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Rescue Mission Profile in Commitment

“You have to build your recovery on a solid foundation”

Janet came to the Rescue Mission a year ago looking for recovery and a new start. What she found was a community of people who have encouraged her and helped her to find her talents, peace, and purpose. When asked about encouragement at the Mission she said “I discovered that I have a talent for art. When I was working the in the art studio, Mrs. Beverly told me that I had a gift and that I should keep going, now I’m looking into working in Art Therapy when I graduate”. Encouragement wasn’t all she found at the Mission, she found a passion for helping others, and a commitment to serving others who are seeking recovery once she leaves here. “Maybe by building my skills, it means I can help others in recovery” she thought aloud, “but today I’m committed to my recovery”.

Janet can be see smiling all around the Rescue Mission, bringing light to everyone she connects with. To hear more on Janet’s story, listen to our podcast “Rescue Recorded”. Her interview in Season 1, Episode 3 looks into her transformation and what she views as critical resources at the Mission and beyond.

Join us in a network of love!

It was like holding love in my arms. A tiny bundle softly breathing, swaddled and secure in the crook of my embrace, took my breath away. Here he was! Our first grandchild arrived, with his mother safe and sound after a scary delivery. What love is this!

Carl Sandburg said that “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” And yet, it is a messy, overwhelming world we live in. Troubles surround us. At the Rescue Mission, daily we see the results of a broken world. Illness. Addiction. Poverty. Abuse. Finding love seems impossible at times.

Click the button below to read more of Lee Clark’s story, and more, in the 2023 February Newsletter!

Rescue Mission Profile in Commitment

Daneen has been on staff at the Rescue Mission of Roanoke for just about a year. She is the first shift supervisor for the Women and Children’s Center. “The work at the Mission is so important to me because it’s a representation of Christ’s intent for a communal plan to aid in the need of our community. It is Love. It is helping hurting people in the name of Jesus” she recently told us in an interview. Daneen is the first of a weekly series we have celebrating our 75th anniversary at the Rescue Mission. Click below to hear more from Daneen through our podcast, Rescue Recorded.

Big Prayer

How big are your prayers?

Full disclosure – there are times when I get so caught up in the heaviness of this work that my prayers seem to be mired to the earth. Domestic violence. Mental illness. Substance use. Physical impairment. People lost in the trauma of abuse and illness being unwilling or unable to come into a safe place.

In those moments when I can’t see a way forward, that things are beyond my control, that my own weakness overshadows the potential for change…just when things seem at their worst, light breaks through. God reminds me that He is in control. That his power is limitless. That I need to be still. Quiet. Small. And let Him be big in all his creative power and might. Then my prayers can soar.

And when our prayers soar, and our sense of self is anchored in God alone, great things can happen.

I see it every day at this Rescue Mission.

Click the button below to read more of Lee Clark’s story, and more, in the 2023 January Newsletter!