“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 in a tent, in an empty field, and someone even stole my tent. I was down to just my backpack. I went 17 days without food. I had holes in my shoes. I was empty. I literally didn’t care anymore.
After losing my son, lost and broken, I found the mission’s shower program. God does some amazing things to get us back. He used one of the shower organizers, who asked me, ‘I know you are not using drugs or drinking. What are you doing out here?’ I realized, I don’t belong out here on the streets.”
Timothy walked over to the mission and began the process to become a part of Life Recovery Program. Since then he feels saturated with hope. Timothy now has a passion to spread it to others. He says, “Now I have a relationship with the Lord. I never even read the Bible before. I must admit, at first, I didn’t know what to think, until I read 2 Timothy 1:7. It says, ‘For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.’ Now I just couldn’t stop reading the Bible. I’ll be a pastor, no doubt. I was given the opportunity to give a message and I knew it was my calling. To the donors, thank you, I am so grateful,” says Timothy.
Thank you for giving to the mission where lost and empty souls find hope and turn from indifference to making a difference.