LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston houses a homeless shelter and a soup kitchen, and on Saturday, it hosted a wedding.
Jessica Gilliam and David Peterson said "I Do" in the dining hall of the Hope Haven.
"It's one of those forever after stories where everything starts off hard, but ends up wonderful in the end," said Peterson.
Both of them were once homeless, staying at the Hope Haven.
"If it weren't for this place, I would have gone through much touger times," said Gilliam.
She went to Hope Haven for food, clothing, and a place to sleep. She found that -- and she found a husband.
"We've both been through hardships, the ministry's been here for us, now we're getting married," said Peterson.
He said he had battled drug and alcohol addiction, but found the help he needed at the Hope Haven.
Through the years, the Hope Haven has served more than 3,000 clients, creating countless stories of turning lives around.
Now, at least one of those stories ends in "I Do."