ScottIn his desperation, Scott had tried everything to cope. He’d thrown himself into drugs for any kind of escape. But they were never enough. And every hit sent him deeper into the darkness that threatened to push him over the edge.
“My life was out of control, and I didn’t want to live anymore.”
Scott looked over the edge of Magnolia Bridge and wondered if it was the relief his heart had been longing for. Just a simple nose-dive would bring an end to the image of his mom as she walked out of his life forever. He’d find an end to the homelessness and the fear he felt being trapped on the streets.
In his desperation, Scott had tried everything to cope. He’d thrown himself into drugs for any kind of escape. But they were never enough. And every hit sent him deeper into the darkness that threatened to push him over the edge.
Scott looked at the freedom the asphalt a hundred feet below offered him, he cried out “there has to be hope!” Thank God Scott didn’t jump. He knew deep down he wanted to live, but he also knew he couldn’t do it alone.
“There’s no question in my mind . . . without the Mission, I wouldn’t be alive today.”
And when he heard the Gospel, Scott started down the road of restoration and hope he never dreamed possible. Scott says, “I never understood that God’s love has always been with me. It’s changed me. To feel it. To give it to others. I’m so blessed. I never thought in my whole life that I’d ever be where I am today.”
Scott graduated from our recovery program and he believes God is leading him to minister to others who are in need of a helping hand in recovery.
Right now, we’re preparing to welcome thousands of guests, just like Scott, through our doors. And each of them will be hungry for a meal, and the opportunity for a second chance.