Stories of Hope
Laureen shares her struggles with isolation. Learn how she has she has changed since she was at our shelter and about her hopes for the future.
Joyce, Haneef, and Elaine’s Story
Learn how the Community Center has impacted the lives of this family and how they give back!
Laureen shares her testimony of transformation and thanksgiving. She gives insight into her past and how Bethesda Mission helped her overcome her addiction.
James describes his journey to and through Bethesda Mission as well as the dramatic impact that it had on his life.
The Washingtons’ Story
The Washingtons share their inspiring story of growth as both Quiton and Ryan participate in Community Center activities and learn about their Creator.
Listen as Ashlee describes her harrowing journey from drug addict to Christ follower.
Hear Larry’s story of how his commitment to Christ has led to triumph over his addiction.
Kesha, Ke’Andre, and Ihyanna’s Story
Check out the story of this little family and how their lives have been changed by the Bethesda Mission Community Center!
Denise came to the Women’s Mission feeling exhausted and broken, but through learning to be still with the Lord, she experienced freedom. Her life has been transformed and now she wants to be an advocate for women like her.
After decades of drug use and loss, David found himself at the Men’s Mission. There, he experienced restored relationships, with Jesus, his family, and himself. Now his life has been renewed and he has gained new understanding.
Though he originally came to the Community Center when he was a teenager just to play basketball, Byron found mentorship, a relationship with Jesus, and a spiritual father. Now as an adult, he wants to give back by being involved with his church and volunteering at the Community Center.
A series of overdoses and recovery attempts led Lonny to the Women’s Mission, where she learned how to love herself and others. Most importantly, she developed a relationship with God and figured out who she wants to be as a person.
After growing up without a strong father figure, Anthony fell into using drugs to cope with life’s challenges. Through his time at the Men’s Mission, he found hope and healing and was able to restore his relationship with his daughter.
The Gonzalez Family’s Story
Liz describes the love and support she and her children have received from Community Center staff. Being involved in programming helped to keep her kids on the “right path” and set goals for the future. She is excited about the expansion of the Community Center and what that will mean for children and teens in Harrisburg.
Today, Cecil is Bethesda Mission’s Manager of Mission Services, but he didn’t start out there. He first connected with the Mission as a guest trying to overcome a past of incarceration, addiction, and pain. Through faith in Christ, Cecil has found hope and a new life filled with tremendous purpose from on high.
William shares how the counselors at the Men’s Mission helped him learn how to accept the things he cannot change in his life. He also now recognizes the need for positive male role models and is focusing on being present in his son’s life.
Aunt Sharon and Olivia’s Story
Aunt Sharon explains how the Community Center staff provided support for her niece Olivia and played a key role in her graduating from high school.
Amanda shares how a painful experience sent her down a path of addiction and separation from family. After allowing God’s renewal to begin at the Women’s Mission, she’s been reconciled with her children and has true hope for the future.
Warren shares his story of a life renewed by the grace of God after addiction and incarceration, as well as the tremendous joy of being reconciled with his family.
The Quinones Family’s Story
Michele shares about her family’s experiences at the Community Center, along with the transformation and unconditional support they’ve received.
After dropping out of school and turning to drugs, Charles came to Bethesda Mission with a desire to be free. Now he’s a college graduate, finding freedom in Christ, and helping others in need.
Larry shares with us his testimony of how God revealed Himself and transformed Larry’s life, recovering from homelessness and addiction. We’re honored to have played a small role in his journey at Bethesda Mission.
The Cobb Family’s Story
The Cobb family shares the impact that the staff and programs at Bethesda Mission Community Center have had on them and look forward to its expansion coming soon.
Jillian came to the Women’s Mission feeling isolated and alone. Now she has hope in Christ and a stable family to call her own.
Michael came to the Men’s Mission battling addiction and homelessness. Now, he knows where to find help when he needs it and is connected with dedicated mentors.
Quay came to the Youth Center as a young teenager. The community of mentors that invested in him has had a huge impact on his relationship with Christ, and his relationships with others.
Modenna struggled after the loss of her mother and turned to drugs and alcohol. After making her way back to Harrisburg, she ended up at Bethesda Mission. Watch to hear more of her story.
Derrick attended Bethesda Mission Youth Center since he was 10 year old, now he’s 19 and giving back. Watch to hear more of his story.
Rich came to Bethesda Mission broken and suffering from addiction. Now, he’s chef at the Mission and mentoring others going through the same healing process.
Valerie came to the Mission hurting from abuse and addiction. Now, she is working on her degree and finding comfort from her heavenly Father. Watch to hear more of her story.
Hear Shayn’s experience growing up with the Youth Center and how having his “youth center family” has helped him grow into a young man following after God.