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Desperate Prayers of a Desperate Man

I was a fully functioning alcoholic. I worked a good job making a good living. I had a great place to live and on the outside, I seemed content and happy. Slowly I was destroying my life and living in a pit of depression. Several times in different places, I have seen this pattern in…

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I Need to Make a U-Turn

My name is Cody Tucker and I am 23 years old. I was born and raised in Santa Maria. I was a good athlete in high school, but I began to drink and party. This caused me to lose sight of what is important in life. After high school I completed two years at Allan…

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A Strange Answer to Prayer – One prayer led him to the mission

So many things have affected my life; drug dealing, being in a gang, abuse, my addiction, failed relationships, etc. It all came to an end on April 1, 2014. That night it seemed I had nothing to live for. I wasn’t being a parent. I was strung out. The police were looking for me. It’s…

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Rescue Mission serves up early Thanksgiving dinner

Published in the Santa Maria Times (Link to Article) Food served by volunteers from local churches, nonprofit organizations and businesses was piled high onto plates for hundreds of Santa Maria residents getting a free Thanksgiving feast Tuesday. “Santa Maria takes care of its people, and what isn’t provided, we will provide to make sure every…

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