The Mission Academy graduating class of 2020 has overcome extraordinary challenges due to the pandemic and shown incredible resolve and determination to finish strong.
Your love helped them get through.
Your belief in them bolstered their confidence.
Your prayers kept them close to God.
Because of you, these graduates’ lives have been transformed and they’re ready to get back into society – healthy, independent and full of faith.
So, let’s celebrate some of the men and women who have completed their year-long recovery program.
Personality in 3 words: Calm, Witty, Exploratory
Most likely to: “Make you laugh”
Favorite motto/quote: “Wait. Something good is going to happen.”
Advice for new students: “There’s a purpose for your life. If you just listen to what’s being told to you and listen to what God is saying to you, you’ll get that purpose.”
Personality in 3 words: Funny, Thankful, Serious-Minded
Most likely to: “Be a leader”
Favorite motto/quote: “To thine own self be true.”
Advice for new students: “Hold on and wait for the miracle because it’s coming if you apply yourself.”
Health issues prevented Donna from working. She fell behind on her bills and knew that her 15 years of sobriety was at risk. At the Rescue Mission she committed to working on herself, growing in her relationship with God, and not letting anger derail her.
“Now I’m using my coping skills to keep me on track. I’m able to move on and let go of the past. My life really has changed. I’m walking with a different beat, a different feeling about myself.”
Donna’s in school to become an administrative assistant and feels called to serve people who are still on the streets.