and giving him hope for the future!
“I felt like there was nothing left for me…”
Arthur grew up in a loving, tight-knit family and spent 20 years working alongside his beloved father, building Hummers at American Motors. “We had a very good life,” Arthur says.
But the Indianapolis plant closed down, and before long, Arthur’s father fell terminally ill. “I spent my time taking care of him. I knew that’s what God wanted me to do.”
After his father passed, Arthur sensed the Lord calling him into ministry, so he buried his grief and went to work at a rescue mission. Then, 18 months later, he sustained another painful blow. His mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “I spent a lot of time praying that God would heal her. I said, ‘Take me instead.’ But God said, ‘No. I have more for you to do.’”
When his mother passed, Arthur fell into a deep depression. He couldn’t work and wound up losing everything. “I found myself homeless,” he says. “After the loss of my mother and father, I felt like there was nothing left for me.”
Then, one day, God broke through Arthur’s despair. “I sensed Him say, ‘Get yourself together.’”
That’s when Arthur came to Wheeler Mission, where Bible studies, Christ-centered classes, and the guidance of his case manager helped him process his grief and surrender to the Lord’s will for his life. “I remembered that I’m a child of God, and He has things for me to do.”
“The love here touched my soul and spirit.”
When he was ready, our staff helped Arthur craft his resume, find a job, and get settled in a place of his own. He works for Amazon now, shining the light of the Lord and inspiring his employer to donate new clothing to Wheeler Mission. And, in his free time, Arthur volunteers here, sharing his testimony of transformation.
Arthur is thankful for the way you have answered God’s calling to love your neighbor as yourself—and have helped him learn how to love himself. “Wheeler Mission helped me recover what I’d lost so that I could help others.”
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