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YOUR SUPPORT BRINGS HOPE AND CHANGE

I guess you could say my childhood was pretty "sheltered". I didn'teric1 have a lot of self-confidence, and when I finished high school I was lazy and doing nothing with my life. 

My aunt knew about a rescue mission near where I lived in California that had a transformation program for men. It focused on work ethic and spirituality, and she hoped it would help me find a purpose for my life. In that program, the staff asked me what I liked to do and I said I enjoyed cooking. So when I graduated, they made arrangements for me to come to Missouri, to Victory Trade School (VTS).

I didn't want to leave my home and my family, but I felt God calling me here to attend culinary school and I was attracted by the Christian foundation of the curriculum. I learned how to cook and serve and how a restaurant operates. When I completed my education nearly two years ago, I got a job at Mansion at Elfindale and have been working there ever since as a chef and shift manager.

Today I'm living on my own, I have a career that I love and my family is proud of me. VTS helped me grow up and find myself! - Eric

Here at Victory Mission and VTS, we know that no soul is too lost to save ... no life is too damaged to be restored ... and no challenge is too dark for hope - through compassionate guidance, practical education and God's unconditional love.

Contributions from the caring Ozarks' community empower men and women like Eric to straighten their life courses ... rebuild self-esteem ... and fulfill dreams of independence by securing jobs and homes. Your gift today will enable us to continue transforming lives right here in the Ozarks.

HOW TO HELP:
- Click here to donate online
- Mail your donation to Springfield Victory Mission, P.O. Box 2884, Springfield, MO 65801
- Call 417.864.2223 to donate by phone
- Bring your donation to our Ministry Center (2nd floor), 1715 N. Boonville, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

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Find out more about the ministry of Springfield Victory Mission.
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Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and the work that rescue missions do.

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AUGUST 8
Back to School Bash
School supplies giveaway for children in grades K-12.
Central Assembly of God, 1301 N. Boonville, 9am - 3pm
 
AUGUST 8
12/12 Recovery Program Graduation
Graduation ceremony for the latest batch of 12/12 graduates.
Ministry Center - Chapel, 1715 N. Boonville, 6pm
 
AUGUST 21
Senior Luncheon
A special lunch for seniors ages 60 and above. Call 417.831.6387 to RSVP.
Ministry Center - Chapel, 1715 N. Boonville, 11:15am
 
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