I want you to know how much I appreciate you being in Bellingham. After suffering the tragic loss of my brother to suicide and having found him myself, I’ve been having the hardest time of my life.
Winding up somehow in Bellingham — yours were the only doors open to me. You have put up with my constant anxiety and panic attacks at all hours of the day and night; taking me to the emergency room when I needed a ride.
I didn’t know what I was going to do, there was nothing there but pain and misery. The Mission has opened up my eyes to everything I’d been closing them to; to lay it all on the table and deal with it.
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate and love you guys. The genuine love and concern that you have shown me and continue to in taking an interest even still in my well being and giving me an open invitation to stay here and even join the training program. This has shown me, for sure, that it is the Lord who has you here and that Christ’s love is present here in Bellingham.
Thank you again.
Your brother in Christ,
(Photos do not portray actual Lighthouse residents. Names changed to protect residents’ privacy.)