We have been missionaries for 55 years in leadership with the addicted poor at Peniel Missions/World Gospel Mission, Cityteam, RESTORE and now at COMPASSION-CONNECTIONS.

Our new organization, COMPASSION-CONNECTIONS, is providing “Holistic Bible-based Healing with the Hurting – from devastations and dysfunctions.  COMPASSION-CONNECTIONS, Employer Identification Number: 88-2077189 is an IRS approved non-profit.

Our 2022-2023 goals are:

  • To mentor those in long-term addiction recovery alumni from 1968 to now.
  • We plan to open a Healing Refuge Home for men from prison who need addiction recovery.
  • To continue to advise those who are opening addiction recovery centers.
  • To coach churches in doing outreaches with the homeless, incarcerated, and the poor who especially may be struggling with addictions.
  • To advise in establishing After-Care Recovery Homes for the dually diagnosed–mentally ill and addicted.
  • To help with church meetings with the homeless-unhoused and the addicted poor.
  • To facilitate one-on-one and group caregiving with those who have experienced childhood and other traumas.

We both are learning tools from Healing Care Ministries and also classes with Life University, a part of the American Association of Christian Counselors, which will better give us practical tools to help those who have experienced trauma from childhood and life as well as those who are dealing with mental health issues.  Mike is currently practicing what he is learning by mentoring individuals with traumas.

Mike is helping start and enhance addiction recovery/aftercare homes in Colorado, also in our own Bay Area, and in other places around the nation.

We are both mentoring our graduates to help them experience deeper healing from childhood issues.