A little over 14 years ago, I made a decision that was life-changing for me. I decided to join The Midnight Mission and embark on a new direction in my life. Sometime during this same period, most of you made a similar decision. You decided to walk through the doors of The Midnight Mission in an effort to redirect your life. Today, you and I represent what The Midnight is all about. We are the face of the institution. We live its values and you, as an alumnus, are an essential piece of its future.
Everyday, men, women, and children come to The Midnight looking for something. Many are crying out for help but don’t know how to go about it. For others, they are afraid of the unknown and remain paralyzed to make the decision that would help them, as it did you, change their lives forever. This is where your role really begins as an Alumni Member of The Midnight. Your willingness to take time and interest in someone who is suffering in their condition is the key to our success in addressing addiction and homelessness.
In you, they see hope and the results of your ability to change. In you, they see someone who is now confident, living with values. With your help they can experience the fellowship that is so essential to achieving and maintaining sobriety. Giving of one’s self to others is one of the greatest rewards we as human beings can experience. As an Alumni Member, you are in the unique position of having credibility in the eyes of those we serve.
Together, let’s commit to “be of service”. Together, let’s help make a difference. I thank you for helping me carry the banner of The Midnight.
– Larry L. Adamson, President and CEO, The Midnight Mission