Robert Hamm is no stranger to Trinity. In 2007, Robert left Miami and took a Greyhound bus to Jacksonville. He knew no one, nothing about the city, or where to get a safe night’s sleep. Someone at the bus stop told him about a place around the corner called Trinity Rescue Mission—a place where he could sleep and get a good meal.
“I had no intentions to join a program, but God had other plans,” Robert said.
Soon after that first night, Robert joined the Lifeline Program. After studying and working hard, he graduated and began working for Trinity Baptist Church. Robert worked at the church over five years before transferring to a job at Baptist Health in Downtown Jacksonville. However, after a few years he encountered some struggles and became homeless again.
“I had some major issues [but] God in his grace saw it fit to bring me back to Trinity.”
Robert came back to Trinity Rescue Mission, where staff greeted him with love, acceptance, and open arms. Trinity empowered Robert’s character, provided him with guidance tailored to his needs, and restored his hope. Robert is excited about his future again and finds purpose in helping others. He currently serves as a member of the Trinity Rescue Mission team.
“God saw fit to open a door for me in this ministry, which is something I wanted to do for a long time. Now, I am working as a staff member in an area I love.”
In this role, he helps end the cycle of homelessness for other men in Northeast Florida. He finds peace in knowing God is directing his path and remains grateful for how far God has brought him.
“Only God could have done this. His way is perfect. His way is different from ours, but if we trust him, it always comes out right.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, please reach out to Trinity Rescue Mission in person or by calling (904) 355-1205. If you are interested in being a part of the Trinity Rescue Mission in terms of financial giving, in-kind donations, or donating your time as a volunteer, please visit the website by clicking here.