I was so messed up, I didn’t know what had hit me. I was a troubled young man, with a drug problem. Little did I know at the time, the Lord allowed that car to come smashing into me for a purpose.
When I woke up from the tragedy, I was facing a long rehabilitation period due to my badly broken leg. Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse, the doctors told me it would be about a year before I’d be able to go back to work. What was I to do? My parents were frustrated with me, so going home was out of the question. I was injured and homeless. One of the doctors knew about my situation and recommended the Durham Rescue Mission.
With no place to turn, I came to the mission. Here I found people who really cared for me. One night, the Mills took all the residents to a tent revival out in the country. It was there I heard about Jesus and how He died in my place to pay the penalty for my sins. That night, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior.
The longer I stayed at the mission, the more I grew in the Lord. Soon, I noticed Preacher Mills was giving me more responsibilities around the mission. I worked hard and did the best I could when he gave me a task. My hard work was rewarded. One day, in early 1992, Preacher Mills offered me a staff position at the Mission as the Purchasing Agent.
I count it a joy to be able to work where I can help other people who are facing problems similar to the ones I faced. The Lord has blessed me in many ways.
I’ve really been amazed at the improvements in the programs at the Mission and the way the ministry has grown over the years. I try really hard to make wise purchases and get the best prices I possibly can. Sometimes it is a real challenge, but since I am doing it for the Lord, I feel blessed and happy to be working here. Recently, I received my Bachelors Degree in Theology from Cedar Grove Baptist College. I am so thankful for God and his miraculous grace in my life to allow me to be an instrument in His hands!
As you read this testimony, my hope and prayer is it will be encouraging to those who support the ministries of the Durham Rescue Mission. I thank the Lord for each financial and prayer supporter. You have helped many others, like myself, to get their lives turned around and headed in the right direction. Thank you!
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