Darrell’s Story

Written by Darrell

I originally came to Glynn County because it was the best place for me to get the resources, such as housing, that I needed to be close to my young son.

On my way, the Lord intervened with a series of problems that changed the direction I thought my life would take. As I was traveling in Tennessee, the engine on my car blew out. The dealership informed me there was a recall on the engine and already a backlog of people waiting due to supply issues. They said it could be up to 3 months before one was available for my car.  

I had a decision to make because my housing voucher would expire within 14 days. I either had to turn around and go back or use the funds I had to get a rental car. I felt the Lord telling me to go on and that He would take care of me.

Once in Brunswick, I had to live in the Salvation Army because all my money was basically gone. I would visit The Well, a homeless shelter, and there I learned about HIS Ministries. There was usually a van that came by to take people from The Well to HIS Ministries, and the gentleman who preached at The Well on Sundays, Sinclair Dudley, was often the speaker at HIS Ministries. 

On Tuesdays, the van from HIS Ministries would come and pick up any of the men at The Well interested in a Bible Study. I began to feel a real sense of comradery among these men and was inspired by their message of the love of Jesus and the need to serve Him. Eventually, I attended the Tuesday evening dinner and Bible Study led by Fishers of Men at the HIS facility. 

One of the things I like about HIS Ministries is the versatility of what they offer and that every event feeds both your body and your soul. The various services and the teachers make each activity interesting and yet they all teach the same principles of how to serve the Lord and what it means to be a true disciple. I found their approach to sharing the gospel was a lot easier than anything I’d heard before and I realized it was all about a relationship with God. At HIS Ministries, all people are accepted and heard and there is no judgmental attitude.

If the engine hadn’t blown out on my car, I’m not sure I would have ever found HIS Ministries. My plan would have meant living in Brunswick and minding my own business and staying more isolated. But being homeless made me have to get to know more people and look for other means of assistance. 

Now I believe I can be an example of how God can work in a person’s life and I hope to inspire others. God gave me a decision to make and then came alongside me to accomplish His plan. Others may wonder why I’m so happy despite all I’ve been through, but God has been faithful. I pray that other homeless people can look to Jesus and see what God has done in my life and know He can help them as well. 

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