Taking Risks

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

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Why I Like Camp...

"I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." – Jeremiah 31:3

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Beautiful Consequences

Mar 28, 2012

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Redeemed

"But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself." – Psalm 49:15

Editor's Note: This blog post is from 2012, the year after Candice finished UGM LIFE Recovery. Today, she is working as the UGM Resource Coordinator. If you call for a pick-up of donated items, chances are pretty good you'll be talking to Candice.

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Life to the Full

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." – John 10:10

Brandon Gwyn had been to the Union Gospel Mission before – and it helped him kick a serious meth habit 10 years ago. But it took some special motivation to stick with it this time around and ditch substance addictions for good. A look into his mom's eyes gave him a reason to seek the true solution to the pain that put him on a seven-year drinking binge. Now 38, he's committed to finding the true healing that can make him a role model for others. Here are excerpts from an interview with Brandon.

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Young Men on the Streets

"As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ." - 2 Corinthians 9:13

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Case Management

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Vision Care

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Take Action: Socks Needed!

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Food and Shelter

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To Reach the Poor


“God don’t make bad people. People just make bad choices.” If you recite those lines within the walls of the Union Gospel Mission, most people will recognize them as vintage Ron Bell. He says them now, leaning back in his chair and running a hand over his smooth head. He’s talking about his concern for the people living on the streets and why he is so passionate about reaching out to them.
Ron knows something about bad choices. He grew up in East St. Louis, was arrested for gun possession at 14, took his first bullet in his early twenties, and spent the next 20 years in and out of prison. When he was out, he was drunk more often than not. Even after coming to the Mission in 2009, Ron struggled – joining the recovery program twice, relapsing twice.

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March 2012 Memorials

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Communicating Grace

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Care and Comfort

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Medical Help

Feb 28, 2012
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