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Our Graduate, Graduates!

Five years ago, Jesse Dalla Riva wandered into a detox center, homeless, addicted and without hope. A young woman who worked there named Blake, a graduate of our recovery program, referred him to Phoenix Rescue Mission. And his life has never been the same.   Jesse enrolled in our recovery program. He found Christ and sobriety, and never looked back. His original story was featured in our August 2015 newsletter, where he thanked the young woman at the detox center. Amazingly,

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A Victim of Abuse

  Andrea was a victim of abuse when she was little. She survived acts perpetrated by a family member too  horrible  to  describe. “I always felt, how could there be a God if He let this happen to me and my sisters? I harbored a lot of anger. But I never realized how much all those things that happened as a child impacted my choices.” It was when Andrea stepped out on her own that the problems began. She found

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A Mother’s Day Miracle

      This Mother’s Day will be a day of joy for Cassie – thanks to the support of friends like you. Cassie, a mother of six, was caught in an abusive relationship a few years ago that made for an unhealthy home for her children. “I told myself everything was fine, but deep down I knew it wasn’t.” As things got worse and the bills went unpaid, everything came to a head on a single day – all

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Be a Light in a Dark Place

Become a Torchbearer: Be a Light in a Dark Place Even in the Valley of the Sun, a city known for its excess of sunny days, there exist places where the light doesn’t quite reach. In back alleys, under highways and behind department stores you can find the forgotten, the overlooked and the abandoned in what we call The Valley of Shadows. In Phoenix, there are thousands of hurting and hungry individuals who call this place home. They are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers

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God is Calling

Will you answer? What would you do with your time on Earth if you were free to focus on one thing? Picture it in your mind. That thing you are visualizing is often something closely tied to the special purpose or calling God has placed in your heart of hearts. But the more important question is – what is keeping you from doing that one thing? We all have limited time. When we’re finished, don’t we all want to look back

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