Michael* has a smile that lights up a room and it’s always there, a reflection of the joy that is within him because he knows—
“Life is good! God is great! I am forgiven! I have been given a fresh start in life and I am going to make the most of it!”
That’s not to say Michael hasn’t traveled plenty of hard roads in his life, because he has. But he knows that even those times had their purpose, because that’s where Michael turned his life over to God.
“My situation was getting worse and worse,” Michael says. At his lowest point, he fell to his knees and prayed, “I want you, God, to come into my life right now. I want you to change my life. If you do this, I promise I will never go back to the life I lived before.” Within days Michael felt and saw God working in his life in amazing ways!
Wise counsel directed him to DRMM as the special place where he could receive the help he needed to complete his education, find work, and learn to live independently as a productive member of the community.
From day one, Michael was volunteering to do everything he could to make DRMM a better place and to be sure he was pulling his weight. He simply couldn’t wait to get into college, to please an employer, to save every penny, and find an apartment.
Michael’s future is as bright as his smile, thanks to support from caring donors who gave him a safe place of refuge and the encouragement to answer God’s call in his life. He will never forget your many kindnesses. “I came here with 63 cents. Look at me now!” Michael says. “There are a lot of things that I need to fix in my life, but I thank God for everything He has done in my life.”
Among the many things Michael is grateful to God for each day is friends like you who gave him tools for a second chance in life—and so many other people, too. “DRMM rescues a lot of people who are in need and have nowhere to go. They come to this place and they get a bed, they get three meals a day. They get shelter. This is like the best homecoming from heaven.”
*Name/photo changed for privacy