“I’m amazed that God chose me to be His child.”
When Mike’s mother passed away, the loss was especially devastating since he lost his dad just a few years before.
“My dad was my best friend, so it really hurt,” he says. “And then my mom passed, after I was the only one who could care for her.”
Still recovering from the loss, Mike was stunned to learn that someone wiped out his bank account right before Christmas. Mike snapped and hit rock bottom. Drinking seemed like the only way to make his grief go away, so he spent a week drowning his pain in alcohol, and even contemplated taking his own life.
By God’s grace, Mike’s sister came to see him and begged Mike to get help.
The day he came to Wheeler Mission, everything changed for Mike.
“I felt like nothing when I came here. But then I built a foundation with God and learned not to talk about my faith, but to actually live it,” he says, smiling.
“I knew there was a God, but now I know God. It’s a lifelong journey, but I’m learning different things about Him every day.”
Mike entered our Foundations long-term residential program and committed his life to the Lord.
After years of searching, Mike finally found a real relationship with his Savior.
“I always knew God died on the cross for our sins and our salvation. But I’m still amazed that God chose me to be His child.”
The in-depth Bible studies and counseling are helping Mike work through the grief of losing his parents in healthy, Christ-centered ways. And that’s just one of the many things he’s learning in our care.
“We have classes on finances, communication, how to save money, how to look for a job.
They’re laying that foundation for me to have a sustainable life.”
Through parenting classes here, Mike’s also learning to be a better father to his 10-year-old son. His long-term goal is to get his real estate license so he can find a stable job and a home.
Because you gave from your heart to help Mike, his life has been changed by your goodness and God’s love forever! “By the grace of God and His mercy, I’ve got the chance to help myself and other people. I’m just grateful.”
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