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March 2022

Loved by a Good God

Mar 15, 2022 3:15:28 PM

We are all so broken.

Sin breaks us, not just our relationship with God, but our relationships with each other and with ourselves. Sin even fights with sin. Greed and lust and pride wage war against each other. We live amidst all this sin and brokenness, and so, life is hard. We should not expect it to be otherwise. Still, God. God is the light in the darkness. The healer who binds what is broken. He doesn’t make life easy, but He is with us in all its terror and beauty. He is the one who heals us from the inside out, and that makes all the difference.

Dionne’s Story

“Why would God spend any time working on somebody like me with all the things I’ve done in my past? The lies and the mask…I want to say ‘mask,’ but it was more than that. It was the whole other person I was trying to be or that I portrayed myself to be because I lied, cheated, stole, just as bad as all those people I was saying I was not… God would never accept all these things out of a person. Why would He want to waste His time on me because there are so many better people in the world than me? Why would He love me?”

The Source of Change

Nov 13, 2019 8:50:00 AM

If we trace all the ripple effects of change back to their source, we would ultimately make our way to the Babe in the manger.

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  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

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.

The Truth of Easter

Mar 8, 2018 1:54:05 PM

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

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

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 >

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 >

The Message of Hope

Apr 1, 2012 12:01:00 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.