Ann and Jonathan – April 2012 “Rescue Portland” Newsletter

It almost always starts with hitting rock bottom, then another hurting person turns to the Mission for a hot meal. Especially during Easter – just days away.

Our emergency shelter ministry is full. Daily meal counts continue to grow (up 17% this year alone!). And we have tremendous opportunities to touch people’s lives… heal wounds, and GIVE HOPE.

Recovery residents like Ann and Jonathan are the “fruit” of your investment in that first meal or night of safe shelter. Read their stories in the April “Rescue Portland” newsletter (PDF download). Watch their videos below and hear their “thanks” for being lifted out of a place of despair.


Ann’s Story of Hope on YouTube

“Mom, I don’t want to live with you. I don’t feel safe anymore.”


Jonathan’s Story of Hope on YouTube

Jonathan found himself on the streets of Portland, going from one shelter to the next in search of food and support.