Former Addict, Lindell Recovery Network Introduce Others to Bondage-Breaking Spirit of God

(Charisma Media Archives)

Melissa Huray and her team are leading the charge in fighting addiction in all its forms, armed with the power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

"I am a recovered addict myself, and one day saw a cutout of fellow Minnesotan Mike Lindell and learned about his battle with addiction, contacted him and he hired me to run the Lindell Recovery Network. It's a miracle!" says Huray.

Born and raised in a home with an alcoholic father, Huray grew up in northern Minnesota and came to Christ at 9 years old through the love and concern of a neighbor. However, she began abusing alcohol and was drinking to the point of blacking out by 15. She was, essentially, living two lives—a theme that would unfortunately carry on into later stages in her life.

Bestselling author of God, Trump, and the 2020 Election, Stephen Strang highlights the spiritual warfare at work in America: the country with the second highest drug related death rate in the world. "I believe there are spiritual forces at work," Strang says, calling for believers to take hold of and employ the promise in 2 Timothy 1:7: "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control."

"The day I turned 18, I left home and moved in with my boyfriend—that didn't last. I jumped into a marriage with someone else at 21 and was divorced at 23. It was a nightmare, all because I refused to wait on God's timing," Huray says of her past.

At 26, Huray was arrested, which caused a brief pause in her addition, but it was not until her father's death by alcohol overdose that she finally asked God to heal her.

"I came to God after a 12-hour blackout at the Minnesota State Fair and asked Him to free me from the bondage of addiction, and He did," she remembers.

After years as a bartender, Huray pursued a career in broadcast journalism. She had lived two lives: news reporter by day, blackout drunkard by night. Through God's grace, Huray was able to manage her addiction when she was finally forced to meet Him in the midst of her struggle.

Today, the reformed addict is the mother of three daughters, married and leading the Lindell Recovery Network: a high tech platform that provides an approachable solution to the nightmare of addiction and a threefold plan forward for those desperately seeking freedom.

"Anyone can go to lindellrecoverynetwork.org and get a code, where they'll find thousands of powerful video testimonials from people just like them. They can choose one of three options which include churches with recovery programming, Christian treatment programs we have vetted or our powerful online program: Operation Restoration," Huray encourages. "The Holy Spirit works strongly through this technology, leading each person to the right option for them. Mike Lindell and I have a shared goal of leading struggling addicts to freedom through the Lord Jesus Christ."

Huray covets your prayers for the ministry, and in particular, for more churches to partner with the LRN. She asks leaders to go to lrnchurch.org to register their church, so people searching the platform can find healing and the love of Jesus through their local church. Partner churches will also be armed with training tools to help assist their efforts to help people with addictions.

"The Lord Jesus Christ healed me, restored my life, gave me back my family and in His grace and mercy has allowed me to follow in the footsteps of Mike Lindell, a recovered addict who has dedicated his life to the kingdom cause of leading others to Jesus," says Huray.

Amir George directs The World Helpline at theworldhelpline.org.

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