We are calling on our community leaders, law enforcement, faith leaders, and all people to help promote substance abuse awareness at our annual Community Candlelight Vigil 6–7:30 pm, Saturday, Sept. 24, at the NE Corner of the Questa Traffic Light.
The Candlelight Vigil is for all who have been affected by drugs in our community. It’s our hope to bring drug awareness, healing to the hurting and remembrance of all the precious lives we have lost due to drugs. Freedom Center Church is bringing special guests from Adult & Teen Challenge of New Mexico to share their stories of freedom from addiction at the vigil. We know their stories will inspire so many and bring healing and hope to our community.
National Recovery Month is observed every September, so the timing of this vigil is perfect. We have offered this Candlelight Vigil for the past four years in observance of Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated the last week of October. We hope hosting the candlelight vigil a month earlier will invite warmer weather!
Adult & Teen Challenge provides Christian faith-based, residential care to young people and adults who struggle with life-controlling problems.