Sun striking his eyes, Gilbert slowly regained consciousness on the sidewalk near the corner of 11th Avenue and Jackson Street. The night before was a blur. After 22 years of living out of a bottle, Gilbert had finally decided that he had had enough and embarked on the bender to end all benders – in attempt to end his life. It didn’t work. Instead, he woke with a pounding headache and the stinging realization that he had failed to die.Read More
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His name is Justice, but he’s quick to tell you that throughout his life he’s experienced anything but. “My past is full of mistakes but somehow I always managed to avoid the consequences,” Justice admits. “I was doing every drug imaginable at 11 years old, running with gangs, robbing drug dealers… by all rights, I should be in prison or dead.” Justice’s luck finally ran out last summer when a bout with heroin cost him his living arrangements, his transportation,Read More
A Call to Action from Jay Cory, CEO of Phoenix Rescue Mission, for the National Day of Prayer on May 5, 2016 We are facing perilous times both at home and abroad. A tsunami of evil is sweeping the globe with terrorism, violence, and persecution on the rise. The whole world seems to be spiraling downward and our leaders have lost their moral compass and appear determined to be guide us further away from God. I am reminded of Isaiah 5:20Read More
Chicken Caesar wraps. Quinoa salad. Fresh baked bread. On their own they make for a healthy, tasty lunch. But combined with the power of the Phoenix Rescue Mission they are a part of something so much more. They’re vital ingredients in transforming lives. It’s called Mission Possible Catering and it’s the next step in changing lives and building new futures here at the Phoenix Rescue Mission. The goal is to give the women and men who have earned their ServeSafe certificationsRead More
Unlike most livestock, a sheep that wanders away from the fold will never return. Instead, it will wander the hills and the valleys of the field until it finds a shady spot. It will lie down, and if no one comes to its rescue, it will remain there until it dies. Like sheep, we’ve all strayed in life; we’ve all found our shady spots. If it weren’t for the sacrifice that we celebrate every Easter, the marvelous gift that madeRead More