Stories Archives - VV Rescue Mission


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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Mission Celebrates 10 Years With Pastor John at the Helm of the Program

Pastor John Schmidt, program manager, hit a big milestone recently: In December, he celebrated 10 years at the mission. “When I started, there were 25 guys at the ranch (the

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2018: A Look Back At A Joyous And Successful Year

We have seen the goodness of the Lord here at the mission this last year. The outpouring of goodwill and generosity to the Mission is humbling. We have learned to

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Mario Turns Away From Life Of Violence And Drugs, Embraces God

As a child in Orange County, Mario grew up wanting for nothing. “We were always spoiled as kids,” he said. “But when we got to junior high school-age, I remember

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Bill’s Boots on the Ground – January 2019

The holidays have come and gone and the new year is here! 2018 was incredible; we served so many people with your help—thank you. But now, most of us are

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Brian Finds A ‘Restful Heart’ At The Mission

Brian and his future wife moved up to Oregon after high school. He went to culinary school, they got married, bought a house, and had two little girls. They were

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Linda’s Commitment To Service Continues To Fulfill Her Life

After a career of nursing and much of her free time dedicated to volunteerism, Linda was no stranger to serving her community. But her current post at the mission, she

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