In August 2014 by God’s love and grace we opened a new Genesis House program in Duluth for men that need deliverance from drugs alcohol and other problems.
Addictions are a huge problem that many families face. It is very difficult for families to deal with these problems on their own. The Bible tells us that the truth shall set you free. It is imperative to get these men into an environment where they can soak in God’s Word and receive Godly direction and mentoring.
Genesis is a six month program with the first three months being an intense discipleship time learning to hear God’s voice and learning to take steps according to His Word. During the second three months we work on teaching skills finding jobs and helping them mold good character for their new life and future while still being under strong accountability.
Ron Allen the head counselor has the same heart desire and vision to see men set free. He has a powerful gift to disciple men. He has moved into this home and given his life solely for this purpose trusting God to give him the wisdom to see men renewed to the fullness of God. He has taken on this responsibility to live by faith with no financial guarantees. We are very blessed and honored to have this man of God as our director.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creation. Old things have passed away behold all things have become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
In 1980 Redemption Ministry started its first drug rehabilitation program in Brooklyn New York with huge success. Lives and families were restored. There are many men who went through the program who are now pastors or involved in ministry work.
Another program was then opened in Minneapolis Minnesota. Pastor Harley Swartout has always had a burden of seeing men set free from addictions. He experienced the problems that come along with drugs and a lifestyle void of the Lord. The Lord touched him in a miraculous way delivering him from the desire to get high. From that time on he has had a tremendous burden to see others set free.
After starting a church in Duluth Minnesota he once again saw the great need for a place where men could get free of their addictions. By faith he began looking for a house. A house was found that could be purchased on a contract for deed and God provided for the down payment. Another Genesis House was beginning!
6:30 am Wake up
7:00 am Morning devotion
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Foundations in Faith
10:00 am Dealing with Strongholds
11:00 am Discipleship
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 pm Serving the Community
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Various evening meetings or Home
11:00 pm Lights Out
Genesis is a 100% faith based men’s program. We do not allow these men to be on government assistance. This allows us to keep Christ as the head with no restrictions or compromise on what we can teach and preach. Anyone entering is required to sign an agreement that their desire is to have a new life in Jesus Christ. Real freedom comes only through Jesus.
Our biggest need is for those who are willing to commit to donate on a monthly basis to help with the expenses of this home. All donations of any size are appreciated and all donations are tax-deductible. All checks should be made out to Redemption Ministry with Genesis written in the notation.
Together we can see lives and a city changed!
Please keep this program in your daily prayers.
The Redemption Ministry family