My family and I walked into the Mission on June 1, 2012. On that day I was so confused and upset that life had brought us to this low of a point. Today, about 4-½ months later, I realize that the best thing for me and my family was to come to the City Union Mission and get into the NLP program. I am more at peace now then I have ever been before, and that is an amazing feeling. Until recently I would have never admitted that I needed help with anything in my life. I thought I had it all figured out. Since being here my eyes have been opened to some things that need to be changed in order for me and my family to be successful in life. Not the money, houses and cars kind of success, but “to love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to strengthen as we fulfill our God given goals in life” kind of success.
The most wonderful thing that happened for us at the City Union Mission is that we discovered the eternal and unconditional love of God, our heavenly Father. We see God work everyday through the staff here at the Mission. They are the most selfless, caring, and compassionate individuals that I have ever met. They have been completely dedicated to helping my family become healthy and successful. My husband and I have learned what God’s word tells us it means to be married, and by putting God first our marriage and family have been repaired and restored. The City Union Mission is truly a God run organization and they are dedicated to doing God’s business. My family and I will forever be grateful that God led us to the City Union Mission.
(Annathesia is a participant in the New Life Program at City Union Mission)