Castaway: Marie’s Story

Posted 10.26.2023

Her Mexican mother abandoned her at birth. Her American one was distant and cold. Little Marie grew up feeling emotionally shipwrecked and alone…with no land to call home in sight.   Marie Vogt was raised in Juarez, Mexico…for all of three weeks. In January of 1967, just as she was reaching the cooing and lifting-her-head-up […]

“Brother, I’m a Murderer” – Part II

Posted 10.13.2022

 “Brother, I’m a Murderer, Too” Read Part 1 of “Brother, I’m a Murderer, Too “Bed ‘n Booze” Left to fend for himself out on the streets, Evan was running out of options. He couldn’t see how he could sink any lower. Then he received an offer he couldn’t refuse­­­­—of a free “Bed n’ Booze.” A […]

“Brother, I’m a Murderer, Too”

Posted 10.13.2022

“Brother, I’m a Murderer, Too”(Part One) Evan Cook was a blind man. For most of his life, he stumbled around in the dark, latching onto anything that would help him escape what lay buried deep within the recesses of his heart. But there was no escape from the shame, bitterness and festering self-hatred that had […]

Train in Vain: Jerry’s Garcia’s Story

Posted 03.15.2022

Train in Vain:  Jerry Was Ridin’ that Midnight Train to Nowhere … Facing the End of the Line. Until a Judge Had Mercy, and A Savior Showed Him Grace. I can’t be happy Without you around So alone I keep the wolves at bay And there is only one thing that I can say, You […]

Show Them [How to Save] the Money – Part One

Posted 02.07.2022

“While here at the Mission, the money they helped me to save enabled me to get an apartment.  The cycle was broken! I’m so very grateful to the Mission for giving me both the gift of time and the financial tools I needed to finally get ahead.” – Jennifer One bad turn deserves other another…and […]

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