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What I’m Supposed to be Doing

Kelly states, “I had been on disability and not working for a number of years and I was getting ‘antsy’ and needed to be doing something.” “I was living with my daughter about four years ago, and we were friends with a gal named Susan who was involved with the mission at that time. My…

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Vengeance Isn’t Mine

“I found out who they were and went to sit outside their trailer and kill them. That is when God got a hold of me and I knew I needed to get away from it all,” recalls Raymond. Raymond had been a drug dealer for as long as he could remember. He taught his sisters…

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A Match Made in Heaven

Victor Valley Rescue Mission and Burning Bush Church have entered into a win-win partnership. One might even say it is a match made in Heaven. The joint effort, food service ministry, meets the needs of hundreds, if not thousands, in the high desert area. Organizer and Burning Bush Minister, Daroyle Scott says, “We have gained…

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Conflict Resolution

Juan recalls, “There was a lot of conflict in my home growing up. There was a lot of yelling and fighting. I made the decision to never be like them. Seeing how the conflict tore the family apart, I never wanted to be a part of it. I couldn’t live like that anymore, I remember I…

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A Mission With a Vision

The future is not a promised thing for us; we have only one opportunity. It happens every time we wake up in the morning. This is the next 24 hours of our life here on earth, where we can make a difference in the lives of those around us. Our opportunity to do ministry here…

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Finding Hope

“I’ve been at the mission ten months and the biggest change is finding hope,” says Timothy. “Before, I was disconnected. I had a rough childhood. I went through a bitter break up and a custody battle that left me homeless. I spent my last dime on a lawyer. I lost my son. I was living…

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We Can Do It!

Thrift store employee, Rosie, embodies all the hard work and determination of the World War II, muscle-bound, icon who shares her name. That was Rosie the Riveter. Her motto, “We Can Do It!”, is shared by our Rosie as well. She states, “Prior to this building turning into a thrift store it used to be…

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Finding Light at the End of the Tunnel

Recovering from a heart attack and stroke, John wasn’t able to work. Being that his previous job was out of state, he wasn’t able to collect disability either. So John lost all he had and became homeless. John was not only homeless but hopeless as well. He says, “I was ready to give up. I…

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It’s the Atmosphere

“It’s the atmosphere!” thrift store employee Mike answered when asked. “What is your favorite part of working at the mission?” He continued, “The atmosphere is the most important part of any company. When you feel comfortable around your co-workers, it makes you want to come to work in the morning.” Over time, Mike has learned…

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Miraculous Recovery

“I shouldn’t be able to walk, talk, or see,” says Nathan. Several years ago, a tumor the size of a grapefruit was taken out of his skull. Immediately after the surgery, he felt better. His sight and hearing improved. Five days later, he walked out of the hospital on his own recognizance. Some might say…

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Handing Out Happiness

In order to graduate high school, mission volunteer Erika had to fulfill a certain amount of community service. While waiting until the last minute to complete the hours, she was directed to the mission. We put her to work, and procrastination over this senior project has turned into a habit of handing out happiness. Erika…

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Giving Hope, Getting Hope

Mission volunteer Sandra isn’t in the midst of an easy season in life. Dealing with chronic pain and fighting several government agencies for compensation due to workplace injuries, she is giving her way to getting hope. “The mission is what is keeping me going, mentally and physically, because it gives me a purpose. The rescue…

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