Stories Archives - VV Rescue Mission


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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Bill’s Boots on the Ground – December

I have witnessed so many things that have moved me. I often say, “I don’t want to ever not be in awe of God!” One story stands out when I

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Gilbert Breaks Cycle, Is No Longer Content With Life On The Streets

Before coming to the mission, Gilbert had been living on the streets for four years. He had spent most of his life staying with family members, and eventually, he had

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Sean Rises Above His Pain, Dedicates His Time To Others

Sean has struggled with heartbreak in his life, but his solution to staying positive is to give his pain to God, and give back to the community.
Sean has been partially

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Brandon Aims to Leave the Streets, Gangs, Drugs Behind for Good

At 32, Brandon has been on the streets for more than half of his life. He left his house for good at just 13. “My mom’s boyfriends used to beat

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Reuben Tries to Shed the Shame He Carries From His Addiction

Reuben remembers having his first drink when he was just 9 years old. “I was at a party—it was my dad and his friends. And someone handed me a beer,”

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