Category: Stories of Hope

Meet Terry

Terry is celebrating new life this Easter! Thank you for touching his life with hope. “I was hopeless and had no place to go…” Terry still remembers the pain he felt when his parents divorced, and his beloved family members died a few years later. “I was a pretty angry

Impact Stories of HRM

Stories of life change surround the ministry of Holland Rescue Mission. For over 100 years, the ministry has impacted the lives of not only homeless residents, but staff members and volunteers. Hear their stories and celebrate the work.

Meet Carl

Thanks to you…Carl has been given a life-changing gift this Christmas. “The Mission gave me the first Bible I’ve ever had…” “The Lord showed me a different way to live.” Carl and his fiancée left Michigan and moved to Florida in search of a better, slower-paced life. Then the pandemic

Meet Barbara

Grateful through it all: Barbara is especially thankful for YOU! Your compassion & support change lives. “I’ve been blessed by so much love.” From all outward appearances, Barbara’s adoptive family seemed an ideal environment for a little girl. Yet unbeknown to those outside her home – and ignored by the

Meet Ken

Ken is celebrating hope! Your support brings hope to the hurting this Easter.
“Whatever doors God opens for me, I will go through them.”

Ken grew up with parents who were both alcoholics. But in trying to escape the chaos in his house, he started spending time with the wrong crowd.

Meet Scott

Thank you for bringing GREAT JOY to hurting people – Christ changed Scott’s life
Scott saw drugs destroying his life, but he didn’t know another way to deal with his grief and pain…

Scott didn’t know how to cope when he lost his mom, dad and brother in a period of about six years.

Meet Owen

Owen’s Heart Is Filled With Gratitude for YOU!
“The Mission was there for me when I hit rock bottom.”

Owen turned to online video games as a teen to escape from daily life. “I was struggling with loneliness. Students at school were harassing me and making me feel unworthy of love,” he says.

Meet Richard

Richard’s life is changed forever and he wants to thank YOU! “I know the Lord is on my side.” Richard spent 20 years driving trucks and enjoying his life on the road. Then a doctor’s diagnosis changed everything… “I got diabetes and it disqualified me from trucking,” he says. “I

Meet Lisa

Meet Lisa. She can’t thank YOU enough! “The Holy Spirit has been working in me and changing my heart.” Lisa was hiding a dark secret – when she was young, her older brother had abused her. “There was a lot of anger there and I didn’t tell anybody.” Unable to