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Ending Homelessness

How does a City make a positive impact on ending homelessness?  Just ask the City of Tustin. I had the honor of being a Guest Columnist for the Orange County Register’s Tustin News section on Thursday, July 18th. In this particular piece, I invite other Orange County cities to...

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I Care about AIDS!

My life long Pastor and a faithful supporter of the Orange County Rescue Mission, Bruce Sonnenberg cares and continues to dedicate his life to rallying more and more support around the cause to fight AIDS both locally and globally through his supportive non-profit ‘He Intends...

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Christmas in July

It was truly a Christmas miracle when a giant cow dressed as Santa Clause walked through the doors of the Village of Hope, not to mention that the date was July 25th, rather than December 25th! But not to worry, this was no ordinary farm cow, the Chick-fil-A at The District / Tustin...

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Let's Go to Church

Bob Shank is a great friend of mine that recently shared this message: “And go to church next Sunday.” Ed McMahon spent years opening the Tonight Show with a dependable line: “Here’s Johnny!” That was the signal for Johnny Carson to emerge through the curtain and start his nightly...

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Success is in the Air

We congratulated a group of six men and seven women from the Orange County Rescue Mission campuses on the completion of the Road to Success workshop. Joey Gonzales, our career counselor proudly awarded each student with a certificate and a pin. Most of these formerly homeless students...

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Christina's Story

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a wonderful story of restoration to get the week started on the right foot! When Christina thinks about her childhood, she just closes her eyes and shakes her head. “My mom was an alcoholic,” she remembers. “I was raised in bars.” Drugs eased the...

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Where Chad is heading …

In Chad’s own words:  From stone to flesh.  I’d be lying if I said it was easy, but it would be a lie if I said it was hard.  I have never felt happier or more accomplished, and all I have really done is come to know God.  Yeah, I do some work and get along

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Summer Graduates 2013

Although I prefer to focus on the positives and highlight the successful achievements, we all know that significant change comes hand-in-hand with hard work and set backs along the way. Each day at the Orange County Rescue Mission presents this ensemble of both triumph and struggle...

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Graduation Milestones

This is a very important weekend at the Village of Hope. I am excited to spend Sunday commemorating our most recent class of summer graduates from the Orange County Rescue Mission with Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Puckett. I am thrilled to watch another group of formerly homeless men...

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Ericka's Story

Happy Thursday, today I want to share a story of HOPE with you directly from the Orange County Rescue Mission. Ericka and her son Akcire reside at the Village of Hope where they have a warm bed, food and a strong community. But it was not always that way, Ericka recounts a time in her...

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