When I was released from federal prison on May 20, 2014, I headed to Washington, DC, where my friend Diane Woodall and her husband, Don, had arranged for me to reside at Central Union Mission. This wonderful organization is actually Washington’s oldest social services agency, and not only operates a men’s rescue shelter, but also a vibrant Family Ministry Center which distributes groceries to needy families, conducts back to school backpack and Christmas toy programs for children, has luncheons for senior citizens, and coordinates summer camp programs at Camp Bennett, a beautiful facility far removed from the city that enables inner city children to escape the city every summer.
Life began anew for me at the Mission, and at one point I was asked to write an article for the Mission newsletter. Clicking here will take you to that article, which was actually turned into two separate articles. The one titled “The Music of the Mission” was the original title of the whole article, so please read both of them.
I am grateful to the Mission and pray you will consider partnering with us to help those among us who need it most.