In life, success can be measured in many different ways. For Bill, success was realizing that certain relationships were toxic for him and that he needed to move on in his life, even if that meant admitting he had made wrong choices and once again found himself in the position of asking for help. Bill wasn’t excited about the idea of returning to the Allentown Rescue Mission, considering he was a fairly recent graduate of the Transformation Program. In Bill’s first stint in the program, he learned a lot and felt like he was ready to live his life again with a new perspective.
However, Bill fell into the temptation of going back to the “people, places, and things” that were a source of ruin for him in the past. This time, Bill had to admit that he was part of the problem and that he could no longer persist in a relationship that was not in his best interest. This relationship, coupled with some serious health issues, had Bill mentally and spiritually defeated. Thankfully, Bill recalled was that he had people who genuinely cared for him and would be willing to help him in his time of need. Bill swallowed his pride and came back to the Allentown Rescue Mission. He sought guidance on how he could regain sanity and stability in his life.
Bill was accepted with loving arms back into the Transformation Program. And through the classes as well as one on one life coaching sessions, he was challenged to get real about why he was in this position again and to take responsibility for his actions. This time going through the Program, Bill was truly humbled and realized that he could not abandon his faith in God or his responsibility for his own life. Bill has demonstrated true change in a willingness to admit when he is wrong and determination to make things right. Bill is so thankful for the second chance that he received at the Allentown Rescue Mission and is looking forward to getting a place of his own, a full-time job, getting his finances in order, and being successful in life.