Jeffrey didn’t want to raise his 2-year-old daughter in a place where gunshots rang out day and night, but he had few choices. When he was a young boy himself, Jeffrey’s father died suddenly. “My mom did the best that she could, but she was overwhelmed. I grew up fast, “ Jeffrey recalls. “I felt a huge hole in my heart and was angry.”
Jeffrey hung out on the streets, watching older guys. He admits to getting into trouble and being surrounded by violence. But when he met Nicole and they had their daughter Trinity, Jeffrey knew he needed a change in his life. He just didn’t know how to go about it. As Trinity grew, he became increasingly worried for her safety.
“I was tired of the violence and the direction I was heading,” Jeffrey says. “I needed a change or I would end up in prison or dead. The sounds of gunshots at night — even during the day — were common. I didn’t know how to keep them safe.” The family needed a miracle. When Trinity was two years old, Jeffrey heard about Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. They arrived at the Mission ready for a change and a fresh start. And thanks to the generosity of friends like you, they found one.
That is what Easter is all about, the hope of new life in Jesus Christ. When individuals and families walk through the doors of the ministry, they are not just looking for a hot meal or a safe night of shelter . . . many are in desperate need of a fresh start. Because of growing homelessness and high unemployment due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, families in eastern Michigan need that hope more than ever this spring.
More than 2,200 people depend on the Mission every day. We need your support to offer healthy meals, safe shelter, emergency services, and life-changing programs for families like Jeffrey’s. Many have nowhere else to turn. When you offer them a meal or shelter this spring, you’ll be putting hands and feet to the Easter message of hope and redemption!
In addition to the meals and shelter, friends like you provided Jeffrey with shoes and clothes to wear on job interviews. You offered his family clothes, meals, and safety. “I have hope for the future,” Jeffrey says. “I am going to keep moving forward. I read my Bible and pray.” Thank you for giving families like Jeffrey’s the chance for a NEW LIFE and a FRESH START!
FROM THE CEO
Chad Audi, PhD
President and CEO
While it’s still cold outside my window today, I’m sure looking forward to the coming spring. I know you are, too. It’s a time of new growth and new beginnings as the sun and rain work a miracle of rebirth. Spring is the perfect season to usher in Easter . . . the ultimate opportunity for rebirth.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
1 Peter 1:3, ESV
In the coming weeks, we’ll help more than 2,200 people a day who are desperate for a fresh start. Because of your kindness, what starts off as a meal or shelter can take seed and miraculously turn into a rebirth through the living hope found in Jesus Christ.
We are already at work, making preparations for the busy spring season and Easter. Every $1.95 you give helps provide a nutritious meal, safe shelter, Christian care, and sometimes a little bit more. Thank you for helping someone find new life and a fresh start at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.
Rebuilding Detroit, one life at a time,
Chad Audi, PhD
President and CEO
Give hope for NEW LIFE this Easter!
Your support today will give a hurting neighbor a reason to give thanks!
Help us celebrate the
season of rebirth!
We are entering the season of Easter and spring … a time of new beginnings and rebirth!
Sadly, too many people right here in our community are struggling just to survive. They are hungry, cold, homeless, and hopeless. You can link arms with the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries this spring to show these lost and broken souls the new beginning offered through Jesus Christ.
Between now and Easter, we’ll serve 252,000 meals to hurting people who come through our doors. Here’s how you can make a difference:
After their basic needs are met, you can help DRMM introduce the hope that lives in Christ and guides them along the path to redemption. They’ll learn that Christ is alive and more powerful than anything or any situation they are facing.
Every new beginning starts with an act of kindness by a caring person like you. Please give today to bring hope to the hopeless this spring season. It starts with a meal or shelter given in love.
MIRACLES WITNESSED IN
METRO DETROIT IN 2021
Elizabeth (Bettye) Misuraca
Nina Simone Caudle
Robert (Bob) Valance
Sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the message of hope
in His gospel. DRMM fulfills its mission statement by providing
hope to the hopeless, disadvantaged, and homeless men, women,
and children of our community by ministering to the total
person — body, soul, and spirit — with services and programs
designed to address spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs
to those seeking assistance in hopes of them becoming faithful
Christians discipled into a local church, rehabilitated and
employed, and living productive and restored lives.