You’ve given him hope and new life this holiday!
“It was like God was warning me if I didn’t change, this was it…”
Growing up, Terrence longed to have his father in his life, a male role model he could look up to.
“My mother tried everything she could to raise me… to teach me right from wrong,” he says. But not having a dad left a void in Terrence’s heart that he tried for years to fill.
“I looked to guys on the streets to be that male role model in my life, but that just led me into a life of crime and being trapped in a cycle of drug addiction.”
Despite his attempts over the years to break free from his addiction, Terrence struggled to overcome his challenges. “I was always trying to be sober for someone else… never for me, and so I’d relapse.”
The turning point came when Terrence experienced a life-threatening car accident. Soon after, he began having vivid dreams that made him reevaluate the path his life had taken. “It was like God was warning me that if I didn’t make a change, this was it.”
“Before I came to the Rescue Mission, I was completely lost… but now, I’ve been found.”
Terrence joined our Mission Academy program, where he began praying and reading the Bible. Our staff and a local pastor helped lead him to the Lord! “The depression and heaviness I’d felt started to lift,” he says. “God stepped into my life.”
Through our faith-based program, Terrence has also found godly men to mentor him as he continues to grow in his faith. “They have an answer for everything and can quote the Bible to me… I’ve got a lot of love for the people here, and I know they’ve got a lot of love for me.”
Terrence’s heart is overflowing with gratitude this Thanksgiving because YOUR loving support gave him the confidence to rebuild his life. “I’m just very grateful for the Rescue Mission… Today, I have a job and I’m prospering. God is steadily blessing me, and it’s so beautiful.”
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