Turning the page to another chapter

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 18, 2013

In the book of life, there are many chapters in a person’s walk as they journey toward eternity. Sometimes it’s hard to turn the page to the next chapter, especially if that experience was exciting and rewarding.  
This Saturday (Sept. 21), I’ll celebrate my 79th birthday. As Jeanne and I have done since February 1994, we will spend it at the Fontainebleau Treatment Center. It’s been almost 20 years that God has allowed us to meet some of His special people – men and women who have been in bondage to the addiction of illegal drugs and alcohol.  
I estimate that we’ve had the opportunity to minister to more than 7,500 individuals searching for a drug-free and peaceful existence. If statistics are accurate, only 3 to 5 percent of these have accepted our message that Jesus came to save and set them free from their bondage. The Bible says that many are called, but few are chosen.  
Over the years, Jeanne and I have had our Saturday nights planned by God. It started when a young man called from the treatment center and asked me to speak at their Saturday night meeting. That one Saturday night started what has become 19 years and seven months of an exciting chapter in our lives.  
This Saturday, we will celebrate my birthday with people who have given so much to us — the staff and clients of FTC. I’ve chosen to end that chapter on this special day and turn the page to see what God has in store for us in the future.  
The years at the treatment center have been some of
the best in our lives. The memories we will carry as we leave will always be special.  
Am I retiring from God’s “Get High on Life” ministry? No, you never retire from a ministry. I intend to continue as God opens doors to more opportunities to share His Word. In I Corinthians 2:9, it says, “Eye has not seen, or ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Jeanne and I humbly ask for your continued prayers and support as we look forward to an unknown future with a known God.
If you have any questions or comments, please write to Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477, or email hkeller@comcast.net.