Michael grew up on a housing estate in south-east London, but found himself homeless on the streets in 2016. He had fallen into drug addiction after the devastating loss of his son and daughter, then found himself homeless following a failed relationship. Michael was sleeping rough for six months, but was encouraged to come along to church.
"I was convinced that someone like me wasn't going to Heaven, but within two months of going to church, I found Jesus and gave my life to him."
"A lot of people on the streets do not know Jesus and, much like I was, they think God has forsaken them. If he can turn my life around and save me, then I want to point others in the right direction – to Jesus."
Michael now works at the Corner House - a housing project and rehab programme that helps men rebuild their lives and explore the message of Jesus as they seek to turn the corner from a life on the street.
There are record numbers of people sleeping rough on the streets of London and numbers are rising.
At the Corner House, Michael sees men coming in from all over the world who have been broken and in need of help to get back on their feet.
"Most of these men have never heard the gospel, so our first aim is to welcome them with Christ-like love and help them get back on their feet."
Michael joined the mission in 2020 as a Pioneer, and graduated to become a full-time missionary two years later.