Elpetra Ministries, a South African non-profit organization (082-694-NPO), was founded in September 2010 as a halfway house for men who are recovering from the sin of drug and alcohol addiction. We offer a 3- or 6-month residential, after-care program which includes accommodation, three meals a day, theory instruction and a structured, daily work program. We have a maximum capacity of 30 beds.
Our goal is to provide men with a safe, faith-based community in which they can receive Biblical instruction, counseling, prayer support and a structured daily routine; all of which is meant to help men be restored to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Through partnerships with community support groups and other non-profit organizations, we strive to equip men to re-enter society in a productive manner, with dignity and hope.
We believe that addiction is a sin-condition and that God’s solution to addiction is sanctification; which is a progressive work of God and man that makes us more and more free from sin and like Christ in our actual lives.
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses – Ezekiel 36:25-29a
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock – Matthew 7:24