Lay Your Burdens Down

Cynthia remembers the first time she read about Jesus. It was in the pages of her mother’s small Good News for Modern Man new testament.  She liked  the “Jesus” she read about and wanted to know Him. That brief introduction  to Jesus stayed with her through years of domestic abuse and alcoholism until she  finally […]

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Redirected and Restored

Murray is from the San Francisco Bay area. He had a successful career, was a skilled carpenter and owned a business.  In 2008 Murray and his wife divorced.  That same year the financial crash wiped out his business, his savings and his retirement. He lost everything, including his faith. “I felt spiritually empty.”  Murray had […]

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Everyone Thought She Was Okay

Alcohol wasn’t a problem for Susan, or so she thought. She was determined not to follow in the footsteps of her parents who were alcoholics. When Susan was fifteen years old, her mother left. That’s when her father started drinking heavily.  He was jailed after a fourth D.U.I arrest. Susan wanted to keep herself and […]

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The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

People who meet Terri for the first time are often struck by her calm demeanor and ready acceptance of others, but it wasn’t always that way. Terri grew up in an impoverished section of Pittsburgh with alcoholic parents who divorced before she entered the first grade.   “It was horrible,” she said. “I lived with […]

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Time for Change

Wesley is staying in the Veterans Dorm , a precursor  to the homeless shelter that City Mission is currently building, for 22 homeless veterans. He says the Veterans Dorm is a quiet place where veterans can share their stories with each other and find healing  together. He’s  happy that the City Mission is helping veterans. […]

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Introducing Susan

Susan is a resident at Avis Arbor Women’s Shelter. Each day she and dozens of residents make their way across the City Mission grounds to attend classes in the new and improved Life Recovery program.    Both the men and women’ programs benefit from the classes which offer subject matter covering these crucial areas:  Recovery […]

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