“I Came to the Mission to Find God Again”

Mike had only been married six months when his new bride passed away. “It changed how I looked at things,” he says. “I didn’t go to God. I went to the bottle instead.”

Alcohol destroyed Mike’s second marriage, and he wound up living with his coworker and drinking buddy. “He was into drugs and it got to be one big party all the time,” he says. “I didn’t want to be around that.”

Finally, Mike decided he’d had enough. He wanted to change his life, so he walked to your Mission. “I came here to find God again and to get the bad habits out of me,” he says.

Since entering our P.A.C.E.S. (Purpose, Accountability, Christ, Education, Service) program, Mike has grown stronger in the Lord through chapels and Bible studies. “I have more understanding, trust, and faith in God,” he says.

Mike has grown emotionally through the program, as well. “I’m more positive, humble, and friendly,” he says.

Mike has been sober for a year now while working in maintenance at your Mission. He built a beautiful office here, and word-of-mouth is earning him more construction jobs! “I feel fulfilled and more confident about myself now,” he says.

Mike has since graduated from our program and moved into his own apartment! He credits God and the Mission with literally saving his life.

“I could’ve been thrown on the other side of the tracks and left for dead,” he says. “Instead, God led me here and the Mission gave me a clean bed, a shower, clean clothes, a hot meal, and a place to stay and pray and grow. They got me back on the right path.”

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