“Learning to Walk Daily with God”
“I was starting to drift in the wrong direction,” Ricki says.
Though he had a good job as an accountant, Ricki started getting complacent as he grew closer to retirement age and began drinking more heavily. When the friends who owned the cabin he was living in asked him to move out, it was the wake-up call he needed to get his life back on track.
Without financial resources in place, Ricki asked around for options and his ex told him about your Evansville Rescue Mission. “I was very thankful a place like this exists when I suddenly got the rug pulled out from under me. It’s just wonderful to know they can help guide you and get you back on the right direction.”
Ricki enrolled in our P.A.C.E.S. (Purpose, Accountability, Christ, Education, Service) long-term rehabilitation program, determined to rebuild his life. Here, through your gifts, he was blessed with the essentials of safe shelter, nutritious meals, and everything he needed to feel comfortable and at home. He committed his life to Christ and found strength and support through life skills classes and daily Bible studies.
“It’s a very intense type of Bible study,” he says. “It keeps you focused on a daily relationship in your walk with God. He is right there all the time, and P.A.C.E.S. helps you focus on building a closer relationship with Him.”
“At the Mission, you’ve got wonderful people who are willing to take that extra time and effort to help make you stronger and put your life back together.”
When he graduates in a few months, Ricki plans to look for a place to live and find another job in accounting. He also believes the Lord is leading him to go back to theology school and finish his degree so he can pursue the Lord’s calling for him to minister to others. This Christmas, as Ricki celebrates Christ’s birth, he’ll also celebrate the joyous new life he found inside our doors… because of your kind compassion. “I’ve got another very good and active chapter in my life before God’s going to call me to go home. I want to write this next chapter in the most God-loving and God-fearing way possible, and the Mission really helped me get focused on that.”
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