Unspoken – Celebrating Recovery

Family Life Radio —  January 15, 2014 — Leave a comment

Have you ever had the feeling that God could never use you because of what you have done in your past? Ever looked at your drug addled child and wondered what God could do with their life? Take inspiration and hope in the testimony of the band Unspoken.

As a teenager, Chad Mattson was an athlete that stayed away from drugs and alcohol while providing a designated driver for his friends. But Chad is the first to admit the truth that is 1 Corinthians 15:33 “Bad company corrupts good character.” He eventually began joining in with his friends.

But he knew how much he needed God so he would wait until after Thursday night Bible study to get high. He was spinning out of control but God never let go of Chad’s life, prodding him to go on a sabbatical to the Dominican Republic. You could call it a missions trip but there was nothing official about it.

I’ll let Chad tell you in his own words: “My family grew up bringing us to church, wonderful Christian people. But in my early 20’s I got into using drugs and that whole mess and culture. I got a card from a missionary in the Dominican Republic and I was kind of at the end of my, you know, I was so tired of running from God. So tired of being beat up by the world that I was looking for something to do but I just didn’t know what. I was looking for Jesus essentially.”

Chad continues, “So I got this card from these missionaries and I called them and said “”Could I come and hang out with you for a couple of months?”” And they reluctantly said yes.”

He went and served them, building churches and studying his Bible. That led to Chad getting clean and meeting Mike Gomez who is in the band Unspoken with Chad. The band performs at Celebrate Recovery events across the country as well as their concert stops ministering to the broken and their families. If you would like more information on Celebrate Recovery you can go to celebraterecovery.com to find your local groups.

Unspoken currently has a song “Lift My Life Up” on the Billboard Contemporary Christian music chart and they are working on new music. Their EP “The World Is Waking” is available now.

 

7 comments
Meaghan Lichon
Meaghan Lichon

I know from my past the awesome power of the lord! I am a 24 year old mother of 3 who by 21 got custody of 2 of my children taken by cps because of my drug addiction! The only place for me to turn was to the lord now 4 years later I have been clean 3 years and regained custody of my children despite the fact most everyone including the courts told me I would never have custody back! All things are possible with the lord! God works miracles if you allow him! I am living proof!

Minette L Siegman
Minette L Siegman

I understand as the mother of a mental ill child I did not know how to help him becuse he was using drugs, but God directed my path to find him great help and staying constant with God to heal my child, love support him, never give up on him. The words teaches me that he can heal you from any addict or affiction. He gave me back my child with God the impossible is possible. I say thank you to the men and women of the bridgeway mental hostipal never lost hope in my son. Anit God so good

Elizabeth Church
Elizabeth Church

hahaha no it is what i have done in my past that i know god can use me and he can use me any way he see fit. i use to be really big in the witchcrafting ways ( the wrong way i know) then my mother passed and i crossed ovver into an even darker place for months i battled with myself and the evil holden me down then i had a dream it helped me out some then a good friend helped me pull me out (well a few really good friends) i was still battleing with evil on and off but just a few monthes ago some really good words were spoken to me in a song. ( i have heard this song over the years i know it's message but it really hit home this time) You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" by Josh Groban. god is love and he is awesome and he can do great things with any one of us. without him we are truly nonthing. it is still a hard road ahead of me but i know everthing is going to be ok.no it is going to be awesome