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Operation Christmas Miracle

Kennedy Molder, June 2009

This is the story about how Kennedy Molder, a 2007 graduating client of the Spiritual Transformation Program, began his his new life.
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Keisha

Keisha's Miracle-- "I remember having to make a decision whether I let the electricity be cut off and provide Christmas gifts for the children, or pay the electric bill..."
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Vernon Lancaster

Vernon Lancaster came to the Mission looking for a new home and ended up saving his life, too.
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Robert Taylor

"Suddenly, I really was homeless. I spent two days camping and praying on Theodore Roosevelt Island, asking God, "Help me. What should I do?"
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Charles Thibodeaux

Starting Over--"The Mission has been great to me. At one time, I couldn't even handle $5, but with the Mission's help, I have my own checking and savings accounts now and better know how to take care of the money I'm earning."
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James Terry

"God is teaching me to be obedient; it's not about me, it's God doing things through me."
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James LeBlanc

A Career Serving God-- "I wasn't thinking about school at all, but Mr. Treadwell gave me the push I needed and helped me apply,"
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Michelangelo Payne

What Following God is All About--"God turned my selfish spirit into that of one wanting to serve."
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Kimberly

Discovering the Joy of Service (Volunteer) -- Kimberly's summer experience as a Counselor-in-Training at Camp Bennett was an important step on her lifelong path of service and outreach.
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Bernard Hamilton

"I was a 'grate' man. My bottom was on a grate living outside. It was bitter cold. I had no gloves, and my blanket was wet from the steam and the rain."
Read story. . .

Domonic Garrett

"During my time here I have become a new creature as stated in 2 Cor. 5:17: 'If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!...'"
Read story. . .

Everett Jenkins

"This was a way for me to get in touch with God and myself. The Mission has been good to me, providing shelter, clothes and food as well as helping me toward getting my GED and Food Handlers license and starting job training."
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Ryan Simpson

"I just want to be a servant for the Mission for God. I have a desire to help others. Once I was in the driver's seat, but now I let God drive."
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Anthony Johnson

"Central Union Mission taught me to be part of the body of Christ, and now, I'm stepping out with Christ in me. I want to help others and change their lives just by my example."
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Allan Hall

I Did Not Come Here to Play! -- "The Mission Work Program kept me focused and disciplined on learning the Word of God and helping me prepare for work."
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Betty Fluker

When we finally caught up with Betty Fluker, she was preparing to host a large Christian Valentine's Day party at her house. Betty is a great friend to the Mission since she lives "right down the street."
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Darrel Fiddermon

"Since I left Central Union Mission, I’ve been drug- and alcohol-free for 21 years. I have answered the call to preach, gotten married, become a dad to two beautiful children and own the house that we live in."
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Charles Hill

This Was the Place for Me -- " Funny how life became easier as I could see my blessings in front of me when I couldn't before! I saw God showing me favor"
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Aaron Green

A Second Chance and a Full-Time Job -- Back on the street, he realized he wanted to be able to help his 29-year-old daughter and two young grandsons, so he decided to try again.
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The Gittens Get a New Start

After three years of homelessness, Epiphaney and Humberto Gittens are here to stay. Both Army veterans, they travelled all over the country searching for jobs and a home they could afford...
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Anthony Casson

Almost Didn’t Make It How God Saved My Life
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Zachary Pope

"There Is Always Hope"
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This is the story about how Kennedy Molder, a 2007 graduating client of the Spiritual Transformation Program, began his his new life.

Read story...

Keisha's Miracle-- "I remember having to make a decision whether I let the electricity be cut off and provide Christmas gifts for the children, or pay the electric bill..."

Read story...

Vernon Lancaster came to the Mission looking for a new home and ended up saving his life, too.

Read story...

"Suddenly, I really was homeless. I spent two days camping and praying on Theodore Roosevelt Island, asking God, "Help me. What should I do?"

Read story...

Starting Over--"The Mission has been great to me. At one time, I couldn't even handle $5, but with the Mission's help, I have my own checking and savings accounts now and better know how to take care of the money I'm earning."

Read story...

"God is teaching me to be obedient; it's not about me, it's God doing things through me."

Read story...

A Career Serving God-- "I wasn't thinking about school at all, but Mr. Treadwell gave me the push I needed and helped me apply,"

Read story...

What Following God is All About--"God turned my selfish spirit into that of one wanting to serve."

Read story...

Discovering the Joy of Service (Volunteer) -- Kimberly's summer experience as a Counselor-in-Training at Camp Bennett was an important step on her lifelong path of service and outreach.

Read story...

"I was a 'grate' man. My bottom was on a grate living outside. It was bitter cold. I had no gloves, and my blanket was wet from the steam and the rain."

Read story...

"During my time here I have become a new creature as stated in 2 Cor. 5:17: 'If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!...'"

Read story...

"This was a way for me to get in touch with God and myself. The Mission has been good to me, providing shelter, clothes and food as well as helping me toward getting my GED and Food Handlers license and starting job training."

Read story...

"I just want to be a servant for the Mission for God. I have a desire to help others. Once I was in the driver's seat, but now I let God drive."

Read story...

"Central Union Mission taught me to be part of the body of Christ, and now, I'm stepping out with Christ in me. I want to help others and change their lives just by my example."

Read story...

I Did Not Come Here to Play! -- "The Mission Work Program kept me focused and disciplined on learning the Word of God and helping me prepare for work."

Read story...

When we finally caught up with Betty Fluker, she was preparing to host a large Christian Valentine's Day party at her house. Betty is a great friend to the Mission since she lives "right down the street."

Read story...

"Since I left Central Union Mission, I’ve been drug- and alcohol-free for 21 years. I have answered the call to preach, gotten married, become a dad to two beautiful children and own the house that we live in."

Read story...

This Was the Place for Me -- " Funny how life became easier as I could see my blessings in front of me when I couldn't before! I saw God showing me favor"

Read story...

A Second Chance and a Full-Time Job -- Back on the street, he realized he wanted to be able to help his 29-year-old daughter and two young grandsons, so he decided to try again.

Read story...

After three years of homelessness, Epiphaney and Humberto Gittens are here to stay. Both Army veterans, they travelled all over the country searching for jobs and a home they could afford...

Read story...

Almost Didn’t Make It How God Saved My Life

Read story...

"There Is Always Hope"

Read story...

Reaching Needy and Homeless Children in the Washington Metro Area

The Christmas season is upon us and children in the DC area need to know they are loved. Help children and families struggling financially experience the true essence of the season - love, laughter and joy.

Central Union Mission will supply Christmas gifts to over a thousand underprivileged and homeless children! Here are four ways that you can help!

Christmas girl

Become a Christmas Miracle Sponsor

Adopt a Child (by age and gender)
(The child's first name will be sent to you via email)

Adopt a Family (by family size)

Host a Toy Drive (great for business, churches and groups)

Be a Miracle Donor 
Financially support children and families.
(Central Union Mission will buy gifts on your behalf to give away during the Christmas Miracle distribution event.)

Kid-to-Kid

Kid-to-Kid Christmas

In this time of receiving, teach your child the joy of giving. You and your child go shopping together to buy a gift for a child in need. To sign up, click here.


When you sign-up for Operation Christmas Miracle or Kid-to-Kid Christmas, you will receive the name of a child and a suggested list of toys and other gifts to make the season brighter for a needy family. As a token of appreciation, you will receive a note of thanks and a photo of the gift distribution event. Gifts will be collected through Friday, December 19, 2014. For additional information, email Christmas@missiondc.org.


Thank you for spreading joy and happiness this Christmas season!


Frequently Asked Questions, click here

AmazonSmile Wish List, click here

List of recommended gifts, click here


Drop Off Locations:

Washington, DC:

Central Union Mission
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW 
Washington, DC 20001 
Phone: (202) 745-7118 ext.260
Email: Christmas@missiondc.org
Open 24 hours a day!
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 19th
Collection begins November 1st

Virginia:

Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Rd. 
Springfield, VA 22151 
Drop off hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Contact: Receptionist
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 14th

Burke Community Church
9900 Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015 
Phone: 703-425-0205
Drop off hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00-5:00PM;
Fri, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Bring to the secretary at the front desk.
Contact: Mariann Compher
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 14th

Maryland:

Camp Bennett 
20501 Georgia Ave. 
Brookville, MD 20833 
Phone: 202-437-5643
Drop off hours: Mon-Sat, 9:00AM-5:00PM; 
Sunday, 3:00-5:00PM*
Bring bags to the white house.
*On Sundays, call 202-437-5643 to be sure office is open.
Last Day to Drop off Gifts: December 14th