In the 37 years since he joined the Navy out of high school, Jody Littleford has worked. Hard.
Launching and landing aircraft on a carrier. Loading, driving and unloading trucks. Building displays. Construction. Electrical work. Plumbing. Fiberglass repair on boats. All physically taxing jobs.
Jody didn’t mind that. “I love working, actually.”
After a few years getting people to “move along,” Jon felt God's nudge: “I needed to stop sending the homeless away and start telling them about Jesus instead.”
To determine what is truly loving our homeless neighbors, we must ask ourselves: What does this person need – not just in the moment but long-term?
Paul and Virginia serve meals to homeless men, women, and children every week. "We believe we were blessed to be a blessing"... Read More >
It’s easy to look at a homeless person and see only his or her homelessness – the weathered face, the cardboard sign, the worn clothes, the desperation. It’s easy to forget that, first and foremost, he or she is a human being, created in the image of God.
I saw this quote on a reader board near the Mission recently, “The best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” Read more >
For three years, UGM has been in a state of anticipation. We have watched the average number of guests grow to 87 per night. We need your help >
Do you prefer to get involved in helping our homeless guests in a hands-on, tangible way? Service projects offer a great opportunity to do so! Learn More >
Here at UGM, we are grateful that Jesus pursued David, that he came to UGM, that he committed to 18 months in pursuit of life transformation... Read More >
Trace spent 15 years intermittently homeless, fluctuating from employed to unemployed, living on the streets or in an RV without heat, running water or electricity. “A box on wheels.” The thing he longed for most? A shower.