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A New Vision of Hope


When Gary’s eyesight began to fail, it was the start of a very dark time.

“Not only was I having trouble with my eyesight,” he says, “I also didn’t have insurance… so I couldn’t find out what was wrong.”

His supervisor at work figured out Gary couldn’t see – and told Gary he could no longer work there.

“I no longer had money to pay my rent or bills,” he says. So he had to move out of his apartment, with nowhere to go. “I didn’t have anyone to take care of me.”

Gary had never heard of Faith Mission. But when he learned we had a bed for him and would help him get an eye exam, he came to stay.

“The Mission listens and connects you with the right people,” Gary says. “They help you move forward in life. They helped me get an eye exam, where I found out that I was blind in one eye, and only had 40% vision left in the other.”

Within a few weeks, your gifts made it possible for Gary to not only get an eye exam – but also an eye surgery that gave him his life back.

His healing hasn’t been just physical – Gary’s heart has healed, thanks to the support of our staff, chapels, and rediscovering God’s love for him.

“I’m more sympathetic,” he says. “Many people come here due to a job loss or hard times, which I can relate to now. The Mission’s here to help us get back on our feet and become independent again.”

Today, with a new outlook on life, Gary is applying for jobs and looking forward to getting his own place. He’s truly thankful for Faith Mission during a time when everything seemed so dark.

“Instead of sleeping under a bridge or on the street, I had a bed… a shower… clean clothes and food… I’m thankful Faith Mission was there for me.”

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