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10 Years Later, Sammy Reflects On Time At The Mission

After his first tour in Iraq, Sammy struggled. “When I came home, that’s when I really started falling,” he said. “I started doing drugs, and became addicted to meth. Even

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Bob Follows In Brother’s Footsteps, Graduates Mission Program

After 40 years of drinking, Bob decided enough was enough. His brother had graduated from the mission’s program a decade earlier and encouraged Bob to give it a try. “When

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – When All Seems Lost

If you were able to find something valuable that you had lost, would you keep this great news to yourself? I don’t think so. I bet you would proclaim it

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Nine Years After Graduation, Matt Has A Whole New Life

When Matt reflects on the man he once was, he has trouble explaining what a 180 he’s made. “If you weren’t in that world, it may be hard to see

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Rick Reflects On Life After Graduation

Rick, a homeowner, husband, and father of six, had been sober with the help of a 12-step program for 18 years. But as he entered his 50s, his arthritis worsened,

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – Light It Up!

The desert is a beautiful place. I often venture out to the areas beyond the city, along dusty dirt roads and four-wheel-drive trails. The desert at night is a very

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It’s Time for Easter Eggstravaganza!

On Wednesday, March 27th, several thousand of our neighbors and friends will come to Center Street Park and enjoy a sun- and fun-filled day of Easter baskets, food, music, games

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Program graduate turns his life around, and stays to work at the mission

Timothy graduated from the mission’s Life Recovery Program in 2016. “I had a lot of growing up to do,” he said. “I used to be very all about me. And

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Bill’s Boots on the Ground – March 2019

We’ve had a nice winter with lots of rainfall here in the Victor Valley—us desert dwellers are not used to so much rain. It sure does make the area green

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After Half a Lifetime Behind Bars, Joseph Chooses God

Joseph grew up in a broken family in San Bernardino. “I didn’t have a father around. My mother was there, but not really there. We didn’t have any money. I

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