Thanks to you…
Quinton has been given a life-changing gift this Christmas.
“For the first time in my life, I feel loved.”
Quinton grew up longing to feel safe and loved. “I was abused physically, verbally and sexually many times during my childhood,” he says. “I was always told that I was nobody, that I was worthless and ugly, that no one would ever love me.”
He believed what he was told and, eventually, began numbing his pain with drugs and alcohol. For years, his addiction controlled his life, damaging his relationships and his health and leaving him desperate and hopeless. “I was worn out and tired of living.”
Quinton attempted to take his own life, but God had other plans. He survived and, in a moment of clarity, decided his life was worth fighting for.
It was then he came to the Rescue Mission and, through our Transformers Program’s chapel services and Bible studies, surrendered his life to the Lord. “The Rescue Mission helped me discover my relationship with Christ,” he says. “They showed me that I’m created in the image of God and that He loved me before I was even born.”
“Now, I’m growing in Christ.”
Through Christian counseling and life skills classes, Quinton has found healing for his emotional wounds. “My counselor helped me learn how to love myself and build my self-esteem. Now, I believe that I am somebody. I have great value.”
Quinton has graduated from the program and plans to spend his days sharing his testimony wherever the Lord leads. “I want to live sober, serve God and help others,” he says.
It’s going to be a Christmas filled with joy for Quinton – and he is so grateful to you for this wonderful gift of a new life. “The Rescue Mission provided a healthy place for me to live and gave me a chance at a life I didn’t think was possible. For the first time in my life, I feel loved.”
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