From Lost and Alone to the Power of God’s Love

“God became real at the Mission.” Frederick’s future looked bright. He was growing up in a disciplined, Christian home with devoted, loving parents. He had a fine mind, a good work ethic and dreams for his future. But, when he was a teenager, curiosity led him to experiment with drugs, a decision that sent him down a very different path. “It took my drive and zapped my thirst for knowledge,” he says. “All I wanted to do was lie around and get high. I’d had aspirations to go to college, but that fizzled out.” In the 45 years that followed,...

A Beautiful New Beginning

“The Mission has turned my life around. The Lord has truly blessed me.” Clarence knelt in the field, tears streaming down his face, filled with...

From Desperation to Peace

Heather’s father left when she was just three years old, and she grew up wondering if it was because she wasn’t good enough. “I was...

"I've never been this close to God."

Travis hadn't prayed in years,. But sitting in a jail cell in Athens, Tennessee, he prayed fervently to God for help. He was about to...

A God-Sized Challenge

Jamie opened the letter from his daughter and pulled out $30, wrapped in a note. It read: It’s too late for you to try to...

A Weary Heart Rejoices

“Ever since I was in the third grade, I knew I wanted to be a professional wrestler,” Danny remembers. Dedicated to his dream, Danny enjoyed...

"From dark to daylight!"

It started with a toothache. The doctor prescribed pain medication, “and one pill led to two… and two led to 30,” Phillip says. It wasn’t...

A Life Transformed

When Chris lost his wife in a car accident three years ago, he lost himself too. “My wife, Alison, was my purpose for living. When...

A Chance for New Life

Even though she attended a Christian high school, Audra started drinking when she was 16. “When I drank, I was more fun and more spontaneous...

"I wanted to bargain with God, because I wanted to avoid jail."

The first time Linda came to Moriah House, it was because she was trying to stay out of jail! Her story goes back to when...

"I will walk out of here a proud man!"

“Chaotic.” That’s the only way to describe Ray’s life before he came to Memphis Union Mission. Even though he held down a job with FedEx...

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