The Mission — June 2018

The Mission — June 2018

RESCUING THE CHILDREN OF “KID ROW”

The city of Los Angeles is suffering under the weight of an unprecedented crisis of homelessness. Almost 58,000 men, women, and children have no place to call home. “Skid Row is a crazy place,” says Anthony, a 17-year-old youth who lives at Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row with his mom. “When I first got here, I was scared. The things you see outside…kids shouldn’t be seeing that.” Read More »

The Mission — May 2018

The Mission — May 2018

CAN ONE MAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE? GREG DID.

The city of Los Angeles is suffering under the weight of an unprecedented crisis of homelessness. Almost 58,000 men, women, and children have no place to call home, and the vast majority of them are now living in cars, abandoned buildings, tents on sidewalks in parks, and worse.

Many people in Los Angeles think the problem is bad, that there’s nothing they can do. Greg’s life proves them wrong. But he had to stop making excuses before he saw the miracles… Read More »

The Mission — April 2018

The Mission — April 2018

WHEN LOVE IS LOST, LOVE IS THE ANSWER

By the age of 9, everyone Oscar ever loved had died. Drugs helped him stop crying. But would he ever find healing?

“When I was 5 years old, life was good. I was an only child and my parents cherished me. Life was one big party. But the party crashed that year when my mother was murdered. I was too young to understand much about God, but I had issues with Him from that point on. Then it got worse…” Read More »

The Mission — March 2018

The Mission — March 2018

A FAMILY TRANSFORMED BY FAITH — AND YOU!

Every Easter, Christians celebrate the death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior. It’s a powerful story about a tragic, horrifying death and glorious new life. It’s the story of Jesus Christ.

And it’s the story of a 23-year-old single father of three at Union Rescue Mission… Read More »

The Mission — February 2018

The Mission — February 2018

THEY CALL HER MAMA

Marsha was once one of many single mothers experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Today, she’s come full circle.

Her name is Marsha, but everyone on Skid Row called her “Mama.” It’s more than a label or role. “Mama” is a medal of honor covering a scarred heart that beats rivers of compassion for people who live here — especially women. When Mama would walk down these streets, people set aside their pipes and needles, laid down their cigarettes, and stood. Because Mama was walking by… Read More »

The Mission — December 2017

The Mission — December 2017

It really is going to be a happy new year!

Lydia endured a lifetime of pain, suffering, abandonment, and violence. But thanks to you, she has the chance to build a new life and a happier future in 2018!
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The Mission — November 2017

The Mission — November 2017

TROI SHARES IN HER OWN WORDS WHY CHRISTMAS IS SPECIAL AGAIN

I was 21 when I experienced my first Christmas ever. Growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, we didn’t celebrate holidays — no birthdays, no Christmases, no presents, nothing…
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The Mission — October 2017

The Mission — October 2017

A NEW FAMILY FOR THANKSGIVING

Darrell lost everyone who was closest to him. His dad, who decided he didn’t love his family anymore. His wife, when she lost her fight against cancer. His best friend, unexpectedly. It taught Darrell he should never get too close — and to look for love at the bottom of a bottle of booze. But when Darrell found himself homeless, he knew he needed to make a change…
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The Mission — September 2017

The Mission — September 2017

Thanksgiving in “The Pit”

James spent 18 years living in “The Pit” — Skid Row. Today, thanks to you, he serves meals — filled with love — to those he left behind. Read More »

The Mission — August 2017

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MORE THAN A BED

For most of his life, Casey, 56, was content, even blissfully happy. Growing up in a caring, Asian, “religiously conservative, military family,” he knew he was loved.

But then tragedy struck…Read More »