Below our some of our client stories. Names have been removed to protect privacy. These interviews were conducted by our board member Lex McMillan, and published in the Gettysburg Times.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan No one plans to be homeless, but when she was 35 with two young children, she realized that she was at a crossroad.  The small business that she had launched with her boyfriend had failed.  Her relationship with him was also failing.  She knew she had [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan The paths that lead men to the Adams Rescue Mission are as varied as those who find hope there.  Jim Staub, director of men’s ministries, says that about half the residents suffer from alcohol or drug abuse, but all share the vulnerability of life on the [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan The Adams Rescue Mission “may be the safest place in the county,” said Executive Director Bruce Dietrick. Due to the pandemic, the Mission closed its doors to the public on Monday, March 16, but the work of the Mission continues. There are 19 men living at [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan When she was just 18, she graduated high school, got married, and had her first child.  That first marriage only lasted about two years, but in her second marriage five more children arrived over the years.  Although she was a stay-at-home Mom till her youngest was [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan On May 5, the Adams Rescue Mission on York Road opened a greenhouse and garden shop in a plastic-covered “high tunnel” that has been years in planning.  According to Jim Staub, Director of Men’s Ministries, the timing could not have been better.  “With the quarantine under [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan We met recently via Zoom.  From her sunny, pleasant smile one would never guess the pain she has experienced in her 30-something years.  She came to live at the Adams Rescue Mission’s Agape House in September 2018 after completing an eight-and-a-half-month residential treatment program at Mountain [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan He is a tall, slender, athletically fit Black man in his 40s. He has a shaved head and a ready smile.  We talked recently by videoconference on Facebook.  He came to the Adams Rescue Mission for shelter about two and a half years ago.  He had [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan For 27 years she has served the Adams Rescue Mission with dedication and joy.  One cannot be in Connie Keller’s presence long without feeling the warmth of God’s love in her big smile and twinkling eyes.  She was reluctant to let me interview her for this [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan We visited by FaceTime because of Covid-19.  He came to the Adams Rescue Mission in February 2019 after spending some time at the mission in Frederick.  He is a 47-year-old recovering alcoholic and drug addict.  With a big smile, he tells me that he has been [...]

  • Special from the Adams Rescue Mission By Lex McMillan Like so many others, when she found her way to The Agape House in June 2018, she was homeless and had run out of options.  She was 58, suffering from a variety of physical problems and mental health issues from a life that seems cursed from [...]