When Maddie* came through the Mission doors, she was truly afraid. With no friends or family and a baby to care for, she didn’t know how they would survive. Her circumstances were further complicated because she feared for their safety.
She shared, “I was so depressed, I cried every night the first week. My baby was sick and I thought, ‘We’re going to die. We’re not going to survive.”
What this young mother didn’t know was that God had led her to a place like no other. The Scott Mission embraced her and her baby as family, prayed with her, offered meals and groceries, warm clothes, and so much more to help them make our community “home.”
“The Scott Mission has been so wonderful to us,” she says with a smile. “The staff and volunteers made sure we had everything we needed—clothes for me and my baby, fresh fruit and vegetables, and so much more.
“They also made Christmas very special for us. The people we’ve met here and through church are now like family.”
The future is bright for Maddie and her little one, who is in daycare now while her mother works and pursues the education that will help them.
Maddie can hardly wait for the day she can give back to help others through The Scott Mission, just as she and her baby have been helped.
She’s grateful too that her faith has been strengthened during a time of hardship and uncertainty, and she wants The Scott Mission’s donors and volunteers to know that she is thankful and praying for them.
“Thank you for your gifts and your gift of time. I know you have a choice, and you choose to give,” she says. “God will bless you and provide for you for your many kindnesses to others . . . to people like me.
“My prayer for you is that God will grant all your heart desires. Thank you, again!”
Did you know that gifts to The Scott Mission fund important Women and Family Ministry outreaches to help struggling families like Maddie’s with meals and groceries, clothing and other basic necessities? They also receive the tools and spiritual guidance they need to live independently and with confidence.
*Name changed for privacy.