“When I found Jesus was Homeless, and I kind of just gave up and decided to just listen and try something different, I actually realized that my life had just begun. It was a second chance for me from the moment I walked through the doors. I had an opportunity to do something with my life…”
We met Brandi at one of the extended stay motels here in Branson. She is an incredible, bright young woman who is working hard to make her dreams a reality just like countless others. However, she has been forced to battle many obstacles…
For most of his life, Ian has struggled to stay out of trouble. He has been in and out of prison and battled with addiction. Jesus Was Homeless is a place Ian can come to, to help him figure out his next steps.
“After meeting Carla and going through the Jobs for Life program, I am a lot happier and I learned how to love again.”
Like many in today’s society, Tori struggles with anxiety. This made it incredibly difficult for her to maintain a job and deal with regular day to day activities.
“These second chances don’t come every day. And, if not for this church, I think I would have rolled off the deep end and ended up dead or in prison. So, I have got nothing but high hopes for the future. This church is amazing and it’s going to do great things. I’m so grateful for my second chance that this church has given me.”
“There’s times where I find myself pushed to that level where I think, ‘man, if I was my old self, you wouldn’t want to be around me right now’, but I’ve changed now and I’m grateful for that.”
“Coming to Jesus Was Homeless has allowed us not only to do something as a family, but to grow as a family and know that we do have friends. And it’s like Jesus Was Homeless is our second family.”
“During meetings with…people at Jesus Was Homeless, and going to church services, I discovered that people can love you without knowing you and would love to help you and want to see you do better.”
“I found my faith here. I knew God would and could restore everything that I had lost over the years.”
“[Jobs For Life] has benefitted me. It feels like it’s given me a purpose. I got a Second Chance because of Jobs For Life.”
“Our family went from total drug addiction…to losing everything…to rebuilding, and Jobs for Life was just that stepping stone.”