Category Archives: Guest Stories

Deborah’s Story

The illness had taken its toll. Deborah’s mother was cracking and so was her family. After battling with schizophrenia, her parent’s marriage could no longer handle the strain, and they divorced. Her mother was institutionalized, her father took off, and the very young Deborah was sent to live with her grandparents. Instead of there being…
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“Tiffany’s” Story

Children are very perceptive. What you think is happening behind closed doors isn’t as disguised as you might think. For Tiffany, when her parents snuck into the bathroom and locked the door, it was obvious there was a secret being kept from her, and she was curious to know what was going on. Eventually, she…
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Kim’s Story

She had the makings of a great life. Her and her sister were adopted when Kim was 4 years old. Her adoptive parents were great people and provided a loving home for Kim, however, even the best childhood can’t always keep your kids sailing straight. She had started smoking marijuana at a young age, but…
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John’s Story:

He’s a friendly guy, very jolly, and always willing to lend a hand. He’s outgoing, and chipper, and knows no stranger. So, with such a booming personality, how did John find himself here, at Gospel Rescue Mission? It started when his parents passed away when he was only 2 years old. He was put in…
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