Stories of Hope

At five years old, Harold was abandoned in a grocery store. “My mother told the cashier she’d left her money in the car and went to get it… She never came back.” He’d often been told he was worthless, but his mother’s decision spoke –...

Dean sat by his wife’s bed, her hand clutched in his. “If anything ever happens to me, you can get married again,” she said. Her words fell on deaf ears. He’d been watching her health deteriorate for 10 years, ever since she was diagnosed with renal...

  Justin was grateful to God for his life. “I had everything,” he says. “I worked with the same company for almost 10 years, was going to be married, had a new daughter and a house that was paid for. Everything was good.” Then tragedy struck and...

Imagine your life if every day were filled with sadness and angst. Imagine never knowing feelings of peace or joy. For Scott, this was reality. “I had a lot of anxiety and depression from being bipolar,” he says. So when he lost his job and found...

“When I tried meth, I loved it, and I knew I was in trouble,” Bob says. “It was downhill from there.” Bob started using when he was 31 and, for the next 12 years, worked long hours to support his meth addiction, neglecting his relationships. He...

Dutch was only seven when he first smoked marijuana, the start of a drug habit that took over his life. “After high school, I started doing meth, and I did it for 30 years,” he says. Though Dutch was a carpenter by profession, eventually he couldn’t...

Bill was blindsided just when his life was getting on track. While he was working, a construction vehicle backed up over him.  Life hadn’t been easy. He’d spent 32 years in the military, then had to transition back to civilian life in Ohio. He got a job...