Doug Bedell was sleeping under bridges and in cardboard boxes. Serious medical issues threatened his life. He finally found his way to MUST Ministries, where he met people who cared about him personally. Doug says, "I thank God for everything he has blessed me with: shelter, love, forgiveness and freedom."
For many generations, the Ojibwa Indian people lived independent lives in the western woodlands of North America’s Great Lakes region. When they were conquered by European immigrants in the 1850s, however, the Ojibwa way of life was destroyed. The wave of devastation continues to sweep through their children.
Doug Bedell found himself a thousand miles from his people – homeless and addicted in Atlanta.
“I was sleeping under bridges and in cardboard boxes,” Doug says. “My problem with alcohol was out of control. I drank my personal problems and anger with the U.S. government every day. I didn’t have love in my life.”
Doug finally found his way to MUST Ministries, where he was accepted into Permanent Supportive Housing and referred to the Good Samaritan Health Center for help with his very serious medical issues.
More importantly, Doug met people who cared about him personally.
“MUST Ministries took me in off the streets and let me know that people do care for the homeless after all,” Doug says. “I thank God for everything he has blessed me with: shelter, love, forgiveness and freedom. Every night is like a dream come true. I climb into bed and say, ‘This is a gift from above!’
“Thank you, MUST Ministries, for a transformation of life for this child of God!”
A generous grant from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia helps MUST’s housing clients access the critical healthcare they need, including case management, referrals, prescriptions and transportation.