• Gary Story of Change

CITY RESCUE MISSION

Gary's Story


Before coming to the Mission, Gary struggled with homelessness and addiction for many years. He felt broken and hopeless while he lived a life separated from God. Eventually, Gary’s addiction cost him his job after being charged with a DUI. It was then that he came to the City Rescue Mission for help. First, he was stayed in the Mission’s emergency shelter where he was given a safe place to sleep and hot meals every day. After speaking with a staff pastor about the Men’s Recovery Program, Gary realized it could be the change he needed in his life and decided to go through with it.


"I thought I was hopeless before I came to the Mission.
I now feel that I have a purpose in life," shares Gary.

The Recovery Program gave Gary time to focus on building a relationship with God and turn his life around. Before he came to the Mission, Gary didn’t understand how God’s word related to him in any way. He didn’t understand what it meant to walk with Jesus. The Recovery Program helped him learn all about the Bible and how it related to his daily life. Gary now knows that he matters to God. He is grateful for the dedicated staff and volunteers who taught and guided him through the Program. Impressed by their selfless dedication to serve others, Gary knew he wanted to wake up every morning and think about how he too could serve God.  “I thought I was hopeless before I came to the Mission. I now feel that I have a purpose in life,” shares Gary.