STORIES OF HOPE

Wade’s Story

Weakness to Strength

Wade never imagined he would end up homeless. He thought he’d done everything right and had it all together. For years it appeared he was living the ‘American Dream’ with a great business career, wife, and family. But work stress and marital pressures took a heavy toll on him, and he turned to alcohol.

“I was getting drunk every day and I threw away a very large company that I owned,” he said. “My life was being destroyed around me and I was the one doing it.”

Wade ended up living in his camper van before he found his way to John 3:16 Mission. Once here, he renewed his relationship with Christ and fully committed himself to recovery in the Mission’s New Creation program. He graduated from the program with excellent employment and a place to live. It’s true Wade never imagined he would end up in a homeless shelter recovery program, but there is one thing he knows with absolute certainty: “Without John 3:16 Mission in my life, I wouldn’t be alive. That was the path that I was on.”

Wade is grateful to God and to you for saving him from that fate. “You’ve given me the strength and courage to become the person God wants me to be,” he said. “I am forever grateful.”

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