stories of change
Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people—presents, parties, cookies, carols, and lights. But for me, it’s all about one thing: Love. That’s why my favorite Christmas verse is this: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” (John 3:16, NIV).
Kenneth always knew that God didn’t create him to be an addict. But he idolized his dad, and as a young teenager, he followed in his father’s footsteps down a long destructive road of drinking, drugs, women, prison, and homelessness.
Ever since I was kid, I felt a hunger within me. Not necessarily for food, but for…well, for something. All I knew is it was painful and insatiable, and there was no way to feed it.
Growing up, my family never had much money.
All my life, I pushed my limits. Anything to experience the next adrenaline rush, anything to escape the misery I felt. Anything that just might take me out of this life. First, I tried race cars, then gliders, then drinking.
A 2017 graduate of the Mission’s Urban Training Institute shared, “that illegal drugs should be on the terror watch list because I allowed the use of drugs to terrorize my life…
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In Georgia, a person is considered homeless if they do not have access to traditional or permanent housing that is safe, sanitary, decent, and affordable. Individuals and families who are living on the streets or in homeless camps, shelters, motels, or their vehicles are all considered homeless.
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The Mission works with a bare-bone Staff of seven employees. This community's dedicated servants work with hundreds of volunteers to deliver services to Savannah's most vulnerable and needy citizens in a highly cost effective way.