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Beto Is Taking Advantage Of His Second Chance At Life

Beto, a father of four and grandfather of eight, has been fighting his alcohol addiction for years. “I found myself drowning in it,” he said.
Beto was an assembly worker in

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Troubled Youth finds God, Lifelong Work in Rescue Ministry

After nearly 20 years in rescue ministry, Michael Gotschall is still excited about his most recent milestone: celebrating his first year on staff at the mission. “The team, the culture—the

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After a Tragic Death, John Looks for Help

John, 21, has been getting in trouble for most of his young life, but it wasn’t until his girlfriend died tragically last year that he started to envision his life

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Rich Explores A Growing Relationship With God

After graduating high school in Santa Maria, Rich and his girlfriend moved to the Central Valley, where he got a job welding in the oil fields. After a couple years,

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After Struggle With Gangs, Then Homelessness, Owen Finds Refuge

Owen’s excitement for his growing relationship with God and his heart for service is palpable. “I want to get in, do everything, help everyone,” Owen said with a laugh. “It’s

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Juan Searches Out—And Finds—A Strong Relationship With God

Juan grew up in a religious household, but in his teens, he started clashing with his family on what Christianity meant to him. “My family is religious, but they don’t

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Eugene Leaves Drifter Lifestyle Behind, Looks To Establish Roots

As he nears his 50th birthday, Eugene reflects on his life spent wandering. “I was just drifting through this country like a tumbleweed,” he said. “I haven’t established any roots,

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Putting Pride Aside And Asking For Help

After graduating from the mission’s Life Recovery Program and over a year of sobriety under his belt, it was hard for Robert to return after his relapse. “I always knew

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Victor Graduates With Peace, Joy That He Never Thought He Would Find

Victor said he’s always gotten bored quickly and was often seeking excitement, thrill, and recklessness. So in school, when Victor started noticing drugs, he was intrigued. “Drugs were always everywhere

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Jesse Quells His Anger Issues With A Focus On God, His Kids

Jesse grew up in a tough neighborhood in South Sacramento. His father was abusive, and he and his two brothers were often caught in the middle of a very volatile

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