Lessons From An Overcomer: The Importance of Structure, Support, and Relying on God
After more than 20 years on drugs and alcohol, Gina Gianino was finally able to walk away.
Gianino is an overcomer.
Before finding Trinity Rescue Mission, Gianino tried to find help using other options but found nothing that worked. It was at Trinity where she found what she needed to address her addictions face-to-face.
“Trinity [gave] me structure and support,” Gianino explained.
Gianino was shown how to structure her life and how to live properly using all the lessons she learned. These aspects were critical in helping her fight her addiction. Trinity not only gave Gianino a sense of tangible structure but also highlighted the importance of her ongoing spiritual development.
“[Trinity helped] me get closer to God and worked in areas that needed it,” Gianino stated when reflecting on how the rescue mission met her needs. “Trinity has shown me that there is hope and [now] I have the courage to be able to live on my own.”
Gianino shared that she has experienced many accomplishments and realized her strengths while at Trinity.
“I am an overcomer,” Gianino said with confidence. “[I have learned] how to be still and listen to God.”
Gianino also has learned how to view every life experience as a way to bring God glory and feels blessed by Trinity’s role to help her see that. While reflecting on what she was most grateful for at Trinity, she said “The patience that the staff has [with her], the structure, bed, food, and the love.” After a brief pause, she added with a smile, “…and Bible class especially.”
“[I know that] God wants me to focus more on Him,” Gianino said. “That is why I am here, because He is the way.”
If you are someone you know is dealing with addiction or homelessness, please reach out to Trinity Rescue Mission in person or by calling (904) 355-1205. Let us know if you are interested in being a part of the Trinity Rescue Mission in terms of financial giving, in-kind donations, or donating your time as a volunteer.