Long before Randy Altmeyer was old enough to work, he was part of the Union Gospel Mission. His dad, Harry Altmeyer, was a board member... Read More >
There’s a good kind of tired. That kind where you’ve put in a full day of hard, physical work. You got dirty. You sweat . . . Read More >
Over the years, Keith said, one of the big highlights for him is seeing families restored. “It’s heartwarming to see them rebuild... Read More >
This article was first published in the Mission News before Ryan Brown started as the Youth Outreach Director. He's been on the job for almost four years now, and believe us, he's been busy. Get to know a bit of his back story here; then visit the Youth Outreach page of the UGM website to learn more about what he's been up to since his arrival at UGM.
Now my cup overflows.
Why should you care about a 26-year-old addict who abandoned his three children, wasted 14 years of his life on one drug after another, and used all of his family for everything he could get?
You showed us the love and power of the gospel. You broke the cycle.
A Christmas Oak - In Isaiah 61:3, the prophet describes oaks of righteousness, men and women who have been transformed and reflect God's glory. A conclusion to our Christmas devotional.
“My exterior has nothing to do with my heart.”
Zachariah’s story is written in ink all over his body. His mom died when he was 12. The tear drop under his eye is for her. He never knew his dad. At 13, the gang became Zachariah’s family. The 1 and the 8 scrawled on top of his head mark him as a member of the 18th Street gang, a distinction he cannot easily escape. He’s been to prison three times for drugs, guns and stealing cars. “Sinful nature” is inscribed in fancy script on the left side of his head, and on his forearm, a little blue devil stands on a bed of skulls.
"But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself." – Psalm 49:15
Editor's Note: This blog post is from 2012, the year after Candice finished UGM LIFE Recovery. Today, she is working as the UGM Resource Coordinator. If you call for a pick-up of donated items, chances are pretty good you'll be talking to Candice.