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CITY RESCUE MISSION

Sarah's Story...


Sarah hasn’t celebrated Christmas in years. During her battle with addiction, she was separated from her family and her faith. Lost, broken, and desperate, she realized it was time to get clean. But like many attempts in the past, she feared falling right back into old habits. That was when a friend told her about the Mission.

 

Sarah was excited for the new approach. She felt ready to reconcile her relationship with Christ, but knew she needed help and structure to do so. It is why she decided to join Jesus First, a long term program within our Women’s Ministry that focuses on recovery and healing from the past.

 

“I needed a fresh start and a new take on my recovery. Nothing had worked before and I realize now it’s because I needed Jesus,” shares Sarah. Keeping her faith throughout her addiction was a struggle. While at the Mission, she has been able to focus on rebuilding her relationship with Christ and discovering the strength that comes with it.  

“I needed a fresh start and a new take on my recovery. Nothing had worked before and I realize now it’s because I needed Jesus"

“It’s been an amazing spiritual journey here. The devotions, classes, and fellowship have helped me to rebuild my relationship with Jesus and grow in my faith.” As soon as Sarah walked through the doors at Hope Place, she felt welcomed, encouraged, and comfortable. She has already developed friendships with the other women staying at the shelter and has grown close with staff and volunteers.

 

These friendships and support systems have already made a difference for Sarah this holiday season.  “I’m excited to actually celebrate Christmas this year, especially now that I have a relationship with Christ.” Because of generous donors and volunteers, Sarah will be able to celebrate the birth of her savior surrounded by people who care in the safety of a place that feels like home. “I’m much more at peace right now. I don’t stress or worry because I know that He is in control. My addiction doesn’t have a hold of me now that I have Jesus.”