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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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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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