Scott’s brother, a minister at Union Baptist, is familiar with our programs and staff here at the Mission. So when family problems meant that Scott could no longer live at home, his brother knew the perfect place for him!
“He picked me up and brought me here to the Mission for an interview to enter the Christian Living Program. I came in on Thursday and started the program the following Monday.”
As part of our 8-week program, Scott attended daily classes that deal with anger management and conflict resolution. He received help with resume writing, basic computer skills, interview techniques and other tools that will help him find and keep a job.
And, he attended morning devotions, evening chapel and daily Bible study groups.
Once he graduated, Scott moved into one of our transitional housing units at Berean Hall and began working with the Mission’s Clean Team while he looked for permanent employment.
His day starts with breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and continues with work on Allentown’s streets from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Then it’s back to Berean for a men’s meeting and chapel. Evenings might find Scott in the computer room looking for jobs and working on his resume. And, then there’s church on Sunday – Scott joined and was baptised at New Bethany.
Scott appreciates all that the Allentown Rescue Mission has done for him. “You go through the program, they put you to work, and it leads you on the right path,” he says with a smile.