Matthew’s past was filled with difficulty and struggle. At a young age, he was physically abused and ended up in foster care. As a young adult, he lost his mother due to a drunk driving accident.

Matthew turned to alcohol to cope with his issues. Before long, Matthew’s marriage had ended and he found himself unemployed following the motel where he was working behind shut down.

With only two hours to vacate the motel, Matthew had no options. This is when a friend drove him to KARM.

I had nowhere to go. I got to KARM and I had no plan and no money. They helped me reinvent my life.

At KARM, Matthew joined the Berea program. The Berea program is a work, learn, serve program providing each participant a place to live and a way to experience God.

In this program, Matthew learned to deal with his past and the alcohol addiction that hindered him. He began to be transformed by God.

I am so much closer to God and I am so much closer to the Light and I have to give credit to the people at KARM for that.

Matthew graduated from the Berea program and now has an opportunity to thrive in life and impact our community. Daily Matthew is working hard to be a light to those around him.

Thank you for your support! Because of you, Matthew is back on his feet and transformed by the Light of Christ.