And the Truth will set you free."
Hello, my name is Jonathan, and approximately seven months ago, I was having issues with alcoholism. I was having many other problems as well, and as a result, I lost my job and my home and had nothing left.
A close friend of mine informed me about Crossroads. They not only assisted me in overcoming my alcoholism, but they also provided me with a place to live, clothing, and food. As of now, I have not had a drink of alcohol in seven months.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the incredible staff at Crossroads for all of the support, love, and compassion they have shown me. In particular, I'd like to express my gratitude to Alejandra, Jason, and Raul for being the kind and wonderful people that they are, and I also want to thank God for using them in this way. media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.
Jan shared her personal testimony and the great impact that Crossroads Nogales Mission has had on her life:
She was facing several struggles at once, and she felt like everything was going wrong. Financially, she was struggling to make ends meet. On top of that, she lost her apartment and was left homeless.
That’s when she came to Crossroads Nogales Mission, seeking help. Crossroads Nogales Mission provided her with a safe and warm place to stay, a bed to sleep in, and food to eat. She appreciated the clean and comfortable facilities and the support of the staff.
These resources helped her get back on her feet. She is incredibly grateful for the support and resources provided by Crossroads Nogales Mission. She said that without our assistance, she would not be where she is today. She now has her own apartment, and she feels more confident in her ability to accomplish more in life
"Crossroads Nogales Mission has helped me, my three children and my sister to receive shelter. They provided me with beds for my 5-year-old boy and a crib for my 2-month-old baby girl during the first few days that we were here. We have been given everything we need, making our stay in the shelter a huge blessing. Three weeks have passed since we arrived to the shelter, and I can honestly say that despite everything we have been through, it has been really helpful to us. Being here gives me great hope. I am thankful to have found the assistance of Crossroads Nogales Mission. I'm grateful to be here. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where I originally came from. Unfortunately, I had to leave Phoenix with only one option, and I am happy to be staying at Crossroads Nogales Mission that has provided me so much help. Thank You! " ~Teresa
"Before I came to the Crossroads Mission, my life was broken. I found no one to turn to and I realized that my mistakes were taking their toll. My mentor and teachers were not at all what I expected at the shelter. I had to re-examine my whole life and re-course to all the things I brought to a broken heart, I learned to be kind and compassionate towards others, with whom I've learned I have a lot in common. I've learned to acknowledge my shortcomings and had to heal at the point of rock bottom. The staff and my mentor, Raul, have taught me how to be responsible, and they have been very patient with me. Now I've come to terms with forgiving myself, just as Jesus did for me. It's been a slow healing process, and the staff and roommates have been very supportive in my emotional healing. Jesus has touched my heart and with the support and the compassionate staff God has placed in my path, I am healing. I give my all to being grateful for them in my life "
"The Lord called me to Nogales, with a vision to reach the poor. In 24 years, God took a drunk like me, and the Lord moved my heart to help the poor, homeless and abused. When I see how so many people hurting and hungry my heart goes out to do all I can for them. That’s why Crossroads Nogales Mission is in Nogales: to reach the least, lost and the last."
“I was in a violent abusive relationship. He didn’t allow me to talk with friends and family freely, and would get very violent if I did. I began to believe that it was my fault. I spent every day crying until finally I had enough and I left with nothing just my daughter and had nowhere to go. They told me about Crossroads Nogales Mission a place that would help us. I didn’t know what a mission was and I had no idea. Then Bert made sure that I got all the necessities I needed including clothing, toiletries, a shower, a bed to sleep in, and three meals a day for my daughter and myself. I will be forever grateful with Crossroads Nogales Mission, and I am grateful God put us here.”
Before I came to the Crossroads Nogales Mission my whole life was a life full of drugs, alcohol, jail and violence. I wanted and tried to change many times on my own, never seeking help and always backsliding.
I pretty much ruined my body and ended up in the hospital many times this year even when I first came to the Crossroads Nogales Mission. I didn’t want to come to the Crossroads Nogales Mission, but my family really wanted me to. I’ve been here 60 days on the recovery men’s program. With the help of the good Lord and a good staff good things are happening for me.
The staff works very hard to bring the Lord to people and understand our problems. I have a good job to look forward to and I feel very confident about my sobriety. I’m glad I came to Crossroads Nogales Mission.
Loneliness brought me to Nogales, Arizona. Two trips to the local hospital for detoxication followed by weeks of binge drinking, physical pain, and final surrender to “if there is really a God out there, take over, I’ve done my all and look where it’s gotten “me “. Once here at the Mission after several days to level out mentality. I was offered the opportunity of a Spiritual faith based recovery program. Hint from God and answered prayers I accepted Ben’s offer and committed myself for the duration. It was God’s grace I didn’t deserve another chance, but I’d remembered the long history of blown opportunities and my surrender to God previously.I enjoyed the numerous tasks, keeping me busy to give me a renewed sense of self-worth of belonging. Responsibilities mounted here and there. I’d always longed for a closer relationship with God having had run quiet of religions and chasing the numerous “crystal balls, occults, new age, native American traditions, medicine rituals, baptism, into one half dozen to one dozen different Church’s. Yet I had never seriously studied the Gospel of Christ. The biggest effect was being here at the Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission in a spiritual environment the mentorship of truly God fearing teachers combined with my willingness to accept instruction unlocked the door of my heart I became to read more, learn and to put into practice what I was learning mentally and to become spiritual, New beginnings and I tested their principles. After a while I had periods of boredom and became anxious, fearful then calm, and relaxed peaceful as I realized I was enjoying one of the results of God’s promises and blessings as a result of Stewardship. I had my physical needs met as daily bread, clothing. A warm bed, ability to take a healthy pride in my appearance once again.
When I was out of jail, I came to Crossroads Nogales Mission, where I found a safe shelter, food, and the opportunity to join a six-month drug and alcohol program. I was also able to focus on my spiritual healing, attending chapel services and Bible studies that opened my heart to the Lord.
They showed me how to live and survive through God’s love. I’ve learned compassion for the less fortunate and since graduating the program I have been employed at the mission for the past 8 years.
I’ve become a responsible person and now have Jesus in my life and all the more better for it. Helping others is what I am passionate about and through the mission and God’s Hands I am able to do that.
When I first arrived, I was hopeless and spiritually bankrupt, but now I’m a believer. My relationship with God has flourished. Today, I have finished the six-month program and have been drug and alcohol-free for two years. I have also achieved the goal of working to help others here at the Mission. I am also employed full time and I’m on my path to self-sufficiency.
I will forever be grateful with the Mission because they received me with open arms, pointed me in the right direction, and gave me the tools to become independent. I’m leaving with goals and hope.