Sponsorship is a tool of our program; one that is valuable in the road to recovery.
Sponsors are OA members committed to abstinence and to living the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions to the best of their ability.
They share their program up to the level of their experience and by doing this service, they strengthen their recovery one day at a time.
A sponsor will help us through this Twelve Step program of recovery physically, emotionally and spiritually by sharing what they did to recover. Through their experience strength and hope in how they work their program, we take what works for us and put it into action into our own lives.
To find a sponsor, it is suggested to go to at least 6 different meetings and look for someone who has what you want and ask how he or she is achieving it.
At many meetings you will find contact sheets that may have available sponsors lists etc. or you may ask someone that has what you like. It can be very overwhelming to ask someone if they can sponsor you. Fear of rejection at times can immobilize us. In taking action to ask someone, things begin to change. Our program is a program of action.
There is a sponsorship lists available on line too that that one may find. One can be found at the virtual region upon request here; https://oavirtualregion.org/sponsor-speaker-sign-up/