There's More to My Story

God has plans for Charlene

"They said I was born drunk, they had to pump the alcohol out of my system when I was born. I was about 3 pounds, I was so small I fit in a shoebox. They had to keep me in the hospital, they didn’t think I was going to make it." 

"I had a happy childhood but suffered abuse at a very young age, which caused me to lose trust in friends and family. At Mel Trotter Ministries, I discovered that there is more to my story and that I was made in the image of God." - Charlene

Your gift today will show Charlene and others - who reach out to Mel Trotter Ministries for help - to know they are loved and valued. Give Today to show your neighbors that you believe they were made in the image of God as they start the next chapter of their story.

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Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble. – Psalm 107:2

There's More to My Story

Polaroid Charlene2


My name is Charlene and there's more to my story.

"I'm employed full-time, living out my faith, connected with a church and I'm full of joy -- but it wasn't always this way."

I strongly feel God's calling on my life.

There's more to my story >>>

Polaroid Dennism


I'm Dennis and there's more to my story.


"Sleeping in a cardboard dumpster in the winter wasn't the worst part of being homeless, it was the loneliness." 

I discovered that God had more for me.

There's more to my story >>>

Polaroid Jerry 2


My name is Jerry and there's more to my story.


"While recovering from a triple bypass surgery I become an addict at the end of my rope.  I had squandered everything I had to feed my addiction and was left with no way to pay rent and no where to go."

God made me for more.

There's more to my story >>>

Polaroid Tammygabby


We're Tammy & Gabby and there's more to our story.  


"I have always been a hard working, independent single mom, until the day I had a stroke changed everything for me and my daughter..."

God had more for us.

There's more to our story >>>

Polaroids Steve Fall

I'm Steve and there's more to my story.


I was making 6 figures with my flourishing chiropractic practice, I was married and had a great relationship with my wife and kids. Then I injured my wrist. That was my manhood and I couldn't handle it. 

My relationship with my family has been restored thanks to God's love.

THERE'S MORE TO MY STORY >>>

Polariod Alberta

I'm Alberta and there's more to my story.


I am a preacher’s daughter and came from a large, loving family that taught me responsibility at an early age. I attended college and raised two children. But 20 years in an abusive marriage chipped away at that foundation. I ended up divorced and lost my home and children all while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. 

I learned who I am as a child of God.

There's more to my story >>>

Polariod Daniel

I'm Daniel and there's more to my story.

I lived on the streets for seven years and ended up at a shelter…but now I’m a college student and I know my worth. 

I've learned to trust in God's plans for me.

There's more to my story >>>

What have you learned about homelessness?

These guests are human beings, made in the image of God, and deserve the same compassion and respect that everyone else is given. Any of us could end up homeless so you have to ask yourself, how would you want to be treated if you were here? – MTM Staff
Homelessness is not having someone to talk to, not having a shoulder to cry on. I need love and I need family. We need relationships. – MTM guest
Any one of us can be in their shoes. I tell them my story and then tell them not to give up. God hasn’t given up on them, they have a chance to do something new and change their path. – MTM Staff
We can provide better service by viewing our guests as children of God, as those Christ valued enough to die for. With this lens, we seek to ‘make people’s day’ through small and large acts of dignity and kindness. – MTM Staff

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