Gina’s Story: Finding Help and Hope Just in Time

I hear a lot of stories of the Rescue Mission providing help just in time. Many people come to us at their rock-bottom, when they have lost all hope and have nowhere else to turn. This was the case for Gina, who arrived just days before giving birth to her daughter. Gina struggled for so […]

Success God’s Way: Jorge’s Story

“As it turns out, God is confounding me by turning all my weaknesses into strengths after letting me turn my strengths into weaknesses.” This quote from Jorge O. Sanchez, our Winter Graduation valedictorian and one of our Tustin Veterans Outpost graduates, struck me as the perfect summary statement of the Christian life! In every Christian’s […]

Winter Graduation 2018: Stories of Hope

It is that joyful time again!  That time after our Graduation celebration when I get to share with you the real stories of the formerly homeless people who have lived here at the Rescue Mission. It might be easy to write off the issue of “homelessness” as a nameless, faceless issue that merely requires funding […]

Kory & Alana’s Story:

Several years ago, Kory and Alana walked through our gates, along with their daughter, Kayden.  Though they came from a place of such brokenness and pain, it brings me great joy to share their story with you now, in light of how their lives have drastically changed. Today, Kory and Alana are still great friends […]

Sarah’s Story: Freedom from Pain Through Jesus Christ

From a young age, Sarah was plagued by the pain and chaos that filled her life.  She became a single mother, but still dealing with her past and unable to provide for her children while also fleeing a violent situation. Orange County Rescue Mission offers a place for single mothers like Sarah to heal from […]

A Voice to the Face: Lindsay Shares Her Story

You may remember Lindsay from another post I shared with you back in June.  Recently, Lindsay bravely agreed to share her story with us in a beautiful video, which gives a voice to the words I shared with you earlier this year. I invite you to take a look at the video and hear Lindsay’s […]

Finding Love and Worth in Christ: James & Sarah’s Story

For many, homelessness has a far greater effect than just the lack of a home.  James and Sarah are just one of many families that come to us out of a rough and painful life, with their guard up, not ready to believe someone could really care for them.  For so long, they had been […]

From Desperation to Restoration: April & Logan’s Story

At the Rescue Mission, we see families come to us out of broken and painful situations every day.  Often parents arrive with their children, desperate and hopeless, unable to care for their children well as a result of their own traumatic upbringing and bad decisions made throughout their own lives.  One of our goals at […]

Because of You, Kenny is Singing a New Song

Kenny’s addiction had stolen everything. A self-proclaimed “Skid Row drunk”, he spent years scraping by, playing music on the streets, and sleeping wherever he could.  That is, until the Huntington Beach Police picked him up and brought him to the Orange County Rescue Mission. Take a look at the following video to hear how Kenny […]

Sonia’s Story: From Scraping By to Starting New

So often, I talk to the men and women that now call Orange County Rescue Mission home, and they recall a “moment of truth”. It is a moment that they are forced to make a monumental decision: to continue living in the brokenness and chaos they are in or to leave all they  know and […]


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