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November 2021

Together for the Holidays

Nov 10, 2021 4:03:41 PM

JUST TWO YEARS AGO THIS CHRISTMAS, Sarah was in a dark place. She had sent her six-year-old daughter, Lylee, to live with her mom in Texas, and CPS had just taken Alize, her 6-month-old. “They literally ripped her from my arms,” Sarah told us. “It was like one of those scenes from the movies. You’re on your knees and you’re screaming, and then she was screaming. It was awful. It broke me.”

Time, Trust & Transformation: A UGM Volunteer Feature

Nov 10, 2020 12:01:00 PM

Lane Crandall volunteers more than his time. He gives his heart.

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.

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 >

February 2015

We Were Alone

Feb 1, 2015 11:00:49 AM

You came alongside us.

People with strong support systems don’t usually end up in homeless shelters.

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.


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?”

October 2012

Three of God's Children

Oct 1, 2012 12:00:57 PM


family breakdown, substance abuse

Chris’ mom went to prison when he was three for selling cocaine. His dad hung himself when Chris was eight. “My life completely flipped upside down. One day I was hanging with my friends, going to school, and the very next day, I was halfway across the state with foster parents.”

After two years, Chris moved to Spokane to live with his grandparents. He started using drugs in high school and got kicked out. At 18, he was on the streets. He tried the Mission for a while, but at that point, “I was like, I know everything. Don’t talk to me.”

Father's Day 2012

Jun 15, 2012 12:00:48 PM

Father's Day 2012

Happy Mother's Day 2012

May 10, 2012 12:00:56 PM

Happy Mother's Day 2012