forum and join in our community and ask those questions and answer others’ questions that will come up.  I invite the audience to come back next week.  If you have not yet gone to www.reco12.com and submitted your email address (you only need to do it once), please get on the invitation list, so you can join us live, each Friday at 12:00 noon, central time. 

If you would like to contact John G about working the steps, please email us at reco12pod@gmail.com and we will get you connected with him.

“Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262  Used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.

Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)