Angels: Lost + Found
The celebration of individuals once lost in addiction and homelessness.
View the show from the mobile exhibition.
Angels: Lost + Found, a public mobile art exhibition, aired November 4, 5 and 6 on buildings and landmarks throughout Seattle. The art exhibit is a celebration of individuals once lost in addiction and homelessness, who have, today, recovered their lives with a hope and joy that only God can provide. Their journey shows that change is possible.
These powerful images were captured by photographer Lee Jeffries, an impassioned global photographer of individuals living on the street, and highly regarded commercial photographers Francis Catania and Shawn Michienzi. Rescue, a powerful song by Grammy award winning artist Lauren Daigle, was performed by celebrated Seattle based musical artist, Star Anna, and local Seattle musicians/vocalists, and arranged by Brandon Bee.
Thank you for helping everyone see and celebrate these living miracles.
"I believe that God brought me to the Mission, and their recovery program saved my life. I’m working at the Mission now, sharing my story and helping others escape the streets."
"I got into a gang at a young age. By the time I turned 18, I’d seen 23 of my friends get murdered in front of my face. I spent well over a decade in prison."
"The Mission is the reason I’m here today. I got off drugs and went back to school. And today I’m working as a chemical dependency counselor at the Mission. I feel so blessed to help others in their recovery."
"I was sleeping on a cardboard box when the Mission's Search & Rescue van found me. They asked if I wanted to come in and sleep on a cot that night, so I did. I found the program that changed my life.
"I was a full-blown heroin addict at 17. I was in an abusive relationship with a man that was older. We lived in the woods for about 4 years. I had no self-worth. I was willing to do whatever it took to stay high."
"I finally hit rock bottom when I had to give my kids up. I reached out to the Mission, and they helped me get my life and my kids back. I’ve been sober for almost 4 years."
"I started drinking a lot and using meth. I was suicidal and living on the streets. I wound up in prison twice. The last time, my counselor told me about the Mission."
"For years, I tried to cover that pain with drugs and alcohol. I went to culinary school and had a great job, but most of what I earned went to my addiction. Eventually, I lost everything. "
"I started using meth to lose a couple pounds. Soon it took control over my life and I started stealing to pay for drugs. I ended up in prison for a year and when I got out, I knew I was ready for treatment. And that’s where God called me to ministry."
"I was homeless living in the desert shooting heroin. The Mission saved my life. They could see things in me that I couldn't. That helped me get from one day to the next, to where I am today, the VP of Program Ministries here at the Mission."
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