The Baoshan Christian Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Yunnan Province, China is helping drug addicts recover from their addictions.
One such is Ting. "I used to be very tough," says Ting. “For many years I lived on the run from the authorities. There was little I wouldn't do to feed my addiction - theft, arson, even murder."
"After six years, my sister persuaded me to go to the Christian Drug Rehabilitation Centre.
"It was a two-day journey. We stopped in Lin Cang City for the night. My withdrawal symptoms were so bad, I screamed and shouted all night for relief.
"Since coming to the Centre, I've learnt a lot, especially from the Bible. I was a quick-tempered person.
"But through the Bible, God has taught me to be meek and patient. Whenever I felt the urge to take drugs God's Word would pull me through.
"I'll be graduating in 5 months’ time. I'm looking forward to returning home and sharing how God has changed my life."
This article is from The Word at Work – Autumn 2011.