A Cold Dark Morning In East Baltimore

It was 29 degrees when I left Frederick this morning and it was still cold and dark when I arrived at the Mission.  I had a good song on Christian radio and just didn’t want to get out of my car!  Then two of our guys walked up…to say hi. 

I don’t see either one of them much these days, because both in the final phase of their 12-month Program.  They were both smiling and excited about life.  Michael is working everyday (just got a new job), while Tyrone is in college studying to be an addiction counselor.

I remembered all the praying we did with Michael as his family struggled for housing – and how God was faithful and came through with the right help at the right time.  I remembered when Tyrone went through some tough times here, but regrouped and got into his college program.  Both said how grateful they are to God and Helping Up Mission for all that is happening in their lives today.

You know, I forgot all about the cold.  In fact, I couldn’t wait to get out of the car and back to work.  Man, I love my job!


Pastor Gary Byers

Spiritual Life Director