The holiday season can be very difficult for men and women in recovery. At Big Fish Ministries, we understand how hard it can be to be away from family and going through the process of healing so we make special efforts to make our ministry feel like “home” for our residents.
Big Fish Ministries’ administrative assistant, Susan, hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at her home for women in the long-term recovery program who were unable to visit their families. Six of our residential recovery women’s program residents joined Susan and Big Fish Ministries Women’s Program Director Tasha Gomez in the morning to begin preparations for the meal. They spent the day cooking, reminiscing about family memories, and counting their blessings. The day culminated with a Thanksgiving feast and toast with each of the women sharing how grateful they are for their own journeys to find freedom through Christ.
“It was a really special moment. The ladies started to see the joy in being clean and sober during the holidays,” said Tasha Gomez, Women’s Program Director. “We showed them the love of Christ and reaffirmed that Big Fish Ministries is more than a program – it’s a family.”
Thank you to everyone who donated towards our Big Fish Ministries angel tree this year! Your generosity provided joy and hope to the men and women we serve. Some special highlights from our women’s Christmas festivities are featured below.
Our men and women enjoyed a special Christmas celebration complete with gifts and a meal. We are grateful for all our dedicated staff who worked hard to fill this Christmas with good memories for our residents.