We are Bob and Sharon, and we want to express our thanks to a loving God, to Holland Rescue Mission, and to you who give so much to help give us a new life.
Bob’s alcoholism for 20 years was difficult for me. I was angry at him all the time, and I kept wondering if things would ever improve. The good news is we are still together, and Bob is now sober.
At first he didn’t want to go to any of the Mission’s programs, but then suddenly it clicked, most notably when God’s Word began to take hold of his life.
For me, the Mission is a refresher course on the Bible. I’m so encouraged by everything I read in the word of God, and I am especially grateful to a Mission staff that is always available to reach out to me when I need help, and I often need help. It’s amazing what the Christian walk is doing in our lives. And this Mission? Well, if you’ve ever been here, you know that it’s nicer than a college dormitory. It is clean, well run and a good place to call home for this time in our lives. We are confident God has great plans for our future.
“You are giving us a chance we feel we don’t even deserve.”
I also want to say a word of thanks at this Thanksgiving season to you who help people you don’t even know. You are giving us a chance we feel we don’t even deserve. But by God’s grace, you are always there with your donations and so many other acts of Christian service. Bob and I cannot thank you enough. I also want to leave you with a verse that has become our motto for living . . .
Jeremiah 29:11 . . . “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Bob and I praise God for the encouragement that comes from that word of Scripture.
Bob and Sharon