The first time I met Mike Weber he came up to me after I spoke at Mission Chapel service with tears in his eyes. I had just preached on Psalm 37:4 that if you delight in the Lord he will give you the desires of your heart.
Phillip was abandoned by his entire family at the age of 8 or 9 in the projects of Los Angeles many years ago. He was traumatized and his emotional development stopped that day. Today he’s a grown man physically and growing up emotionally and spiritually.
When you live in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles at the Mission in the middle of skid row it can be described as a “swirling vortex of chaos.” Getting out of the neighborhood for a day is extremely therapeutic and a necessity for healthy recovery.
Hope Gardens is our Recovery Facility for single mothers and their families. It is nestled in the foothills of Sylmar. The isolated 77-acre oasis is advantageous for recovery from trauma but difficult for mobility.
How does a mother and family at Hope Gardens get a...