Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope2017-10-24T23:38:09-05:00

Stories of


“I didn’t have a dad,” Chris says. Although he lived with his mother and sisters, “I was really alone… I had no one to talk to.” Without his father in his life, he grew up with a sense of abandonment… of rejection. When, at age 10, he was abused by someone he trusted, his sense of isolation grew even more severe. Still a child, he began to numb his pain with alcohol. As he grew [...]


It was 2004, and Larry Edwards had recently joined the Mission’s New Life Program. Longing to overcome a decade of addiction, homelessness, lawlessness and separation from his loved ones, he was in a chapel service when the pastor posed this candid question – and Larry raised his hand! “That’s when my life began to change!” he says today. Now the owner of a successful construction business, Larry has helped with many Mission projects in the [...]


When Allen was 4 years old, his father was killed in a car accident that left his mother severely disabled. “It was tough growing up,” he recalls. “By the time I was 16, I had learned to numb my feelings by drinking and smoking marijuana.” He later married, but his destructive behaviors prevented him from being responsible for his family. He and his wife separated and he returned home to care for his ailing mother. [...]


Samone was raised in church. But when she grew older, she strayed away from God as she wrestled with “all the dramas of life”… the times when she needed Him most. The joy she experienced at giving birth to her beautiful little boy was tarnished by the guilt she felt at having him out of wedlock. Then, as she and the baby’s father struggled with the challenges of being young parents, the tension between the [...]