March 2019

A Resurrection Story

Mar 14, 2019 10:09:22 AM

More than food, shelter or even the air we breathe, we need Jesus.

That’s why the gospel is the cornerstone of UGM, holding up everything we do and believe. Our need for Him unites UGM staff, residents, volunteers, and partners around the cross – and the empty tomb – of Jesus.

Resurrection (new life) is what makes UGM not just a well-meaning charitable organization but a Spirit-empowered partnership of believers and churches, sharing the good news with people trapped in spiritual poverty and death.

Charity Mchaffie was one of those people.

 

Adopted into a Church Family

Mar 14, 2019 10:02:41 AM

Church connections are vital for ongoing recovery when residents transition out of UGM. The Body of Christ is a crucial resource when the old challenges resurface.

Stop the Lies

Mar 14, 2019 9:48:06 AM

“You will never amount to anything.” “You’re a failure.” When you’ve grown up hearing lies, you begin to believe them. But the most dangerous lies are not the ones we believe about ourselves; they’re the ones we believe about God

January 2019

Slideshow: Because of you, lives changed in 2018.

Jan 14, 2019 1:02:00 PM

Here are just a few of the partnerships that helped the homeless at UGM in 2018.

The Homeless Crisis in Downtown Spokane

Jan 14, 2019 1:01:59 PM

The past year has also brought concern over homelessness in downtown Spokane. But the solution isn't just to open more shelters, build more low-cost housing, or create more feeding programs.

November 2018

Homeless with Children

Nov 7, 2018 1:01:40 PM

“I can go without. But I will not let my daughter sleep on the streets.”

Kylee shows the desperation and resolve of a homeless mom with a three-year-old.

There are more people like Kylee than you might expect. Homeless families make up 41% of the homeless population nationwide, and UGM shelters about 113 women and 52 children every single night at three locations. Each has a unique story, but there are a few common threads that stand out: domestic violence, addiction, poverty, mental illness, and the tenacity with which any mother can fight for her kids.

Serving the Lord - and Enjoying It

Nov 7, 2018 12:50:23 PM

Jim Illback gives his valuable computer skills and quite a bit of his time to support UGM's ministries. He volunteers because he genuinely enjoys using those skills to serve the Lord.

The Great Light

Nov 7, 2018 12:35:06 PM

When discouragement comes, the only antidote is powerful truth. Not the pale sentiment of a Hallmark card, but the radical truth of Christmas and the coming of the Great Light that is Jesus.

September 2018

Homelessness: A Case Study

Sep 11, 2018 2:16:30 PM

“All my needs were met when I got here. The food, the shelter, and the fellowship. … I tried to do it on my own, and I couldn’t do it.” - Mike

Mike Baker is a self-described mountain man who, for a lot of years, preferred the company of trees to people. When he found himself living in his car in North Idaho, the thought of coming to the Union Gospel Mission in Spokane scared him, but the support and fellowship he found surprised and changed him.

As you read Mike’s story, you’ll see some themes common among people experiencing homelessness.

God Loves the Poor

Sep 11, 2018 2:16:16 PM

To be people after God’s heart, we must defend the weak and fatherless, share our food with the hungry, be openhanded toward the needy and proclaim to the poor: “God loves you. You are of infinite value to Him.” Your partnership reflects the heart of God. Thank you!

Crisis Shelter Medical Clinic: “Treat them like they matter”

Sep 11, 2018 2:12:10 PM

The medical clinic serving homeless women and children at the new Crisis Shelter facility is a place of safety and healing in every sense.

June 2018

Recovering from Childhood Trauma

Jun 4, 2018 5:26:51 PM

Most of the people finishing the UGM LIFE Recovery Program this month experienced trauma as young children: Abuse. Neglect. Abandonment. Homelessness.

Those experiences left emotional wounds that were covered up and left to fester. The children became adults and sometimes looked fine for years, but the wounds were still there.

Left alone, that pain grew until it couldn’t be ignored and they’d do anything to make it go away.

That’s why people who have gone through multiple traumas as children are 7-10 times more at risk for alcohol and drug abuse, with all its destructive consequences.

The following stories are hard to hear – even harder for them to tell – but only by listening to the stories can we begin to understand how those wounds can be healed.

Speak Truth. Speak Life.

Jun 4, 2018 5:26:40 PM

While most of us have not experienced the severe trauma many UGM residents have, we do carry scars from experiences and words that hurt us, and if we’re not intentional about diving into the truth of who God says we are, those old wounds can become labels that limit and define us.

A New Family

Jun 4, 2018 5:26:14 PM

For people who come from broken or dysfunctional families, plugging into a local church provides the healthy “family” they need to continue to thrive. Church involvement is one of the most important keys to ongoing recovery after moving out of UGM.

March 2018

Wonderfully Made

Mar 8, 2018 1:59:11 PM

Jolene is beautiful. Her cheerful countenance overflows with love, especially for her two children.

Two years ago, she was sleeping in abandoned buildings and couch-surfing at drug houses. No home. No contact with her kids. No hope.

The Jolene we know today is a miraculous work of God. 

The Truth of Easter

Mar 8, 2018 1:54:05 PM

Jesus is alive and well and moving in our midst. He is risen.

Partnering to Share the Gospel at the Crisis Shelter

Mar 8, 2018 1:53:33 PM

Chapel providers Margene and Jerome Nobles have embraced the opportunity to heal broken hearts by sharing the Gospel of Jesus.

January 2018

18 Ways You Blessed the Homeless in 2017

Jan 15, 2018 1:36:00 PM

Thousands of individuals, churches and businesses came together to be part of God’s miracles of provision and transformation, big and small, in 2017. Here are just a few of the highlights – including a few bonus items we didn’t have room for in the print edition! 

Strengthen and Solidify

Jan 15, 2018 1:35:42 PM

2017 was a year of strengthening and solidifying ministry work throughout UGM. Who is God going to send our way this year?

November 2017

No Longer Alone: Moms and Children

Nov 16, 2017 11:19:11 AM

Over the past several years, Union Gospel Mission has seen an increase in the number of young moms with children coming to our shelters.

“Helping young moms in crisis is vastly different than helping single women,” said JoAnn Zajicek, Director at the UGM Center for Women & Children. “You have the abuse, the addiction, the unhealthy coping mechanisms, but you also have women trying to be good mothers when they haven’t been parented well themselves. Sometimes you have children raising children. They desperately want family and, consequently, are often drawn into unhealthy relationships. We have to teach them how to stay present in discomfort, how to do the difficult work of being a single parent without numbing or running away.”

Barely 18 when she came to the Center, Martha is an example of the new face of homelessness.

Growing up without a father, Martha started partying at 13. “It was just my mom raising me and that’s just not the way that God designed it so when we step out of God’s design, then the enemy has so much room to move and destroy and kill and steal. So there were a lot of things stolen from me definitely.

The Gift of Mothers

Nov 16, 2017 11:19:07 AM

Mom paid close attention to our hearts. She modeled love and forgiveness. I know I would not be who I am today without the loving influence of my mother.

“A great way to share God’s grace”

Nov 16, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Many children in our shelters have experienced trauma in their short lives, and all of them need to know they are loved and cherished. Enter volunteer Ronnie.

September 2017

Jody: Hardworking... and Homeless

Sep 11, 2017 12:12:35 PM

In the 37 years since he joined the Navy out of high school, Jody Littleford has worked. Hard.

Launching and landing aircraft on a carrier. Loading, driving and unloading trucks. Building displays. Construction. Electrical work. Plumbing. Fiberglass repair on boats. All physically taxing jobs.

Jody didn’t mind that. “I love working, actually.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Garcia, Men's Shelter

Sep 11, 2017 12:01:46 PM

After a few years getting people to “move along,” Jon felt God's nudge: “I needed to stop sending the homeless away and start telling them about Jesus instead.”

What is the Loving Response to a Homeless Person?

Sep 11, 2017 11:59:41 AM

To determine what is truly loving our homeless neighbors, we must ask ourselves: What does this person need – not just in the moment but long-term?

July 2017

A Different Life

Jul 11, 2017 2:40:41 PM

"I'm going to give my kids a different life. And I get to do that because I chose life over death." - Jocelyne

Addictions don’t cause homelessness.

You may question that statement if you’ve been around homeless shelters and seen the toll addictions take on people’s lives – destroying their bodies, stealing their resources, isolating them from loved ones.

But to get to the root causes of homelessness, UGM recovery counselors have learned to delve down to what’s hiding under the addiction.

Research shows a strong link between what are now called “adverse childhood experiences” – abuse, neglect, abandonment, domestic violence – and self-destructive behavior in adulthood.

We are in the Heart Business

Jul 11, 2017 2:40:35 PM

The men and women coming through the doors of the Union Gospel Mission have damaged hearts. We must address issues of the heart if we want to end homelessness.

April 2017

Light for the Path

Apr 5, 2017 5:05:00 PM

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

God’s Word in the Bible, and the wonderful hope of salvation it describes, is a cornerstone of the Union Gospel Mission. It is the lamp of truth by which we can see where we’re going.

For our guests, as for anyone else who decides to follow Jesus, the journey of faith is not generally smooth, comfortable, sunny, straight and obvious. We need a trustworthy lamp in order to navigate it safely.

Recovery residents Rex and Heather both came to faith in Jesus before coming to UGM. But neither of them could handle the problems in their lives, external and internal, without the ongoing help of God’s Word and His people. That’s why He brought them, even against their inclination, to UGM.

Love & Power

Apr 5, 2017 5:04:00 PM

The world needs the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, love with the power to turn hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, love with the power to erase shame

Crisis Shelter Update

Apr 5, 2017 5:03:41 PM

In January, the Crisis Shelter for Women and Children celebrated its 10th anniversary, and thanks to many of you, they did it in a newer, much larger location

January 2017

Kindred Spirits

Jan 17, 2017 1:12:00 PM

Ann | Mentee

After 25 years working in social services, Ann was exhausted. Raising two sons by herself had taken its toll. After they moved out, she quit her job and found she was alone with a person she didn’t like - herself. “I just stopped ... believing that there was anything left for me to do. I was old and I was a burden.” Unhealed wounds from the past cropped up, dragging her self-worth even lower. She withdrew from friends and family, and her isolation fed a spiral into darkness.

“I was ready to die. I was more ready to die than I was to live.”

Partnering with the Inland Northwest

Jan 17, 2017 1:11:35 PM

In 2010, UGM leadership undertook the task of creating our first strategic plan. We decided there was an important piece missing: partnership...Read More >

December 2016

Moms and Kids Reunited

Dec 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

One of the most beautiful extensions of personal healing and recovery is the reunification and restoration of families. Moms get their children back. Children get their moms back.

Chaos

Addiction creates chaos and instability and affects a mother’s ability to parent. Addicts live in survival mode, often oblivious to their children’s needs and ill-equipped to meet those needs. Children end up neglected, abused or separated from their families of origin.

Elizabeth, a resident in UGM Recovery, explained the dilemma she experienced trying to be a mom to her daughter, Celine, while in her addiction:

Heart to Heart: Giving Good Gifts

Dec 1, 2016 9:23:00 AM

We talk a lot in Christian circles about the commercialization of Christmas. But here at UGM, we see some of the most amazing gifts... Read More >

Take Action: Gift Cards

Dec 1, 2016 9:22:00 AM

UGM residents express deep appreciation for what they are given every single day. But there’s something particularly special about being given...Read More >

Legacy Partner: Geraldine Fait

Dec 1, 2016 9:21:00 AM

Geraldine Fait’s connection to UGM goes all the way back to the Mission’s earliest days. Her husband, Fred, was a policeman assigned to... Read More >

Business Partner: Bob McConkey

Dec 1, 2016 9:20:55 AM

Bob McConkey, owner of DAA Northwest and McConkey Auction Group, isn’t afraid to mix business and faith. “We’re not shy about our faith... Read More >

October 2016

The Faithful Team

Oct 19, 2016 4:51:00 PM

Roberta, Kathi, and Ginger - lovingly referred to by the Center staff as the "faithful team" - earned their nickname because of their dedication to volunteering in the kitchen at the Center for Women and Children every Wednesday.

Heart to Heart: Compassion and Accountability

Oct 19, 2016 4:46:00 PM

Compassion and accountability seem to be conflicting themes in Scripture. We are told to give freely to the poor, and also that work is good.... Read More >

Take Action: Give Warm Socks and Hats

Oct 19, 2016 4:45:07 PM

Help keep homeless men, women, and children warm this winter by providing warm, thick socks and hats, in all sizes... Read More >

Happy Faces

Oct 19, 2016 4:13:40 PM

Paul and Virginia serve meals to homeless men, women, and children every week. "We believe we were blessed to be a blessing"... Read More >

September 2016

Homeless - Human

Sep 16, 2016 2:15:00 PM

It’s easy to look at a homeless person and see only his or her homelessness – the weathered face, the cardboard sign, the worn clothes, the desperation. It’s easy to forget that, first and foremost, he or she is a human being, created in the image of God.

Heart to Heart: The Heart has Eyes

Sep 16, 2016 1:11:00 PM

We see – and judge – by appearances. The problem is with the health of our heart and how that affects our sight... Read More >

Partner Profile: Brent Christian

Sep 16, 2016 1:05:44 PM

Brent explained his motivation: “Being involved and serving with UGM,” Brent said, “will change your life and another's in the process.” Read More >

Partner Profile: The Beldens

Sep 16, 2016 1:00:29 PM

The Beldens said they particularly appreciate the holistic approach at UGM – what Stephanie calls, “the whole package.” Read More >

July 2016

Surviving vs. Thriving

Jul 5, 2016 12:00:08 PM

Through partnerships with businesses and the community in general, UGM helps men and women find jobs, jobs that allow them to support themselves, contribute to society and, as much as possible, tap into their gifts and passions. Residents begin to see that work is less about just getting by and more about making a meaningful contribution.

Meaningful Work

Jul 5, 2016 11:50:26 AM

I saw this quote on a reader board near the Mission recently, “The best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” Read more >

Take Action: Create A Better Crisis Shelter!

Jul 5, 2016 11:45:28 AM

For three years, UGM has been in a state of anticipation. We have watched the average number of guests grow to 87 per night. We need your help >

Imparting Skills and Confidence

Jul 5, 2016 11:35:08 AM

As a volunteer job coach at UGM, Randy recognizes the importance of building confidence and preparing men to re-enter the workforce... Read More >

Providing an Unforgettable Experience

Jul 5, 2016 11:30:28 AM

UGM Camp is up and running for the summer, and each week is an opportunity to show at-risk youth the unconditional love of Christ... Learn More >

May 2016

Holistic Recovery

May 12, 2016 1:00:55 PM

Rather than outward conformity to a new set of behaviors, UGM LIFE Recovery is about transformation from the inside out. From building healthy relationships to dealing with unwanted thoughts and feelings to finding meaningful employment, recovery that lasts addresses the whole person.

The four men and women featured here want more than sobriety. They recognize the importance of addressing recovery in every area of their lives and plan to continue doing just that.

Re-Parenting

May 12, 2016 12:45:17 PM

I have often heard the counselors in the UGM recovery programs refer to their work as “re-parenting.” The parallels are clear... Learn More >

Take Action: Celebrate with Us

May 12, 2016 12:30:07 PM

Graduation really marks the beginning of a lifetime journey, and attending graduation is one way you can encourage these men and women... Read More >

Offering True Friendship

May 12, 2016 12:15:42 PM

For nearly two years, the men and women in UGM recovery live in an uplifting community, and then, they must re-enter society... Read More >

Creative Connections: Whitworth Gives Books

May 12, 2016 12:00:18 PM

For Founder George F. Whitworth’s 200th birthday, Whitworth University initiated a creative partnership with Union Gospel Mission... Read More >

March 2016

LeAnna - Lost

Mar 15, 2016 12:00:56 PM

Throughout her life, LeAnna Vargas was repeatedly treated as though she had no value, and eventually, she began to believe she didn’t. Feeling increasingly unlovable, her heart began to harden toward love.

Child abuse, sexual assault, and her own drug addiction made LeAnna skeptical of ever finding acceptance.

“My whole life, I’ve just been running amok, searching for people to love me for myself, and I never knew that I could ever find that in anybody. I didn’t have love.”

Hurt and angry from what seemed a fruitless search, LeAnna put a guard up to protect herself. “I was mean, heartless, cold, deceitful.”

Why Go to Chapel?

Mar 15, 2016 11:40:21 AM

We know that men and women, previously unaware of any spiritual need in their lives, often have their eyes opened during chapel... Read More >

Take Action: Service Projects

Mar 15, 2016 11:30:56 AM

Do you prefer to get involved in helping our homeless guests in a hands-on, tangible way? Service projects offer a great opportunity to do so! Learn More >

Giving Women Hope

Mar 15, 2016 11:10:06 AM

Everybody wins when men, women, children are helped. The people in need, when they know there's support behind them, it's the wind at their back. It gives them strength, gives them hope.

Partnering in Recovery: Family of Faith

Mar 15, 2016 11:00:15 AM

Family of Faith offers an accepting environment where people can hear the gospel, feel supported, and begin to change... Read More >

January 2016

Tim - Not a Meth Head

Jan 15, 2016 11:00:48 AM

“I was in a constant cycle of me, me, me, and that’s all it consisted of. I didn’t care who I hurt, who I stole from in order to get high.”

Tim O’Neil had two priorities – himself and his addiction.

He used drugs to deal with feelings of shame; shame from believing he was never enough and, ironically, shame from his addiction.

“I was on the streets, lost in a lot of shame and guilt, lost in my addiction and didn’t know another way to deal with it other than run and use more drugs.”

The shame from his addiction kept him from connecting with his family. Disconnecting from loved ones only resulted in more shame and in turn, “I used drugs to cover up that pain.” Tim was caught in a downward spiral.

He isolated himself, using a tough façade to mask his shame. “I used to do all kinds of horrible stuff to people. I didn’t care about anyone’s feelings.”

What do You have in Common with a Drug Addict?

Jan 15, 2016 10:50:16 AM

We are all tempted to seek pleasure, joy and relief from pain in behaviors and objects that cannot ultimately satisfy... Read More >

Take Action: Become a Mentor

Jan 15, 2016 10:40:37 AM

With your help, UGM creates a strong community where people receive grace and feel accepted and loved... Learn More >

Caring for Women and Children

Jan 15, 2016 10:30:39 AM

After 33 years of service, Russ retired. He and his wife Reeta came to Spokane and devoted their lives to helping others... Read More >

Church Connections: Heart of the City

Jan 15, 2016 10:20:19 AM

Raydeane Owens, lead pastor at Heart of the City Church in Coeur d’Alene, recently described why the church believes it’s important to... Read More >

December 2015

Rachel - Not a Party Girl

Dec 1, 2015 11:00:36 AM

IN HER PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, Rachel lost her joy.

Disillusioned with the church, she ran away from God and became disconnected from family.

“In the back of my mind, I cared about family, but I had such a negative view on what being a Christian was, I didn’t want to hear about how I needed to come to God.

“I backed away from trying to have a relationship because I knew I was doing things [my family] didn’t approve of. I cut myself off from them. I wouldn’t return their phone calls… I didn’t want to answer the questions they had for me, like about drinking or partying or about a relationship with God…I was too ashamed of myself.”

The Root of Our Joy

Dec 1, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Life and death. Joy and sorrow. Growth and pain. Life is a mix of the good and the bad. Becoming a Christian doesn’t magically change that... Read More >

Take Action: Gift Cards

Dec 1, 2015 10:40:02 AM

For the men, women, and children staying at our shelters, the holidays can be difficult. Christmas serves as a reminder of what they lack... Read More >

Meeting the Need: Heritage Health

Dec 1, 2015 10:30:02 AM

Heritage Health, a faithful partner to the Center’s medical clinic from day one, is now offering the specialized counseling services... Read More >

Church Partner: Christ the Redeemer

Dec 1, 2015 10:20:50 AM

One of the first churches to get involved with UGM’s summer youth ministry, Christ the Redeemer brings a group of at-risk youth to camp... Read More >

November 2015

We are Thankful

Nov 1, 2015 10:00:56 AM

We are Thankful - To Those Seeking Help

Nov 1, 2015 9:30:11 AM

Here at UGM, we are grateful that Jesus pursued David, that he came to UGM, that he committed to 18 months in pursuit of life transformation... Read More >

We are Thankful - To Those who Give Their Time

Nov 1, 2015 9:00:23 AM

UGM could not do what it does without volunteers. We are deeply grateful for the rich variety of talents they bring to the ministry... Read More >

We are Thankful - To Those who Give Their Resources

Nov 1, 2015 8:30:05 AM

When Jack heard about the plans for a new UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, he funded the rescue side of the Center... Read More >

October 2015

Trace - Homeless

Oct 5, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Trace spent 15 years intermittently homeless, fluctuating from employed to unemployed, living on the streets or in an RV without heat, running water or electricity. “A box on wheels.” The thing he longed for most? A shower.

First Impressions

Oct 5, 2015 12:15:00 PM

When we allow our impressions to become assumptions about people’s motives and character, the damage can be devastating.

Take Action: Give a Hand Up

Oct 5, 2015 11:32:24 AM

How many times have you pulled up to a stop light and seen someone with a cardboard sign, wanting help? You want to show compassion, but how? Learn More >

A Legacy of Education

Oct 5, 2015 11:24:12 AM

Milan DeRuwe wanted to see men coming through the Mission have access to education and resources that would open doors to fulfilling careers... Read More >

Godspeed, Randy Altmeyer

Oct 5, 2015 11:18:23 AM

Long before Randy Altmeyer was old enough to work, he was part of the Union Gospel Mission. His dad, Harry Altmeyer, was a board member... Read More >

September 2015

Beyond Labels

Sep 1, 2015 12:00:19 PM

Prisoner. Addict. Homeless. Drunk. When we use labels, we miss out on seeing people for who they really are. We confuse peoples’ actions with their identities.

Looking in from the outside, people might have labeled Shannon Duval a druggie, a jailbird, an unfit mother or even a loser.

When she was 21, Shannon gave birth to Evan, who was born prematurely. For 2 months, Shannon was unsure whether Evan would live. She used drugs to deal with the fear and uncertainty.

When Evan finally did get better, Shannon stopped using. Over the course of the next three years, she had two more children and earned her college degree.

There is Always Hope

Sep 1, 2015 11:50:05 AM

We've been using the slogan “Hope starts here” for years, and I’ve thought I got it, but after a trip to a large city, I see it in a new way.

Take Action: Come for Coffee or Lunch

Sep 1, 2015 11:40:53 AM

This may sound crazy, but one of the best things you can do to help break the cycle of homelessness is to visit one of our shelters... Learn More >

Volunteer: Michaelyn Hodges

Sep 1, 2015 11:30:27 AM

I’d learned a lot about Jesus, and I thought I’d try to be His hands and feet. I ask Jesus to give me His eyes to see the kids to love them... Read More >

Helping Children in Need

Sep 1, 2015 11:20:10 AM

Thank you for all the ways you partner with us to care for children and youth in our area! Learn More >

August 2015

I was defeated.

Aug 5, 2015 3:30:14 AM

You showed me grace.

Kevin

Kevin Schmieder has relapsed twice in the process of recovery.

“My first stay at UGM was in 2011. I knew something needed to change and I gave it a shot. I really tried, I just wasn’t ready to fully surrender, and I ended up leaving program early.”

Perfectionism is the enemy of recovery

Aug 5, 2015 3:25:00 AM

Perfectionism is the enemy of recovery

Take Action: Backpacks

Aug 5, 2015 3:20:36 AM

Take Action: Backpacks

Summit Church serves

Aug 5, 2015 3:20:11 AM

We recently asked Summit staff member Audrey Feetham some questions about the church’s partnership with UGM.

Pray for kids at camp.

Aug 5, 2015 3:19:01 AM

Pray for kids at camp.

July 2015

I was trapped.

Jul 1, 2015 12:00:15 PM

You helped me find freedom.

 

Freedom. Stop for a moment and think about that word. What does it mean to you? Do you feel truly and deeply free? Have you ever felt the opposite – trapped? captive?

We asked about 20 men and women living in our shelters how they would describe freedom. Their answers varied widely. One guest at the Crisis Shelter for Women & Children described it like this: “To go and do what you wanna do, when you wanna do it, however you wanna do it, how long you wanna do it.”

The Freedom to Say "No"

Jul 1, 2015 11:50:15 AM

Jesus Christ satisfies our deepest longings and gives us the power to say no to the imposters who promise fulfillment but cannot deliver.

TAKE ACTION: become a UGM Intercessor

Jul 1, 2015 11:40:10 AM

TAKE ACTION: become a UGM Intercessor

Sodexo Donates Camp Food

Jul 1, 2015 11:30:01 AM

Sodexo Donates Camp Food

UGM Women's Auxiliary

Jul 1, 2015 11:20:11 AM

UGM Women's Auxiliary

April 2015

I Didn't Have a Job

Apr 1, 2015 12:00:06 PM

Poor work history. Felony record. Long periods of unemployment. Addiction issues. Lack of education. No transportation. No appropriate work attire. No teeth.

Good Work

Apr 1, 2015 11:50:28 AM

There’s a good kind of tired. That kind where you’ve put in a full day of hard, physical work. You got dirty. You sweat . . . Read More >

Business Partnerships

Apr 1, 2015 11:40:09 AM

Omega Pacific, and Rockwood Retirement Communities are changing lives. Learn how they've partnered with UGM to make a difference >

Take Action: Give a Hand Up

Apr 1, 2015 11:30:19 AM

In our learning centers, men and women are studying for their GEDs, learning computer skills, prepping for college, searching for jobs... Learn More >

We Were Alone

Feb 1, 2015 11:00:49 AM

Healthy, interdependent, authentic relationship – that’s what the UGM mentor program is all about. Intrigued? Learn more about being a mentor here >

February 2015

Go and Make Disciples

Feb 1, 2015 10:50:19 AM

Myth: To be a person who disciples others, you have to have it all together.

Truth: No one has it all together.

Myth: Only a select group of Christians are called to disciple others.

Truth: Everyone is called to love like God loves. Everyone is called to tell the story of what God has done and is doing in his life. Put those together and you have something close to discipleship or, as Brent describes it in our cover story, “intentional, authentic relationship.”

Myth: You have to be a Bible scholar to disciple others.

Truth: When you are a lover of the Word, a lover of Christ, and a lover of other people, Christ’s love flows through you. Henrietta Mears, who had a profound impact on Billy Graham, Bill Bright (Campus Crusade), Dawson Troutman (Navigators) and Jim Rayburn (Young Life), once said: “You teach a little by what you say; you teach most by what you are.”

Discipleship is a subject near and dear to my heart – both for the impact it has had in my life and the impact I see it having on the men and women who come through our doors.

Take Action: Crisis Shelter Teams

Feb 1, 2015 10:30:53 AM

UGM is building a league of teams to surround the Women’s Crisis Shelter as it seeks to meet the demand of homeless women and children... Learn More >

Church Connections: Coeur d'Alene Bible Church

Feb 1, 2015 10:20:34 AM

The pastor of CDA Bible Church took a few minutes to explain his church’s involvement with the UGM Center for Women and Children... Read the Story >

Happy Volunteer: Aaron Staeuble

Feb 1, 2015 10:10:21 AM

Aaron Staeuble, has Down syndrome. He volunteers Monday through Friday at the Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene... Read More >

December 2014

2014 - A Year in Review

Dec 31, 2014 10:59:42 AM

2014 was a fantastic year for UGM – thanks to you!
Once again, our community went above and beyond to bless the poor, the homeless, and the broken. Here’s a quick word of appreciation from UGM Executive Director Phil Altmeyer.

December 2014

We Were Abused

Dec 1, 2014 11:00:05 AM

And you welcomed us, protected us, helped us heal.

 

At first glance, Tiffany King appears very young, delicate...fragile even. But her appearance belies a core of inner strength. In reality, Tiffany, 26, has faced the worst life has to offer and been galvanized by it.

On Christmas Day 2012, Tiffany rushed her two-month-old daughter, Ellie, to the emergency room because she was having seizures. Tests, scans and x-rays revealed that Ellie had been shaken – on more than one occasion. The right and back sides of her brain were damaged.

Remember

Dec 1, 2014 10:50:39 AM

Remember. This word is used many times in scripture. It is often accompanied by: “Take care lest you forget the Lord your God” Read More >

Take Action: Gift Cards

Dec 1, 2014 10:40:43 AM

It’s hard to overestimate the joy that accompanies a gift card for one of our guests. It may look like a bit of plastic, but it’s actually... Learn More >

The Desire to Serve, the Ability to Lead

Dec 1, 2014 10:30:36 AM

Over the years, Keith said, one of the big highlights for him is seeing families restored. “It’s heartwarming to see them rebuild... Read More >

We Were Hungry

Nov 1, 2014 12:00:35 PM

Ron and Nadine eat at the Mission every day. Ron is homeless. Nadine has an apartment. Neither has a job.“I used to go rummage in garbage... Read More >

Both Kinds of Bread

Nov 1, 2014 11:50:53 AM

Jesus fed His followers both physically and spiritually. We are committed to doing the same. Thank you for partnering with us... Read More >

Partnering with the Community to Feed the Hungry

Nov 1, 2014 11:40:24 AM

There’s no way we could serve over 360,000 meals per year at under $2 per meal without the help of our partners. It truly takes a community... Read More >

Tod and Derek

Nov 1, 2014 11:30:02 AM

This job is all about coming alongside a man and telling him, ‘Everything’s gonna be OK and putting a little light on his life for a minute.” Read More >

Take Action: Turkeys!

Nov 1, 2014 11:20:39 AM

The 5th annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner is coming up on Wednesday, November 26th at the Spokane Convention Center. Learn How You Can Help >

October 2014

Helen was Homeless

Oct 1, 2014 12:00:28 PM

A little over a year ago, Helen, 57, was living on the streets of Coeur d’Alene.

The Foolish and Weak

Oct 1, 2014 11:55:45 AM

God’s ways are not our ways. Survival of the fittest is not His design. We are not in competition with each other to win His favor, and He... Read More >

Cecil was Unemployed

Oct 1, 2014 11:50:18 AM

Cecil spent the early part of his working years in a lumber mill but lost his job when logging declined. After a period of being unemployed... Read More >

Coffee for Kids

Oct 1, 2014 11:45:09 AM

Valley Real Life utilized their coffee bar to educate the congregation about UGM Camp. Donations from the coffee bar were enough to sponsor... Learn More >

Changed by Volunteering

Oct 1, 2014 11:40:41 AM

Jerry was changed by Volunteering at UGM – not to mention that his professional demeanor makes him a great ambassador for UGM. Read More >

Take Action: Bible Giveaway

Oct 1, 2014 11:35:13 AM

As we prepare for our 5th Annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner, we’d like to put a Bible in the hands of each of our dinner guests... Help Now >

September 2014

I Was Angry

Sep 1, 2014 12:00:19 PM

It's Complicated

Sep 1, 2014 11:50:27 AM

Homelessness does not happen overnight, it's complicated. Putting a homeless person in an apartment won't solve his problems.

Fall Food Drive 2014

Sep 1, 2014 11:40:51 AM

It’s that time again. Help us fill our pantry. The fall food drive will focus on a few items which we never seem to get enough... Read More >

Bicycle Repairman

Sep 1, 2014 11:30:04 AM

What could possibly be better than an incredible volunteer such as a repairman? How about an incredible volunteer who solicits and trains more volunteers?

Painting with a Purpose

Sep 1, 2014 11:20:13 AM

Thursdays throughout the summer, women and volunteers from the Center restored and were painting pieces of donated furniture... Read More >

Pastor to the Homeless

Sep 1, 2014 11:10:11 AM

Shortly after moving to the Spokane Valley a year ago, Ken Carpenter, a retired pastor, visited the Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store... Read More >

August 2014

I was empty

Aug 1, 2014 10:10:19 AM

This article was first published in the Mission News before Ryan Brown started as the Youth Outreach Director. He's been on the job for almost four years now, and believe us, he's been busy. Get to know a bit of his back story here; then visit the Youth Outreach page of the UGM website to learn more about what he's been up to since his arrival at UGM.

Now my cup overflows.

 Why should you care about a 26-year-old addict who abandoned his three children, wasted 14 years of his life on one drug after another, and used all of his family for everything he could get?

The Outcome of Change

Aug 1, 2014 10:05:23 AM

We don’t want to give people everything they need to stay stuck. We give hope that God made them for more. We want you to invest in the outcome of change!

Take Action: Buy a Backpack

Aug 1, 2014 10:00:05 AM

Will you purchase a backpack and/or gift cards so that we can make sure the kids living in our shelters have the supplies they need? Help Now >

Community Involvement

Aug 1, 2014 9:55:31 AM

Volunteers and Community Involvement are critical in the Union Gospel Mission's approach of helping the poor and homeless... Read More >

July 2014

I Was Ashamed

Jul 1, 2014 12:00:32 PM

I was ashamed, and you lifted my head.

Christian James was once interviewed for an article in Salon Magazine entitled, “Nazi Family Values: Chewing the fat with a white-supremacist mom and her 6-year-old daughter at an Idaho barbecue.” Christian was married to leader Richard Butler’s right-hand man and lived on the Aryan Nations compound in Hayden, Idaho. She helped organize swastika-waving rallies through downtown Coeur d’Alene and taught her young daughter the Nazi salute. When a lawsuit bankrupted the Aryan Nations, Christian and her family moved into a homeless shelter in Bonners Ferry. Later, the buildings on the compound, including the home where they had lived, were burned and bulldozed to create a peace park.

The Power of Forgiveness

Jul 1, 2014 11:55:05 AM

If I’m going to be most like the one who resides in me and reflect Him to the world, I need to forgive. Forgiveness frees up the forgiver... Read More >

Take Action: Mama Mia!

Jul 1, 2014 11:50:57 AM

Can you think of a better comfort food than spaghetti pasta? We serve quite a bit of this old standby at our shelters, and we’d love your help. Read More >

UGM Camp - Changes, Changes, Changes

Jul 1, 2014 11:45:38 AM

UGM Camp is all about providing a free week of summer fun to underprivileged kids and introducing them to the unconditional love of Jesus... Read More >

Afternoon of Hope 2014

Jul 1, 2014 11:40:21 AM

The Afternoon of Hope luncheon at the Center for Women & Children in Coeur d’Alene featured UGM and local government... Read More >

April 2014

We Were in Darkness

Apr 1, 2014 12:00:59 PM

 

Glenda

The Darkest Dark

Apr 1, 2014 11:58:55 AM

The nature of the rescue business is that not everyone who steps from dark into the light will stay, but you are giving them the opportunity to. READ MORE >

Cream of the Crop Volunteer

Apr 1, 2014 11:56:06 AM

Last year, Autymn was a volunteer who did crafts with the children at the Crisis Shelter over the Christmas holidays. READ MORE >

Volunteer Profile: Tim and Amanda Hepper

Apr 1, 2014 11:54:14 AM

Tim Hepper became a volunteer at the UGM Crisis Shelter four years ago shortly after his wife died. “There was a hole in my life that I knew... READ MORE >

Community Rewards Program

Apr 1, 2014 11:52:06 AM

You can earn money for the homeless while you shop in the community. Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to non-profits in the Northwest this year through.

The Last Addiction Discussion

Mar 10, 2014 12:59:08 PM

An online discussion of the Last Addiction by Sharon Hersh.

February 2014

We were Victims

Feb 1, 2014 7:00:14 AM

You showed us the love and power of the gospel. You broke the cycle.

 

Poverty and Family Breakdown

Feb 1, 2014 6:58:00 AM

Family breakdown has devastating effects. Children born and raised outside of marriage are five times more likely to be poor...

The Family that Serves Together

Feb 1, 2014 6:56:33 AM

Family serves together for the homeless twice a month. Their reward is knowing that they make a difference.

Take Action: Organize a Drive

Feb 1, 2014 6:54:59 AM

Looking for a fun way to get your group involved in helping the homeless? How about you organize a drive? You could make it a competition or... Read More >

Engage! Work Seminar

Feb 1, 2014 6:50:38 AM

Eight local business leaders recently participated in UGM’s Engage! work seminar on how to keep a job and earn a promotion. They spoke to... Read More >

Like a Child - Donate Clothing

Feb 1, 2014 6:48:26 AM

When the weather turned cold, Raymond and Michael Rodriguez started worrying about the men they saw on the street and worked to donate clothing. Read more >

January 2014

I Was in Denial, and You Showed Me the Truth

Jan 1, 2014 11:00:18 AM

Recovery is impossible...

  • if you don’t believe you have a problem
  • if you refuse to look at the problem
  • if you blame someone else for the problem or
  • if you minimize the extent and effects of the problem.

All of these scenarios are forms of denial.

The Opposite of Denial

Jan 1, 2014 10:58:30 AM

Healing from addiction is all about relationships – it’s about discovering how inextricably linked we are to each other.

Notes of Thanks and Amazement

Jan 1, 2014 10:56:19 AM

See notes of thanks and amazement from UGM's Life Recovery program. God moved the mountains. God spoke to the heart of the people. God opened the door...

Take Action: Closet Cleanout

Jan 1, 2014 10:54:12 AM

Just when your closets are getting a little crowded, a UGM Thrift donation might be what you need. So if you need to downsize... READ MORE

December 2013

I Was Broken

Dec 1, 2013 11:00:40 AM

The assignment: Draw a picture representing the work of the Union Gospel Mission on a napkin. Like an elevator speech. Only quicker and more visual. (Try it yourself: What would you draw?)

A Christmas Irony

Dec 1, 2013 10:59:58 AM

Christmas – Grace Through Jesus - what’s not to love? Family and old friends gathered together around a fire. Sledding. Twinkling lights. Red noses...

A Heart for Children

Dec 1, 2013 10:58:54 AM

Lois loves children and had the opportunity to see the children’s area she helped to create, and she got to meet the children who call the Center home.

More than Soup

Dec 1, 2013 10:57:19 AM

The Union Gospel Mission is currently serving an average of 1,000 meals per day, and if you’ve ever visited, you know we’re talking more than soup.

Mental Health and Homelessness

Dec 1, 2013 10:56:26 AM

Holly Simons, a psychiatric nurse, worked in the prison system for 10 years and visited UGM while researching safe places for an inmate to go... Read more

Take Action: Spread the Warmth

Dec 1, 2013 10:55:03 AM

If you’ve got coats for the homeless bring it to Burlington Coat Factory. UGM will distribute them free of charge to those in need.

I Was in Prison

Oct 1, 2013 11:40:19 AM

Paul was a product of the sixties. He did some LSD, bought and sold marijuana. One day, one of those drug deals went terribly wrong and he went to prison.

Being Barnabas

Oct 1, 2013 11:37:32 AM

Barnabas stood up for Paul, who wrote a significant portion of the Bible. We can be like Barnabas – believing that God really does change lives... Read More

From My Perspective

Oct 1, 2013 11:35:27 AM

As a District Judge I appreciate having a variety of options... The Center for Women & Children provides a great option for women offenders... Read More

Kids in Lock-Up

Oct 1, 2013 11:30:59 AM

Danny Beard has been running UGM’s volunteer ministry at Juvenile Detention since 1985. Every once in a while, he runs into someone from there... Read More

A Safe Place

Sep 1, 2013 12:00:31 PM

The Crisis Shelter on East Sprague in Spokane is bursting at the seams but a safe place for women and children.

Hospitality to the Homeless

Sep 1, 2013 11:59:25 AM

God loves the poor. He expects us to love them, as well, and He expects us to demonstrate that love in concrete ways like hospitality.

Take Action: Fall Food Drive

Sep 1, 2013 11:57:26 AM

You know how it seems like you’re always running to the store for the same things? It’s the same around here. We just can’t get enough of these items...

Business Practicum: Hospitality

Sep 1, 2013 11:55:42 AM

As part of her recovery, Dionne Varney needed to find a new career. Before coming to Anna Ogden Hall, she spent 14 years in the adult entertainment industry

Aftercare: Bill and Jan Traynor

Sep 1, 2013 11:53:20 AM

Bill and Jan Traynor were mentors before UGM had a mentor program. Several years ago they and other members from their church were serving Anna Ogden Hall

Stop Hunger: Kate Gibson

Sep 1, 2013 11:51:10 AM

Kate Gibson, has been coming to the Union Gospel Mission to serve meals with her family since she was six. “I remember standing on a milk crate to serve...

Christmas for the Homeless

Sep 1, 2013 11:50:14 AM

If you’d like to help us spread the holiday cheer this Christmas, we’d love to have you. Here’s how you can help...

Breakthrough

Aug 1, 2013 12:30:47 PM

Paul Stankiewicz isn't homeless, he isn't poor, but Paul needed breakthrough. That's why he came to the Union Gospel Mission...

A Working Relationship

Aug 1, 2013 12:28:47 PM

As Paul’s strength returned, he was paired with volunteer Mike Updike to work in the Mission’s flower beds a few hours each week. Mike calls it...

Dressed in Praise

Aug 1, 2013 12:26:09 PM

Praise is like clothing. You choose to put it on. Part 7 in our Christmas devotional looks at Isaiah 61:3. Gratitude to God dresses us in a garment of praise.

Tshimakain Creek Camp Update

Aug 1, 2013 12:25:23 PM

Sharyle shared a simple story that impacted her. One little boy was astonished by his good fortune at meal time: “You mean I get to eat a WHOLE sandwich?”

Movie Night

Aug 1, 2013 12:20:31 PM

What could be more fun on a warm summer night than an outdoor movie? Jeremiah Johnson, one of the owners of The Shop in the Perry District of Spokane...

Table Talk

Aug 1, 2013 12:15:21 PM

Some of the best communication happens around the table, does it not? That’s why we invited a group of UGM partners to have dinner with the very people...

Take Action: Back to School

Aug 1, 2013 12:05:04 PM

Help children staying at UGM shelters begin the school year on the right foot with all the necessary school supplies. Start with a backpack, pencil pouch

God's Heart/Your Hands

Jul 2, 2013 4:47:08 PM

On May 31, UGM held a special Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Lincoln Center. While the primary purpose was to say thanks...

Daughters of the King

Jul 1, 2013 12:06:53 PM

Debi Pauletto teaches a class on the beauty of being a woman through etiquette, modesty and table manners and unveils the woman described in Proverbs 31...

Afternoon of Hope Luncheon

Jul 1, 2013 12:04:44 PM

Approximately 240 people attended the 1st Annual Afternoon of Hope Luncheon at the UGM Center for Women & Children in Coeur d’Alene to learn more...

Take Action: Clothe Yourselves with Compassion

Jul 1, 2013 12:02:17 PM

Take Action: Clothe Yourselves with Compassion

Out of the Ashes

Jul 1, 2013 12:01:59 PM

In a physical sense, ashes are what’s left over after something has been consumed by fire... Bringing something back from the ashes takes a miracle.

Starla: Ashes to Beauty

Jul 1, 2013 12:00:52 PM

Starla’s brokenness brought her to the UGM Center for Women & Children, but more importantly, it brought her to the One who lifted her out...

Memorials - April 2013

Apr 1, 2013 9:59:08 AM

Memorials - April 2013

Sharing basic comfort

Apr 1, 2013 9:53:37 AM

Sharing basic comfort

Comfort in – Comfort out

Apr 1, 2013 9:49:47 AM

Comfort in – Comfort out

Take Action: Pray

Apr 1, 2013 9:45:32 AM

Take Action: Pray

Bearing one another’s burdens

Apr 1, 2013 9:39:29 AM

Bearing one another’s burdens

Reading comfort in our lives

Apr 1, 2013 9:21:23 AM

Reading comfort in our lives

Comfort for those who mourn

Apr 1, 2013 9:01:10 AM

Comfort for those who mourn

Living Loved

Feb 1, 2013 4:30:40 PM

Living Loved

Binding up the Brokenhearted

Feb 1, 2013 4:21:04 PM

Binding up the Brokenhearted

Take Action - Calling all Kids!

Feb 1, 2013 2:50:29 PM

Take Action - Calling all Kids!

It's My Niche

Feb 1, 2013 2:32:24 PM

It's My Niche

Seeing Clearly

Feb 1, 2013 2:24:44 PM

Seeing Clearly

Storytelling God-Style

Feb 1, 2013 2:14:39 PM

God is the author of each of our stories.

Equal Measures

Dec 31, 2012 11:00:36 PM

Equal Measures

A Ministry of Presence

Dec 31, 2012 11:00:34 PM

A Ministry of Presence

The Listening Piece

Dec 31, 2012 11:00:31 PM

The Listening Piece

Impacting Lives Together in 2012

Dec 31, 2012 11:00:23 PM

Impacting Lives Together in 2012

Hunger Busters

Dec 1, 2012 11:02:36 AM

Hunger Busters

A Christmas Oak

Dec 1, 2012 11:01:47 AM

A Christmas Oak - In Isaiah 61:3, the prophet describes oaks of righteousness, men and women who have been transformed and reflect God's glory. A conclusion to our Christmas devotional.

God With Us

Dec 1, 2012 11:00:18 AM

God With Us

Three of God's Children

Oct 1, 2012 12:00:57 PM

Three of God's Children

The Only Number that Matters

Oct 1, 2012 12:00:53 PM

The Only Number that Matters

Thank You, Safeco Foundation!

Oct 1, 2012 12:00:17 PM

Thank You, Safeco Foundation!

A Life-Giving Connection

Oct 1, 2012 12:00:12 PM

A Life-Giving Connection

A Reflection on Friday Night Outreach

Oct 1, 2012 12:00:01 PM

A Reflection on Friday Night Outreach

Women's Auxiliary Goes to Camp

Sep 1, 2012 12:00:58 PM

Women's Auxiliary Goes to Camp

Dedication of the UGM Center for Women & Children in CDA

Sep 1, 2012 12:00:20 PM

Dedication of the UGM Center for Women & Children in CDA

A Little Goes a Long Way

Sep 1, 2012 12:00:18 PM

A Little Goes a Long Way

Making Old Things New

Sep 1, 2012 12:00:13 PM

Making Old Things New

Staying the Course

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:55 PM

Staying the Course

UGM Volunteers Rock!

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:44 PM

UGM Volunteers Rock!

Giving Back

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:22 PM

Giving Back

Volunteer Profile: Leslie Barta

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:13 PM

Volunteer Profile: Leslie Barta

Contributing Members of Society

Aug 1, 2012 12:00:03 PM

Contributing Members of Society

Phil on Veterans

Jul 3, 2012 12:00:45 PM

Phil on Veterans

Update on Sean Stevens

Jul 3, 2012 12:00:02 PM

Update on Sean Stevens

Me-Dependent vs. God-Dependent

Jul 1, 2012 12:00:55 PM

Me-Dependent vs. God-Dependent

Volunteer Profile: Autumn Banks

Jul 1, 2012 12:00:49 PM

Volunteer Profile: Autumn Banks

Trust Fall

Jul 1, 2012 12:00:30 PM

Trust Fall

UGM Idaho Hires Key Staff

Jul 1, 2012 12:00:07 PM

UGM Idaho Hires Key Staff

Father's Day 2012

Jun 15, 2012 12:00:48 PM

Father's Day 2012

A Graduation Story

Jun 1, 2012 12:00:44 PM

A Graduation Story

Happy Mother's Day 2012

May 10, 2012 12:00:56 PM

Happy Mother's Day 2012

Chapel Provider: Rob Lento and His Song

Apr 11, 2012 12:00:06 PM

Chapel Provider: Rob Lento and His Song

Celebrate Recovery

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:57 PM

Celebrate Recovery

How We Help Our Veterans

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:55 PM

How We Help Our Veterans

Restore My Soul

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:52 PM

Restore My Soul

The Message of Hope

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:50 PM

The love and power of the gospel. It is the very best, most essential thing we have to offer here at the Mission because it outlasts everything else.

Pictures of Beauty

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:43 PM

Pictures of Beauty

Chapel Provider Greg Beumer

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:08 PM

Chapel Provider Greg Beumer

Standing Together in Coeur d'Alene

Apr 1, 2012 12:00:06 PM

Standing Together in Coeur d'Alene

Taking Risks

Mar 28, 2012 12:00:59 PM

Taking Risks

Why I Like Camp...

Mar 28, 2012 12:00:58 PM

Why I Like Camp...

Beautiful Consequences

Mar 28, 2012 12:00:51 PM

Beautiful Consequences

Redeemed

Mar 28, 2012 12:00:32 PM

In her pain, Candice believed herself to be unforgivable, unlovable, and utterly alone. Today, she is redeemed.

Life to the Full

Mar 28, 2012 12:00:22 PM

Life to the Full

Young Men on the Streets

Mar 28, 2012 12:00:12 PM

Young Men on the Streets

Case Management

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:59 AM

Case Management

Vision Care

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:55 AM

Vision Care

Take Action: Socks Needed!

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:41 AM

Take Action: Socks Needed!

Food and Shelter

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:33 AM

Food and Shelter

To Reach the Poor

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:31 AM

To Reach the Poor

March 2012 Memorials

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:26 AM

March 2012 Memorials

Communicating Grace

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:12 AM

When we truly understand the gospel, we understand that everything good in our lives is a gift. Take my life for example.

Care and Comfort

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:10 AM

Care and Comfort

Medical Help

Mar 1, 2012 11:00:00 AM

Medical Help

Mashell's Story

Feb 13, 2012 11:00:50 AM

Mashell's Story

Jerred in Training

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:54 AM

Jerred in Training

John Goes to Work

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:45 AM

John Goes to Work

A Gift in Disguise

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:45 AM

A Gift in Disguise

5 Years: Refuge of Hope

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:42 AM

5 Years: Refuge of Hope

Trish at Work

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:34 AM

Trish at Work

Derek at the Davenport

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:30 AM

Derek at the Davenport

Against All Odds

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:30 AM

Against All Odds

Christie at Life Center

Jan 1, 2012 11:00:12 AM

Christie at Life Center