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 and I seemed more likable to myself.” She continued to drink for 15 years… through nursing school and eventually, her job as a nurse. “I was able to manage my drinking for awhile,” she says. “But it reached a point where it became unmanageable.” Audra was 35 before she realized that she was addicted to alcohol. “If I tried to quit on my own, I had shakes, tremors, hallucinations – all the symptoms of withdrawal...

"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...

Touched by an angel

Even though his grandmother made sure he attended church when he was younger, Billy was always in some kind of “trouble.” “I never knew my...

"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...

“God always has a plan!”

Chris’s life seemed to go in cycles: Build things up, start using drugs, and lose everything of value. He grew up here in Memphis, then...

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...

God has given me my life back!

Kids made fun of Trisha as she was growing up in Binghampton. They jeered at her because her mother was an alcoholic who couldn’t hold...

I felt a peace I’d never felt!

When Brett began taking pain pills, it was just for recreational use. Then, he got hooked. And when he lost his four-year-old daughter, he started...

The Holy Spirit led me to the Mission!

Greg’s first visit to the Mission happened about four years ago. He had barely gotten off the bus from South Carolina when he was directed...

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