Monday, March 18, 2013

Ryan's Story of Hope


As a troubled teen whose parents were divorcing, Ryan didn’t know how to deal with the emotional turmoil around him. Drugs seemed like an escape, but trapped him in devastating alcohol and drug addiction for years.

Ryan's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


Thanks to compassionate friends like you, Portland Rescue Mission offered Ryan a place of refuge and hope.
As a young adult today, Ryan has a new life. God has transformed his heart and helped him break free from addiction. He’s involved in the lives of his young kids and hopes to reach out to young people who struggle as he once did.
Your support ends addiction and homelessness. Please donate online or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jimm's Story of Hope

"I lived out of the back of a pickup truck for about nine months," Jimm recalls. "I was hungry, felt weak and depressed... it was painful." A hot meal was just the start toward new life for Jimm.

Jimm's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


"I'd lost my wife and daughter, I couldn't keep a job... Even the medical detox center wouldn't take me in and help me get recovery. I knew I needed help."

Rejection and despair were all too common to Jimm, but when he came to Portland Rescue Mission, things seemed different. "They were genuinely concerned about me," he says. "The Mission helped me feel like a person again. I've built healthy relationships with other people, and I have a personal relationship with God."

Your support restores broken lives. Help us give something more. More than a meal. More than a bed. Give HOPE.

Donate online today at https://www.PortlandRescueMission.org/lp/vidcast. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Amy's Story of Hope


Amy woke up in the hospital emergency room. "I intentionally tried to overdose. By medical terms I should have died. I just lost all hope."

Amy's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


"I'd gotten so low that I thought death was the only answer for me," she says with sadness in her eyes. In recovery counseling, Amy discovered that the root of her pain and addiction was anchored in sexual abuse as a child. "I thought I was unloveable, so that really distorted everything in my head about God. And I was blaming others, including God."

Inside the safe, healing environment of Portland Rescue Mission, Amy is well on the path toward healing along with her son.

Your support restores broken lives. Help us give something more. More than a meal. More than a bed. Give HOPE.

Donate online today at https://www.PortlandRescueMission.org/lp/vidcast. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).