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Kathy Tucker, Health Crisis

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It’s interesting how a disease such as MS which at present is not curable can be a life changer for The Good! You are thinking. ..is she nuts too? No I definitely am not. I am faithful & strong.

I was clinically diagnosed 13 years ago with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I am not going to lie I knew before the doctors told me that this is what I had & to say it was tough to hear it would be an understatement. What I did find is a peace in learning how the medical research had come a long way from when my grandmother was diagnosed & living with it many years ago. I knew in order to go forward I had to do a few things. The first was faith in knowing I had this to be the strength for those who were not strong enough to move ahead in their lives. I knew I had to change myself in how I lived my every day life such as eating, sleeping, exercising & just my day to day stresses & mobility. Lastly but definitely the most important was to be Kathy. I am not MS I am a woman who has it & lives with it daily but it does not own/make me who I am.

I am blessed to have a superb support system in my family, friends & church.

The purpose here is to not give up! Ever! If I can help just one person whether they live with MS or any other disease or addiction then I know I have done what I was meant to do.


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Stephen Witkowski

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I had a stroke before I was born and was born with mental and physical problems; including Trencher-Collins Syndrome and my trachea and esophagus were intertwine so while being fed I would spit everything up. Therefore I had major surgery to make me fully functional so I would be able to eat normally.

That was May 14th 1965 at Abington Hospital, Abington PA.

My life started as a challenge and still continues to be one.

I came to the Lord when I was 18 years old in July of 1983 at The Davisville Baptist Church youth group.

After graduating high school I went to a rehabilitation center for some sort of trade which was Clerical/Business courses. This school was H.G.ANDREWS CENTER in JOHNSTOWN PA.

In Johnstown PA. was where I attended my first real Church called JOYFUL NOISE MINISTRIES.

The Church was an offshoot of The Christian Churches that became Pentecostal.

I was Baptized in The Holy Spirit December of 1984 and had a hunger for The Word of God.

I became a student of the Bible learning from The Holy Spirit and from various Churches and ministries.

After graduating I moved back home in 1987 and lived in Warminster PA.

Ever since I became a Christian I was always interested in Christian Music and started booking bands and soloists in 1990 and worked with alot of Churches, ministries and coffee houses.

In 1997 I took over a ministry called CHRISTIAN MUSIC NETWORK and initiated concert outreaches and worked with local music artists and bands.

I try everyday to live and to serve God. My favorite verses are:

KJV 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

KJV Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.


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Casey, Denver CO

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When Casey began her work therapy at the Mission’s Ministry Outreach Center three years ago, it was like stepping into another world. Instead of days that began with drugs and ended in domestic abuse, the Champa House graduate attended meetings and refined her accounting skills with the help of employees who saw great potential in the bright young mother. 

“The Mission paid for me to go to the Accounting and Business School of the Rockies, and my work study was in their accounting department,” Casey explains. “Just seeing what real business people do with their life everyday—showing up to work on time, what they wear, how they act; it was all new to me.”

Within a short period of time, Casey adjusted to her role at MOC, reconciling bank statements for the Mission’s outreaches and learning the role diligence played in the workplace. “The people I worked with were so patient and taught me to have determination even if I’m struggling,” Casey says. “It was an amazing experience because my prior relationship made me feel like I was worthless.”

Now employed at a local default firm, Casey in amazed at the transformation guided in part by her time in work therapy. “Having people count on me at work is something I’ve never experienced before,” Casey reflects. “It feels great, and I can’t wait to give back to Mission for everything they’ve done for me.”

For those battling homelessness and addiction, employment often means more than “just getting a job;” it signifies a transition from chaos and hopelessness to stability and success. With this in mind, we thank you for supporting New Life Program participants involved in our work therapy program. Together, we can teach these men and women valuable employment skills that will keep them off the streets and in the workplace. 

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