The direction of your life can change in a moment. Love can find you in the most unlikely of places.
My brother passed away from brain cancer. I went through a divorce. I was devastated emotionally. And I turned away from God. My life fell apart.
I turned to alcohol. It got so bad that my family couldn’t help me anymore. I came from a great Christian family. I was embarrassed. I had nothing left. I tried going to my church but I needed something more.
Honestly, I didn’t want to come to Steelbridge. I literally prayed to God to send me to a place where Christ was not at the center. It’s ironic, right? Praying to God to send me to a place where He wasn’t.
Darren was living in an abandoned church. He was homeless.
He felt like God was calling him to change his life.
Darren was listening to a song by his favorite band and felt like he needed to get to a bridge. First, he thought he needed to get to San Francisco, to the Golden Gate Bridge. If he couldn’t make it to San Francisco, he wanted to get to the sky bridge out over the Grand Canyon.
Betty’s life began in tragedy. At 4 years old, trouble with her biological mother placed her with a different family - who ended up adopting Betty.
When she was 16, her entire family died in one year. Her biological dad died of a heart attack. Her foster mom and brother were killed in a car accident and her other brother died of sepsis
Betty was angry at God. This became the story of her life. Life constantly taking. Betty felt she must not be worthy of love. If she was worthy, why did bad things seem to follow her everywhere?
After a traumatic brain injury, Tracy found himself homeless and lost on the streets of Albuquerque. He was out of money. He had spent the last of it at a motel the night before.
Someone had told him about a different homeless shleter he could stay at. They had given directions but somehow he got turned around and ended up at Steelbridge by mistake. He was standing outside the doors, when a Steelbridge staff member invited him in to get something to eat.
Tracy not only got something to eat, He got a new life.
Stephanie and her brother, who is paralyzed from cancer, lost their home during Hurricane Harvey in Houston. They moved to Albuquerque to stay with their mom. But she wouldn’t let them stay with her. They had nowhere to go. They had no money. They ended up sleeping underneath a bridge for two days.