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. [...]
Thank YOU for helping André make a fresh start!
“The Mission gave me a place to trust God.” André – like a lot of teenagers – began using drugs early in life. As an adult, however, his destructive habits landed him in prison. When he was released, he experienced a season of sobriety. But when his marriage fell apart, so did André. “I felt depressed, abandoned, and alone,” he says. He turned to what was familiar to deal with the pain, but the drugs [...]
Markita is filled with Easter hope
“I’ve been running for way too long.” Markita grew up in a Christian home; her mother was a minister. But after being sexually assaulted in high school, she lost sight of God – and suppressed her feelings of anguish and shame. She moved on with her life, earning two college degrees and starting a family. But when her 14-year marriage began to crumble, the distress of her past came rushing back, and she turned to [...]
Because of you… “My story has a new beginning!”
“God wants me to start over, and I’m willing.” Sarah started experimenting with drugs at age 19, because her peers exhibited a confidence she longed for. “I lost my self-esteem and was drawn to people who were using,” she says. Sadly, her misguided choices destroyed what she loved most and filled her heart with guilt and shame. She dropped out of college and began waitressing to support her addiction. Soon she met a man whose [...]