Let’s introduce our guest speaker for today, Pamela from Glasgow, Scotland, in her own words.
"I came into the rooms obese, drunk and inadequate at 29 - but only truly surrendered at aged 44! I thought I knew everything, I presented well, I had a marriage, 2 cars on the drive, and a mortgage. I had friends who adored me and I had a life others might crave - but inside I was broken. I felt like a fraud. I couldn’t stop eating chalk… yes chalk! I knew I needed more than to just stop eating drinking and popping painkillers but how? How was I going get out of this mess? I cried out - and my prayers were answered."
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 and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships 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. The guest speaker also chooses a fellowship or recovery-centered organization to which the majority of contributions from that week’s meeting will be donated to. This week’s organization for any contributions to go to will be Addictive Eaters Anonymous. 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 11.
Thanks again, Pamela! If we didn’t get to your question or if you have other questions, please go to the website and join in our community and ask those questions and answer others’ questions that will come up. 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.
Intro and closer music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262 This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.