"God help me!"
Damien cringed at the blast of cold air bearing down on him. After losing his job, he got evicted from his apartment.
Out of options, and quickly running out of hope, Damien took everything he could carry to the streets of the Twin Cities. Looking for shelter. Looking for safety.
In the deadly cold . . .
Damien knew he wouldn't survive long on the streets, especially during the winter. The bitter elements beat him too hard. The scraps he pulled from trash cans wouldn’t sustain him.
When the realization struck, when Damien was at his lowest point shivering in the cold, he cried out — "God help me!"
"The Mission saved my life!"
When Damien came to the Mission, everything changed immediately. He received a hot meal, a hot shower, and warm bed where he could stay the night.
When thinking about his rescue from the bitter cold, Damien says:
"It's a miracle. I was literally at death's door. Now I have hope. The Mission saved my life!"
Today, you wouldn't recognize Damien. Rescued from the suffering on the streets in the winter cold, Damien has found his life has value. And there's so much for him to live for.
But there are others, like Damien, who are still trapped on the bitter cold streets. And their lives are at risk tonight . . .