Dan Streeter (green shirt) attended a recent Loons K’s for Kids game sponsored by Deloitte. The Deloitte organization partners with the Loons organization to help local charities that benefit children. A total of $6,320 was raised through K’s for Kids. Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan is honored to be one of the recipients. In addition, Davarein Whyte, a former guest at the Good Samaritan Mission in Bay City was selected to throw out the first pitch at the June 25 Loons game. Thanks Deloitte for giving Davarien and his Mom a night to remember!
LISTEN ONLINE: Wilford’s story
Wilford came from a solid family but strayed away from what he knew he should be doing.
“I come from a good family, but I abused it, ya know, and I misused my family. I had many opportunities, but I allowed drugs and alcohol to destroy me, my family, my kids… for years.
One time I was sleeping in the streets, just anywhere I could, ya know, ‘cuz my family wouldn’t tolerate my actions, but, um, out there in the streets it’s just one on one, everybody for themselves, you know, um, you’re just taking a chance at your life.”
After nearly losing his life, Wilford knew it was time for a change. He came to the City Rescue Mission in Saginaw looking for direction, guidance, healing, and hope.
“It’s a wonderful place. I realize of anybody that if they need help, this is the place, because they won’t turn their back on you. But you have to do the right thing, you have to make your mind up, you got to show some progress. God’s blessed me so many ways, I think I’ve probably got it this time. You have to make it up in your mind, you have to pray, and you have to give your heart to God.”
Because of your generous support, men like Wilford can come to the mission in their time of need and find a warm welcome, safe shelter, and an introduction to the only true solution for the issues they face: a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Thomas has been our guest since October and enjoys meeting people from our community who actively give back. He has been “loved on” by some of our volunteers (Wenise Boss) and churches (Sister Bonnie from Saginaw Valley United Pentecostal). Thomas has used his time here to reach out to others who need hope or just someone to listen to them. Next week, Thomas will begin a new job! Staff and guests at the Rescue Mission are blessed to have him!
Just months ago, Alicia lost everything she owned to a house fire. For two weeks she stayed in a hotel with her four children – until she lost her job and ran out of money. With nowhere else to turn, Alicia gave the Mission a call.
“I think I made a good choice,” says Alicia.
Thanks to caring people like you, Alicia and her children are safe, warm and hopeful that the future holds better things for them.
Listen to Alicia’s story online: click here
Listen to Tim’s story online: click here