Michael had nothing.
We immediately went to work getting Michael clean clothes and a room. After a shower and a hot meal, he began to feel a renewed sense of dignity. “I’ve been treated with respect here, not like I’m less than someone else,” he told us.
Michael spent Christmas at our Mission and he was surprised and touched by the wonderful meal and festivities, especially when he received a present. It nearly brought him to tears. “I couldn’t even remember the last time I got a wrapped gift for Christmas.”
To feel loved and seen is so important. And that’s the kind of comfort your support helps us provide the men, women, and children who come to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
Today, Michael is thriving. He serves as a deacon at a neighborhood church and is preparing to move into his first apartment. He couldn’t be prouder and yet he is also sad because he will miss his friends. But he’s taking their love with him and putting himself in God’s hands.
“Every day I wake up and thank the Lord. Even when I have a bad day, I pray and turn it into a good one.”
Michael is starting his life’s next chapter with restored faith and strength. Please, take a moment this holiday season and consider giving someone else like Michael the gift of a new beginning. Every success story starts with a hot meal that only costs $2.37!
Read more inspirational stories from the December 2022 Newsletter.