Stories of Hope

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At Union Mission, we see a wide variety of people every day through this ministry. Most of them unable to meet their basic needs or unable to overcome an addiction. In many cases, the families are truly destitute. It is tempting to become discouraged that the problem of poverty or addiction never goes away, but [...]

July 7th, 2017|Stories of Hope|

The Prodigal Son

In 1993, with a wife, three children and a heart for the Lord, Steve Graham accepted a job with the Union Mission as head of maintenance. It wasn’t just Steve who took on this ministry full steam ahead however, he brought along his side-kicks Dusty, Daniel and Jessica who started helping out. Dusty, age 13 and [...]

May 18th, 2017|Stories of Hope|

Sweet Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! The topic of love comes to the fore in the month of February, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Most of us enjoy hearing a good love story, and it’s exciting when God brings two people together. This past year, the mission has been blessed to watch God’s hand in several [...]

January 25th, 2017|Stories of Hope|

We Feed People

Can you imagine going days without eating? What if you could not afford medicine and groceries? Which would you choose? These are real dilemmas that many face every day. It is hard to imagine as most of us get cranky if we miss more than one meal. Carol Hilleary, the director of Family Services at [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Stories of Hope|

Rock Bottom

Hi, my name is Meresa. After my daddy died, I sank into deep and very dark depression. The pain was almost unbearable. I started smoking pot, drinking any chance I could get and taking my  daddy’s leftover Seroquel. I jumped into a serious relationship with someone that was clearly not the best choice for me. I resented everyone. One day, the cops rolled up [...]

October 6th, 2016|Stories of Hope|

It’s amazing how God works.

Jim and Marie* had originally planned to sell their car which no longer had much value to them. God, however, had a different plan and worked through a friend who told another friend who told them about families who had lost their vehicles in the recent floods. Realizing that their car could make a big difference to a family, they quietly donated it to the [...]

September 1st, 2016|Stories of Hope|

Hello, I’m Mark

I am from Princeton and spent eighteen years in the military. I have served two tours in Iraq and was wounded while serving in Afghanistan. […]

November 2nd, 2015|Stories of Hope|


I am originally from Fayetteville but lived and worked in Ohio for many years. When I lost my job, I became homeless and moved around staying with friends. […]

August 28th, 2015|Stories of Hope|

New Hope

For many people, Easter is a time of new outfits, family gatherings, great food and enjoyable activities that generate fun-loving experiences and fond memories. […]

September 8th, 2014|Stories of Hope|


Growing up I played basketball and was very athletic. I was raised in Greenbrier County in a very dysfunctional family.  […]

September 8th, 2014|Stories of Hope|