October 2016 Newsletter: Mission Accomplished
It’s been more than three years since John left O.U.R. Men’s Home, but he remains a familiar face around the
Mission as a volunteer. “I help with iDignity every other month, and I sometimes cut the grass at the Family Home,” he says. “I’ll always give back to this place that gave so much to me.”
John came to Central Florida from Virginia to attend a technical school, but he ran out of money and wound up homeless. His church guided him to the Mission, where he found meals, shelter, and the path to a new life.
During his two years here, John worked in the discipleship program and enrolled in a faith-based job preparedness program that partners with the Mission. He learned how write a resume and market himself to potential employers.
Before long, John was hired by Florida Hospital, where he still works in the Nutritional Services department. He lives on his own in a small house not far from the Mission.
“I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for the Mission,” he says. “The people there helped me get back on track and grow closer to the Lord. I’m so grateful for the help I received.”