The Our Lady of Czestochowa youth group made some beautiful placemats for our guests for Thanksgiving Dinner! The approximately 85 men, women, and children who will be spending Thanksgiving in shelter will very much appreciate your creative expression, knowing they are remembered this holiday. Thank you!
This was an amazing experience for the students of Western High School’s LEO Club and for the children staying in shelter! It was so endearing to witness how well the students interacted with and loved on the children and how much fun the children had with the students. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We look forward to more visits from LEO Club members in the future!
Fred was born and raised in church. Although he walked away from the church and into an adolescent life of partying, Fred always believed in God. It wasn’t until coming to Good Samaritan, however, that he realized having God back in his life was what he was missing all these years.
Nine months before arriving at GSRM, Fred was living out of state to help a friend in need. Unfortunately he wound up running for his life! Once back in Michigan, he knocked on the door of the Mission. After only one day, Fred declared to follow Jesus; ready to surrender to God’s will. Now reunited with family and back at his church, Fred was just baptized! “The Mission has turned my life around. They can help others just like me. I love the peace I feel now,” Fred says confidently.
James could be your brother or your uncle. He is a father of five and a grandfather of five. His story is one of riches to rags and he’s on his way back to riches, maybe of a different kind this time. James arrived at the Mission because he ‘couldn’t burden my family and friends anymore.’ Three years ago, James was let go from his job of 16 years because the work just wasn’t there anymore. Once making $70,000/year, he lost his job and then his home. James leaned on the help of others until he humbled himself and walked into Good Samaritan asking for help. Quickly, he was volunteering in the kitchen and began attending Life Skills classes in the Employment Readiness Program. “I decided it was time to take care of business. Attending chapel, I learned who God is and I let go and put God in the driver’s seat,” says James. Shortly after this picture was taken James graduated from the program and has since moved out of shelter and is back working in his previous field, making a good living. “This place is beyond amazing,” says James. Your prayers for James to continue to lean and rely on God to lead him, are appreciated.