The Holy Spirit, who is also called the Breath of God, the Intercessor, the Advocate, the Counselor, and the Spirit of Truth, is our helper in all things.
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.
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.
One of UGM’s priorities is creating an environment conducive to real change.
Homelessness is a symptom of much more complicated issues. When we ignore those deeper issues, we are actually making the problem worse.
“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
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.
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.
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!
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.