The Cure for Homelessness: It’s An Inside Job—with Outside Help ( Part One)

Posted 07.29.2021

This three-part article explores the following key points about homelessness: How it feels to be homeless from the people who’ve lived it The debilitating mindset that all homeless people have in common What helps break the cycle of being unable to think like a person with a future How all addictions—no matter what they may […]

Pastor Dave Honey: 8,030 God Encounters in 22 Years

Posted 06.01.2021

Pastor Dave Honey: 8,030 God Encounters in 22 Years: There’s a Miracle in That Math “For the past 22 years that I’ve been at the Mission, I’ve never seen God not be here. If you keep your eyes open, you’ll see a miracle at least once a day.” Twenty-three years ago, Dave Honey was getting […]

Ruckus from Southside Reseda: Ryan’s Story

Posted 05.03.2021

“Take Your Ass to the Mission,” she said with a gun in his face.  Crude yes, but it was a language he could understand. And that God would use. Ryan has always been a fast talker. But he never thought he’d be a fast typist—or even be able to type at all. Or, for that […]

Addictionville: How a Nice Kid Like Him Ended up in a Bad Place Like This

Posted 03.10.2021

Addictionville: How a Nice Kid Like Him Ended Up in a Bad Place Like This Forty-six-year-old Shawn Mellis grew up in the picturesque mountain town of McCloud, CA—his feet planted solidly on the terra firma of family. His was an idyllic childhood spent playing in the rivers and woods of “God’s country.” It was as […]

Her Time to Shine

Posted 01.26.2021

Her Time to Shine: From Basket Case to Basking in the Lord, Tammy is Finally Learning How to Overcome the Shame of Her Past Tammy has been through the ringer—several times. A bitter divorce and caring for a special needs child, as well as several other children who were a parenting challenge early on, put […]

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