Dyersburg native, Ervin Smith, will speak at The Well of Dyersburg’s worship service on Saturday, May 28, at 7 PM. Smith is a longterm survivor of drug addiction and is an active member of the recovery community in Chicago, Illinois, where he now lives.
Referring to his current nineteen years of continuous recovery, which followed nearly twenty-five years of active addiction, Smith says that if he can do it, anyone can, and that recovery from any addiction is possible because God’s love enables the work it takes. He speaks regularly in Chicago at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, transitional houses, high schools, and twelve-step recovery meetings. He has mentored hundreds into and throughout the recovery process, which he calls “the daily trenches.”
Ervin is the son of Ruby and Murray Smith, Jr. and the grandson of Josie and Murray Smith, Sr. and Mattie and Howard Goings, Sr., all from Dyersburg. The title of Mr. Smith’s talk will be “Addiction Recovery: Navigating the Trenches by God’s Grace and Mercy.”
Refreshments will be available at the end of the service. All are welcome.