"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 face a judge who would determine the length of his prison sentence. Travis knew that without divine intervention, he wouldn’t get the help he needed to get sober. Years before, a divorce and losing custody of his two sons had hurt him deeply, and Travis had struggled with depression. "A friend of mine wanted to help me feel better and introduced me to meth," he says. "It didn’t take long for me to lose my...

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

<p>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...

Drugs took a lot from my life

“Drugs took a lot from my life.” Being raised in a good family is no guarantee that you’ll make the right choices. Especially if, like...

“A life that was going nowhere”

Jody was raised by a mother who was not only an addict, but also sold drugs. The worst part is she introduced her son to...

I'm a new person!

Debbie grew up in Huntsville and went to college here in Memphis. She developed a very successful career in sales and marketing, but it involved...

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