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Hello, my name is David Havice. I have been blessed with the privilege of being the Founder and Creator of The City of Help.
In 2009 my son, Dustin, entered the Teen Challenge Program which impacted my life through the 15 months of interaction and participation more than I would have ever imagined. I began to desire a closer relationship with God than I had experienced before. Through a series of events and particularly a church service I had watched on TV during this time, I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life. This led to God completely and thoroughly setting me free from 37 years of daily alcohol consumption. Praise the Lord!
2 Corinthians 6:2 (My birthday)
For He says, "At the acceptable time (the time of grace) I listened to you, And I helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is " the acceptable time," behold, now is "the day of salvation"
Then in 2010 through a Christian TV program I was introduced to the teaching of Dean Sikes, "A Life Worth Living / How to Discover & Fulfill God's Call on Your Life". After I had read and went through the process I was amazed to discover Dean's teaching was being shared at Teen Challenge also. This God inspired teaching was the inspiration for The City of Help. Over a 6 month period God had given me dreams, direction, and plans for the creation of this life-enhancing and nurturing program.
The main motivation that has been driving me is the love of God I have for my son, Dustin. Unfortunately after he returned home...he went back to his previous life and the people that were used to trap him in the first place. If he would have had the next step, the opportunity after the successful program of Teen Challenge to taste and feel all that God had for him, I believe he would be prospering, healthy and happy, walking in the blessings of God today.
So with God's motivation, help, direction, and strength through Jesus living in and through me and all those God is calling... The City of Help will give people a place to grow into the men and women of God they were created to be.
Over the next 6 years God set into motion all the series of events that had to take place in my life before this dream, this vision, could become a reality. God put such a hunger and thirst to know Him in my heart that I read the Bible and went to church at every opportunity. I listened to as many messages about the Word that I could. With each year drawing closer and closer to the plan not only for my life, but for those that I will encounter.
In 2014 I took the most important step of the process which was to close my business of 24 years in Arizona to go to study from God's best at Charis Bible College in the mountains of Colorado. There I received my Ministry License and Business Degree. I also received into my life the woman that would become my wife, Jennifer. We met the first day I went to Colorado Springs to look for a place to live and we were married a year later, August 12th, 2015.
Hi! My name is Jennifer. I have been blessed with the privilege of joining my husband David in this amazing journey to The City of Help. Shortly after asking Jesus to come into my heart and to be Lord of my life on Easter Sunday night in 1985, God revealed to me that I would be an Evangelist. So many miracles led up to that point in my life, but there is not enough room on this page to go into detail. Although, I must share, that the day after Easter I went to "go party" as usual, not having a clue what had happened to me when I truly asked Jesus to come into my heart the night before. For the first time after drinking half a beer I felt the effect of the alcohol, and I literally said, "I don't want this anymore". I put the beer down and went into the other room to smoke some weed (marijuana). I was going to take a hit, and realized that I didn't want to do that either. I gave the joint back and left. Never to go back ever again! I was truly a new creature in Christ! Praise the Lord!
2 Corinthians 5:17 ( My birthday!) KJV
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Fast forward twenty-eight years later in 2013, after my 3 precious children were grown and living their own lives, I sought the Lord for what to do with my life. I was bored and lonely and God put it on my heart to write a vision for what I wanted to happen in the next 5 years. It was to graduate from Bible College with my ministry license and start my ministry. At that time I was so thankful and grateful for the beautiful, warm weather of Sarasota, FL, but desiring to go to the mountains of Colorado after being there only once before, I heard that Andrew Wommack was opening Charis Bible College in the mountains of Woodland Park, CO. Without a doubt, I knew that was where I was to go.
I met David a little over a month after taking a huge step of faith moving to Colorado to go to Charis. God had placed us with vision and purpose in the same place, at the same time to fulfill His calling on our lives. We went together for all 3 years going to 3rd Year Business specifically to learn all it would take to create and open The City of Help. Now the two of us are filled with more knowledge and wisdom, excitement and purpose to fulfill God's calling on our lives. Fall of 2018 will be 5 years since I wrote my vision!
Now is the time!
The players are being gathered, the field is being prepared, there is excitement in the air.
What is your dream? Your vision? What has God placed in your heart? How can you be a part of The City of Help?