The doctors said if I kept drinking, I'd be dead in six months."
Lara remembers that night in the emergency room, 20 years of alcohol abuse led to advanced cirrhosis of the liver.
She started drinking to drown her pain from a stepfather who was "abusive in every way possible - physical, sexual, emotional, you name it." Her drinking eventually played a role in her own divorce, leaving Lara as a single mom with a young daughter.
That night in the ER, Lara knew she needed help, and fast. She went to the Old Savannah City Mission, Thinking it was "My only hope. This was going to work, or I wasn't going to make it."
She made it. She quit drinking, got healthy, and gave her life to Jesus. Today, Lara says she wouldn't have made it without you: "Thank you for your support!"
SO MANY PEOPLE LIKE LARA NEED YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. YOUR SUPPORT HELPS THOSE IN NEED... AND TRANSFORMS LIVES!
This is a true mission story from one of our sister missions. The name has been changed to protect the privacy of the client.
Before Christmas arrives, will you take just a moment to remember those in Savannah who have nothing?
Old Savannah City Mission is trying to raise the funds needed to care for our homeless and hungry neighbors. Your ongoing prayers and support will provide nourishing food, clean clothes, and safe shelter to many street-weary souls.
By God's grace, you'll even help them begin new life in Christ. And I can't think of a better Christmas gift than that. Please send your gift today.
William E. Stiles, Sr. Executive Director
Thank You for helping hungry and homeless people this Christmas!