Stories of Hope - Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Stories of Hope2017-10-24T23:38:09-05:00

Stories of

Grateful through it all: Pamela is especially thankful for YOU! 

“I was looking for a solid foundation with God and I found it here at Bridgeport Rescue Mission” When Pamela learned the man she loved no longer loved her, she was heartbroken. And the substances she’d used only recreationally became a panacea for her emotions. “They made me feel like I had no pain and no resentments,” she says, ignoring the danger of her self-destructive habit. Soon addiction took hold and life spiraled out of [...]

Carol is celebrating hope! Your support brings hope to the hurting this Easter.

  “I never thought I was worthy.” Carol’s father left when she was young, and she always felt the absence of his love. Influenced by those around her who abused alcohol, she began drinking too, believing it filled the void she felt inside. As she grew older, the destructive habit escalated, impacting her health and her relationships with those she loved most. “When I was drinking, I didn’t care what I said or if I [...]

Thank you for bringing GREAT JOY to hurting people – You changed Eboni’s life

Eboni never knew her father and always felt the void of not having his love. Although uncles and older brothers did their best to help raise her, it wasn’t enough. “With the awareness that he wasn’t in my life, I sought love in other places,” she says. And through the years, her search drew her into destructive relationships, exacerbated by substance abuse and homelessness. When her mother passed away, she was devastated. She rekindled her [...]

Recovering Who God Made Him to Be

From the time he was little, Jermaine knew God was calling him to ministry. But so many traumas happened during those early years that the calling was drowned out. Jermaine had a safe place he’d go to escape, the space under the stairs where he surrounded himself with the things he loved. His father couldn’t love him because he didn’t stay around to know him. His mother couldn’t love him because she was an addict. [...]