Through the hard work of our counselors and staff they helped him overcome his addiction and the depression that drove him to it. They even helped him unlock his hidden potential. Through our Career Development Center, Eric discovered a love for numbers and math. His aptitude was off the charts and their loving support helped him not only earn his GED, but also connect him to the federal grants and college courses he would need to realize his dream of becoming an accountant.
But most importantly of all, they gave Eric a gift of eternal significance – a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Eric was baptized on February 7th of this year.
“This place has been a Godsend,” says Eric. “I was broken for 27 years. If only I had known about this place earlier, I wonder how different my life would have been.”
The generous gifts of our friends last year helped break Eric out of the cycle of homelessness and dependency. But there are hundreds more of our neighbors who desperately need this sort of hope.
Two thousand years ago, our world was given a gift of immense value. Gospel Rescue Mission exists to pass on that gift, to set men and women caught in homelessness and addiction free. But it’s only with your help that such hope is possible. We do not receive any government funding; we are able to complete this God-given work only through the prayers and generosity of friends like you.