Helping Randy Bail Out of Homelessness

Randy was an electrician for 10 years before agreeing to open a bail bond business with his son. He never thought he’d be the one needing to be bailed out.

But when his business and his life fell apart, there was no one who could help him get back on his feet.

He ended up homeless.

“When I saw things going south with my son and the business, I started drinking,” said Randy. “It led to things getting really bad . . . for three nights, I slept on a bench.”

Then he dedicated his life to the Lord and was blessed to no longer struggle with addiction after that. But the Wake County economy was in shambles at the time.

For six years he was clean and sober – but still homeless.

He gave up trying for electrician jobs. When Burger King or other restaurants wouldn’t hire him, his confidence really crumbled. In despair, he called out to the Lord.

 “I walked to the food line one day,” said Randy. “On my way back, I just raised my hand and said, ‘Lord, what is it that you want me to do?’”

Just a short time later, a bed opened up for him at the Mission!

Within six months, he had completed all of our life skills classes, put his resume together, practiced interviewing, and found a job. He’s saving up for a car now.

Randy is grateful for his fresh start.

“This place has been a blessing,” he said. “I can’t imagine and don’t want to imagine where I’d be without Raleigh Rescue Mission.”

His favorite verse is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”