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A life turned upside down…and inside out

A life turned upside down…and inside out

Candace will be the first one to admit that the choices she made in her life were not always the best ones. But she will also be the first to tell you how she came to know God and how her life changed completely at Faith Mission. Abused as a child, Candace grew up...

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I once was lost, but now I’m found…

Within a five-year period, Danielle lost three of the people most important to her: her mother, her grandmother and the father of her child. In despair, she turned to drugs and lost even more. “A lot of people didn’t want me around because of my addiction and things...

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I have a new outlook on life!

I have a new outlook on life!

Karen has faced many struggles in her life – the deaths of her mother and her husband, some severe health issues and downsizing that resulted in the loss of her last job. Before coming to the Mission for shelter, she relied on the community meals here – and help from...

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There’s no magic wand to make things better

There’s no magic wand to make things better

To ease the pain of losing his only son to suicide eight years ago, Robert began drinking, and was literally drinking himself to death. It took a good friend, and memory from his childhood, to bring him to the Mission for help.Robert’s mother worked at the Marion VA...

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It wasn’t my time to go yet!

It wasn’t my time to go yet!

Like so many men and women who come to Faith Mission hoping to begin new lives, Ritchie had a pretty normal childhood. “I started drinking at 16. We’d go cruising in our cars and get beer.” His consumption increased after he married the first time, when he was “just...

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Now I don’t have to walk the streets…

Now I don’t have to walk the streets…

When Barbara began having medical problems several years ago, no one really understood what was going wrong. “I kept going to the hospital, and they kept sending me back home,” she remembers today. “My kids were in their 20’s then,” she recalls. “They were very...

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Taking life one day at a time…

Taking life one day at a time…

Though alcohol took over her father’s life when she was growing up, all in all Teresa says she had “a pretty normal childhood.” It wasn’t until she married “the wrong man” and had a child on her own that the real struggles began. “I was working and raising my son,”...

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Excited About What God Has Given Her

“Mom died when I was six, and my grandparents got custody. My father was in and out of my life. I began rebelling when I was 13 and had my first child at 16.” A family member introduced Samantha to drugs, and by the time she was 22, she was not only the mother of two...

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Love Without Boundaries

Dealing with responsibilities beyond her years, pain from two back surgeries before she was 18, and periods of addiction to pain killers, Cassandra grew up thinking “there was something wrong with me.” She went from caring for a step-brother and sister to having her...

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New Hope & New Life

I have lived my hell right here on earth,” Carolyn says. The hell of which Carolyn speaks began as a child, when she was abused physically, mentally, and sexually. It continued later in life when, as a single mom, she lost two children to a horrific car accident....

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What’s New

We are very sad to hear of the passing of one of our Founding Members, Mr. Harold E Barger. His sacrifice and Faith in 1956 has been honored and continues to be a Blessing to the homeless and our community to this day. Please keep the family in prayer and join us again as we honor the memory and life of another local hero! GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT 🤍Please click the link below for the full storythefaithmission.org/history/The second picture hangs in our Admin conference room, and is part of a series that honors the dedicated leadership history of the Faith Mission. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last month, the ICU Unit Practice Council (and a few family members and PCU Colleagues) volunteered to serve a meal at Faith Mission of Elkhart.The group had such a great experience they're planning to volunteer again in the fall. We’re proud of these Colleagues for sharing their time and talents with our community! ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU Jimtown jimmies ! They cameThey saw THEY CONQURED This group worked hard in the hot muggy warehouse sorting a truck load of donated goods so we can get them distributed to our guests. THANK YOU JIMMIES ❤️#michianahelpingherown #jimtownjimmies #community #youthpower ... See MoreSee Less
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