We know God's plan includes caring for the poor, and He has invited us to be a part of that work – to bind up the brokenhearted, to comfort those who mourn, to defend the weak and share our food with the hungry. Thank you for your partnership with Union Gospel Mission in 2019. Read more in our January Newsletter.
You showed me grace.
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.”
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.
Christmas – Grace Through Jesus - what’s not to love? Family and old friends gathered together around a fire. Sledding. Twinkling lights. Red noses...
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.