Detra is a preacher’s daughter who moved from Arkansas to NYC to escape an abusive husband and then became homeless. She shares the story of how God used the New York City Rescue Mission to show her she can be real with her pain and walk in the freedom of who God created her to be.
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Justice Reyes got involved drinking and doing drugs as a middle schooler to escape reality. After a car accident involving drinking and driving, he realized he needed help and went to Brooklyn Teen Challenge and found the fulfillment he had been craving.
Wolfie Bright spent his life following other people, which led him to drugs, homelessness, and time in a nursing home. But God used Dustee, founder of Gifted Hands, to restore him to the Mr. Bright he was meant to be.
Amanda Wood started doing drugs when she was 15. By the time she was in her twenties, she was in the throes of addiction. But God used the people at Brooklyn Teen Challenge to show Amanda the love of Christ and to bring hope to her life at a time when she has lost who she was.
I was at my usual hangout, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, thinking about how I was going to make it through the day when out of nowhere I heard this voice saying, “YOU DON’T NEED TO BE HERE.” At that moment, I knew God was releasing me from my drug addiction.
Every Easter, we share stories from men and women whose lives have been changed through our non-profit affiliates. These are stories of hope conquering despair, light conquering darkness, and life conquering death.