Fall 2017 Graduation: Stories of Hope

Ten days ago, I was standing in the courtyard just before the Fall Graduation ceremony was about to begin.  I felt a tug on my graduation robes and looked down to see the daughter of one of our graduates.  She asked me, “Are you graduating?”  When I told her I was not one of the […]

Summer 2017 Graduation: Stories of Hope and Restoration

How can I best describe the atmosphere at a Rescue Mission graduation?  Let me do my best: You can feel it in the room.  The joy of renewed hope and a life transformed in Christ.  The peace, strength, and excitement of the graduates in knowing they are freed from the pain of the past, the […]

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, women, and children cross the stage to […]


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