From Guest to Leader
By Luis Tapasco | Men´s Program Graduate, Ciudad Refugio Leader
When I was an adolescent I began to drink alcohol and spend time in clubs. As I grew older I continued in this lifestyle and at the age of 18 I used cocaine for the first time. This led me quickly into addiction and I spent 5 years as a slave to drugs. As a result of my addiction I damaged relationships with my family and my girlfriend at the time.
Four years into my addiction the situation was bad enough that I became homeless and spent a year and a half living on the streets of Medellin.
That is how I came to know Ciudad Refugio. I started sleeping in the shelter and then moving on into the restoration program as part of the first group of men in the men´s restoration program.
I graduated the program 14 years ago and decided to stay and serve in the foundation. During this time, I have been able to finish my high school education and also graduate with a theology degree from a local bible institute. In 2014 God blessed me with a wife and I currently serve as coordinator of the men´s restoration program.