“I realized after all that time that God never left me.”
Sean was proud of the life he had built and the three children he had raised. But then a series of losses caused him to fall into despair.
“I went through a lot of deaths, starting with my father, and that threw me for a loop,” Sean said. “My life was in turmoil. I was a mess.”
Sean turned to alcohol to cope after losing close relatives and friends. “I got so choked up with loss I just couldn’t handle it. I started binge drinking.”
Sean’s addiction got so bad he lost his job as an aerospace engineer and ended up homeless on the streets. He finally hit rock bottom and prayed, “I can’t drink anymore, but I don’t know what to do. God, please help me.”
The day he came to San Diego Rescue Mission, everything changed for Sean.
“It was like I was walking in a dream,” he said. “I’m grateful that my sister suggested I come here.”
“I heard ‘give it all to Christ’ my entire life, but I never really tried it until I came to the Rescue Mission.”
Sean met with a psychologist who helped him cope with his grief. And through classes, Bible study and the help of his discipler, Sean rededicated his life to Jesus.
“He helped me get my thoughts and actions back on track… he also suggested going to church and getting more spiritual food.”
Today, Sean’s family is proud of the progress he has made. He’s active in his church and is working as the Rescue Mission librarian while he figures out next steps since he graduated.
He’s also excited to spend Easter with the family he’s found at the Rescue Mission. “I have friends here. Some of these guys mean a lot to me because we’ve been here together for so long.”
You may never meet Sean, but he’s eternally grateful to YOU for your support – today, his heart is filled with new hope for the future. “I’m blessed that the Rescue Mission is here because now I have clarity, motivation, optimism and joy. I’m ready to embrace life now.”