Why Am I Here – Richard’s Story


My name is Richard James McCarty. I am 31 years old, I was born in Colorado Springs, Co. I am the second born of 4. Both of my parents used and drank alcohol. So they would fight a lot, and leave us at home at times while they went next door to party. I remember waking up at times and … Read More

The Unboxing – Stuart’s Story


Stuart is one of Arukah’s graduates! He has come a long way from when he first arrived and we are so proud of him and all that he has accomplished since he has been with us. Please read Stuart’s story, written by Dustin Jang. For thirty years, Stuart carried a box that was too heavy for him. First with his … Read More

Undeniable – Peter’s Story


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Do you think that God pursues us? Does God tug at our hearts? There may be some of you who may relate to my experiences of God constantly nudging you throughout your life but not know it. I grew up in a non-religious home where Jesus was only talked about on Christmas and Easter.  My friends went to church every … Read More

How Arukah Got It’s Start


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The Arukah Story 2015 How does one go about getting called to open a men’s transitional home? I will tell you that when I became a pastor back in 2002 it was the furthest thing from my mind. Yet, in 2008, I had the opportunity to become the Director and Pastor of Care Ministries at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore, California. … Read More