Last month we introduced Sarah and she told us about her job and how the Allentown Rescue Mission helped her husband, David. This month, we would like to shine a spotlight on David and tell you more about his story.
David has been working at the Allentown Rescue Mission for almost nine and a half years, but his first experience with the Mission was 14 years ago, when he was a client in the Transformation Program. David says, “I view the work here as a calling first. Since I was in the program, I had a desire in my heart to serve the homeless and share the Gospel with them.”
David’s job at the Allentown Rescue Mission is to provide teachings, counseling, life coaching, and mentoring to the men in the program. “I am on the front lines,” says David. “I love being able to be a positive part of their lives and witness the changes that take place.”
David’s advice for people when they see a homeless person is to pray for them. “Pray for them and direct them to the Allentown Rescue Mission. People can change. Homeless does not mean hopeless. I know that personally.”