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Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope2022-03-22T18:19:26-05:00

Stories of

The best Christmas gift there is – Michael has joy and new life, thanks to you!

“The Mission took a chance with me…” Michael was raised by a single mother who worked several jobs, often forcing her to leave her son to fend for himself. “I veered off into the streets when I was 13, smoking weed and drinking,” he says. “Back then it was just for fun.” But as he grew older, it became his priority – and eventually cost him everything. His marriage ended… he was separated from his [...]

Teresa is grateful & blessed this Thanksgiving because of your support.

Teresa suffered abuse at the hands of her children’s father and began using drugs to numb her heartache and pain. The tragic situation lasted more than five years and, sadly, she became addicted. “Instead of paying my bills, I would use my money to get high,” she says. Eventually she became homeless… lost her children… and became seriously ill. “My body couldn’t take any more. I was perishing. I was about to die.” Her grandfather, [...]

Your generous support has helped Richie grow spiritually and heal emotionally. Now he’s helping others.

When Richie was just 16, his father died and he began numbing his grief with alcohol. It was the beginning of a 40-year struggle with addiction that cost him jobs, destroyed his marriage, and left him homeless. “I didn’t care where I slept, what I ate, or what happened to me. I was depressed and desperate.” Then, one morning, he awakened under a boardwalk and decided to change his life. “I was sick and tired. [...]

Thanks to you…Carson has been given a life-changing gift this Christmas.

“I had to get right with God.” Carson grew up in a dysfunctional family where alcohol was used liberally. He picked up the destructive habit and soon came to depend on it to feel comfortable around others. “I was real quiet, but drinking made me open up,” he says. Over the next few years, however, the practice escalated to addiction… and deeply impacted his life. An experienced LPN, “I had good jobs, but I lost [...]