You Helped William Find Purpose

“I felt hopeless,” William says of the nine years he spent homeless. A veteran, he had returned to his hometown of Memphis at 40, addicted to drugs and alcohol. He was fortunate enough never to have slept on the streets, but moving from one friend or family member’s couch to another eventually took its toll on him and his relationships. When William heard he could get free meals at Memphis Union Mission, he came to check it out. He was surprised to learn there was so much more for him here, including the opportunity to transform his life through our...

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...

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...

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...

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