February 23, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
A crowd of around 200 people came out to hear Amy Lambert speak at Cornerstone United Methodist Church Thursday. Lambert is an international evangelist.
According to its website, Celebrate Recovery, also known as CR, is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups and habits.
The service opened with contemporary praise and worship music lead by singer Meggan Ward. Lambert was introduced by Bo Frowine, one of the CR leaders at Cornerstone.
Amy Lambert is an international evangelist, who has travelled as far as Africa, Europe and South America.
Lambert recently shared her story on the nationally syndicated Christian program, “The 700 Club.”
“I minister to people a lot with addictions, and many times people get caught up with the outward addiction, but they’re not looking at the underlying root of why the person is doing what they’re doing,” Lambert said.
Lambert went on to share her personal story of how she became ensnared in drug addiction as a teenager. She disclosed how she resorted to drugs and hanging out with the wrong crowd as the result of her parent’s divorce.
“My parents divorced when I was 10-years-old and my world shattered beneath me,” Lambert said.
Lambert said her life continued to spiral out of control until she came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
“God does not want you to be incomplete, he does not want you to be lacking anything in your life,” Lambert said.
Rhonda Dunlap, who serves as a CR leader at Cornerstone, said she is grateful for Lambert’s visit, and believes that her presence will make a great impact upon many people in the area.
“Amy has a powerful story of her life in addiction and how God delivered her from that addiction. She is living proof of a mother’s prayer,” Dunlap said.
Dunlap also said Lambert’s story serves as a reminder that anyone can fall prey to drug addiction.
“Amy is an example of how addiction does not discriminate. She was a ‘good’ kid, a preacher’s kid even. And she reminded us that the people who we picture in our minds as drug addicts did not start out that way,” Dunlap said.
The audience responded with clapping as Lambert offered words of hope.
“God is going to do such a work of redemption in your life, and restoration, that people are going to look at you and know that there is a God in heaven,” Lambert said.
The program ended with an altar call, of which 75 went forward.
Tim Roth, senior pastor at Cornerstone said he is looking forward to working with Lambert in future the on other outreach efforts.
Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.