The NLEC first responders among the homeless met Matthew at a south St. Louis grocery store looking rather dejected. Someone had maliciously destroyed his tent that day while Matthew was away at work.  The… Read more “Matthew”


My first day on the streets was the worst day of my life.  It rained on me, I was cold and shivered all night.  I had cramps in my back and I prayed that… Read more “Robert”

Leslie and Shannon

Somewhere along the line my husband, Shannon and I started shooting dope together and slept very little. Instead of turning to each other, we turned to the needle. We quit caring about… Read more “Leslie and Shannon”


Dara and her 2 yr-old son had to leave the building they were living in because of problems there.
Dara came to NLEC first responders as they were placing another person in a motel and… Read more “Dara”


Angelina and her three children, ranging in age from nine to fifteen, have been homeless and living in their vehicle and at times in hotels.  They once owned their own home, but a dishonest… Read more “Angelina”


Racheal had been calling 211 (The United Way Homeless Services Hotline) for three days straight only to be told, each day, there were no rooms available. On the third day the information specialist from… Read more “Racheal”

Will and Jodie

The evening that the NLEC first responders found Will and Jodie it was 5 degrees above zero with a wind chill of minus 15. Will and Jodie have been homeless and living on the riverfront… Read more “Will and Jodie”


My name is Teddy Foster and I came from Springfield, through the Veterans Coming Home Center. Rev. Rice helped me get into this training program to help me get closer to God and to help get direction in my life.… Read more “Teddy”


I was on a greyhound bus heading to see my family in Kentucky. I was supposed to get off in Clarksville, TN but I fell asleep. Before I… Read more “Susan”


My name is Carl Benham. I came to NLEC after losing my job and then my apartment. I then found myself homeless. After joining their leadership program, I… Read more “Carl”

Monique & Theo

I was in an abusive relationship with the father of my child. I felt like I had no direction or anyone to vent to in my life. After… Read more “Monique & Theo”


I was working for the Baptist Church when everything was shut down due to Covid 19. I lost my job and my apartment and became homeless. I went… Read more “Bob”


I was guided by the police on a Sunday to go to St. Patrick’s Center and knock on the door and someone would come and help me. I… Read more “Haley”


Since finding Jesus I have managed to stay sober from Alcohol for over a year now. I was able to quit smoking cigarettes. I have also taken on… Read more “Jacob”


I came to New Life Evangelistic Center after being in the Teen Challenge program. I first went to New Bloomfield and then came to work at the NLEC… Read more “Ryan”


Ever since 2/13/19, life has changed for me in the blink of an eye. My mother passed away and deep depression came over me.… Read more “Christopher”


Rev. Rice brought me in off of the streets where I was homeless with no direction for my life. I am now working… Read more “Robert”


I came to NLEC out of a bad relationship and looking for a better life. Since I have been here in the NLEC… Read more “Andri”

AJ and Alisha

When my husband and I joined the Leadership Training Program at the NLEC Veteran’s Coming Home Center, things were not good for us.  We… Read more “AJ and Alisha”


I have grown really close to God through the NLEC training program. I turned my back on God before. I turned to… Read more “James”


My mother never had time for me, so my brothers basically raised me. They were very abusive towards me. When I was eight years old, my mother decided that she did not want me anymore, so she sent me to live with her father. My life only… Read more “Sherri”


I lost my job in Illinois and came to NLEC where I came to know God. I used to use alcohol and drugs before… Read more “Neil”


When God delivered me to NLEC I was a full-blown drug addict that had no end in sight. Since my New and exciting… Read more “Kodie”


New Life Evangelistic has saved me and my children and allowed us to stay together as a family.  When our apartment caught fire we had nowhere to go.  I had to have my youngest kids stay with their dad for 4 months. But then, by the grace… Read more “Audrey”


NLEC has helped me by giving me a place to stay, a vehicle to drive & saw my leadership ability to put me in charge of the people and houses.  I came to them because I honestly believe that God sent me to them. It gives me… Read more “Linda”


When I was rescued by New Life Evangelistic Center I was hungry living in a vacant house. I was cold and sick. Then God answered my prayers and now I have a loving home with a caring family and my support dog Sparky. I could have died… Read more “Karen”


After years of alcoholism destroying relationships, job opportunities and more, I found myself homeless.  Pastor Chris Aaron gave me hope that I could become… Read more “Barbara”


I became homeless because of addiction and domestic violence.
Because of both, I lost my job. Since I had no money coming in,… Read more “Peggy”


I am deaf in both ears and being on the streets is especially scary when you can’t hear what is going on around you.… Read more “Kim”

Terry and Corey

I was homeless in Springfield, Mo., where my son Corey and I slept in my car. I would drive him to school each day then return in the afternoon to… Read more “Terry and Corey”


Coming here to the shelter was a miracle in my life. If it wasn’t for New Life Evangelistic Center and the new family I have in Christ, I would have… Read more “Brenda”

Jerome Bracely

Born in 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, Pastor Jerome Bracely of Stepping into the Light Ministries is an embodiment of the saying, “they don’t need to hear you… Read more “Jerome Bracely”

Kymal Dockett

Hello my name is Kymal Dockett I was born in Saint Louis, Missouri to Richard and Wilma Dockett March 29, 1973. I grew… Read more “Kymal Dockett”

Quentin and Rosemary

My wife and I came to the NLEC Veteran’s Coming Home Center without our children because we were homeless and didn’t have a stable… Read more “Quentin and Rosemary”

Levi and Stella

Just one example of the lives that have been saved because of your faithful partnership with New Life Evangelistic Center! You can read more testimonies here. Two and a half… Read more “Levi and Stella”


When I was in Springfield, I was lost. I was an addict. I was homeless, tired and depressed. I was looking for happiness. Now, here I am in New Bloomfield at the Mid America Training Center in the residential training program. I am sober and at peace… Read more “Peter”


NLEC has helped me by giving me a safe place to live.  I am now able to help other women who are on the streets. It is a… Read more “Gwen”