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 »

The Mission – July 2017

The Mission – July 2017

The streets are no place for a woman

As Debra stepped out of her apartment for the last time, she was scared. No longer able to afford the rising rent, and unable to find another place she could afford, the 55-year-old had few housing options.

At first, she tried living with one of her cousins. But it was so crowded, it soon proved untenable. The only option she could see was once unthinkable…

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The Mission – June 2017

The Mission – June 2017Learning To Live

Odir never really had a childhood. After years of feeling unwanted and abused, and bullied through school, it’s no wonder he turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. But God wasn’t finished with Odir. And one single moment of absolute clarity changed everything…Read More »