Mothers Against Meth and the Community Worship Center are teaming up to host the third annual Freedom From Addiction Rally this weekend.


Mothers Against Meth and the Community Worship Center are teaming up to host the third annual Freedom From Addiction Rally this weekend.

“Each year it has grown and we’re just expecting great things to happen this year,” said Pastor Jim DeWitt with the Community Worship Center. “We feel like there’s a real problem with addictions in Butler County and the surrounding areas. We just want to be able to see people set free from those things.”

The three-day event starts Friday with a youth night that will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 8 or 9.

Then Saturday activities begin at 10 a.m. There are a lot of drama presentations, praise and worship, testimonies and a guest speaker, Bill McLemore. McLemore will speak at about 7 that evening.

McLemore is from Missouri and comes up at least once a year to an addiction rally.

Sunday is biker Sunday and activities begin at 8 a.m., with a luncheon at noon.
Bikers come in from Arkansas, Missouri and all over Kansas to talk about where they’ve been and how they have gotten out of their bad situations.

“We are trying to reach people and let families know this is happening if they have family members with addictions and are struggling,” said Krystal Wallace, with Mothers Against Meth.

“It’s really inspirational and eye opening for anyone who is going through the addiction problem,” Wallace said.

She said those with addictions can be hard to reach and may be fearful of coming out and openly looking for recovery help, but she urges people not to be afraid.

“This is a wonderful way for them to come and find out what it’s all about and meet people who have made it through and are living a wonderful life and are willing to help them,” Wallace said.

But the event is not just for those with addictions, it is open to anyone.

“It is not just drugs and alcohol, just anything that keeps a person from walking with the Lord,” DeWitt said. “We’re just trying to promote the Kingdom of God.

There are no ties or strings attached to it. We just want people to come and receive from the Lord. It’s to see people set free. Everyone is welcome.”

DeWitt has seen positive things come from the past rallies.

“I just believe that everybody who has come out here has received something from the Lord if they were looking to receive,” DeWitt said. “We have had a lot of success.”

The rally is held at the Community Worship Center, which is located at 11876 SW Highway 54, just west of Rosalia on the north side of the highway.