Category Archives: Guest Stories

Willie’s Story

When he was 12 years old Willie began his first experience in homelessness and more than 20 years later he is still living on the streets. Over the years he has traveled all over the nation staying in Texas, Florida, the Carolinas, New York, Chicago, St Louis and California.  To Willie life on the streets…
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Donald’s Story

If it weren’t for Muskogee’s drug court referring Donald Hobson to the Gospel Rescue Mission he said he would probably be back in jail. When Hobson arrived at the mission he had nothing but the clothes on his back. “The people were wonderful and allowed me to go through their clothes closet, provided me hygiene…
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Nicholas’s Story

Nicholas Ruiz, a guest at the Gospel Rescue Mission, says that a family is not always blood related.   Ruiz said that a family are people who want you to do good in your life and then support you. “It’s who you surround yourself with — positive people, which results in positive action.”   He…
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Leslie’s Story

“I’m a firm believer that God won’t give you more than you can handle,” said Leslie Torix, who resides at the Gospel Rescue Mission.           Torix should know. He tried living with his alcoholic father but that didn’t work out. Then he broke his leg June 18 and the doctor said he probably wouldn’t walk…
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