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"God's going to use my story!" When Anthony, 55, looks back on his life so far, he sees a story filled with twists and turns. He’s had happy moments—like when he first found faith at age 18 or when he met his future wife as a...

Another New Beginning Five years ago this month, Tiffany was in a hospital bed after having attempted to end her life. Decades of addiction and hurt had stolen her desire to live. Some of her memories around that traumatic time are blurry, but there’s one instance she...

In 2012, Ron was in a car accident that should’ve ended his life. In the chaos and trauma, he recalls feeling something strange. “It’s like it was God’s presence right there with me,” he remembers. “It was the first time in my life I’d ever...

  We call it Team Hope because that’s exactly what it is . . . a group of 500+ dedicated monthly givers who are making life change possible for hundreds—even thousands—of homeless, hungry, abused or addicted people. Monthly giving helps us as we plan our budget...

As I begin this note, I can’t help but think back to this time last year and my hopeful vision for another wonderful year (our 105th!) at Hope Ministries. Little did any of us know then what the year would hold: a blistering election season,...

In 2012, Ron was in a car accident that should’ve ended his life. In the chaos and trauma, he recalls feeling something strange. “It’s like it was God’s presence right there with me,” he remembers. “It was the first time in my life I’d ever...

When Petra thinks back to past Christmases with her children, she remembers hardship. “I have kids’ birthdays in October, November and December, so I’d save up for their birthday gifts. But that meant there was hardly anything left for Christmas gifts, and we could never...

Donnie knows what hunger—deep, gnawing hunger—feels like. “There are times in the past when I’ve gone two or three or four days without eating. It affects your mind along with your body.” He knows what homelessness is like, too. “Living in a tent camp is hard...

Angel is no stranger to the pain of homelessness. “It’s hard not knowing where you’re going to get your next meal . . . when you’re going to get your next shower,” she says. “You sleep with your shoes on because you don’t know when...

At age 35, Nick found himself living on a concrete slab outside of a school. Everything he owned was in a laundry basket. “I was a 96-pound methamphetamine addict. I was completely broken, completely shattered, completely without hope.” Nick’s heartbreaking struggles began when his mom was...