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CITY RESCUE MISSION

Lainie's Story...


Lainie felt alone and abandoned by God when it seemed her life was falling apart. “I lost everything, including my home. I was barely getting by,” she shares. Emotionally, mentally, and physically broken, she was losing hope...

 

“By the grace of God, someone told me about the Mission. I was so happy I was able to come here and I felt relieved to have shelter.” Once at Hope Place, the Mission’s shelter for women and women with children, Lainie finally felt safe and cared for. However, she needed time to truly heal and recover from her past traumas so she decided to enter Jesus First.

“My baptism is a symbol of my commitment to our Lord"

Jesus First is the long term recovery program for women at the Mission. In the program, Lainie is taking personalized classes to help her address life issues and grow closer to God. “Having nothing, I realized what it means to rely on Him for everything.” As a new creation in Christ, she decided to be baptized at church as a symbol of her commitment to Him.

 

Now that she has found her faith, Lainie feels her life is heading in the right direction. “I found the support I desperately needed at the Mission. I’m surrounded by such beautiful people who love and support me and listen to me. Being here has opened a door where I went from questioning my faith to growing in my faith. I feel Jesus here. He’s in my life and I realize that all along, I was never truly alone.”

 

It is because of faithful supporters that the Mission’s doors remain open, welcoming lost and hurting people, like Lainie, and sharing the love of Christ. Lainie now has a new life and new hope! What an Easter blessing!