Living in a car and diving into dumpsters to find things to sell is how Andrew supported his two children during one period of his life. Andrew’s drug addiction started in Junior High with marijuana, opening the door to over a decade of addiction. After two trips to rehab, Andrew is drug free. He believes his calling is to be a mentor to the men in New Beginnings, which is an alcohol and drug addiction recovery program. He now works at Wichita Falls Faith Mission’s resale store as a truck driver picking up donations and as a sales associate.
Sometimes people do not see the back story of what causes a person to turn to drugs. Shattered by her addiction, Megan could not see how the pieces of her life could be picked back up again ― BUT God saw. By HIS love Megan was restored. Just in the past month, as a case manager for Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Megan helped a mother and son regain housing and guided a man with disabilities get back up on his feet with the help of several organizations in Wichita Falls.
A Love Story
Megan and Andrew recently married. Not only did they begin a new journey on that day, but they also helped one of Megan’s clients begin a new journey. On their wedding day, they helped a man move into an apartment that he had waited on for months while living at Wichita Falls Faith Mission’s downtown location. When asked why they would spend their wedding day helping someone else, Andrew responded, “I wouldn’t have traded seeing the smile on his face when he walked into the apartment for anything in the world. I tell Megan all the time it is amazing what she does.” Megan shared, “Helping others is where I find my joy.”