Cody grew up in a good family, but felt he could never live up to their expectations for him. That disappointment led him to become a drug mule for a Mexican drug cartel. “Living in a drug world is not a nice thing,” he says. “All it could do is lead to death.”
Growing up, Cody felt like a disappointment to his family because of a learning disability. When he got kicked out of the military, those feelings of unworthiness intensified — and he eventually became a big-time drug dealer.
How big? At the height of his “business,” he was making $90,000 a month for a Mexican drug cartel, the only “family” he had at the time. But deep down, Cody knew it couldn’t last. And sure enough, he was arrested and ended up doing 14 years of hard time.
When he was released from prison, Cody made the decision to “choose life” — and came here for help. Though he had accepted Christ in prison, Cody says his faith really took off after coming to the Rescue Mission.
“This was my opportunity to get closer to God,” he says. Through Bible studies, work programs and one-on-one counseling, Cody is building a better future for himself — far from the chaos of the drug scene. Every time you give to the Rescue Mission, you help people like Cody find new life. Thank you for giving new hope to those in such desperate need.