My time here at Agape has been life changing. I have matured mentally and emotionally in a spiritual way. I have grown closer to God because of the shelter and its persistence in wanting each one of the women here to walk in the right direction. They have accepted me and helped me in all ways such as food and shelter for me and my kids and also guidance when I needed it the most. They are very structured around Christ and deserve all blessings offered to them. Thank God for Agape.
Agape is a home for me and my family. But it is more than that. Here we learn about the Word of God and how to walk on the path of Jesus Christ. We are given resources to achieve our goals and to gain financial security one step at a time. I have higher self-esteem and I feel like a more positive human being since I came to the shelter. I try to be a good example to others and shine the light of Jesus wherever I go. Agape Shelter helps to rebuild lives and make stronger families here in Lebanon.
When asked what it’s like to live in a homeless shelter, I simply say: “I don’t know, I’ve never been homeless.” From the day we entered the Agape Family Shelter, my son and I have had a wonderful home. It is a place where we feel welcomed, loved, and can grow in our faith in God without reservation. God’s love and presence can be felt in every room of the house and it is a great comfort! Being here has also allowed me to accomplish goals I never thought I would meet and begin working my way to accomplishing my dreams. Living at the Agape Family Shelter has truly been a blessing!
Rescue Mission Testimonials
As a youth I was brought up in the church, but as an adult I began to stay away from the World of God. Life was good (or so I thought) for a while. I’d gotten married and obtained a good job, etc. As the years passed, I became aware of a void in my life. I began to try to fill this void with materialistic items, relationships with women and other things that were not of God. My life began to spiral downward and it didn’t take long before I was homeless on the streets. After being down for so long I began to look up and it was then that I became reacquainted with the Lord Jesus. He directed me to the Lebanon Rescue Mission where I continue to accept the grace God has blessed me with.
The Lebanon Rescue Mission has given me an opportunity to change my life. Before I came to the Mission I was living in a destructive way. I had entered into a world of confusion, drug and alcohol abuse. I thank God for His helping hand in the new life He has given me. The Rescue Mission has taught me how to be a man of God and live the right way. I am very grateful to God for putting the staff of the Lebanon Rescue Mission into my life.
At the time I came to the Lebanon Rescue Mission, I was lost. I loved God, but I was not at peace. Now I have given my heart and life to God. I know Jesus loves me, and I feel good about myself. No matter what life brings me, I can count on the precious promises of the Lord. Now I have a new way of living, and I know that I must live my life in Christ because He died for me.