'How would you like to grow?' - a Q&A with shelter guests - Springs Rescue Mission 'How would you like to grow?' - a Q&A with shelter guests - Springs Rescue Mission LUCKY ORANGE TRACKER BELOW


We all have ways we’d like to become better. We sat down recently with a few shelter guests to ask them how they would like to grow.

‘How would you like to grow?’


Tonya, women’s shelter guest


“Learn how to be healthier in my body, and how to teach others how to do it too. I want to be healthier through food and exercise, walking and stretches and tai chi. I would like to be a part of Greenway Flats. I want to work in a nursery and water flowers and plants and maybe do some filing in an office for a campus that needed filing.”






Robert, men’s shelter guest



“I want to be healthier. I would like to lose weight about 32 more pounds – I lost 15 – walking more and eating healthy. I want to be a part of low-income housing. A job will help.”







Michael, men’s shelter guest



“I need a job. I’m trying to get back on my social security benefits so I can have housing.
Staying healthy, taking meds — I am working towards better health. I want to work with the Homeless Outreach Team to get my birth certificate and ID.”







Donald, men’s shelter guest



“In godliness and health. I want to be healthier, have faith. I want to grow in my faith. I would like to get housing. I can’t really work right now because of my hip and leg and my back. But I guess ideally, I would work landscaping or stocking shelves in the warehouse.”






Michael, New Life Program graduate


“I would like to be more patient. I would like to meet a nice woman with a sense of humor. I’d like to be healthier — give up vaping, put on more muscle, join a gym and get some cardio in. I want to stay sober and keep the Lord in my life. He’s the one who gives me the desire to stay sober in the first place. I want to honor him. I will never be perfect, but I’m going to keep practicing every day to be closer to God.”






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About the Author - Cameron Moix

Cameron Moix is the Content Marketing Coordinator for Springs Rescue Mission. Originally from central Arkansas, he holds a BA in mass communications (print journalism emphasis) from the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. Most of his career has been spent in print journalism, including four years as a reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal.