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The Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Banquet is Nov. 22

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation for what we have and those we love. We often take for granted the comforts and ease of driving ourselves to the grocery store,

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Addiction hits home for mission director

“I’ve seen how Jesus can take a life and transform it,” Jon said. “And that’s the motivation to step into the mission every day and work with the guys. And

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Nestor leaves drugs behind, looks forward to reuniting with his kids

Nestor was born in Mexico and moved to Carpinteria with his father when he was 17. His mother stayed behind. “The relationship between me and my father is not too

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After a stumble, Steve gets back on track at the mission

Steve grew up in Santa Barbara in a loving home with two parents and two younger siblings. His father, however, was an alcoholic. “A lot of family on my dad’s

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After Jail And Hospitals, Anthony Finds Peace At The Mission

Anthony grew up with parents who were alcoholics and was not interested in following that path. “My mother was functional—she’d cook, clean, go to the gym, do laundry, and then

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Brian Uses His Time In ‘Darkness’ To Relate To Those Who Need Help

When Brian was wrapping up high school at Righetti, he struggled in deciding his next step: film school or seminary? He had been inspired by his youth pastors growing up

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Saul Mends His Marriage, Restarts His Life Without Drugs

When Saul was 13, his family moved from Bakersfield to San Diego. “I had a rough life growing up,” Saul said. “My dad used to beat me up a lot.

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Tommy Battles Health Issues, Lifelong Drinking Problem

Tommy grew up on an Indian reservation in San Diego County, where he said many began drinking at a young age. “I started when I was 9,” he said. “By

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David Urges Sinners To ‘Run Toward The Cross’

David, a college graduate, was married with two kids when the store he was managing—a Mervyn’s in the Central Valley—went bankrupt. “I had a lot of time on my hands

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Daniel Plans To ‘Surrender’ Completely To God

Daniel’s father was in the Navy, and their family moved around often, spending time in San Diego, Seattle, and Iceland. He had two loving parents and an older brother and

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