Chris Huie was homeless in New York, living off free Ikea coffee, afraid he might die on the streets but not wanting anyone to know he was homeless. He had some physical problems that prevented him from keeping a steady job. Determined and desperate, he prayed, “God, I’ll do whatever you want me to do.”
With relatives in Cary, Chris ventured south. But his mom passed away and the family dynamics changed. When he first arrived at the Mission, Chris stayed to himself. “I was used to being on my own, and I felt confined. But I met a lot of good people here – other people in the program, and Client Support Specialists like Paul and Jeremiah. I stuck with it, and it turned me around.”
With God’s help, Chris has progressed through the New Life Plan in a little over a year. He still has some physical challenges, but he has a good job at Pepsi’s distribution center in Garner, drives his own vehicle and shares an apartment with another client. He still comes by the Mission regularly for progress check-ins with his mentors. He plans to open his own business one day and be able to give back.
Chris encourages other clients and wants his story to be told. “I’ve seen people walk away from this program, but you just need to have the faith and keep the faith. The Mission is only here to help you get out of where you were. They can help you with any situation.”
At Raleigh Rescue Mission, we seek to assist individuals like Chris who desire to transform their lives. Through the love of Jesus Christ, our goal is to transform lives of men, women and children experiencing homelessness by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. If you’d like to help, please donate today or schedule a Discovery Tour to find out more.